Walks in the South Downs National ParkWalks in the South Downs National Park



Walking on the Isle of Wight Walking the Jurassic Coast Walks in the South Downs National Park Wales and Welsh ... in Pembrokeshire Walking in the Forest of Dean Walking in the South Wales Valleys Walking in the Wye Valley Walking on ...

Author: Kev Reynolds

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781783623457

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Guidebook to 40 day walks in the South Downs National Park. The walks, which are designed to suit all abilities, are dotted all over the National Park and range from 4 miles (7.5km) to 11 miles (17.5km). Each walk is circular, and where possible begins and ends at a place accessible by public transport. With some of the most iconic landscapes in southern England, including the white chalk cliffs of Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters, and such well-loved landmarks as Ditchling Beacon and atmospheric ancient monuments like the Cissbury Ring, walking in the park proves a delightful experience mile after mile. Step-by-step route descriptions are accompanied by 1:50,000 OS mapping. Also included is information on the plants and wildlife of the Downs, as well as handy practical tips on accommodation, car parking and public transport.

Walking in the Haute Savoie SouthWalking in the Haute Savoie South



30 day walks - Annecy, Vallée de l'Arve, Samoëns and the Chaîne des Aravis Janette Norton ... in Carmarthenshire Walking in Pembrokeshire Walking in the Forest of Dean Walking in the South Wales Valleys Walking in the Wye Valley Walking ...

Author: Janette Norton

Publisher: Cicerone Press

ISBN: 9781783625123

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Page: 272

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A guidebook of walks in the lovely Haute Savoie mountains of France. This guide describes 30 circular routes of between 7 and 20km, based around Annecy, La Clusaz, Grand Bornand, Plateau d'Assy, Samoëns, Sixt, Sallanches, Thônes, la Roche-sur-Foron. Graded from easy to difficult, there are walks to suit most abilities, but a few have some exposed sections and need a head for heights. The guidebook is divided into 6 areas covering the Arve Valley, the Haut Giffre valley, the Chaîne des Aravis, Plateau de la Borne and Lake Annecy. Alongside a detailed route description and map, each walk has a summary of all you need to know before you set out. There is advice on travel, accommodation and equipment, as well as information about local wildlife and Savoyard food and drink, and a glossary of useful French words. Visitors flock to the Chamonix area and the Mont Blanc range, but that is only part of what the Haute Savoie has to offer. With stunning views of high mountains as well as lower peaks to enjoy, the walks in this guide will show you a quieter, less busy side to this outstandingly beautiful area. A companion volume, Walking in Haute Savoie: North, is also available (ISBN: 781852848101)

Walking in Cumbria s Eden ValleyWalking in Cumbria s Eden Valley



30 walks between the Yorkshire Dales and the Solway salt marshes Vivienne Crow ... Walking in the Forest of Dean Walking in the South Wales Valleys Walking in the Wye Valley Walking on the Brecon Beacons Walking on the Gower Derbyshire, ...

Author: Vivienne Crow

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781783627028

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Page: 184

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Guidebook to 30 of the best walks in Cumbria's Eden Valley. The graded routes, which range from 3 to 15 miles, explore the region's diverse landscapes and offer dramatic views, either of the Pennines, the Lake District or the Scottish hills. The walks, which work well from bases such as Kirkby Steven, Dufton and Appleby, are predominantly circular. Some of the linear routes link with the Settle-Carlisle railway. Map extracts from the 1:50K OS Landranger series accompany route description, and the handy route summary table makes it easy for walkers to compare routes. Invaluable information on transport and accommodation is included, as are notes on the region's geology, wildlife and history. Situated next to the iconic Lake District, the Eden Valley is often overlooked as a walking destination. This works in its favour - it is as quiet as it is scenic - making it the perfect destination for those looking to escape the crowds. The featured routes are designed to give the walker a taste of everything the area has to offer. From peaceful woodland strolls to serious moorland hikes, and from explorations of the limestone uplands to walks on the Solway marshes, they visit just about every nook and cranny in the valley.

Walking in the South Wales ValleysWalking in the South Wales Valleys



A walking guidebook with 32 day routes and 2 weekend backpacking routes (the Coed Morgannwg Way and Glamorgan Ridgeway) across the valleys, ridges and coast of South Wales.

Author: Mike Dunn

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 185284664X

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Page: 208

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A walking guidebook with 32 day routes and 2 weekend backpacking routes (the Coed Morgannwg Way and Glamorgan Ridgeway) across the valleys, ridges and coast of South Wales. This now-green landscape has superb walking opportunities in an easily accessible area. Packed with historical interest. Follow footsteps of Roman soldiers and Celtic saints.

Walking in the Southern UplandsWalking in the Southern Uplands



Hillwalking in Snowdonia Hillwalking in Wales - Vol 1 Hillwalking in Wales - Vol 2 Offa's Dyke Path Ridges of ... Path The Wye Valley Walk Walking in Pembrokeshire Walking in the Forest of Dean Walking in the South Wales Valleys Walking ...

Author: Ronald Turnbull

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781783621293

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Page: 272

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This guidebook describes 44 routes and over 100 summits across the Southern Uplands of Scotland, stretching south-west from Edinburgh to the English border, including the Galloway and Pentland Hills. The walks range between 2 and 18 miles, suitable for walkers of all abilities. Highlights include Merrick and the Galloway Hills, Hart Fell and the Devil's Beeftub, Cheviot and the Border Ridge, Arthur's Seat and the River Tweed. Each route provides OS 1:50,000 mapping, information on distance, ascent, time, maximum altitude and terrain, as well as details of any variants or shortcuts. With notes on points of interest along the way as well as on transport and accommodation, the guide gives all the information walkers need. The Southern Uplands is a range that is about as big as the Pennines. It is wild hill country, with over 80 hills of 2000ft or more, and it boasts a real remoteness that is difficult to find elsewhere. All hillwalkers should experience these wonderfully characterful landscapes: green and gentle, but with hidden surprises and remote escapes. The routes are suitable from spring to autumn, and on winter days with good weather and snow conditions.

Walking in EssexWalking in Essex



... Yorkshire Dales Great Mountain Days in the Pennines Mountain Biking in the Yorkshire Dales South Pennine Walks St ... Pembrokeshire Walking in the Forest of Dean Walking in the South Wales Valleys Walking in the Wye Valley Walking ...

Author: Peter Aylmer

Publisher: Cicerone Press

ISBN: 9781783626717

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Page: 208

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This guidebook describes 25 coastal and inland day walks covering the whole of the county of Essex, stretching from the Lea Valley in the west and the Thames in the south over to the North Sea and up to the River Stour in the north. Walks range from 4 to 18 miles and are mostly circular. Also included is a description of the Essex Way which crosses the county in 11 stages from Manor Park, on the fringes of London, to the port of Harwich - a distance of 96 miles. The walks are suitable for all abilities and there are shorter alternatives for many of the longer routes. With a huge variety of scenery and walking landscapes, Essex surprises and delights in equal measure. It boasts a 350-mile coastline (which, away from the busy seaside resorts, is barely known), numerous estuaries and river valleys, great and ancient forests, and more green lanes than any other English county except Dorset. Each walk is described step-by-step, illustrated with OS map extracts and packed with historical, and geological information about the landscape the route passes through.

Walking the Galloway HillsWalking the Galloway Hills



... Snowdonia Way The Wales Coast Path The Wye Valley Walk Walking in Carmarthenshire Walking in Pembrokeshire Walking in Forest of Dean Walking in the South Wales Valleys Walking in the Wye Valley Walking on the Brecon Beacons Walking ...

Author: Ronald Turnbull

Publisher: Cicerone Press

ISBN: 9781783627691

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Page: 208

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This guide covers 34 day walks and one long-distance route in the wild and remote hills of Galloway. Although there are some shorter and easier routes, many of these hill walks are long and on rugged terrain, so are more suitable for experienced walkers. The walks cover the evocative areas of The Merrick, The Awful Hand, The Rhinns of Kells, the Minnigaff hills and Cairnsmore of Fleet, among others. The guide uses OS 1:50,000 maps with detailed route descriptions and inspirational photos accompanying each route. Key information such as distance, time, and ascent are given. A 'harshness' grade gives an indication of how rough the ground is expected to be, and suggestions of variants, shortcuts and ways to extend each walk are also given. Plenty of background information is given on the region's fascinating and important history. If you like your wild landscape really wild? If you like your lakes to have whooper swans in the middle and no ice-cream vans around the edge? If you like to have one foot on bare rock and the other one deep in a peat bog? If you like your granite with goats on? Then Galloway is the place to go.

Walking Lake Garda and IseoWalking Lake Garda and Iseo



... Yorkshire Dales Great Mountain Days in the Pennines Mountain Biking in the Yorkshire Dales South Pennine Walks St ... Pembrokeshire Walking in the Forest of Dean Walking in the South Wales Valleys Walking in the Wye Valley Walking ...

Author: Gillian Price

Publisher: Cicerone Press

ISBN: 9781783626755

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Page: 128

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This guidebook describes 20 walks around Lakes Garda and Iseo in Northern Italy. The routes range from 4 to 13km in length and are graded 1 to 3. There is something for everyone, from easy leisurely strolls for first-time walkers to strenuous climbs up panoramic peaks. The clear maps, inspirational photographs and information about accommodation and public transport options help to make this guidebook an ideal companion to exploring the exceptional scenery, views and culture of the Italian Lakes. A basic English-Italian glossary is also included. Formed by ancient glaciers and hemmed in by awesome towering cliffs, Lago di Garda boasts a superb network of well-marked trails exploring alpine ridges and peaks, in addition to ancient stepped ways to fascinating industrial archeology sites. The southern shores are very Mediterranean in flavour, lined with olive groves and vineyards. Beautiful Lago d'Iseo is one of Italy's well-kept secrets. Well out of view until you actually reach its shores, it boasts an attractive mountainous island, appropriately named Monteisola.

Walking in the DrakensbergWalking in the Drakensberg



Mountain Walking in Snowdonia Offa's Dyke Path Offa's Dyke Map Booklet Pembrokeshire Coast Path Map Booklet ... in Pembrokeshire Walking in the Forest of Dean Walking in the South Wales Valleys Walking in the Wye Valley Walking on the ...

Author: Jeff Williams

Publisher: Cicerone Press

ISBN: 9781783624850

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Page: 256

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A guidebook to the Maloti-Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site. The book describes 75 day walks of between 1km and 26km long, in Royal Natal National Park, Cathedral Peak, Monk's Cowl, Injisuthi, Giant's Castle, Highmoor, Kamberg, Lotheni, the Himeville and Underberg districts, plus Bushman's Nek. Graded from easy to strenuous, the walks take in the spectacular natural beauty of the area. Written by a qualified Safari Guide, this book covers 11 areas of the Maloti-Drakensberg Park. It combines clear route descriptions and maps with inspirational photographs, alongside lots of information about local wildlife and the facilities available in each area covered. This range of huge peaks, towering basalt cliffs, massive sandstone outcrops and deep gorges forms the core of an area of unlimited potential for walkers, until recently little known outside South Africa. The area has a unique geological structure and a fascinating history as well as a large variety of antelope and other mammals and a regular bird list of over 200 species.

Canyoning in the AlpsCanyoning in the Alps



... of Man The Lune Valley and Howgills The Ribble Way Walking in Cumbria's Eden Valley Walking in Lancashire Walking ... Valley Walking on Dartmoor Walking on Guernsey Walking on Jersey Walks in the South Downs National Park Wales and ...

Author: Simon Flower

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781849657655

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Page: 448

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The Alps rank high among the world's foremost destinations for canyoning. This book brings together all the most celebrated descents in the Alpine regions of northern Italy and Ticino in Switzerland, including classic limestone canyons and superb granite-gneiss water sculptures. Divided into five areas, the descents described in the guide present a huge variety of terrain, rock and styles of canyoning. Route difficulty is split into seven grades, from easier canyons suited to beginners, through to the strongest aquatic and technical challenges, which demand experienced rope skills, physical fitness and a calm head for high water. The guide provides comprehensive background information on equipment, hazards and techniques, as well as details of Alpine geology and the history of canyon exploration. The book also features additional nearby routes in Austria, Slovenia and in the Valais Alps, as well as the climbing, via ferrata and walking options in the surrounding hills and mountains.

The GR5 Trail Benelux and LorraineThe GR5 Trail Benelux and Lorraine



Walks in Silverdale and Arnside NORTH EAST ENGLAND, YORKSHIRE DALES AND PENNINES Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales ... in Pembrokeshire Walking in the Forest of Dean Walking in the South Wales Valleys Walking in the Wye Valley Walking on ...

Author: Carroll Dorgan

Publisher: Cicerone Press

ISBN: 9781783626816

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Page: 312

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Guidebook to the northernmost section of the GR5 - from Hoek van Holland in the Netherlands, through Belgium and Luxembourg, to Schirmeck in the northeast of France. Described over 49 stages, this 1000 kilometre section of the GR5 is relatively easy and ideal for those who don't want to hike up and down steep mountains - or not just yet. Clear route description is accompanied by 1:100K mapping, together with information on points of interest passed along the way. Background information on landscape, wildlife and history is included, as is practical information - everything from clothing, equipment, food, drink and waymarking to maps, money and staying in touch - making planning and executing a trip as easy as possible. One of the world's best long distance walking trails, the GR5, in its entirety, covers an impressive 1423 miles (2290km) on its way from the North Sea to the Mediterranean. This northern stretch - before the trail hits the depth of the Vosges. Two further Cicerone guidebooks cover the remaining sections of the GR5; 'The GR5 Trail - Vosges and Jura', and 'The GR5 Trail' which covers the route from Lac Leman to the Mediterranean.

Innsbruck Mountain AdventuresInnsbruck Mountain Adventures



... Yorkshire Dales Great Mountain Days in the Pennines Mountain Biking in the Yorkshire Dales South Pennine Walks St ... Pembrokeshire Walking in the Forest of Dean Walking in the South Wales Valleys Walking in the Wye Valley Walking ...

Author: Sharon Boscoe

Publisher: Cicerone Press

ISBN: 9781783626830

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Page: 280

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This guidebook presents 60 routes covering some of the best day walks, scrambles, hut-to-hut walks, alpine mountaineering, sport climbing, via ferratas, mountain-biking routes, road rides, city and trail runs and family activities the Innsbruck area has to offer. Ideal for a multi-activity holiday or for the keen amateur seeking a summary of the local highlights, it includes suggestions to suit most abilities and ambitions, from gentle strolls to adrenalin-filled mountain adventures, suitable only for those with the appropriate equipment and experience. Nearly all the activities are accessible by public transport from Innsbruck and many take advantage of the region's fantastic network of alpine huts. Route descriptions are illustrated with maps, profiles and photo topos, and you'll also find practical advice on transport, accommodation and equipment. Long popular as a winter sports destination, Innsbruck also has much to offer the summer visitor, with many kilometres of paths and trails, sport climbing crags, via ferrata routes and engaging activity trails for children.

20 Classic Sportive Rides in South West England20 Classic Sportive Rides in South West England



Walking in the North Wessex Downs Walking in the Thames Valley Walking on Dartmoor Walking on Guernsey Walking on Jersey Walking on the Isle of Wight Walking the Jurassic Coast Walks in the South Downs National Park Wales and Welsh ...

Author: Colin Dennis

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781783621620

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Page: 128

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This guidebook explores 20 sportive cycling routes in the best cycling areas of south west England. Ideal for training, the rides range between 59 and 119km (36 to 74 miles) in length, and offer a full range of challenges; from long, fast flat routes, perfect for pacing, to tough hill climbs on the Downs and Moors of the south west. The 20 sportive routes are found in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, as far north and east as the Wye Valley and Swindon. The range ensures that there is plenty of riding to be found, throughout the region, not to mention the companion Sportives guidebook to routes in England's south east. From the Cotswolds, to Dartmoor, Exmoor, Bodmin Moor, into Wales and the south coast, there are miles of of cycle-friendly roads suitable for sportive training. All 20 routes are graded for difficulty and include timings, ascent, food-stops and access information, as well as annotated route maps and clear route descriptions. Sportive cycling is a growing sport, and this guide provides routes for experienced riders and those new to this sport. Useful information on bike maintenance and equipment, to travelling around the areas with your bike and advice on accommodation is also included. The result is a sportive guidebook that will prepare you for the challenges ahead, and allow you to explore the best cycling the south-west has to offer.

The Two Moors WayThe Two Moors Way



... Path Pembrokeshire Coast Path Map Booklet The Severn Way The Snowdonia Way The Wales Coast Path The Wye Valley Walk Walking in Carmarthenshire Walking in Pembrokeshire Walking in the Forest of Dean Walking in the South Wales Valleys ...

Author: Sue Viccars

Publisher: Cicerone Press

ISBN: 9781783627417

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This guidebook to walking Coast to Coast across Devon, presents a 117 mile route incorporating the Two Moors Way and a section of the Erme-Plym Trail. Beginning at Wembury Bay on the south coast and finishing at Lynmouth, the 11-stage walk passes through the beautiful Devon countryside and across two of southwest England's magnificent moorlands, Dartmoor and Exmoor. The schedule can be adjusted to give a one-week walk, or a more leisurely pace if preferred, and the book includes low-level bad-weather alternative routes for some moorland stretches. A full route description is given for walking the route from south to north, with a summary description for walking in the opposite direction. 1:50,000 map extracts show the route and there is lots of practical information on public transport, refreshments and accommodation to make day-by-day planning simple. A map booklet showing the full route on OS 1:25K maps is included with this guide. The county of Devon incorporates a wonderful range of landscapes, from the rolling fields and enclosed paths of South Devon to the wild, wide-open spaces of Dartmoor, with its hill ponies, granite tors and Bronze Age relics. To the north, Exmoor's sandstone moorland sweeps down to the sea, and lofty coastal hills tower over the Bristol Channel.

Cycling the Canal du MidiCycling the Canal du Midi



... Way The Wales Coast Path The Wye Valley Walk Walking in Carmarthenshire Walking in Pembrokeshire Walking in the Forest of Dean Walking in the South Wales Valleys Walking in the Wye Valley Walking on the Brecon Beacons Walking on the ...

Author: Declan Lyons

Publisher: Cicerone Press

ISBN: 9781783625093

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This guidebook describes a 240km cycle ride along the length of the Canal du Midi in southern France. Starting at Toulouse in the Haute Garonne and finishing at Sète on the Mediterranean Coast, the route is divided into five stages of about 50km. It is a flat, car-free and picturesque route mainly on the towpath, and is suitable for all abilities. The guide is written for those who want to explore the canal and visit attractions along the way. There are lots of optional detours to sites of interest near the canal, as well as six longer excursions including fortified Carcassone, Roman Narbonne, Vendres lagoon and the Portiragnes marshes. Detailed route descriptions are crammed with additional information about points of interest passed, and 1:200,000 scale maps clearly show the route for each stage of the way. Begun in 1666 the Canal du Midi is one of the world's most picturesque waterways and a World Heritage Site. This is 'La France Profonde', a region rich in history and culture, as seen in the grand homes and chateaux that grace the water's edge, and the fascinating Cathar strongholds of Carcassone, Lastours and Minerve.

The Camino Ingles and Ruta do MarThe Camino Ingles and Ruta do Mar



... Way The Wales Coast Path The Wye Valley Walk Walking in Carmarthenshire Walking in Pembrokeshire Walking in the Forest of Dean Walking in the South Wales Valleys Walking in the Wye Valley Walking on the Brecon Beacons Walking on the ...

Author: Dave Whitson

Publisher: Cicerone Press

ISBN: 9781783627639

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Guidebook to the Camino Inglés and Ruta do Mar camino routes through north-west Spain to Santiago de Compostela. The 116km Camino Inglés begins in Ferrol in Galicia and takes around a week to complete. It offers reliable waymarking, pilgrim facilities, and the opportunity to earn the Compostela certificate on completion. An alternative start in A Coruña gives a walk of 73km. The Ruta do Mar from Ribadeo provides a 190km coastal link between the Camino del Norte and the Camino Inglés. A newly recovered camino, its pilgrim infrastructure and waymarking is less well developed, but for those seeking solitude it offers striking scenery along a wild coastline. The book also includes an overview of a continuation route from Santiago to 'the end of the world' at Finisterre on the Atlantic coast. The guidebook presents the route in stages of a day's walking. In addition to the route description, there is full information on facilities, food and lodging, 1:100,000 scale maps of the route and town maps for key locations. With notes on preparation and planning, travel and equipment, a list of useful sources of information, and a glossary, the book is an indispensable companion for any one walking these caminos.

The Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast pathThe Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast path



... Yorkshire Dales Great Mountain Days in the Pennines Mountain Biking in the Yorkshire Dales South Pennine Walks St ... Pembrokeshire Walking in the Forest of Dean Walking in the South Wales Valleys Walking in the Wye Valley Walking ...

Author: Phoebe Smith

Publisher: Cicerone Press

ISBN: 9781783627776

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Page: 152

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The Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path National Trail is an easy-to-follow 130-mile trail that combines the best of inland and coastal walking in Norfolk, and one that, being well waymarked, largely flat and within easy reach of public transport for most of its length, is ideal for people new to long-distance walks. Described in 11 stages, the route can be walked in just over a week but also easily split into day walks or over a series of weekends, with full information about access to start and finish points for each stage by public transport. This handy guidebook is illustrated throughout with extracts of OS 1:50K mapping and stunning photographs depicting the Trail in all seasons and describes points of interest along the way, including the Norfolk Songlines sculptures, and also facilities available in the towns and villages. The trail is a walk of two halves. The Peddars Way begins at Knettishall Heath in Suffolk and follows the route of an old Roman road for over 40 miles to Holme-next-the-Sea, where it meets the Norfolk Coast Path (which begins nearby, at Hunstanton). This then follows the spectacular Norfolk coast to the seaside town of Hopton-on-Sea.

The Swiss Alpine Pass Route Via Alpina Route 1The Swiss Alpine Pass Route Via Alpina Route 1



... Way The Wales Coast Path The Wye Valley Walk Walking in Carmarthenshire Walking in Pembrokeshire Walking in the Forest of Dean Walking in the South Wales Valleys Walking in the Wye Valley Walking on the Brecon Beacons Walking on the ...

Author: Kev Reynolds

Publisher: Cicerone Press

ISBN: 9781783625031

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This guidebook presents the stunning Alpine Pass Route, now fully waymarked as Via Alpina 1. The 360km trail traverses Switzerland from east to west, from Sargans near the Liechtenstein border to Montreux on Lac Leman (Lake Geneva). Crossing sixteen Alpine passes, it showcases some of the country's most breathtaking mountain landscapes, boasting views of iconic peaks such as the Wetterhorn, Eiger, Jungfrau and Les Diablerets. The route is suitable for those with some experience of Alpine trekking: it amasses over 20,000m of ascent and involves some steep sections. It can be completed in 2-3 weeks, although it is also possible to walk shorter sections; alternatively postbus, cable-car and rail connections could be used to allow for a tighter schedule. The route is presented in 18 stages, each featuring step-by-step route description accompanied by 1:100,000 mapping, route profiles and notes on transport, accommodation and facilities. In addition, a 26km prologue in Liechtenstein and an alternative finish following the old course of the Alpine Pass Route via Gsteig are also described. Accommodation options range from mountain huts to hotels and inns, with camping available at a number of licensed sites along the route.