Cycling The Pennine Bridleway

Author: Keith Bradbury
Editor: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1852846550
Size: 20,94 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 601
Download

Keith Bradbury describes the 90-mile Yorkshire Dales section of the Pennine Bridleway, plus 11 graded circular loops to give a total of 240 miles of trail riding.

The Pennine Way The Path The People The Journey

Author: Andrew McCloy
Editor: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1783623942
Size: 17,26 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 709
Download

This book presents a portrait of the Pennine Way, Britain's oldest and best known long-distance footpath, tracing its remarkable history through the experiences of walkers past and present. As Andrew McCloy walks the 268-mile route from the Derbyshire Peak District to the Scottish borders, he discovers how the Pennine Way set a benchmark for personal challenge and adventure and how reconnecting with wild places and the unhurried rhythm of the long walk continue to provide a much-needed antidote to our busy modern age. The resilience of the long distance walker is mirrored in the path's fascinating history: the initial struggle for access, battles to tame the bogs, later challenges of path erosion and the fluctuating circumstances of the rural hostel. Above all else however this is a book about Pennine Way people - from crusading ramblers to resourceful B&B landladies, hard working rangers to fanatical trail walkers. Their conversations and memories are woven into the narrative to give an account of the changing fortunes of the path and its special significance. Personal, thoughtful and often humorous, The Pennine Way - the Path, the People, the Journey is an exploration of our desire for challenge and adventure, the stimulation of wild places and how a long journey on foot through our own country still resonates today. It will appeal to people who have walked or are preparing to walk the Pennine Way, as well as to those with an interest in the history and legacy of this iconic path.

Cycling In The Hebrides

Author: Richard Barrett
Editor: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1783622857
Size: 11,91 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 669
Download

This guidebook describes 37 day rides for all abilities, and 22 linking routes for more experienced cycle tourists, allow riders to visit all the essential sights in over 20 islands of the Hebrides and of the Firth of Clyde. Routes range from those suitable for short weekend breaks to a challenging 600-mile tour. Whether you're putting together a fortnight's tour or just enjoying a few day rides from a single base, this guide is packed with useful information to help you make the most of your trip. The Hebridean islands offer a wealth of wonderful scenery: the majestic Cuillin mountains on Skye; the otherworldly palm trees on Bute; the marvellous white shell sands on Tiree and Harris. This guidebook features detailed custom mapping and elevation profiles for all routes, and comprehensive information of ferry and transport routes, accommodation, food and drink, supplies, cycle spares and repairs. Island hopping in these islands is a magical experience. The guide visits over 20 of them and each has its own interesting history and wildlife. Reasonably fit cyclists can enjoy these routes at their own pace; experienced cycle tourists will eat up the miles.

Cycling In The Yorkshire Dales

Author: Harry Dowdell
Editor: Cicerone Press
ISBN: 178362745X
Size: 11,77 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 168
Download

This guide describes 23 day routes, graded by a combination of distance, climb and overall gradient, all suitable for road bikes and illustrated by detailed maps and profiles. In addition a six-stage tour takes in all the highlights, including Grassington, Leyburn, Hawes, Kirkby Stephen, Ingleton and Settle. And for those who really want to test themselves, the route of the Stage 1 of the 2014 Tour de France, a 206km loop from Leeds to Harrogate, is also included, with an option to close the loop without adding many extra miles. Appendices include a route summary table to help you choose your route, lots of information about facilities for cyclists along the routes, taking bikes on public transport and basic bike maintenance. The Vuelta a Dales takes in the best dales, passes and viewpoints as it passes through Grassington, Leyburn, Hawes, Kirkby Stephen, Sedbergh, Ingleton and Settle. The Yorkshire Dales have always welcomed visitors who enjoy the views. For cyclists, the national park and the areas overlapping its boundaries provide a splendid mix of varied scenic landscapes, an extensive network of roads and peaceful lanes and many cycle-friendly cafés and tea shops. With almost every turn revealing yet another stunning view, the Dales are an ideal area to explore by bike.

Walking In Derbyshire

Author: Elaine Burkinshaw
Editor: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1849655456
Size: 13,66 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 872
Download

Guidebook to walking in Derbyshire and the Peak District. 60 circular day walks, ranging from 2 to 10 miles (4 to 14km), offer something for walkers of all abilities. The walks start from bases all over the area including Glossop, Buxton, Bakewell, Matlock, Ripley, Ashbourne and Derby. The routes are illustrated with OS map extracts and accompanied with the author's own photographs, as well as including plenty of practical information on getting to and around Derbyshire and the routes. Historic sites including Hardwick Hall, Kedleston Hall, Eyam, Chatsworth House (the fictional Pemberley), New Mills, Cromford, Goyt Valley and Dovedale are also explored, as are Bronze and Iron Age forts, medieval castles and ruined Abbeys. Walking routes pass remnants of ancient civilisations, fine market towns and villages, caverns, castles, country houses and parklands, historic spa resorts and industrial heritage sites, and the book is full of background information detailing the local history.

Pennine Bridleway

Author: Sue Viccars
Editor: Aurum PressLtd
ISBN: 9781854109576
Size: 16,77 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 416
Download

The Pennine Bridlewaynbsp;runs for about 350 miles, andnbsp;is Britain's first purpose-built, long-distance bridleway. This book covers the southernmost section of the Bridleway, the first to be opened, starting near Buxton, in the heart of the Peak District National Park, and running north to the moors of the southern Pennines to the east of Hebden Bridge, where it splits into two to form the 47-mile Mary Towneley Loop. This book, published in association with the Countryside Agency, is the complete guide to this section of the Bridleway. It contains a detailed description of the entire route, Ordnance Survey maps, color photographs and features on local history, landscape, wildlife, geology, and land use, details of facilities for horse-riders and cyclists,nbsp;and information on accommodations and facilities.

Mountain Biking In The Yorkshire Dales

Author: Ian Boydon
Editor: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1849656282
Size: 11,86 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 615
Download

A guidebook of 30 short, medium, long and full-day mountain bike routes across the Yorkshire Dales. The graded circular rides visit all the major dales and include loops around two of the famous Yorkshire Three Peaks - Whernside and Pen-y-ghent. Routes are graded for difficulty and this guidebook gives all the necessary background information. Choose a route by grade, percentage off-road, length or time at a glance. Old Roman roads and other ancient byways once used for lead mining and livestock droving are now perfect terrain for mountain bikes. Fast-rolling lanes can be combined with rocky drops down steep gullies and sinuous tracks meandering high over deserted moorland. Mountain bikers of all abilities will find their own challenges here and some surprises for novices and experienced riders alike.

Walk Britain

Author: Ramblers' Association
Editor:
ISBN: 9781901184686
Size: 10,28 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 383
Download


The Wye Valley Walk

Author: The Wye Valley Walk Partnership
Editor: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1849658358
Size: 12,20 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 603
Download

Official guidebook to the Wye Valley Walk. Following the River Wye for 136 miles from the mouth of the river at Chepstow to the slopes of Plynlimon in Powys, the Wye Valley offers a perfect mix of river and hill walking. Devised by the Wye Valley Walk Partnership, the walk takes up to two weeks to complete, and enjoys the superb scenery of the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Illustrated with colour photographs and OS map extracts, and also includes a Wye Valley Walk passport, for walkers to collect stamps along the route for a permanent record of their journey. The Way offers a perfect mix of river and hill walking as it follows the River Wye. The walk leads through a dramatic limestone gorge, dense woodland beneath limestone crags and past peaceful river meadows in some of the most superb scenery in the heart of the Wye Valley.

The Grand Traverse Of The Massif Central

Author: Alan Castle
Editor: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1849657157
Size: 15,90 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 1000
Download

A guide to mountainbiking, cycling or walking the GTMC, Grande Traversée du Massif Central, in southern France, from Clermont-Ferrand in the Auvergne to Montpellier and Sête on the Mediterranean. The GTMC is a long-distance mountain biking trail that crosses the entire Massif Central in France visiting all of the major regions, including the Auvergne with its chain of volcanic puys in the Monts-Dôme and Monts-Dore ranges, the Cézallier plateau and the remote Margeride, home of the French Resistance in the Second World War, the high forested hills of the Cévennes National Park, made famous by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, and finally the dry limestone hills bordering the coastal Mediterranean plain. Much of the route is off-road and uses many Grandes Randonnées, so it also makes an excellent walking route. Just over 700km in length it offers a challenge and a thorough exploration of one of southern France's most beautiful and historically interesting regions. The route is described in 17 stages, with maps for off-road and on-road routes, making it suitable for both expert and novice bikers, with full details of facilities and places of interest en route and other useful data for planning the trip.