AA 100 Walks in Scotland
AA 100 Walks in Scotland Enjoy the best of the Scottish countryside with this compact, and easy-to-carry walking guide offering highlights of Scotland, its regional and topographical features, plus information on footpath signing, countryside access, walking tips and safety guidelines. The 100 walks cover the area in detail, with the distance of each ranging from two to ten miles depending on the terrain and interest along the way. Town and city strolls may be shorter, depending on the hinterland. Scotland (AA 100 Walks in).
The Guide to Walks in North-West Highlands of Scotland. The North-West Highlands, which for the purposes of this book includes all the Scottish mainland north and west of the Great Glen together with the Isle of Skye, is the last area in Britain which could truthfully be described as genuinely wild. This guide to 24 of the finest walks in this gloriously lonely and often breathtakingly beautiful landscape is aimed, not at climbers, who are already well catered for, but at walkers who wish to enjoy the wild country and, while prepared to tackle rough terrain, do not necessarily have the skills and equipment that may be needed on the higher hills. The walks, which range from 6 to 17 miles (9.5 to 27 km) in length are mostly circular and in all cases begin and end at sites with space for parking and access to public transport. Some of the routes, though by no means all, run through land owned by the National Trust for Scotland. The landscapes through which they pass range from the tightly packed hills and glens of Ardgour, Moidart and Knoydart in the south to the wild moors of the extreme north over which a few peaks like Suilven, Canisp and Quinag tower in splendid isolation. Chris Townsend guides his readers with an infectious enthusiasm, sound advice and knowledgeable observations of the wildlife and geology of the Highlands. The book also includes a glossary of Gaelic and Scots words and a Useful Information section listing organisations and websites that may be useful to visiting walkers. The Guide to Walks in North-West Highlands (National Trust for Scotland).
Walk Scotland. A Guidebook for All Seasons. Walk Scotland is a guidebook with a difference as Bruce Sandison takes the reader on 125 of his favourite walks, from the Shetland Isles to the Borders, including three excursions in the land of Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland combining practical information of indigenous flora and fauna with local history and the author's personal knowledge of these routes in his beloved native land. Each walk is a complete story in itself. Sandison recounts his own experiences during a lifetime spent exploring Scotland's countryside: a first kiss among the trees of the 'T' Woods at Swanston, near Edinburgh; discovering Skara Brae in Orkney, before the tourists. His sense of humour is never far behind as he remembers those who walked these ways in days gone by: Mary, Queen of Scots, dashing from Jedburgh to Hermitage Castle to comfort her lover, incurring the wrath of Presbyterian Scotland for doing so; and Bonnie Prince Charlie holding 'court' behind Ben Corridale on South Uist. Including walks to suit all standards of fitness, this book is beautifully illustrated with colour photographs. Ordnance Survey grid references are noted for routes, start- and finishing-points and key markers along the way. At once a practical guide and an evocative account of the history permeating these stunning landscapes, Walk Scotland is a must for all would-be walkers and lovers of the Scottish countryside. Walk Scotland: A Guidebook for All Seasons.
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