Walking On Uist And Barra

Author: Mike Townsend
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1849656932
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Walking On Uist And Barra from the Author: Mike Townsend. This guide offers 40 walking routes on the Uists and Barra - a unique 100km cluster of islands in Scotland's Outer Hebrides. The walks are varied and graded, from short, flat beach walks beside crystal clear waters to long excursions across wild mountainous terrain, the routes visit all the major islands from Berneray to Vatersay but also those smaller and offshore such as Eriskay and Mingulay. Routes are described in four sections, by area, and illustrated with vivid colour photographs and OS mapping. Walking across these landscapes, especially the hill country, gives a sense of remoteness and peaceful solitude that cannot be found in the mainland's National Parks or on the Munros busy with peak baggers. Despite a relatively narrow area, Uist and Barra's diverse islands offer a contrasting walking terrain and many ancient historic sites such as chambered cairns and standing stones as well as lots of local wildlife. Upland areas are home to red deer and golden and white-tailed eagles, while along the coast grey seals are common and thousands of birds set up their breeding grounds in the machair. Daily flights between Glasgow and Benbecula as well as the ferry network mean that all of the islands are readily accessible.

Walking On Harris And Lewis

Author: Richard Barrett
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 178362230X
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Walking On Harris And Lewis from the Author: Richard Barrett. This walking guidebook describes 30 day walks all over the Isles of Harris and Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides. The walks range from 2 to 14 miles (4-22km) in length, and are easily accessible from Stornaway or Tarbet. Routes vary from short strolls to long wilderness hikes, high-level and low-level, and include the An Cliseam horseshoe, visits to ancient historic monuments like the stone circles of Calanais and the famous Butt of Lewis lighthouse, all illustrated with OS maps and dramatic photography. The routes take in most of the main summits as well as historical and geographical places of interest. A list of all the Marilyns (British hills of any height with a drop of at least 150m on all sides) on Harris, Lewis and St Kilda is included at the back. Much of the Long Island, as it is known, is remote and walkers are not likely to encounter anyone else in their explorations, so these walks are for well-equipped, experienced hikers with good navigational skills. Tips are also included about walking on St Kilda, Berneray, Taransay, The Shiant Islands and The Flannan Isles, along with a short Gaelic glossary and route summary table, and advice on practicalities to make the most out of any walking trip on Harris and Lewis.

Scotland

Author: Chris Townsend
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1849653534
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Scotland from the Author: Chris Townsend. This book is a resource covering the finest walks, treks and climbs to be found in Scotland, written by an award-winning author. From the rolling hills of the Southern Uplands to the great granite plateaus of the Cairngorms to the jagged peaks of Torridon and the Cuillin hills on the Isle of Skye, Scotland has a rich variety of wild landscapes and terrain that is perfect for many activities. Scotland's lochs, forests and rivers offer spectacular scenery and a tranquility that visitors embrace time and time again. Author Chris Townsend was the first person to complete a continuous round of all the Scottish Munros and Tops. He has also walked across the Scottish mountains from coast to coast 14 times, and has served as the President of the Mountaineering Council of Scotland. With superb photography and an exceptional level of detail throughout, this book is an ideal all-embracing guide for the mountain adventurer.

The Hebridean Way

Author: Richard Barrett
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1783625066
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The Hebridean Way from the Author: Richard Barrett. Officially launched in 2017, the Hebridean Way offers walkers the opportunity to experience the magic of Scotland's Outer Hebrides in one inspirational journey. The waymarked route stretches 247km (155 miles) from Vatersay to Stornaway, linking ten major islands of the archipelago by means of causeways and two ferry crossings: Vatersay, Barra, Eriskay, South Uist, Benbecula, Grimsay, North Uist, Berneray, Harris and Lewis. Suitable for most walkers with a moderate level of fitness, it can be completed in 8-14 days and is rich in natural, historical and cultural interest. This guidebook presents the Hebridean Way in 10 stages of 16-35km (10-22 miles), plus two additional stages to extend the route to the Butt of Lewis in line with future plans. Detailed route description is accompanied by 1:50,000 OS mapping, stunning photography to whet your appetite and a wealth of information about local points of interest. The introduction offers an overview of the islands' geology, history, plants and wildlife as well as comprehensive practical advice for walking the route, such as when to go, how to get there (and back) and what to take. Accommodation listings can be found in the appendices. The route is a celebration of the diverse landscapes of the Hebrides, from dazzling white shell beaches to wild moorland and flower-strewn machair. It visits Neolithic and Bronze Age remains, ruined forts and castles and monuments commemorating Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Highland Land Struggle. The islands are also a great location to spot seabirds, raptors and a number of migratory species. Informative and inspiring, Richard Barrett's guidebook is an ideal companion to discovering this captivating route.

Lies Damned Lies And Anglers

Author: Bruce Sandison
Publisher: Black & White Publishing
ISBN: 1845023897
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Lies Damned Lies And Anglers from the Author: Bruce Sandison. When fishing, there's always an element of chance. And the occasional opportunity to exaggerate just a bit, especially about the one that got away. In Lies, Damned Lies & Anglers, Bruce Sandison searches for the truth about angling, with all it's pleasures and frustrations, and reveals some of the secrets of success he has discovered over the years. For those drawn to river and loch, peace, tranquility and contentment are key. But catching fish is an altogether trickier business. Over the years, Bruce Sandison has caught prize fish almost by accident, suffered as absolute beginners have had more than their fair share of luck, battled the elements in small boats, worn inappropriate waders and has, by chance, also discovered the songs that fish simply can't resist. Through good times and bad, the odd big fish may have got away but, of course, the stories are all true . . .

Coastal Walks Around Britain

Author: Andrew McCloy
Publisher: New Holland Publishers
ISBN: 9781847731272
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Coastal Walks Around Britain from the Author: Andrew McCloy. Accompanied by clear and detailed maps, celebrating the varied treasures to be found on the coastlines of England, Wales and Scotland, this work presents 15 walks along sections of Britain's most famous coastal paths.

Hebridean Memories

Author: Seton Gordon
Publisher: Neil Wilson Publishing
ISBN: 1906476276
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Hebridean Memories from the Author: Seton Gordon. One of Seton Gordon's greatest works concentrates on the Hebrides of Scotland in the post-First World War years as the islands tried to regain their composure and re-establish their social order. Gordon's prose recounts not only the way of life of the people but also the wildlife and wilderness in a classic memoir of a pattern of existence of which only sparse remnants now remain, and which is forever threatened. PART I: SPRING MEMORIES I A SEA-GIRT HOME OF THE PEREGRINE; II A HILL LOCH AND ITS BIRDS; III A HEBRIDEAN PASS IN SPRING; IV A WESTERN CORRIE AND ITS WILDLIFE; V A MAY SNOWFALL IN THE HEBRIDES; VI THE WHOOPER SWAN; VII A DEER FOREST OF THE WEST; VIII STULAVAL; PART II: SUMMER MEMORIES IX A WESTERN HAUNT OF THE PTARMIGAN; X LOCH CORODALE -- A HILL-SET TARN; XI BEINN MHOR OF SOUTH UIST; XII SUMMER SHIELINGS; XIII A UIST HEADLAND; PART III: AUTUMN, WINTER AND OTHER MEMORIES XIV THE FISH OF THE HOWMORE; XV HEKLA: A PEAK OF SOUTH UIST; PART IV: SOME BIRDS OF THE HEBRIDES; XVI A WINTER CLIMB: BEINN MOR MULL; XVII WINTER ON BEINN CRUACHAN; XVIII THE SERPENT OF GLEN MOR; XIX THE ISLAND PIPER ; XX THE LIFE OF A HEBRIDEAN CROFTER OF SOUTH UIST; XXI A HEBRIDEAN EMIGRATION XXII THE TWITE, OR MOUNTAIN LINNET; XXIII THE DUNLIN ; XXIV THE LESSER TERN; XXV THE COMMON GULL; XXVI THE SHORT-EARED OWL; XXVII THE HEN HARRIER; XXVIII THE DECREASE OF GAME BIRDS IN THE WEST

Britain

Author: Robert Andrews
Publisher: Rough Guides Limited
ISBN: 9781858282084
Size: 59.14 MB
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Britain from the Author: Robert Andrews. This comprehensive guide to all of Britain features the most up-to-date information on all the castles, moors, medieval churches, lochs, and glens. Every major city, including Glasgow, Edinburgh, London, and Manchester, are covered, with critical reviews of B&Bs, restaurants, and pubs. 75 maps & plans.

The Skye Trail

Author: Helen Webster
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 178362406X
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The Skye Trail from the Author: Helen Webster. This guidebook describes the challenging 80-mile (128km) Skye Trail, a week-long trek across the magical Isle of Skye, the largest island in Scotland's Inner Hebrides. As yet unwaymarked, the route demands navigational skill, fitness and self-reliance and is therefore suitable for experienced backpackers and mountain walkers. The trail is presented in 7 stages of between 71⁄4 (11.5km) and 173⁄4 miles (28.5km), plus an alternative stage to include an ascent of Bla Bheinn. Alongside detailed route description, 1:50,000 OS mapping and stunning photography, the guide provides a wealth of information about Skye's rich history, culture, literature, geology, wildlife and plants, as well as practical advice such as when to go, what to take and where to stay. Blending information with inspiration, the result is an ideal companion to trekking this magnificent route. From the headland of Rubha Hunish, through Portree to Broadford, the Skye Trail provides the walker with a tour of Skye's most iconic landforms - including the Quiraing, the Old Man of Storr and the Cuillin - as well as of its turbulent history, from Iron Age forts to the ruins of Clearance villages. Whether making use of island hospitality or opting for the freedom of a tent, completing the continuous route represents a real challenge and a fitting match for the epic landscapes found on Skye.