Traffic Free Cycle TrailsTraffic Free Cycle Trails

The essential guide to over 400 traffic-free cycling trails around Great Britain Nick Cotton ... river after it turns a sharp right-hand bend, cross the A548 and join the Shropshire Union Canal towpath near Tower Road/South View Road.

Author: Nick Cotton

Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing

ISBN: 9781912560950


Page: 464

View: 634

Traffic-Free Cycle Trails by Nick Cotton contains over 400 cycle routes in Great Britain. First published in 2004 and regularly updated ever since, it has become one of the country’s most popular cycling books, and this fourth edition published in 2020 features a large number of updates and revisions. Traffic-Free Cycle Trails includes a great variety of routes on former railway paths, canal towpaths and forest trails in England, Scotland and Wales – and every ride is away from traffic. For that safe and peaceful bike ride, increasingly the target of families and leisure cyclists alike, Nick Cotton’s guidebook has proven invaluable. Discover previously unknown local trails, plan fun rides for all the family, and travel to unfamiliar areas throughout the UK with quality routes. Presented in an easy-to-use format and packed with useful information in ten regional sections, it includes route descriptions of rides in every part of Britain. From novice riders looking to escape traffic to parents planning safe rides with children, let Traffic-Free Cycle Trails take the work out of finding the UK’s best cycling routes.

Cycle Rides in ShropshireCycle Rides in Shropshire

Shropshire cyclist Dave Hancock has compiled this selection of 20 cycle rides of varying lengths, graded from easy rides for families for day-long trips for the more energetic.

Author: Dave Hancock

Publisher: Sigma Press

ISBN: 1850589348


Page: 128

View: 271

Shropshire cyclist Dave Hancock has compiled this selection of 20 cycle rides of varying lengths, graded from easy rides for families for day-long trips for the more energetic. Highlights of the rides include: the miniature Lakeland of meres and mosses around Ellesmere - with otters, dormice, hares, bats, dragonflies and waterfowl; hillforts from the Iron Age; Offa's Dyke, the longest archaeological monument in Britain, built by King Offa in the 8th century; Whittington, famed for its Dick Whittington connects and its castle, now owned and run by the village; Bishop's Castle with its Real Ale trail, and much more! Directions and instructions are presented in easy-to-follow table form with mileages between key points and details of signs, junctions and turnings, plus easily understood symbols and explanatory narrative.

Slow Travel ShropshireSlow Travel Shropshire

You're welcome to swing by his stall at the Market Hall for route maps and more ideas. Another of Shrewsbury's bike retailers, Stan's Cycles on Wyle Cop, organises bike rides on Thursdays (18.15; just for women) and Saturdays (09.15; ...

Author: Marie Kreft

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781784770068


Page: 256

View: 314

Slow Shropshire Travel Guide - Insider advice and holiday tips on everything from the best local pubs and markets to Shrewsbury highlights and county walking routes. Also featuring UNESCO-listed Ironbridge Gorge, Offa's Dyke, Severn Valley, Shropshire Hills, Ludlow, Welsh Marches, castles and historical sites, and US connections with the University of Minnesota, the Caldecott Medal, and Yale University.

50 Gems of Shropshire50 Gems of Shropshire

The black-and-white Tudor Town Hall bestrides the mostly one-way High Street (these days traffic has to swerve around the building). ... Of course you can also cycle, ride, drive or catch a bus if you don't want to use Shanks' Pony.

Author: John Shipley

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445678207


Page: 96

View: 919

This beautifully photographed selection of fifty of the county's most precious assets shows what makes Shropshire great.

The Mersey Estuary A Travel GuideThe Mersey Estuary A Travel Guide

Later chapters include suggestions for fifteen walks and cycle routes over a mix of terrain from flat riverside ... the area is the Sandstone Trail, extending for 34 miles from the historic town of Frodsham to Whitchurch in Shropshire.

Author: Kevin Sene

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781838595685


Page: 200

View: 404

Stretching for around thirty miles to the coast, the Mersey Estuary is perhaps best known for Liverpool’s spectacular waterfront and the Mersey Ferry. But there are many other hidden gems along its shores, including waterside parks, sandy beaches and poignant reminders of the days of steamships and sail. The Mersey Estuary: A Travel Guide provides suggestions for places to visit along the estuary, from its upper reaches in Warrington to where it meets the sea at New Brighton and the Sefton Coast. Along the way, the book calls in at Widnes, Runcorn, Ellesmere Port, Port Sunlight, Birkenhead, Liverpool and Formby Point, and includes an interesting mix of walks and cycling routes, ranging from a couple of hours to a full day out. Readers will also discover some less well-known sights, including lighthouses, a castle, medieval buildings, and a transporter bridge, one of only eight left in the world. For those interested in the history, environment and wildlife of the estuary, there is also an introduction to its nature reserves, geology, canals and bird life. Other topics include the development of the Port of Liverpool, including its famous Liver Birds, and how the estuary has been cleaned up in recent decades so that even salmon have returned. There are also tips on birdwatching and photography and on where to see seals and the Mersey’s little-known tidal bore. With stunning colour photographs, The Mersey Estuary: A Travel Guide is a must-read for travellers to the area and local residents alike. Note: some images have been removed compared to the printed version. Important: for the latest health advice and travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, please refer to the website of your national health authority. In the UK, that is the National Health Service (

Cycle Touring in FranceCycle Touring in France

... in Pembrokeshire The Shropshire Hills Backpacker's Britain: Wales The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path Ridges of Snowdonia Hillwalking in Snowdonia GIyndwr's Way The Spirit Paths of Wales Scrambles in Snowdonia The Ascent of Snowdon Welsh ...

Author: Stephen Fox

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781849657297


Page: 272

View: 256

Cycle Touring in France concentrates on eight selected one- or two-week bicycle tours which endeavour to offer cyclists of all levels a taste of France's diverse landscapes and superb scenery. From rugged mountain ranges to vast, variegated patchworks of farmland, from beautiful, tranquil forests full of wildlife to high, remote, sweeping plains, from deep, snaking gorges to gentle valley slopes covered with vineyards, France is undoubtedly one of the most inviting countries in the world for cycle touring, a country understandably proud of hosting the greatest cycle race on Earth, the Tour de France. Peppered with hundreds of charming villages that time seems to have forgotten, here you will encounter friendly people, sample fine wines and enjoy exquisite, regional cuisines. Covering some of the most picturesque parts of Brittany, Picardy, Alsace, Auvergne/Languedoc, Provence, Dordogne/Lot, the Alps and Pyrenees, the tours in this guide are accompanied by detailed route descriptions and maps, lists of campsites, bed and breakfasts and hotels, airport and rail connections, and practical information including tips on when to go and what to take, transporting your bicycle and being prepared for carrying out bicycle repairs on the road.

River SevernRiver Severn

National Cycle Route 81 between Welshpool, Shrewsbury and Uffington joins the Mercian Way and the Chester and Salisbury National Cycle Route 45 at Upton Magna. Route 45 continues southwards through Atcham, and the Ironbridge Gorge to ...

Author: Jan Dobrzynski

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445649054


Page: 128

View: 867

River Severn: From Source to Sea follows the entire course of the river through Wales and England. It describes the unique and varied countryside in words and high-quality photographs, and includes historic and topographical information and descriptions of footpaths, villages, towns and cities along the way.

The Grand Traverse of the Massif CentralThe Grand Traverse of the Massif Central

... Scottish Highlands End to End Trail The National Trails The UK TraiIwaIker's Handbook Three Peaks, Ten Tors BRITISH CYCLING Border Country Cycle Routes Cumbria Cycle Way Lancashire Cycle Way Lands End to john O'Groats Rural Rides: ...

Author: Alan Castle

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781849657150


Page: 176

View: 176

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.

Tour of the MatterhornTour of the Matterhorn

... Path Pembrokeshire Coastal Path Ridges of Snowdonia Scrambles in Snowdonia Shropshire Hills Spirit Paths of Wales ... Cycle Routes Cumbria Cycle Way Lancashire Cycle Way Lands End to John O'Groats Rural Rides: No1 – West Surrey No 2 ...

Author: Hilary Sharp

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781849656160


Page: 176

View: 591

A guide to the superb 145km trek around the Matterhorn, walking anti-clockwise from Zermatt, with a huge variety of scenery and culture. As the Matterhorn straddles the Swiss / Italian frontier, the trek visits both Switzerland and Italy, each with its own unique traditions, way of life and scenery. The Tour goes over high passes via Zinal, Arolla and Breuil, visiting charming alpine villages where life has hardly changed for centuries, providing a precious insight into local life. Not only is the Matterhorn seen from all sides, but there are also superb vantage points for views of many of the other high summits of the region. The Tour of the Matterhorn has been documented only in the last few years but the paths it uses are often ancient ways over passes leading from one valley to another. The tour includes two glacier crossings and usually takes about eight to ten days to complete. This guide includes suggestions for shorter variants as well as information for the ascent of peaks along the way.

Walking in the Forest of Bowland and PendleWalking in the Forest of Bowland and Pendle

... Country Cycle Routes Cumbria Cycle Way Lancashire Cycle Way Lands End to John O'Groats — Cycle Guide Rural Rides ... Coastal Path Ridges of Snowdonia Scrambles in Snowdonia Shropshire Hills — A Walker's Guide Spirit Paths of Wales ...

Author: Terry Marsh

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781849655330


Page: 176

View: 455

A guidebook to 40 circular walks in in two of Lancashire's largest Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty - the Forest of Bowland, an area of 310 square miles, and the 'bewitching' countryside of Pendle to the south. The walks range between 3 and 12.5 miles in length and are all illustrated with extracts of OS mapping. The diverse range of routes include four Marilyns - Ward's Stone, Pendle Hill, Longridge Fell and Fair Snape Fell. The walks are spread across the region, with bases including Caton, Dunsop Bridge, Slaidburn, Clitheroe and Pendle. All the walks are punctuated with snippets of information on the natural and cultural history of the region, from witches to wildlflowers. The Forest of Bowland and Pendle provide vastly differing terrain - from the lush farmlands of the Ribble valley to the more rugged rough pastures of the Forest of Bowland uplands and the huge boggy uplifts of the main Bowland massif itself.

Scrambles in the Lake District SouthScrambles in the Lake District South

... Sportive Rides in South West England Cycling in the Cotswolds Mountain Biking on the North Downs Mountain Biking on ... Wales Cycling Lon Las Cymru Glyndwr's Way Great Mountain Days in Snowdonia Hillwalking in Shropshire Hillwalking ...

Author: John Fleetwood

Publisher: Cicerone Press

ISBN: 9781783627318


Page: 256

View: 739

Guide to 106 scrambling routes in the south of the English Lake District, covering Langdale, Coniston, Eskdale, Patterdale & High Street. A comprehensive collection of scrambles on crags and gills, which are linked together to form 24 first-class mountain days. The carefully graded routes range from scrambling grade 1 to climbing grade V Diff, so there is something for beginners as well as veteran mountaineers. Rock climbing equipment is needed for more difficult routes. Each scramble is clearly described with notes about grade, quality, aspect and approach, with colour maps and topos to aid navigation. There is information on safety and equipment, and listings of scrambles by location and grade allow the reader to assemble their own tailor-made combination of routes. The Lake District is one of the most scenic areas in the world and this guide offers new routes in previously unexplored corners of the region alongside popular classics such as Jack's Rake, Esk Gorge and Pinnacle Ridge, as well as dramatic gills like Dungeon and Linkcove Gill. 10 classic rock climbs are also presented including Giant's Crawl, Middlefell Buttress and Crescent Climb.

Walks in Silverdale and ArnsideWalks in Silverdale and Arnside

... Path The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path The Shropshire Hills The Spirit Paths of Wales Walking in Pembrokeshire Walking on ... O'Groats Cycle Guide Rural Rides No 2: East Surrey South Lakeland Cycle Rides The Lancashire Cycleway ALPS ...

Author: Brian Evans

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781849655439


Page: 160

View: 802

A walking guide to the Silverdale and Arnside Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), at the top of Morecambe Bay in Cumbria and Lancashire, overlooking the Lake District. 21 day walks are described between Carnforth, Holme, Milnthorpe and Arnside, climbing wooded hills and limestone escarpments with views of the Lake District fells. Walks are between 2 and 8 miles in length and visit nature reserves including Leighton Moss RSPB reserve, follow the canal and explore the shoreline. Summits include Wharton Crag, Arnside Knott, Farleton Knott and Hutton Roof Crags. The combinations of rocky coastal scenery, woodland and rough limestone hills either side of the M6 in north Lancashire, make this a paradise for walkers. Routes can easily be linked into longer walks and the extensive network of well walked paths enables walks to be shortened or lengthened at will. The area is renowned for its flora and fauna, its historic buildings and interesting geological features.


... The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path The Shropshire Hills The Spirit Paths of Wales Walking in Pembrokeshire Walking on the ... in the Cairngorms UK CYCLING Border Country Cycle Routes Lands End to John O'Groats Cycle Guide Rural Rides No ...

Author: Chris Townsend

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781849653534


Page: 560

View: 218

This comprehensive book is an excellent planning resource for those who wish to venture into the Scottish mountains. Whether you are planning a walk, scramble, climb or ski tour this larger format guide has all the information the independent mountain lover needs. The guide covers all the mountainous areas of Scotland from south to north, divided into seven regions. Each regional chapter covers individual glens important for mountain-goers, groups of hills that form coherent massifs and individual hills of significance. However, this is not a route guide and detailed descriptions are not provided. The aim of the book is to inspire and entertain as well as inform; to show first-time visitors just what the Scottish mountains have to offer and provide a new perspective for those who have been before. In the descriptions author Chris Townsend has given his opinions as to the relative qualities of the walks, glens, lochs, mountains and the landscape in general and highlighted those he thinks are the best the area has to offer. Includes: Descriptions of all the Scottish mountains, area-by-area from south to north, to help you identify the best locations for hill walking, mountaineering, climbing and ski touring Classic ascents and walks described, from scrambles up Ben Nevis to ski tours in the Cairngorms A planning tool for long-distance treks

Scotland s Best Small MountainsScotland s Best Small Mountains

... The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path The Shropshire Hills The Spirit Paths of Wales Walking in Pembrokeshire Walking on ... in the Cairngorms UK CYCLING Border Country Cycle Routes Lands End to John O'Groats Cycle Guide Rural Rides No 2: ...

Author: Kirstie Shirra

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781849653459


Page: 256

View: 321

A walking guidebook to 40 of the best small mountains in Scotland under 3000ft, with OS maps and routes described as day-walks with ascents accessible to non-climbers. The guidebook splits Scotland into seven areas - Sutherland and the far north, Torridon, Lochaber, the Great Glen, the Cairngorms, Glencoe, Arrochar, the Trossachs and the islands (Skye, Eigg, Mull, Arran). With routes that range in length and difficulty and alternative options given there is something for walkers of all abilities. The guide also includes background information on the mountains and places of interest, practical advice on each route and how to prepare and make the most out of these small mountains and information on history, geology, flora and fauna. The popularity of Munro-bagging - climbing all the mountains in Scotland over 3000ft - has left many of Scotland's finest mountains overlooked by walkers. What they lack in stature, they often more than make up for in beauty, views and character. This book champions just some of Scotland's best smaller mountains - from the surreal and striking landscape of The Storr in Skye, the pagan festivals of Ben Ledi in the Trossachs to the imposing and rugged ridges of Quinag in the Sutherland.

Hiking and Cycling in the Black ForestHiking and Cycling in the Black Forest

Walks, treks and cycle rides in southern Germany Kat Morgenstern ... Borders Cycle Touring in Wales Cycling Lôn Las Cymru Glyndwr's Way Great Mountain Days in Snowdonia Hillwalking in Shropshire Hillwalking in Wales - Vol 1 Hillwalking ...

Author: Kat Morgenstern

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781783626700


Page: 320

View: 155

15 day walks, 3 multi-stage treks and 5 cycle routes are described covering the north, central and southern areas of Germany's Black Forest. The walks and cycle routes are evenly distributed across all three areas and comprise both long distance routes and day walks, although each stage of every long distance walk can also be done as individual day tour. The chosen routes include the main Black Forest destinations, such as Feldberg, Belchen Schauinsland, Hornisgrinde and Mummelsee, as well as Allerheiligen Abbey and waterfalls and the source of the Danube, to name but a few. Two of the three long distance routes are certified quality trails: Schluchtensteig (120km), which means gorge trail traverses the Wutachschlucht, one of the last untamed river systems in Germany, and Zweitälersteig (108km) a highly diverse circular route which leads through some of the most beautiful and contrasting parts of the Central Black Forest. Seensteig (71km) partially follows the central ridge of the Black Forest mountain range, offering unsurpassed views along the way. The cycle routes (4 day rides, and the 242km Southern Black Forest Cycle Route) are mostly easy and scenic, and utilise the extensive and well-maintained bicycle trail system that criss-crosses the entire region. The walks and rides are described in detail and basic maps are provided for orientation.

Joss Naylor s Lakes Meres and Waters of the Lake DistrictJoss Naylor s Lakes Meres and Waters of the Lake District

BRITISH ISLES CHALLENGES, COLLECTIONS AND ACTIVITIES Cycling Land's End to John o'Groats The Big Rounds The Book of the ... Beacons Walking the Shropshire Way 20 Classic Sportive Rides in South East England 20 Classic Sportive Rides in ...

Author: Vivienne Crow

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781783628780


Page: 160

View: 583

In 1983, the legendary Joss Naylor completed the little-known 105-mile Lakes, Meres and Waters route in a staggering 19hr 14min. This book interweaves tales of past and present as Naylor regales his 1983 epic on a re-walk 37 years later. Sure to inspire, it includes practical information for those looking to complete the route themselves.

The PyreneesThe Pyrenees

UK CYCLING Border Country Cycle Routes Lands End to John O'Groats Cycle Guide Rural Rides 2 East Surrey South ... Path The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path The Shropshire Hills The Spirit Paths of Wales Walking in Pembrokeshire Walking on the ...

Author: Kev Reynolds

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781849653541


Page: 464

View: 212

A resource book covering the finest walks, treks and climbs in the High Pyrenees for 400km between France and Spain, from the Cirque de Lescun, on the edge of the Basque country in the west, to the Carlit massif and the Cerdagne to the east of Andorra. The book is divided into five regional chapters: the Western Valleys; Cirques and Canyons; the Central Pyrenees; Enchanted Mountains; and Andorra and the Eastern High Pyrenees. Intended as a resource book for those planning a range of mountain activities in the Pyrenees, the guide describes each area valley by valley, and provides information on access and accommodation, as well as recommended maps and guidebooks. Unlike a conventional walking book, detailed route descriptions are not included; the guide does, however, direct the reader to the finest walks, treks and climbs in the area and provide an outline of specially selected routes. An extensive introduction gives all the practical advice and information needed for planning a trip. It offers a background to the mountains and their exploration, and provides a snapshot of the range with sections that help the reader focus on specific areas of activity, and suggests where best to exercise that activity.


On the more challenging side, there's the Sandstone Trail, which begins in Frodsham and heads instantly uphill to Overton Hill as it sets out on its 34-mile journey south to Shropshire. Other trails either passing through or starting in ...

Author: Kate Simon

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781784770822


Page: 304

View: 367

This brand new title in Bradt's acclaimed UK regional Slow series is the only full guide to Cheshire, a county known for its abundance of black-and-white timbered buildings and which was put firmly on the map in the 1990s thanks to then-resident stars Posh and Becks. Cheshire is a county that confounds expectations, from the Cheshire Plain to the hills and moors of the Pennines and Peak District in the east and surprisingly dramatic sandstone ridges in the west, not to mention the Wirral Peninsula, flanked by the major estuaries of the Rivers Mersey and Dee flowing into the Irish Sea. Home to premier league footballers it may be, but it is also a largely rural landscape and an area of farm shops, forests and falconries; meres, marinas and marshes. There is industrial and scientific heritage, too, ranging from Bronze-Age mining sites to the internationally important astronomical observatory and mighty Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank. With this new Bradt guide, discover all of this and more: the county town of Chester with its fascinating Roman history, unique double-decker medieval shopping arcades and the most complete city walls in Britain; ruins of ancient castles; and reminders of the salt and silk industries that have been so important in the past. For a truly slow experience, Cheshire also offers a network of canals, perfect for waterside strolls or pootling along in a narrowboat, while Bradt's Slow Cheshire details information for walkers and cyclists, too. Also included in this guide are gardens and parks, grand stately homes and structural legacies of the past (such as Port Sunlight), engaging museums, attractions and events. Local food and drink is covered, along with all types of accommodation, from farm stays and self-catering cottages to guesthouses and hotels.