A History Of The Peak District Moors

Author: David Hey
Publisher: Wharncliffe
ISBN: 1783462817
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A History Of The Peak District Moors from the Author: David Hey. The moors of the Peak District provide some of the finest walking country in England. The pleasure of rambling across them is enhanced by a knowledge of their history, ranging from prehistoric times and the middle ages to their conversion for grouse shooting and the struggle for the 'right to roam' in modern times. This distinctive landscape is not an untouched, natural relic for it has been shaped by humans over the centuries. Now it is being conserved as part of Britain's first National Park; much of it is in the care of The National Trust. ??The book covers all periods of time from prehistory to the present, for a typical moorland walk might take in the standing stones of a prehistoric stone circle, a medieval boundary marker, a guide stoop dated 1709, the straight walls of nineteenth-century enclosure, a row of Victorian grouse butts, a long line of flagstones brought in by helicopter, and very much more besides. Some of this physical evidence remains puzzling, but most of it can be explained by assiduous research in local record offices. The author has not referenced the documents, as that would have made the book twice as long, but the bibliography provides leads to where the information may be found.??As featured in the Buxton Advertiser, Buxton Today and Peak Courier.

A History Of The South Yorkshire Countryside

Author: David Hey
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 147383435X
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A History Of The South Yorkshire Countryside from the Author: David Hey. South Yorkshire has some of the most varied countryside in England, ranging from the Pennine moors and the wooded hills and valleys in the west to the estate villages on the magnesian limestone escarpment and the lowlands in the east. Each of these different landscapes has been shaped by human activities over the centuries. This book tells the story of how the present landscape was created. It looks at buildings, fields, woods and moorland, navigable rivers and industrial remains, and the intriguing place-names that are associated with them.

Landscapes Past And Present

Author: Sharon M. Varey
Publisher: University of Chester
ISBN: 1908258284
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Landscapes Past And Present from the Author: Sharon M. Varey.

The Peak District

Author: John Bull
ISBN: 9781908493064
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The Peak District from the Author: John Bull. ?The Peak District was Britain's first National Park and an escape for people in the cities of the industrial north. Prehistoric man built stone circles at Stanton-in-the-Moor and Arbor Low and the Romans had garrisons here, but for many centuries the region was regarded as a 'howling wilderness,' exploited by its aristocratic landlords for hunting, grazing, and lead and stone mining. John Bull explores the culture and history of the Dark and White Peak, which annually attract millions of visitors.

Not The West Highland Way

Author: Ronald Turnbull
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1849653518
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Not The West Highland Way from the Author: Ronald Turnbull. The West Highland Way is one of the finest of Britain's long-distance paths. It passes through six separate mountain ranges, from the tall elegant cone of Ben Lomond and the crag towers of grim Glen Coe to the seductive Mamores. But it doesn't go onto those enticing Stobs and Bens. NOT The West Highland Way makes the most of the surrounding area, taking in sights that the linear Way doesn't allow. With mountain alternatives to all but one of the West Highland Way's nine standard stages, this guidebook takes you on a higher and wilder journey. By taking the best of what the standard Way has to offer and adding in all its diversions away from the linear paths, and get to the heart of what makes the West Highland Way so great. It crosses Ben Lomond and Beinn Dorain, the charming Campsie Fells and the mighty Mamores, while the crossing of the Black Mount from Inveroran to Glen Coe represents the best pub-to-pub to be found in Britain.

The Pentland Hills A Walker S Guide

Author: Susan Falconer
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1849655294
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The Pentland Hills A Walker S Guide from the Author: Susan Falconer. A guidebook to walking Scotland's Pentland Hills - a popular, easily accessible range to the south-west of Edinburgh. The 30 walks are suitable for all levels of experience, and the routes described have been chosen to give a flavour of the hills at their best. As far as possible the routes are circular, for some walks you may need to retrace your steps for a short way back to the start point, but none is linear. There are optional links with other routes in the book included to lengthen some walks and informative 'points of interest' are found throughout. The Pentland Hills offer a variety of experiences from an undulating ridge walk to a stroll beside the quiet waters of a reservoir. They reach a maximum height of 579m at Scald Law, although most lie between 400m and 550m in height.

Torres Del Paine

Author: Rudolf Abraham
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1849653569
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Torres Del Paine from the Author: Rudolf Abraham. This guidebook features trekking and walking routes in Chile's Torres del Paine National Park and Argentina's Los Glaciares National Park, areas of Patagonia. The 140km Torres del Paine 'O' Circuit in the far southern Andes is a long-distance trek of staggering beauty, as it circuits the Paine massif. This route typically takes 10-12 days to complete, and is suitable for competent trekkers. Although the Peine region is a remote wilderness, walking is easily accessible with clear trails, good public transport and regular mountain huts and campsites. Also included in this guidebook are two other multi-stage trekking routes in the Torres del Paine National Park; the 4-5 day, half-circuit of the massif, called the 'W', and the 2-3 day Mirador Zapata route. Other walks in this guide are shorter, and can be completed in a few hours of walking, and ideas for further excursions are included. Across the border in Argentina, this guidebook explores the 3-4 day Cerro Fitzroy and Cerro Torre multi-stage trek, as it visits the spectacular icefalls and views of incredible rock towers. The guide also includes an excursion to see the breathtaking, non-retreating Perito Moreno glacier, an UNESCO World Heritage site in itself. The guidebook helps trekkers venture into Patagonia with confidence, and includes advice on getting to and around the regions, languages, visa, currency, accommodation facilities in the National Parks as well as useful guidance on what to take and expect on the treks. Full background information on the geology, history, wildlife, flora and cultures of the regions are also explored, resulting in an excellent companion guide to walking and trekking in Torres del Paine and Los Glaciares.

Walking In Malta

Author: Paddy Dillon
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1849656487
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Walking In Malta from the Author: Paddy Dillon. The guidebook describes 33 walks on Malta, as well as other routes on the neighbouring islands of Gozo and Comino. Year-round walking with old towns including Valetta, fine coastlines and good transport. Easy access, a long history. Guidebook includes all planning information.

Walking In The Ochils Campsie Fells And Lomond Hills

Author: Patrick Baker
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1849654913
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Walking In The Ochils Campsie Fells And Lomond Hills from the Author: Patrick Baker. A guide to 33 day walks on the Ochils, Campsie Fells and Lomond Hills. The book offers a mixture of routes, including many popular peaks such as Ben Cleuch, Meikle Bin and West Lomond, as well as areas that are well off the beaten track. The walks have been chosen to reflect the diverse landscape that exists in these ranges, and affords as much importance to smaller peaks and lower-level walks as it does to larger hills and high traverses. Several of the walks include peaks known as 'Donalds' - hills in lowland Scotland over 2000ft that have a drop of 100ft on all sides. The majority of walks included are circular, and wherever possible, start from a suitable place to park a car. These are the most accessible hills in Scotland's Central Belt, despite their close proximity to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perth, these three ranges remain a remarkably uncrowded wilderness area. Reprinted in 2014 with updates.

Walking In Mallorca

Author: Paddy Dillon
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1849653666
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Walking In Mallorca from the Author: Paddy Dillon. A comprehensive walking guide to Mallorca. The 80 varied walking routes cover 4 areas around the island - Pollenca and the north, The Central Mountains, Andratx and the south, and the Serra de Llevant. It provides a selection of walks of all degrees of difficulty, and should enable even those limited to a short holiday to make the best use of their time. Circular walks have been described whenever possible, but sometimes it is necessary to return the same way to the starting point. Rugged mountain walks contrast with remote valleys, while waymarked trails give way to long-forgotten mule tracks and hidden mountain passes. Some walks run close to breathtaking cliff coastlines, while others pass through sleepy villages where welcome refreshment can be obtained. Reprinted in 2014 with updates.