This comprehensive guidebook to the island pays particular emphasis on the rugged Serra de Tramuntana. The routes in this edition have been walked afresh, carefully checked and amended where necessary, and are now presented with new mapping and plenty of colour pictures. This book will entice walkers well off the beaten track, enabling them to explore the most diverse terrain around the island.
Rugged mountain walks contrast with remote valleys, while waymarked trails give way to long-forgotten mule tracks and hidden mountain passes. Some walks run close to breathtaking cliff coastlines, while others pass through sleepy villages where welcome refreshment can be obtained. Birdwatchers, geologists and historians will find abundant interest throughout Mallorca, and a full introduction explains about facilities around the island.
Mallorca - Location Map Map Key List of Sketch Maps Routes List Table of Mountains and Tops over 1000m Preface to the Fourth Edition Introduction General Background, Scope of this Guide, Accommodation and Travel, Choice of Base, Climate and Weather Geology and Scenery Brief Geological History, Surface Features Today Natural History Flora, Birds, Other Wildlife, the Parc Natural de s'Albufera, the Black Vulture Recuperation Programme, Pine Processionary Caterpillars Man and the Landscape History, Cultivation, Rural Industries Walking in Mallorca Equipment and Clothing, Maps, Grading and Route Information, Access, Walkers' Country Code, IBANAT, FODESMA, Mountain Rescue, Guided Walking, Road Reclassification Route Descriptions Area 1 Pollenca and the North Area 2 The Central Mountains Area 3 Andratx and the South Area 4 Serra de Llevant and Randa Appendices Appendix 1 High Level Walk from Andratx to Pollenca Appendix 2 Alphabetical Reference Section Appendix 3 Language Notes and Topographical Glossary Appendix 4 Further Reading
Paddy Dillon is a prolific outdoor writer with over a score of books to his name. He lives on the fringe of the Lake District, and has walked, and written about walking, in every county in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. He has walked in many parts of Europe, as well as Nepal, Tibet and the Canadian Rockies.