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Canada
1994. A Hiking Guide to The National Parks & Historic Sites of Newfoundland by Barbara Maryniak

UK
2008. Drive and Stroll in Warwickshire by Angela Jefferies
2002. Footsteps: The Cream of South Wiltshire Walks
1995. On Foot in Southern Scotland: 40 Walks in the Southern Uplands by Terry Marsh
2003. On Foot on the High Weald. 18 medium and long walks in the Weald of Sussex and Kent by Ben Perkins
2006. Pathfinder Guide 1: South Devon and Dartmoor Walks by Brian Conduit

2008. Pathfinder Guide 5: Cornwall Walks, compiled by John Brooks and Sue Viccars
2008. Pathfinder Guide 54: Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire by Brian Conduit and Deborah King
2005. Pub Walks in Northamptonshire: Thirty Circular Walks Around Northamptonshire Inns by Charles Whynne-Hammond

1994. Pub Walks in Warwickshire by Richard Shurey
1990. Railway Walks: LNER by Jeff Vinter
2008. Waterside Walks in The Chilterns by Jean Patefield
1986. Walks to Remember: Fifteen Shorter Walks in the Northern Lake District by Tony Hopkins
1999. Waterside Walks near Bristol & Bath

New Zealand
1995. Wild Walks: Sixty Short South Island Walks

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Maryniak, Barbara. 'A Hiking Guide to the National Parks and Historic Sites of Newfoundland', published in 1994 in Canada in paperback by Goose Lane Editions, 319pp, ISBN 0864921500. Condition: Very good, well looked-after. Sorry, sold out, but click image to access prebuilt search for this title on Amazon UK
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  • A Hiking Guide to The National Parks & Historic Sites of Newfoundland [top]
    Written by Barbara Maryniak
    First published in 1994 in Canada in paperback by Goose Lane Editions, 319pp, ISBN 0864921500
    PLEASE NOTE: This book may be out of date in terms of opening times, telephone numbers, accommodation and road layouts, etc, but there will be much information contained that remains relevant.
    ALL the trails in this book are designed to be day hikes. The author advises walkers to buy the topographical maps on Gros Morne and Terra Nova National Parks. The Parks themselves sell these. These should be carried at all times

About this book:
Where in the world can you hike through three UNESCO-recognized sites and up a mountain that confirms the theory of continental drift? In Newfoundland, of course. Barbara Maryniak's bestselling guide is a wonderful resource for exploring more than 50 hiking trails on the island of Newfoundland. Designed for both the novice and the experienced hiker, this guide contains detailed information on the length, difficulty, estimated hiking time, conditions and distinctive features of each trail. It also includes maps, a bibliography, an index, and historical and geological vignettes. It is aimed at getting readers to discover the gems in Newfoundland's rocky crown and the best way to do this is get out and explore.

The book gives detailed information on how to prepare for going on the walks - what to take, what to wear and what to expect of the weather, including when the seasons start and end. It talks about footwear, emergency supplies, blackflies, mosquitoes, food, and water and windproof clothing; to mention just a few of the essentials.

Each park has its own introduction (for the historic sites, the introduction is primarily historical), at the end of which, there is a brief section entitled 'How to Get There' that features information on driving times and distances. This is followed by a longer section called 'Useful Information' that offers a variety of information on accommodation, shopping, hours of opening, telephone numbers etc. Each park or site is accompanied by an overall map showing the trails and Gros Morne and Terra Nova have additional maps of trails. Each trail has its own section with a quick reference at the start giving times/distances, difficulty, trail condition, a short summary, how to get to the start of the trail and a detailed trail log with times against which you can measure your own progress. A section at the end includes points of interest on the trail such as abandoned settlements, mills, shipyards, ancient volcanic rocks, moose territories, etc. A bibliography at the back will help those interested in Newfoundland indulge there interest in further works about the area.

The author writes that the two National Parks: Gros Morne and Terra Nova are very different from one another with Terra Nova consisting of a gentle landscape of rolling hills covered in coniferous trees backed by deep inlets of still, blue waters. Nearly a third of the park is covered by water and in three places, seawater reaches deep inland. Caution must be exercised by walkers as there are various ponds throughout the forests, not forgetting the bogs and fens. Ornithologists will enjoy the bird life in the estuaries and tidal salt marshes with eagles common and terns protected from marauding gulls. Along the more sheltered coastline of Bonavista Bay, the weather is milder: gentler winds and stronger sun. The trails here are mostly easy and the area much more oriented towards the family; something which is evident in the camping grounds

If you're after wild and untamed, harsh, rugged, dramatic and beautiful scenery, then Gros Morne is the park for you; the scenery can be quite varied- there are domesticated and pastoral parts with a long coastline of desolate cobble beaches full of driftwood and debris from the violent sea drenching and scouring the shores on its Western boundary. There are incredible fjords cutting vertical clefts into the start plateaus of the Long Range Mountains. Dense, coarsed grained igneous rocks colour the Tablelands a warm orange-red colour. Some trails in this park are (as you can probably guess from this description) more strenuous with steep climbs to vantage points overlooking deep landlocked fjords; whilst other walks are gentle ambles around tranquil ponds; where beavers may be evident in the dusk going about their business with determination. The mix of visitors to this park are families, senior citizens and the more adventurous and dedicated backpackers bent on having a wilderness experience and a challenge. There are longer hikes in Gros Morne (longer than a day) that an adventurous walker could start out on, but they are not covered in this book.

Contents:
Preface; Introduction
Gros Morne National Park:Trails at a Glance
Terra Nova National Park: Trails at a Glance
National Historic Sites: Trails at a Glance
Signal Hill; Cape Spear; Castle Hill; Port Au Choix; L'Anse Aux Meadows; Ode to Newfoundland; Bibliography; Index

Gros Moren National Park
Features a map of the area on pages 40-41
The Gros Moren Trails are these:

Gros Morne National Park Trails At A Glance
Location of Walk
(in order of map location within the book)
Time (hr:mins) Distance Km/Miles Difficulty
Shallow Bay 45 3km/1.8 miles

Easy

Shallow Bay Detour 1 5 250m Easy
Shallow Bay Detour 2 3 200m Easy
Cow Head 45 3.25km Easy
Broom Point 1:30 5.5/3.3 circular Easy
Broom Point Detour 0:15 750m Easy
Western Brook Beach 1:05

4.25/2.6
circular

Easy
Western Brook Pond
   
Boat Tour 0:35 3/1.8 Easy
Stag Brook 1:0 4.5/2.7 Easy
Snug Harbour 1:45 7.6/4.6 Moderate
North Rim Ascent 4:30 12.5/7.5 Very Strenuous
Green Point 1:10 5.25/3.2 Easy
Bakers Brook 0:40 3/1.8 Easy
Berry Head Pond 0:35 2/1.2 Easy
Berry Hill Pond 0:30 1.8/1.1 Easy
Berry Hill 0:25 1.3/0.8 Strenuous
Baker's Brook Falls 1:15 4.8/2.9 Easy
Lobster Cove Head 0:50 2.75/1.7 circular Easy
James Callaghan 5:15 18/10.8 Very Strenuous
Southeast Brook Falls 0:05 500m Easy
Lomond River 1:10 4.75/2.9 Moderate
Stuckless Pond 2:40 10/6 circular Moderate
Stanleyville 0:40 2/1.2 Moderate
Lookout Hills 1:40 5.75/3.5 Moderate
Big Lookout 2:50 6.5/3.9 Very Strenuous
Tablelands Shoal Brook Road 1:20 5.4/3.2 Moderate with a strenuous return
Winter House Brook Canyon 3:25 9.25/5.6 Very Strenuous
Green Gardens Trail 1 1:10 4.5/2.7 Strenuous
Green Gardens Trail 2 5:30 15.5/9.3 Very Strenuous
Trout River Pond 1:45 7/4.2 Moderate

 

Terra Nova National Park Trails At A Glance
Location of Walk
(in order of map location within the book)
Time (hr:mins) Distance Km/Miles Difficulty
Green Head Cove 0:40 2.25/1.4

Moderate

Malady Head 0:45 2.25/1.4 Moderate
Louil Hills 1:10 5/3 Easy (except for short spur)
Southwest Brook 0:35 2/1.2 Easy
Blue Hill Pond 0:50 3/1.8 Easy
Boundary (Blue Hill West) 1:05 5/3 Easy
Buckleys Cove 1:00 4.8/2.9 Moderate
Inner Newman Sound - Trail 1 (Coastal Trail) 1:10 5.5/3.3 Easy
Inner Newman Sound - Trail 2 (Coastal Trail) 0:30 2.5/1.5 Moderate
Newman Sound Campground 1:30 6/3.6 circular Easy
Outport (excludes Mount Stamford) 5:20 (+2:30 for boat trip) 18.5/11.1 circular Strenuous
Detour to Mount Stamford 0:30 1.5/.9 Strenuous
Mount Stamford 3:00 10.5/6.3 Strenuous Spur
Puzzle Pond 1:55 7.8/4.7 Easy; moderate return
Ochre Hill 2:00 8.25/5 circular Moderate
Sandy Pond 0:45 3/5 Easy
Dunphys Pond 1:15 4.75/2.9 Easy
Twin Rivers 0:10 800m Easy
 

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Newfoundland

Jefferies, Angela. 'Drive and Stroll in Warwickshire', published in 2008 by Countryside Books in paperback, 96pp, ISBN 9781846740718. Sorry, sold out, but click image to access prebuilt search for this title on Amazon UK
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  • Drive and Stroll in Warwickshire [top]
    Written by Angela Jefferies, a retired teacher who has lived in Warwickshire for most of her life. An enthusiastic walker, she has led her local church walking group for the last 20 years (up to 2008, when this was published)
    First published in 2008 in Great Britain by Countryside Books, 96pp, ISBN 9781846740718
    Gives critical details such as distance, time, OS map, grid reference starting point and terrain you can expect
    Gives information on key places of interest near the walk (in some places e.g. Stratford-upon-Avon, there are too many to list) and also on the pub that each walk stops at, e.g. description, what the staff are like generally, serving times for food, examples of their menu and a telephone number. A very useful guide

About this book: On a fine day, it's one of the ultimate pleasures to get in the car, drive to the country and take a leisurely walk round the glorious British countryside stopping at a good local pub or café for lunch, coffee, cream teas or dinner! Warwickshire is an ideal place for doing just this with not just its sheer beauty going for it, but the historical attractions also.

In this book are 20 circular walks varying in length from 2.5 to 5.5 miles and some of them take in very pretty places such as the lovely village of Easenhall with its cottages, barn and village green; or there's the Shuckburgh Estate with its varied landscape and stunning views ; the romantic ruins of medieval Kenilworth Castle; Aston Cantlow where Shakespeare's parents are said to have been married; Compton Verney House with its landscaped gardens; and the delightful village of Ilmington, said to be the loveliest village in Warwickshire. Some of the walks offer the chance to stroll beside rivers, canals and reservoirs; why not also follow the walks that visit the nature reserves and which are a haven for wildlife; and explore nearby places of interest.

The Walks in Summary:

  Walk Starts At OS Map Grid Ref. Distance
Miles
Time Pub
1 Shustoke Shustoke Reservoir Car Park OS Explorer 232 226909 3.75 2 hrs The Plough Inn
2 Caldecote Free Parking, Community Nature Area, B4114 OS Explorer 232 341936 4 2 hrs The Anchor Inn
3 Fillongley Church Lane OS Explorer 221 281872 3.25 2 Cottage Inn
4 Essenhall Main Street, or the car park of the Golden Lion OS Explorer 222 464794 4 2 The Golden Lion
5 Kenilworth Castle In the Castle Green Car Park OS Explorer 221 280721 4 2 Clarendon Arms
6 Tanworth-in-Arden Park on the road in the village OS Explorer 220 113705 3.25 2 The Bell Inn
7 Broadwell and Leamington Hastings Turn left off the A426 immediately after the canal bridge over the Grand Union Canal into a parking area OS Explorer 222 438652 4.75 2.5 The Boat Inn
8 Lowsonford On entering the village, park in the lay-by (behind the 30mph sign) OS Explorer 220 188677 3.5 2 The Fleur de Lys
9 Hatton In the car park in Hatton off the A4177 OS Explorer 221 243669 4.5 2.5 The Waterman
10 Warwick St. Nicholas Car Park, off the A425 (pay and display) OS Explorer 221 286649 3 2 The Zetland Arms
11 The Shuckburgh Estate Parking in the layby just before the canal bridge OS Explorer 222 491628 5.5 3 The Holly Bush
12 Aston Cantlow Parking in the main street near The King's Head OS Explorer 205 138598 4.5 2.5 The King's Head
13 Hampton Lucy Off-road parking 200 yards after the Boar's Head pub OS Explorer 205 255570 4.4 2.5 The Boar's Head
14 Statford-upon-Avon Bridgefoot Multi-Storey Car Park OS Explorer 205 205550 2.5 2 Various
15 Welford-upon-Avon Park in Chapel Stree OS Explorer 205 150518 4 2.5 Shakespeare Inn
16 Combrook and Compton Verney Park in the no-through road by the church OS Explorer 206 308517 3.5 1.5 The King's Head on the B4086 at Wellesbourne (3 miles away)
17 Radway, Ratley and Edgehill On-street parking in West End OS Explorer 206 369478 3.75 2.5 The Castle Inn
18 Tysoe Park in a lay-by about 30 yards past the speed de-restriction sign OS Explorer 206 334435 3.75 2 The Peacock
19 Ilmington, Blackwell and Darlingscott On-street parking near the Red Lion OS Explorer 205 212435 5 2.5 The Red Lion
20 Cherington In the pub car park if you are eating there; or further on if you are not OS Explorer OL45 293368 3 1.5 The Cherington Arms
 

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Rambles in Warwickshire

Chandler, John. 'Footsteps: The Cream of South Wiltshire Walks' published in 2002 in Great Britain by The Hob Nob Press, in hardback, ISBN 0946418101. Condition: Brand new, unread book. Price: £3.99, not including post and packing, which is Amazon UK's standard charge (currently £2.80 for UK orders; more for overseas customers)
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  • Footsteps: The Cream of South Wiltshire Walks [top]
    Edited by John Chandler
    First published in 2002 in Great Britain by The Hobnob Press in hardback, 124pp, ISBN 0946418101. Cover design by Dave Cousins
    Published in 2004 in Great Britain by The Hobnob Press in paperback, 124pp, ISBN 0946418306
    Contains maps, grid references, plates (b&w) and illustrations

About this book: The solitude and desolation of chalk downland, the timeless antiquity, the serenity of rivers in their wooded valley, intimate villages of greensand and thatch, ancient churches, pubs and paths- walking in South Wiltshire cannot fail to invigorate and delight! This is a book by local writers and walkers who all know these landscapes well, and who have been exploring and studying them for many years. They were invited to choose and describe their favourite walks, and then to enthuse about their history, literature, geology, wildlife, archaeology - whatever is their particular interest. Walk instructions are printed in bold type in numbered paragraphs and they give grid references, so you can check your course if you are worried you've strayed from the path! The numbered paragraphs each correspond to the numbers on the accompanying sketch maps. These maps are schematic only, and walkers are strongly advised to refer to the relevant Ordnance Survey maps (the editor here advises buying the 1:25,000 series), for which the sheet numbers are given in the headings of each walk. Between the instructions are paragraphs of description, photographs, and shaded boxes that give condensed information about specific topics. There are also suggestions for further reading.

Before setting off on these walks, we recommend that you check the weather forecast and the opening times of the pub (in fact whether it is still open...)

# Walk Written by: Circular/
Linear?
OS Map

Miles / Km
Extendable to
Miles / Km

Pub Suggestion
1 An Infant River: Stourhead, White Sheet Hill and Mere Isobel Geddes Circular OS Explorer 142  
OS Explorer 143

6 / 10
9/14

 

The Old Ship Hotel, Mere
2 Dry Bones: Longbridge Deverill and Cold Kitchen Hill Nigel Vile Circular OS Explorer 143 8 / 12.8 The George Inn, Longbridge Deverill
3 On the Antiquarian Trail Nick Cowen Circular OS Explorer 143 10.5 / 17 King's Arms, Chittern - midway during the walk
4 A Downland Odyssey: Bishopstrow and Scratchbury Hill Nigel Vile Circular OS Explorer 143 5 / 8 No refreshment facilities on the route
5 Journey to the Interior: Sherrington and Great Ridge Roger Jones Circular OS Explorer 143 7 / 11 Not known
6 The Stonehenge Walk Julian Richards Circular OS Explorer Map 130   4.8 / 7.7 Not known
7 Valley of the Enigma: Great Durnford, Wilsford and Upper Woodford John Chandler Circular OS Explorer Map 130 7.5 / 12 Black Horse Pub, Great Durnford
8 And All Grovely! Land of Oak Apple Origins Victoria Coombes Circular OS Explorer Map 130 5 / 8
6.5 / 10.5
The Royal Oak, Great Wishford
9 Park (and Walk) and Ride John Chandler Linear OS Explorer Map 130 6.5 / 10.5 Old Castle Inn, A345
10 In Royal Footsteps: Clarendon Revisited Victoria Coombes Linear and Circular options

OS Explorer Map 130
OS Explorer 131

Various options:
10 / 15 (circuit)
8 / 12 (circuit)
4.5 / 7 (circuit)
5 / 8 linear route along Clarendon Way
The Silver Plough, Pitton
11 Another Avon for Shakespeare: Downton and the Avon Valley Path Chris Cole Circular OS Explorer Map 130 4 / 6.5 King's Arms
12 A Desperate Pleasant Place: Vernditch Chase and the Ox Drove Ridgeway Ken Watts Circular OS Explorer Map 130
or
OS Explorer 118

6 / 9.6 The Queen's Head, Broad Chalke
13 Ebble Villages Rex and Sheila Sawyer Circular OS Explorer Map 130
or
OS Explorer 118
5.5 / 9 The Queen's Head, Broad Chalke
14 History and Tranquility: Dinton, Fovant and Compton Chamberlayne Rex and Sheila Sawyer Circular OS Explorer Map 130
OS Explorer 143
6 / 10 Wyndham Arms, B3089
15 A Wander to Wardour: Tisbury, Hatch and Wardour Ken Watts Circular OS Explorer 118 5.5 / 8.8 No refreshment facilities on the route
16 Five Counties and 150 Million Years Isobel Geddes Circular OS Explorer 118 5.5 / 8.5
7.5 / 12
The Talbot Inn, Berwick St. John
17 East Knoyle and Milton John Chandler Circular OS Explorer 143 2.7 / 4.4 The Fox and Hounds at The Green and Upton. Also the Seymour Arms (at the start/finishing point)
 

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Marsh, Terry. 'On Foot in Southern Scotland. 40 Walks in the Southern Uplands'. Published by David & Charles in 1995, paperback, 160pp, ISBN 0715305468. Sorry! Sold Out! Click image to access pre-built search for this title on Amazon
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Contents: Presenting 40 of the finest walks in the Southern Uplands, On Foot in Southern Scotland is the long-awaited guide to this neglected area. Within Southern Scotland, a vast region which spans the breadth of Scotland between the Clyde-Forth canal and the English border, lie well over 200 mountains, offering a complete contracst to the rugged grandeur of the Highlands and a tempting alternative to the Lakes and the Pennines. Terry Marsh has visited every one of the mountain groups, assessing each for its value as a destination. Following this thorough research, he has chosen 40 outstanding routes that take in areas of interest and beauty and provide inspiration to those taking their first tentative steps as wall as a challenge to seasoned walkers.

Includes the walks:

Chapter 1. The Galloway Hills

The Awful Hand:
Walk 1. The Merrick
Walk 2. Shalloch on Minnoch
Walk 3. Tarfessock and Kirriereoch.

The Dungeon Hills:
Walk 4. Mullwharchar by Gairland Burn
Walk 5 Craiglee and the Rig of Jarkness. The Kells Range
Walk 6. Meikle Millyea, Little Millyea and Darrou
Walk 7. Corserine and the Rhinns of Kells
Walk 8. Coran of Portmark, Meaul and Cairnsgarroch

The Minnigaff Hills
Walk 9. Loch Dee, White Laggan and Curleywee
Walk 10. Millfore and Cairngarroch
Walk 11. Larg Hill and Lamachan Hill
Walk 12. Loch Trool to Clatteringshaws. The Solway Hills
Walk 13. Cairnsmore of Fleet
Walk 14. Cairnsmore of Dee and Benniguinea via the Raiders' Road
Walk 15. Criffel

The Carinsmore Range
Walk 16. Cairnsmore of Carsphairn and Benniner.

Chapter 2. The Lowther Hills

Walk 17. Lowther Hill and Green Lowther
Walk 18. Rodger Law, Ballencleuch Law and Wedder Law

Chapter 3. The Pentland Hills, Moorfoot Hills and Broughton Heights

The Pentland Hills
Walk 19. The Pentland Ridge.

The Moorfoot Hills
Walk 20. South Esk Watershed
Walk 21. Windlestraw Law

The Broughton Heights
Walk 22. Broughton Heights and Trahenna Hill

Chapter 4. The Culter Hills and Tinto

The Culter Hills
Walk 23. Culter Fell and Chapelgill Hill
Walk 24. Culter Watershed

The Tinto Hills
Walk 25. Tinto and Scaut Hill

Chapter 5. The Tweedsmuir Hills

The Manor Hills
Walk 26. Broad Law, Cramalt Craig and Dollar Law

The Moffat Hills
Walk 27. Hart Fell
Walk 28. The Blackhope Burn Round
Walk 29. Grey Mare's Tail and Loch Skeen
Walk 30. Mid Craig and White Coomb
Walk 31. Talla Water and Lochcraig Head

Chapter 6. The Ettrick Hills
Walk 32. Bodesbeck Law
Walk 33. The Ettrick Round
Walk 34. The Bodesbeck Ridge
Walk 35. Loch of the Lowes and St. Mary's Loch
Walk 36. From Ettrick to Yarrow

Chapter 7. The Cheviot Hills
Walk 37. The Cheviot
Walk 38. The Schil
Walk 39. Windy Gyle
Walk 40. Mozie Law, Beefstand Hill and Lamb Hill

Bibliography; Index

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Perkins, Ben. 'On Foot on the High Weald: 18 medium and long walks in the Weald of Sussex and Kent', published in 2003 in Great Britain, in paperback, 128pp, ISBN 1857702700. Sorry, sold out, but click image to access prebuilt search for this title on Amazon UK
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About this book: About this book: Extending westwards from St. Leonard's Forest, near Horsham, the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty embraces some of the finest unspoilt countryside in south-east England, an intricate landscape of river valleys and sandstone ridges which finally reach the sea on the crumbling cliffs to the east of Hastings. The 18 walks in this book, varying in length from 5 to 11 miles, are designed to be completed comfortably during a leisurely day out, allowing time to explore several delightful hilltop villages or visit some of the stately homes and historic sites which are such a notable feature of this rich landscape. Each walk description is accompanied by a sketch map and notes on points of interest and refreshment stops along the way

No. Walk
(all the walks are circular)
Starting Point (GR)
Grid Ref.
OS Map
Distance
(miles)
Refreshments
1 Slaugham and Warninglid GR 250280 OS Explorer 134
8.75
Pub at Warninglid, a short distance off the route at point 4
2 West Hoathly and Selsfield Common GR 366326 OS Explorer 135
6.25
Pubs at West Hoathly and at point 8, about two thirds of the way round the walk
3 Penshurst, Chiddingstone and Hever GR 476417 OS Explorer 147
11
Pubs at Penshurst, Chiddingstone, Hever and Markbeech. Tea rooms at Penshurst and Chiddingstone
4 Holtye and Hartfield GR 459393 OS Explorer 135
9
White Horse pub at Holtye. Pubs and tea rooms at Hartfield
5 Camp Hill GR 462287 OS Explorer 135
5
Duddleswell Tea Rooms, a short distance off the route beyond point 7
6 Wych Cross and Stumblewood Common GR 419315 OS Explorer 135
5.5
Red Lion pub at Chelwood Gate, a short distance off the route
7 Boarshead, North of Crowborough GR 536329 OS Explorer 135
6.5
Boarshead pub near the start; none on the route
8 Fordcombe, Speldhurst and the Medway Valley GR 527403 OS Explorer 147
8.5
Pubs at Fordcombe and Speldhurst and two more at Smart's Hill
9 Lamberhurst, Goudhurst and the Teize Valley GR 677362 OS Explorer 136
8
Pubs at Lamberhurst. Pubs and tea room at Goudhurst. Pub at point 7
10 Cranbrook GR 776359 OS Explorer 136
8.75
Pubs and tea rooms at Cranbrook
11 Stonegate and the Limden Valley GR 658272 OS Explorer 136
7
None
12 Burwash and the Dudwell Valley GR 674247 OS Explorer 136
7.5
Pubs; and Tea room at Burwash
13 Bodiam and Salehurst GR 784254 OS Explorer 136
7
Pubs at Bodiam and Salehurst. Tea rooms at Bodiam
14 The Isle of Oxney GR 897270 OS Explorer 125
9.5
Pubs at Wittersham and Stone-in-Oxney
15 Sedlescombe and Battle GR 782180 OS Explorer 124
10.5
Pubs and tea rooms at Sedlescombe and Battle
16 Hastings Country Park and Guestling GR 860116 OS Explorer 124
7.5
The Two Sawyers pub at point 7
17 High Hurstwood and Crowborough Common GR 494288 OS Explorer 135
7.5
Crow and Gate pub at start/finish. Maypole Inn at High Hurstwood, a quarter of a mile off the route from point 4
18 Herstmonceux GR 634126 OS Explorer 124
8
Pubs at Hurstmonceux and Bodle Street Green


Other Walks Round Sussex and Kent


Walks in the Weald
Conduit, Brian (Editor). 'Pathfinder Guide 1: 'South Devon and Dartmoor Walks', published in 2006 by Jarrold Publishing in paperback, 96pp, ISBN 0711708517. Sorry, sold out, but click image to access prebuilt search for this title on Amazon
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About this book/synopsis: This colour illustated book is an ideal companion for country walks in South Devon and Dartmoor - it has clear and easy to follow directions and each walk is accompanied by detailed maps from Ordnance Survey and specially commissioned photographs. It contains 28 colour-coded routes to choose from, all tried and tested by seasoned walkers and varying from extended strolls to exhilarating hikes

Walks included are:

Walk Starts At:
Distance
Time (hrs)
Ashburton & Whiddon Scrubs Ashburton
5.5
3
Beer and Branscombe Beer
6.5
3.5
Bench Tor Venford Reservoir
2.5
1.5
Bolt Head and Salcombe Estuary North Sands, Salcombe
6
3.5
Brixham and Churston Point Brixham
6
3
Broadhembury Broadhembury
5
2.5
Buckfastleigh Moor Holne
10
6
Cockington Valley Cockington
3
1.5
Dart Estuary and Dartmouth Castle Little Dartmouth
3.5
2
Dittisham, Cornworthy and Tuckenhay Dittisham
9.5
5
Exe Estuary and Exminster Marshes Powderham Church
5.5
2.5
Gara Rock and Portlemouth Down Mill Bay
3.5
2
Loddiswell and the Avon Valley Woods Loddiswell
5.5
3
Otter Estuary, East Budleigh and Otterton Budleigh Salterton
6.5
3.5
Prawle Point and Woodcombe Point Prawle Point
5.5
3
Princetown, Dartmoor Railway and Leather Tor Princetown
10
5
Rippon Tor, Pil Tor and Buckland Beacon Cold East Cross
6.5
3.5
Sidmouth, Salcombe Regis and Weston Combe Sidmouth
8
4
Silverton and Christ Cross Silverton
4.5
2.5
Start Point and Hallsands Start Point
6.5
3.5
Stover Country Park and the River Teign Stover Country Park
5
2.5
Three Reservoirs Walk Bullaton Cross picnic site
6
3
Torcross, Slapton Ley and Stokenham Torcros
7
3.5
Venn Ottery Common Tipton St. John
5
2.5
Vixen Tor and Pew Tor West of Merrivale Bridge
4
2
Widgery Cross and Great Links Tor Car Park off A386
6.5
3.5
The Yealm Estuary Noss Mayo
4.5
2.5
Yes Tor and High Willhays Okehampton Moor Gate
6
3.5


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Brooks, John; and Viccars, Sue (Compilers). 'Pathfinder Guide: Cornwall Walks', publiished in 2008 in Great Britain by Jarrold Publishing, 96pp, ISBN 9780711749818. Sorry, sold out, but click image to access prebuilt search for this title on Amazon
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  • Pathfinder Guide 5: Cornwall Walks [top]
    Including GPS data and new Ordnance Survey open access land mapping
    Compiled by John Brooks and Sue Viccars
    First published in 1990 in Great Britain by Jarrold Publishing in paperback
    Reprinted in 1991, 1993, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006
    Reprinted in 2008 in Great Britain Pitkin Publishing/Jarrold Publishing, 96pp, ISBN 9780711749818

About this book/synopsis: This glossy, colour, well presented and easy-to-read guide includes information on parking, refreshments, start points, length of walk, Ordnance Survey map numbers and whether easy, moderate or challenging. Includes maps and photos

Walks included are:

Walk Starts At:
Distance
Time (hrs)
Chun Quoit, Pendeen Watch and Botallack Carnyorth
8
4.5
Dizzard Poin, St. Gennys and Millook Water Cancleave
7.5
4.5
The Dodman, Gorran Haven and Portmellon Caerhays Beach
11
6
Efford Down and the Bude Canal Bude
5
2.5
Falmouth Bay and the Helford River Maenporth Beach
5
2.5
Hawker Country - Morwenstow and Marsland Mouth Morwenstow
4.5
3
Helford, Little Dennis and Manaccan Helford
4
2
Lamorna, St. Loy's and the Merry Maidens Helford
4
2
Land's End and Nanjizal from Sennen Cove Sennen Harbour
4.5
3
Lerryn and St. Winnow Lerryn
4.5
2
Little Petherick Creek, Dennis Hill and the Camel Trail Little Petherick
6
3
Lizard Point, Kynance Cove and Cadgwith Lizard Point
8
4
Looe, Kilminworth Wood and Talland Bay Entrance to Kilminworth Wood, West Looe
7
3.5
Men-an-tol, the Nine Maidens and Lanyon Quoit Bosullow
3.25
2
Mount Edgcumbe, the Sound and Cawsand Cremyll
6
3
Mylor, Restronguet Creek and the Pandora Inn Mylor Bridge
3.75
2
Polkerris, Readymoney Cove and Gribbin Head Polkerris
6.5
3
Polruan and Lanteglos Polruan
4
2.5
Porthcurno, Porthgwarra and St. Levan's Church Porthcurno
4
2.5
Portloe and Veryan Carne Beach, near Veryan
7
3.5
Prussia Cove and Cudden Point Perranuthnoe
4.5
3
Around St. Agnes Trevaunance Cove, St. Agnes
5.5
3
St. Anthony Head and St. Mawes Harbour Porth Farm
5.5
2.5
Stepper Point from Trevone Trevone Bay
7
3
Tintagel, Boscastle and St. Nectan's Glen Tintagel
9
5
Trebarwith and Delabole Trebarwith Strand
9
5.5
West Pentire, the Kelseys and Holywell Bay West Pentire
4
2.5
Zennor to St. Ives by the Coffin Path Zennor
8.5
4.5

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Other books on walking in Cornwall:
Conduit, Brian; and King, Deborah. 'Pathfinder Guide 54: Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire Walks' [Pathfinder Guide No. 54], published in 2008 by Jarrold Publishing in paperback, 96pp, ISBN 9780711749856. Condition: Like new, unread copy. Price: £6.25, not including p&p, which is Amazon's standard charge (currently £2.75 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers)
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  • Pathfinder Guide 54: Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire Walks [top]
    Written by Brian Conduit; Fully Revised by Deborah King
    First published in 2003 in Great Britain by Jarrold Publishing in paperback
    Revised and Reprinted in 2008 in Great Britain by Jarrold Publishing in paperback, 96pp, ISBN 9780711749856
    The 2008 fully revised edition includes GPS data and new Ordnance Survey open access land mapping

About this book/synopsis: This glossy, colour, well presented and easy-to-read guide includes maps, information on parking, refreshments, start points, length of walk, Ordnance Survey map numbers and whether easy, moderate or challenging. Includes maps and photos.

The introduction tells the walker all about the Herts and Beds landscape and geography (e.g. gently undulating countryside, low hills, quiet rivers and patches of woodland), places of historic interest (for example the mediaeval castle at Berkhamsted), literary connections and walking in the area generally.

Includes further information on the Ramblers' Association; The National Trust and the relationship between walkers and the law, e.g. rights of way, new access rights, obligations on local councils regarding rights of way, and more.

Walks included are:

Walk Starts At:
Distance
Time (hrs)
Ampthill Park & Millbrook Warren Ampthill
8.5
4
Around Roxton Roxton Village Hall
3.5
1.5
Around Ashwell Ashwell
5.5
2.5
Ardeley, Benington and Walkern Ardeley
7
3.5
Barkway, Reed and Earl's Wood Barkway
6
3
Bramfield Woods Bramfield
4.5
2
Bridgewater Monument and Aldbury Bridgewater Monument
4
2
Chipperfield and King's Langley Chipperfield
6.5
3
Clophill Wrest Park and Silsoe Clophill
8.5
4
Dunstable Downs and Totternhoe Dunstable Downs Gateway Centre
5.5
2.5
Essendon and Little Berkhamsted Essendon
4.5
2.5
Hertford and the Cole Green Way Hertford
5.5
2.5
John Bunyan Country Priory Country Park
7.5
3.5
King's Wood and Houghton House Houghton Conquest
4
2
Northchurch Common and the Grand Union Canal Berkhamsted
6
3
Odell, Great Wood and Harrold Harrold Odell Country Park
6
3
Old Warden Park Old Warden Park
4.5
2
Sandy and Everton Sandy Market Square
8.5
4
Sarratt and the River Chess Chorleywood Common
5.5
2.5
Sundon Hills and Sharpenhoe Clappers Sundon Hills Country Park
5.5
2.5
Stockgrove Country Park Stockgrove Country Park
3
1.5
St. Albans and the Ver valley St. Albans
10.5
5
The Ayots, Brocket Park and the River Lea Wheathampsted
9.5
4.5
Turvey Turvey Bridge
6.5
3
Upper Lea Valley and Someries Castle Peter's Green
6.5
3
Ware, Stanstead Abbotts and Great Amwell Ware
6.5
3
Whitwell and St. Paul's Walden Whitwell
6
3
Woburn Park and Eversholt Woburn
8
4
2008, Revised Ed., Jarrold Publishing, pbk

2003, Jarrold Publishing, pbk

Other walks books for Hertfordshire:
Whynne-Hammond, Charles. 'Pub Walks in Northamptonshire: Thirty Circular Walks Around Northamptonshire Inns', published in 2005 (reprint) in Great Britain by Countryside Books in paperback, 128pp, ISBN 1853062405. Condition: Brand new, unread copy. Price: £3.15, not including post and packing, which is Amazon UK's standard charge (currently £2.80 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers)
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About this book: If you enjoy both walking and visiting country pubs, this book should appeal. All the inns are in Northamptonshire and surrounded by excellent walking country. Every walk begins and ends at a particular pub, where good food, as well as good ale, are served in a traditional surroundings. The routes vary from 2 to 6.5 miles and each is described in detail with its own accompanying sketch map. There are walks along riverbanks, lakesides and towpaths; through woods and valleys, over hills and watermeadows. Many of the county's prettiest villages and its most beautiful and secluded parkland are explored. There are also stretches of Northamptonshire's popular long distance footpaths including the Nene Way, the Knightley Way and the Grafton Way. All 30 pubs are described and details include opening times, specialty menus and their range of ales and lagers. Please note that this book was last reprinted in 2005 and therefore some of the information may be out-of-date. It is wise to telephone the pub or check it out on the internet in advance to make sure that it is open and serving at the required time

The Walks

# Walk Starts At: Map (OS Landranger)
Grid Ref
Distance
(miles)
1
Aynho The Cartwright Arms OS Landranger 151 515332
4
2
Chipping Warden The Griffin OS Landranger 151 500489
2
3
Sulgrave The Star Inn OS Landranger 152 558456
4
4
Moreton Pinkey England's Rose (formerly The Old House at Home) OS Landranger 152 577493
3
5
Hellidon The Red Lion OS Landranger 151
OS Landranger 152
519581
4
6
Badby The Windmill Inn OS Landranger 152 559588
6.5
7
Farthingstone The King's Arms OS Landranger 152 613551
3
8
Weedon Bec The Crossroads OS Landranger 152 633598
4.5
9
Eastcote The Eastcote Arms OS Landranger 152 680539
2.5
10
Pottersbury The Old Talbot OS Landranger 152 753435
4.5
11
Stoke Bruerne The Boat Inn OS Landranger 152 743499
3.5
12
Little Brington Ye Olde Saracens Head OS Landranger 152 660637
3
13
Harlestone The Dusty Fox OS Landranger 152 708644
3
14
Crick The Red Lion OS Landranger 140 590724
5
15
Welford The Elizabethan OS Landranger 141
OS Landranger 140
641803
2.5
16
Guilsborough The Ward Arms OS Landranger 141 678729
5
17
Brixworth The Coach and Horses OS Landranger 141 750709
3
18
Lamport The Lamport Swan OS Landranger 141 756745
4
19
Harrington The Tollemache Arms OS Landranger 141 776803
4
20
Great Cransley The Three Cranes OS Landranger 141 831768
3
21
Little Harrowden The Lamb Inn OS Landranger 141
OS Landranger 152
867714
4.5
22
Castle Ashby The Falcon OS Landranger 152 860596
4
23
Rushton The Thornhill Arms OS Landranger 141 843829
4.5
24
Brigstock The Green Dragon OS Landranger 141 946854
5
25
Woodford The Dukes Arms OS Landranger 141 967770
4
26
Wadenhoe The King's Head OS Landranger 141 011834
3.5
27
Barnwell The Montagu Arms OS Landranger 141 050849
4
28
Harringworth The White Swan OS Landranger 141 916974
2
29
Kings Cliffe The Cross Keys Inn OS Landranger 141 006972
4
30
Yarwell The Angel OS Landranger 142 069979
2.5
 

Walks in Northamptonshire

Shurey, Richard. 'Pub Walks in Warwickshire' published in 1994 in Great Britain by Countryside Books in paperback, 95pp, ISBN 9781846740954. Sorry, sold out, but click image to access prebuilt search for this title on Amazon UK
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About this book: To those who enjoy both walking and visiting country pubs this book should provide much satisfaction! The pubs have been chosen for their good food, and the routes give the walker the opportunity to experience the glorious countryside of Warwickshire at its best. A bestseller from the day it was published, this collection of classic pub walks now appears in a new up-dated and revised edition. It contains 20 circular routes ranging from the ancient Forest of Arden in the North to the rich agricultural lands of the Avon and the glorious Cotswolds in the South. There are tranquil waterside walks along the banks of the river Blythe at Hampton-in-Arden and at Wootton Wawen beside the meandering river Alne; invigorating walks to Napton Hill and Brailes Hill with their superb views; and charming walks through picturesque towns and villages such as Aston Cantlow and Shipston-on-Stour. The walks vary in length from 3 - 7 miles and each route is described in detail with its own accompanying sketch map. There is a photograph of each pub and information about its history and character, how to get there, parking facilities, food specialities and range of ales.

Summary of Walks:

# Walk Starts At: Map (OS Landranger)
Grid Ref
Distance
(miles)
1
Nether Whitacre The Dog Inn
car park
139 Birmingham and Surrounding Area
233930

4
2
Shustoke Village Green, in front of The Plough Inn 139 Birmingham and Surrounding Area
227909
5
3
Hampton-in-Arden The White Lion car park 139 Birmingham and Surrounding Area
204808
6
4
Barston The Bull's Head car park 139 Birmingham and Surrounding Area
207781
4
5
Chadwick End The Orange Tree car park 139 Birmingham and Surrounding Area
207731
5
6
Rowington Parking alongside The Tom o' the Wood pub 139 Birmingham and Surrounding Area
195697
4
7
Preston Bagot Parking in front and to the rear of The Crab Mill pub 151 Stratford-upon-Avon and surrounding area
172653
3
8
Lowsonford Large car park to the rear of The Fleur de Lys pub 151 Stratford-upon-Avon and surrounding area
188678
4
9
Wootton Wawen Car park at the side of The Bull's Head pub 151 Stratford-upon-Avon and surrounding area
152632
5
10
Ufton Large car park to the rear of The White Hart pub 151 Stratford-upon-Avon and surrounding area
379622
3
11
Napton-on-the-Hill Parking area by The Crown Inn pub 151 Stratford-upon-Avon and surrounding area
465610
4 or 7
12
Harbury At The Shakespeare pub, in Mill Street, centre of the town 151 Stratford-upon-Avon and surrounding area
372600
5.5
13
Aston Cantlow Car park behind The King's Head pub 151 Stratford-upon-Avon and surrounding area
139599
5.5
14
Moreton Morrell Street parking outside The Black Horse pub 151 Stratford-upon-Avon and surrounding area
311559
4
15
Wixford Car park to the front and side of The Three Horseshoes pub 150 Worcester and the Malverns
92545
3.5
16
Edge Hill Car park opposite The Castle Inn 151 Stratford-upon-Avon and surrounding area
373474
4
17
Ilmington Very limited parking in front of The Black Horse pub 151 Stratford-upon-Avon and surrounding area
212435
3
18
Shipston-on-Stour Car park in front of The Black Horse 151 Stratford-upon-Avon and surrounding area
258407
3.5
19
Lower Brailes Car park at the side of The George Hotel 151 Stratford-upon-Avon and surrounding area
313392
3.5
20
Cherington Car park opposite The Cherington Arms 151 Stratford-upon-Avon and surrounding area
292369
3

Other Warwickshire Walks Books Of Interest
Vinter, Jeff. 'Railway Walks: LNER' (London & North Eastern Railways), published in 2009 in Great Britain in paperback, 192pp, ISBN 9780752451053. Condition: Brand new. Price: £5.20, not including post and packing, which is Amazon's standard charge (currently £2.80 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers)
2009, The History Press, pbk
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Vinter, Jeff. 'Railway Walks:LNER', published by Alan Sutton Publishing in 1990, hbk, 170pp, ISBN 0862997321. Sorry, sold out, but click image to access prebuilt search for this title on Amazon UK
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About this book/synopsis: In this volume of the Railway Walks series, Jeff Vinter looks at converted lines in the territory of the former London and North Eastern Railway. Railway closures can be traced from the 1930s, with a sudden upswell in the 1960s, when the recommendations of the Beeching report were implemented.

Fortunately, far-sighted councils such as Durham County Council stepped in promptly following the Countryside Act of 1968, purchasing a number of abandoned lines for conversion into recreational trails and maintaining the continuity of the routes. As a result, the area covered offers an extensive selection of railway walks, with County Durham a national showpiece of what can be done.

This volume describes in detail ten of the best of these walks. The lines covered range from quiet byways and holiday lines in East Anglia, to a network of abandoned industrial lines radiating from the former steel town of Consett in County Durham. Routes along the way include the splendidly scenic Scarborough and Whitby Railway path, the Hudson Way from Market Weighton to Beverley and, most remarkably of all, the Selby and York Railway Path and Cycle Route -until September 1983, part of British Rail's premier East Coast main line. The detailed description of each walk includes OS grid references, helpful maps and illustrations, and comprehensive transport and refreshments information. If the walker's appetite for more exploration has been whetted, further walks, preserved railways and museums are suggested which shed light on the area's industrial past. The 'armchair walker' is also catered for, each chapter being prefaced with a full historical description of the line and a resumé of its regeneration after closure.

Walks include:
1. The Alban Way. 6.5 miles
2. An Essex Byway. 15 miles
3. The Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway, Norfolk
Walk 1: The Weaver's Way, North Walsham to Aylsham. 7 miles
Walk 2: Marriott's Way, Attlebridge to Hellesdon. 7 miles
4. The Spa Trail. 6.5 miles
5. The Hornsea Rail Trail. 15 miles
6. The Hudson Way. 11 miles
7. The Vale of York. 7.5 miles
8. The Scarborough and Whitby Railway Path. 23.5 miles.
9. The Waskerley Way. 7 miles
10. The Derwent Walk. 10.5 miles
Includes useful addresses; an appendix of official railway walks and an appendix of County Council Public Transport Offices


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Patefield, Jean. 'Waterside Walks in the Chilterns', published in 2008 in Great Britain by Countryside Books in paperback, 96pp, ISBN 9781846740770. Sorry, sold out. Click on image to access other copies on sale at Amazon
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About this book/synopsis: This book is a glossy, full colour, well-presented and simple-to-use and follow format. Each walk is between 2.5 and 7.5 miles and is carefully described with information on how to get to the starting point, where car parking is located and where refreshments can be found. Telephone numbers are given for the refreshments places so you can ring ahead and check they are open or book your cream tea!

  • All walks are circular. They start and finish where a car can be conveniently left
  • Walks 2, 7, 8, 9, 14 and 17 can easily be accessed by rail
  • All the walks are based on at least one pub
  • Seven walks explore sections of the Thames, which forms the Southern boundary of the Chiltern Hills
  • Five walks explore sections of the Grand Union Canal, which passes through the Chilterns at Tring Gap
  • Six walks explore the rivers of the Chilterns, for example the Bulbourne and Misbourne

The route descriptions are broken into numbered paragraphs that correspond with numbers on the accompanying sketch maps. The relevant OS number is given for each walk.

Don't forget also the local places of interest - such as the art gallery in Cookham focused on the artist Stanley Spencer and historic Hughenden Manor, that has associations with Disraeli.

What are the Chilterns? They are an arc of chalk hills roughly 40 miles north and west of London. They cross several Shires - Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Oxfordshire.

Contents:
Includes 20 waterside walks of varying lengths:
1) Cookham and Cliveden Reach - 6 miles
2) Hedsor and Cookham Reach -5 miles
3) Little Marlow - 3 miles
4) The Thames at Medmenham - 3 miles
5) Hambledon and Aston -6 miles
6) Henley and Fawley - 7 miles
7) Goring - 7.5 miles
8) Chalfont Park and the Colne Valley - 7 miles
9) Berkhamsted - 5 miles
10) Northchurch Common and Cow Roast Lock
11) Marsworth Reservoirs - 4 miles
12) Wendover Woods and Canal - 6 miles
13) Chenies and the Chess Valley-5 miles
14) Chesham & The River Chess - 6 miles
15) Little Missenden & The River Misbourne-4 miles
16) Hughenden Valley-4 miles
17) The Source of the River Misbourne-4.5 miles
18) The Gade Valley-3.5 miles
19) Two Lakes Walk-4 miles
20) Burnham Breeches-2.5 miles

Other Chiltern Walks Books:
Hopkins, Tony 'Walks to Remember: Fifteen Shorter Walks in the Northern Lake District', published in 1986 (reprint) by Polecat Press, 96pp, ISBN 0947688005. Sorry, sold out. Click on image to access other copies on sale at Amazon
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  • Walks to Remember: Fifteen Shorter Walks in the Northern Lake District [top]
    Written and illustrated by Tony Hopkins
    Photographs by Tony Hopkins and Peter Freeman
    Maps drawn by Don Sargeant; other illustrations by Brian Waters; Edited by Caroline Freeman
    Cover photograph: Buttermere Valley from Hay Stacks
    First published in 1984 in Great Britain in paperback, 96pp, ISBN 0947688005
    Reprinted in 1986. Original UK retail price: £2.95

About this book/synopsis: The Northern Lake District of England contains some of the best upland walks in Britain. The walks are famous for their views and the quality of the surrounding countryside. This book includes 15 of the most interesting shorter walks with comprehensive interpretive notes giving an insight into the wildlife, agriculture, history and landscape of the area.

There are concise, clear route descriptions, maps, photographs and drawings intended to be useful both on the day of the walk and as a momento to bring back pleasant memories.

All the walks are CIRCULAR and start from a convenient parking place and they vary in length from 1.9 miles to 5 miles (3 to 8 km). Most walks will suit a variety of ages and levels of fitness; some concentrate on lakesides and valleys, while others take the walker through steep wooded slopes or fell tops. The majority of walks require little previous walking experience

Contents:
Introduction
Selecting a Walk; Timing; Preparation and Safety; Route Descriptions; The Maps; On The Walk; 1. Latrigg; 2. Castlehead; 3. Walla Crag; 4. Naddle Valley and Low Rigg; 5. Cat Bells; 6. Newlands Valley; 7. Castle Crag; 8. Johnny's Wood; 9. Grange Fell; 10. Dock Tarn and Watendlath; 11. Stonethwaite; 12. Buttermere; 13. Hay Stacks; 14. Rannerdale and 15. Brackenthwaite

# Walk Distance Ascent
km
miles
metres
miles
1 Latrigg
Spooney Lane-Latrigg-Brundholm-Windebrowe
8
5.0
270
0.17
2 Castlehead
Cockshot-Great Wood-Friar's Crag
5.5
3.4
110
0.07
3 Walla Crag
Great Wood-Ashness Bridge-Walla Crag-Rakefoot
6.5
4.0
300
0.19
4 Naddle Valley and Low Rigg
Castlerigg-St. John's In The Vale Church-Tewet Tarn
6
3.7
170
0.11
5 Cat Bells
Gutherscale-Cat Bells-Manesty Park-Brandelhow-Hawes End
6.5
4.0
370
0.23
6 Newlands Valley
Chapel Bridge-Low Snab-Skelgill-Little Town
6.5
4.0
70
0.04
7 Castle Crag
Rosthwaite-Low Hows Wood-Castle Crag
5
3.1
200
0.12
8 Johnny's Wood
Seatoller-Johnny's Wood-Scaleclose
3.5
2.2
150
0.09
9 Grange Fell
Troutdale-Grange Fell-Watendlath-High Lodore
7.5
4.7
330
0.21
10 Dock Tarn and Watendlath
Rosthwaite-Willygrass Gill-Dock Tarn-Watendlath
7.5
4.7
390
0.24
11 Stonethwaite
Stonethwaite-Galleny Force-Johnny House-Alisongrass
4
2.5
50
0.03
12 Buttermere
A circuit of the lake
7
4.3
10
0.01
13 Hay Stacks
Gatesgarth-Scarth Gap-Hay Stacks-Green Crag-Warnscale Beck
7.5
4.7
480
0.30
14 Rannerdale
Buttermere Village-Hause Point-Rannerdale-Gyll Wood
6
3.7
200
0.12
15 Brackenthwaite
Lanthwaite-Brackenthwaite Hows-Crummock Water
5
3.1
150
0.09


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Vile, Nigel. 'Waterside Walks near Bristol & Bath', published in 2004 (reprint) in Great Britain by Countryside Books in paperback, 96pp, ISBN 1853065544. Sorry, sold out, but click image to access a prebuilt search for this title on Amazon UK
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About this book/synopsis: Water has always added that bit of extra interest and that additional scenic beauty (or sometimes starkness) and the area around Bristol and Bath is particularly fortunate in having so many waterways to explore. There are the great rivers - the Severn, the Avon and the Frome; the reservoirs which supply Bristol with its water - Blagdon Lake, Chew Valley Lake and the Litton Reservoirs; the Kennet and Avon Canal; and the Bristol Channel. The twenty circular walks in this book are all between 2-7 miles in length and they take the walker part of the way along the banks of these waterways and through some of the most beautiful scenery in England. Each walk instruction also includes details on how to get to the start, where to park, and what pub food and drink are available locally. For greater clarity, the route descriptions are divided into numbered paragraphs which correspond with the numbers on the accompanying sketch maps. There are also separate sections about places of interest nearby such as the Fox Talbot Museum of Photography in Lacock and Berkeley Castle, where Edward II met his death in 1327.

# Walk Location:
Distance
(miles)
Map Needed-
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1
The River Severn at Shepperdine
4
OS Landranger 162
OS Outdoor Leisure 14
2
The River Severn at Oldbury
2

OS Landranger 162: Gloucester, Forest of Dean
OS Landranger 172
OS Explorer 167

3
The River Frome near Iron Acton
4.5
OS Landranger 172
OS Explorer 167
4
Sherston and the Source of the Avon
4.5 or 7
OS Landranger 173
OS Explorer 168
5
The River Avon at Kellaways
2.5
OS Landranger 173
OS Explorer 156
6
The By Brook Near Ford
2
OS Landranger 173
OS Explorer 156
7
The River Avon at Lacock
2.5
OS Landranger 173
OS Explorer 156
8
The Somerset Frome at Rode
2.5
OS Landranger 173 AND OS Landranger 183
OS Explorer 143
9
The River Avon and the Kennet & Avon Canal at Bradford-on-Avon
3
OS Landranger 173
OS Explorer 156
10
The Avon Valley south of Bath
3
OS Landranger 172
OS Explorer 155
11
The Wellow Brook
3
OS Landranger 172
OS Explorer 142
12
The Waterways of Bath
2.5
OS Landranger 172
OS Explorer 155
13
The River Avon at Swineford
4
OS Landranger 172
OS Explorer 155
14
The River Avon near Keynsham
3.5
OS Landranger 172
OS Explorer 155
15
Bristol's Historic Docks
3
OS Landranger 172
OS Explorer 154
16
The Bristol Channel at Clevedon
4
OS Landranger 172
OS Explorer 154
17
The Bristol Channel at Sand Point and Middle Hope
2.5
OS Landranger 182
OS Explorer 153
18
Around Blagdon Lake
6
OS Landranger 172
Or:
OS Explorer 141 And OS Explorer 154
19
Chew Valley Lake
4
OS Landranger 172
OS Explorer 154

 

Other Nigel Vile Walks Books:

Pickering, Mark. 'Wild Walks: Sixty Short South Island Walks', published in 2001 (reprint) in New Zealand by Shoal Bay Press, in paperback, 164pp, ISBN 0908704267. Very good clean and tidy condition, well looked-after. Has gift message to the previous owner just inside the front cover. Price GBP4.75, not including post and packing, which is Amazon UK's standard charge, currently £2.80 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers)
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  • Wild Walks: Sixty Short South Island Walks [top]
    Written by Mark Pickering; Photographs by Nic Bishop and Mark Pickering
    First published in 1995 in New Zealand by Shoal Bay Press Ltd in paperback
    Reprinted as revised editions in 1997 and 2001
    2001 edition: 164pp, ISBN 0908704267

About this book/synopsis: The South Island of New Zealand is blessed with wild places and a growing reputation for nature tourism; further, many of the wild places are right under our noses. Only a short way from many of the more conventional tourist centres, you can visit rainforests, estuaries, granite gorges, beaches, windswept coasts and coastal lagoons, tussock plains and hot springs. This book describes 60 short walks, each with a landscape feature or wildlife habitat that makes it unique The 'wild' used in the title is not meant to convey the message that each walk is a little bit dangerous, but rather that the quality of the landscape is wild. It is not a book for the dedicated tramper or hiker - it is for the tourist or holidaymaker with an hour or three to spare, who likes to put on his or her walking shoes and take a short stroll into the unspoilt magic of wilderness. Native wildlife abounds in these ancient and untouched spots: little blue penguins, shags, sealions, Hector's dolphins, kakas, keas, kiwis, kereru, albatrosses...the list goes on. Many are unique to the habitat in which you will see them. The walks described range from 15 minutes to about 4 hours (return) and are suitable for people of all ages. Location maps and concise directions make them easy to find and follow. The maps are a simple visual guide to the areas and are not intended as substitutes for topographical maps. Walkers are advised to get the proper maps if they want to stray from the beaten track

Points to Note about Each Walk:

  • Each has a striking feature of landscape or wildlife
  • Many different types of habitat are represented - estuaries, rainforest, granite gorges, tussock plains, coastal lagoons, limestone outcrops or hot springs, etc
  • Anyone from the elderly to young children can tackle these walks - no special equipment is needed, apart from waterproofs and strong, preferably waterproof, shoes. Walkers should take food and spare warm clothes during the winter months and keep an eye on the weather; those doing the coastal walks should keep an eye on the tides
  • The walks are generally easily accessible and well-graded, with information signs and often toilet facilities
  • None of the walks takes more than four hours (return)
  • If you have them, take binoculars
  • The walking times given on each time are conservative. They are designed to cater for slower walkers and families with young children. Any adult of reasonable fitness can reduce the times considerably
  • Mountain bikes are not permitted on most of these tracks [note this book was published 2001, may be different now]
  • Some walks will only be accessible for wheelchairs for a certain distance; even on the best of walks there may be obstacles, e.g. tree roots, rocks, ditches
  • Some walks are closed at particular times of the year, e.g. during the lambing months of August to November. Other reasons may be fire risk or wildlife management
  • Walkers should keep to the tracks.

Chapters:
Introduction
Areas Covered:
(number in brackets indicates length of walk in hours/minutes)
Nelson:
Waikoropupu Springs (30), Farewell Spit (1-2 hrs), Marahau Estuary (2-3 hrs), Flora Tableland (3 hrs to Grid Iron Gulch; 4-5 hrs return to Salisbury Hut), Pelorus Bridge (30 mins return on Totara Walk, Circle Walk or Tawa Walk), Lake Rotoiti (2 hrs), Boulder Banks (no time given)

Marlborough & Kaikoura: Karaka Point (30 return), Wairau Lagoon (3-4 hrs circuit), Kaikoura Peninsula (circuit 4-5 hrs; Whaler's Bay track - 3 hrs)

Lewis Pass: Lake Daniells (5 mins to the Sluice Box Gorge; 3-4 hrs return to Lake Daniells), Tarn Walk & Sylvia Flats (Tarn Walk - 30 mins return; Sylvia Flats hot pools - 5 mins return)

Canterbury & Banks Peninsula: Napenape (1 hr circuit on the bush track), Scarborough Head (full circuit from Sumner to Scarborough Head to Taylor's Mistake to the Heritage Trail and back to Sumner takes 3-4 hrs), Birdlings Flat & Kaituna Lagoon (a stroll to the red cliff and back to Birdlings Flat would take an hour), Montgomery Park (for the bush and big totara tree it's about a 10 minute return; to reach the highest lookout and return will need about 2 hrs-warning the track is rough in some places), Castle Hill (2+ hrs; Cave Stream takes 1 hr), Sharplin Falls (Sharplin Falls - 1-2 hrs; Duke Knob allow 2 hrs return), Woolshed Creek Canyon (4-5 hrs return), Peel Forest Tarn (Alpine Tarn and back via Allan's Track and Fern walk allow 2-3 hrs return. Dennistoun bush walk circuit - 1 hr)

Arthur's Pass: Dobson Nature Walk (1 hr), Bealey Spur (Bealey Hut return 2-3 hrs)

Mackenzie Country & Mount Cook: Ohau Ponds & River Delta (1 hr), Clay Cliffs - Paritea (1-2 hrs), Blue Lakes & Glacier Lookout (30 mins return to Blue Lakes; 30 mins return to Glacier Lookout; 40 minutes to Terminal Outlet; to do all three, allow 2 hrs return), Sealy Tarns & Kea Point (1 hr return to Kea Point; 3-4 hrs return to Sealy Tarns)

West Coast: Heaphy Coast (Scott's Beach circuit 2 hrs return; Nikau Walk 40 mins return), Oparara Arches (Oparara Arch 30 mins return; Little Arch 2 hrs return; Honeycomb Hill Cave and Top Arch - 3 hrs return), Charming Creek (right through is 3-4 hrs - you will need transport at the other end), Cape Foulwind (30 mins return to the seal colony; 2-3 hrs one way for the entire walkway), Punakaiki/Truman Track (Pancake rocks 30 min circuit; Truman Track 30 min return), Kahikatea Forest Walk (20 mins circuit), Wanganui Headland (full circuit about 2-3 hrs)

South Westland: Okarito Lagoon (Okarito Trig 1 hr return; Three Mile pack track to lagoon - with low-tide beach option, 3-4 hrs return), Franz Josef Glacier (to the glacier terminal lookout and back 2 hrs), Lake Matheson (1-2 hrs circuit), Gillespies Beach (to the lagoon and back 2 hrs; to the historic tunnel and lookout 3 hrs return; to the seal colony 4 hrs return), Ship Creek & Monro Track (Monro Track 2-3 hrs return; Ship Creek 1 hr return), Hapuka Estuary (30 mins return)

Otago: Graves Walkway (2-3 hrs return - one section of the walk requires low tide to get past), Shag Point (1-2 hrs), Sandfly Bay (2-3 hrs return), Tunnel Beach (2 hrs return), Sutton Salt Lake (the full circuit takes 1-2 hrs return), Roxburgh Gorge (to Coleman's Creek return allow 3-4 hrs. It is wise to carry water as it is not easy to ge through the scrub to the Clutha, and the gorge can get intensely hot in summer)

Catlin's Coast: Nugget Point (20 minutes return to the lighthouse; 15 minutes return to Roaring Bay), Cannibal Bay (the walk to Surat Bay and back takes 1-2 hrs; from Cannibal Bay to the Surat Bay road end allow 2-3 hrs), Curio Bay (1 hr)

Wakatipu & Southland: Blue Pool (30 - 50 mins return), Lake Alta (3 hrs return - fair weather and summer walk only), Bob's Cove (nature walk to Bob's Cove and peninsula lookout 1 hr return; to Twelve Mile Bluff 1 hr return; to Twelve Mile Creek Delta 2 hrs return), Mavora Lakes (3-4 hrs return around South Mavora Lake; Mavora Walkway 2-3 days. North Mavora Lake Edge 4-5 hrs return), Foveaux Walkway (2-3 hrs return)

Fiordland: Hidden Falls (3 hrs return to the 2nd verandah; 4 hrs return to Hidden Falls hut), Key Summit (2-3 hrs), The Chasm & Bowen Falls (The Chasm 20 mins; Bowen Falls 20 mins), Lake Gunn - O Tapara (1 hr circuit), Shallow Bay (2-3 hrs return to Shallow Beach)

Stewart Island: Maori Beach (3-4 hrs); Ulva Island (2-3 hrs around the island)

Other Books on Walking in New Zealand:

Maps of New Zealand:

Rough Guide NZ

 



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