The Munros

A Walkhighlands Guide

Author: Paul Webster,Helen Webster

Publisher: Pocket Mountains

ISBN: 9781907025273

Category: Hiking

Page: 672

View: 8353

This guide is for anyone who wants to climb the Munros, the 282 Scottish peaks over 3000ft.
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Baffies' Easy Munro Guide

Central Highlands

Author: Ralph Storer

Publisher: Luath Press

ISBN: 9781908373205

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

View: 1076

Baffies, the entertainments convenor of the Go-Take-a-Hike Mountaineering Club, is allergic to exertion, prone to lassitude, suffers from altitude sickness above 600m, blisters easily and bleeds readily. Think the Munros are too difficult? Think again. Baffies' Easy Munro Guide is the first of a series of reliable rucksack guides to some of the more easily tackled Munros. Twenty-five routes, each covering one main Munro, all with detailed maps and full colour throughout - this lightly humorous and opinionated book will tell you everything you need to reach the summit. Thousands of people each year attempt to conquer the Munros. This guide allows beginners and those looking for a less strenuous challenge to join in. It is perfect for anyone exploring Scotland's beautiful mountains, whatever his or her level of experience.
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Walking in Torridon

Author: Peter Barton

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 184965364X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 2666

A guidebook to the best walking routes in the mountains of Torridon in the western Highlands of Scotland. Based around Shieldaig and Slioch, the 52 day walks include easy walks to routes up Torridon's best summits, including 9 Munros. The mountains of Torridon rarely have clearly defined paths to their summits, but the many excellent stalkers' paths take walkers deep into wild territory and often give them a flying start. To explore this remote and much-loved area of the Highlands fully you need to be prepared to free-range over heather, grass, rock and marsh and this guide will help you find the best ways across the landscape. This book makes Shieldaig its base and covers the 200 square miles south west of Loch Maree and north of the Achnasheen - Achnashellach - Lochcarron road, as well as Slioch and its environs. The guidebook offers a wealth of routes of different grades and differing characters between 2 and 14 miles in length. It is also beautifully illustrated with Peter Barton's original drawings, alongside clear OS map extracts. Routes described include 11 easy walks, 11 long or high-level walks, ascents of 32 summits over 2000ft and 5 outline suggestions for major ridge walks.
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Walking the Munros

Southern, Central and Western Highlands

Author: Steve Kew

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1852847182

Category: Mountaineering

Page: 272

View: 8056

This first volume of a two-part series of guides to the Munros covers the southern, central and western highlands, Glencoe, Lochaber and Mull, and details 139 exciting and challenging routes on these mountains.
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Walking the Munros Vol 1 - Southern, Central and Western Highlands

Author: Steve Kew

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783624302

Category: Travel

Page: 272

View: 9168

This guidebook presents 69 challenging and inspiring routes to climb 139 Munro mountains, including Scotland's highest peak, Ben Nevis. Part of a two-part set, this first volume covers the southern, central and western Highlands (south of the Great Glen), taking in stunning areas such as Glen Coe, Glen Shee, Lochaber and Mull. Covering popular and lesser-known routes, it is ideal both for Munro-baggers and those who simply love great mountain walking, and is a convenient size for slipping in a rucksack. The half-day and full-day walks and scrambles range from 7km to 48km (with the option to reduce walking distance on some of the longer routes by cycling the approach). Detailed route description and 1:100,000 mapping is accompanied by information on difficulty, mapping, parking, access and nearby accommodation. The guide also includes handy lists of Munros, by height and alphabetically - perfect for peak-baggers - as well as useful details on Gaelic names. Including the iconic Ben Nevis, Buachaille Etive Mòr and Aonach Eagach ridge as well as the Mamores, Grey Corries and Arrochar Alps, Walking the Munros volume 1 is an ideal companion to conquering the Munros and discovering the magnificent mountain landscapes of the southern Highlands. Volume 2 details the other 143 Munros, covering the northern Highlands, Cairngorms and Isle of Skye.
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Walking on Arran

Author: Paddy Dillon

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783622806

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 7953

This guidebook presents a selection of 45 day walks on the popular and accessible Isle of Arran. The routes are between 2 miles (3km) and 20 miles (32km) in length, ranging in difficulty from easy waymarked forest trails to more arduous mountain walks, exposed ridge routes and scrambles. The book includes both linear and circular walks, and there are opportunities to link routes together and create longer walks across the length and breadth of the island. There's something here to suit walkers of all fitness levels and abilities. Often described as 'Scotland in miniature', Arran boasts a rich variety of landscapes, and walks have been chosen to showcase this variety. There are few roads but ample opportunities to explore the island on foot, or using the excellent bus network. For an island, travel to Arran is remarkably easy: it is not far to Glasgow, from where onward connections to the Isle of Arran are swift and frequent. All the routes are clearly described with OS mapping, with extra notes revealing the archaeology, history and natural wonders of the island. The book includes background information on travel to Arran, public transport, and a Gaelic/English glossary.
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Win or Learn

MMA, Conor McGregor and Me: A Trainer's Journey

Author: John Kavanagh

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241977673

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 8392

Growing up in Dublin, John Kavanagh was a skinny kid who was frequently bullied. After suffering a bad beating when he intervened to help a woman who was being attacked, he decided he had to learn to defend himself. Before long, he was training fighters in a tiny shed, and promoting the earliest mixed-martial arts events in Ireland. And then, a cocky young lad called Conor McGregor walked into his gym ... In Win or Learn, John Kavanagh tells his own remarkable life story - which is at the heart of the story of the extraordinary explosion of MMA in Ireland and globally. Kavanagh has become a guru to young men and women seeking to master the arts of combat. And as the trainer of the world's most charismatic male MMA star, he has become a magnet for talented fighters from all over the world. Kavanagh's portrait of Conor McGregor - who he has seen in his lowest moments, as well as in his greatest triumphs - is a revelation. What emerges from Win or Learn is a remarkable portrait of ambition, discipline, and persistence in the face of years and years of disappointment. It is a must read for every MMA fan - but also for anyone who wants to understand how to follow a dream and realize a vision.
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Walking in the Cairngorms

Author: Ronald Turnbull

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783625260

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 539

This guidebook contains over 100 routes for walking in the Scottish Cairngorms. It includes 18 Munro summits and smaller viewpoint hills. Walks range in length from 1 to 26 miles and are graded for difficulty. For the adventurous there are the best of the area's rocky scrambles, and the classic through-routes including the Lairig Ghru. For those looking for a more gentle alternative, there are easy, sandy trails wandering among the tall pines and along the banks of the great rivers Spey, Nethy and Dee. Britain's biggest mountain range is home to exceptional and varied scenery - from the ancient Caledonian forest to the granite plateau and the glacial glens and high corries where green lochans lie below great crags of the plateau rim. Along with the main Cairngorm range between Speyside and Deeside, the guidebook covers Lochnagar. It includes practical information on snack stops, public transport and accommodation, as well as a route summary table and scrambles summary.
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Doubling Back

Ten Paths Trodden in Memory

Author: Linda Cracknell

Publisher: Cargo Publishing

ISBN: 1908754559

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 268

View: 9361

A beautiful, fascinating and moving memoir where the author retraces ten walks undertaken by others, from the Highlands of Scotland to the Swiss Alps and Kenya. Doubling Back is a fascinating and moving account of walking in the footsteps of others. In 1952 Linda Cracknell's father embarked on a hike through the Swiss Alps. Fifty years later Linda retraces that fateful journey, following the trail of the man she barely knew. This collection of walking tales takes its theme from that pilgrimage. The walks trace the contours of history, following writers, relations and retreading ways across mountains, valleys and coasts formerly trodden by drovers, saints and adventurers. Each walk is about the reaffirming of memories, beliefs and emotions, and especially of the connection that one can have with the past through particular places. This book celebrates life, family, friendship and walking through landscapes richly textured with stories. Doubling Back is a masterwork of travel writing in the vein of Robert Macfarlane and Roger Deakin, lyrical, poignant, and with stunning descriptions of the landscapes Linda Cracknell leads us through.
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Baffies' Easy Munros Guide

Author: Ralph Storer

Publisher: Baffies' Easy Munros Guides

ISBN: 9781910745052

Category: Cairngorms (Scotland)

Page: 128

View: 762

Baffies Easy Munro Guide to the Cairngormsis the third volume in Ralph Storer s inspirational series of guidebooks dedicated to finding the easiest way up Scotland s highest mountains. This volume covers the Cairngorms National Park with hand-picked routes that will guide you to the summits of 25 rewarding Munros in all corners of the Cairngorms Range. Each route is described in detail and accompanied by an annotated OS map, full-colour photographs with the route marked on them and sidebars on particular points of interest. Named after his footwear of choice*, Baffies is the alter ego of experienced and respected guidebook writer Ralph Storer. He is allergic to exertion, is prone to lassitude, suffers from altitude sickness above 600m, blisters easily and bleeds readily. In short, he is the ideal companion for those new to Munro bagging, whatever their age or temperament. If he can make it to the summit, so can any couch potato. * Baffies: a Scottish term for slippers "
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The Scottish Bothy Bible

The Complete Guide to Scotland's Bothies and How to Reach

Author: Geoff Allan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910636107

Category:

Page: 304

View: 4994

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Mary Queen of Scots Way

Author: Paul Prescott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781898481485

Category: Travel

Page: 64

View: 5003

?The Mary Queen of Scots Way stretches across central Scotland from coast to coast, linking many places associated with Mary Queen of Scots. Its scenery is richly varied, passing mountains, lochs, and waterfalls; castles, hill forts, and aqueducts; and interesting small towns and villages along the way.
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Wild Guide

Scotland

Author: Kimberley Grant,David Cooper,Richard Gaston

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910636121

Category:

Page: 400

View: 2762

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The Cape Wrath Trail

Author: Iain Harper

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783622393

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 322

This guidebook describes the Cape Wrath Trail, a long-distance trek from Fort William to Cape Wrath crossing the wild north west of the Scottish Highlands. The route is described from south to north in 14 stages, with 6 alternative stages along the way, allowing for a flexible itinerary of between two and three weeks. A long tough trek with no waymarking, this is for the tried and tested backpacker. The Cape Wrath Trail is regarded as the toughest long-distance route in Britain and offers unparalleled freedom and adventure to the experienced and self-sufficient backpacker prepared to walk for many days in remote wilderness. Travelling through the wild and rugged landscapes of Morar, Knoydart, Torridon and Assynt, it will test the limits of your endurance. This guidebook includes OS mapping, route profiles and detailed route descriptions and gives you all the information you need about accommodation (including hotels, bothies, B&Bs and bunkhouses), campsites and amenities en route, to help you plan and prepare for this epic challenge.
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Scotland's Mountain Ridges

Scrambling, Mountaineering and Climbing - the best routes for summer and winter

Author: Dan Bailey

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1849654344

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 4222

A guidebook to the rich mix of summer scrambling, rock climbing and winter mountaineering on Scotland's ridges, from the remote Cairngorms to the splendour of the Cuillin. Graceful carved walkways slung between summits, twisted spines of stone - ridges can be the most beautiful of mountain landforms. With elegant lines and giddy exposure, ridge climbs emit a powerful siren call, drawing us out onto the rocks. Life on the edge has a special quality, born of the contrast of empty space all around, and intricate detail in close-up. The crests are strangely irresistible. Scotland's ridges are among the finest mountaineering lines in the country, every one a unique adventure. The variety of these routes reflects the breadth of the mountain experience: a rich mix of summer scrambles, technical rock and challenging winter climbs. This book covers both the popular classics and some obscure gems, aiming to celebrate these thrilling climbs as much as to document them. Along the way it explores landscapes of magnificent diversity, ranging from the remote desolation of the Cairngorms to the seaside splendour of the Cuillin, the great trench of Glencoe to the surreal exhibitionism of the far north. The chosen selection spans the grade range, with routes to suit all levels of ability. Whether an earthbound hillwalker or an accomplished climber, Scotland's ridges cannot fail to stir your imagination.
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The Skye Trail

A challenging backpacking route from Rubha Hunish to Broadford

Author: Helen Webster,Paul Webster

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783624078

Category: Travel

Page: 112

View: 8369

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.
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Walking Highland Perthshire

Author: Ronald Turnbull

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1849659052

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 5515

This walking guidebook to Highland Perthshire has over 80 graded routes which explore the ridges, plateaus, glens and woodland of highland Perthshire. The mountains, or 'grassy green giants' include the 42 Munros, including Ben Lawers and Ben Adler, as well as 22 selected Corbetts, 15 smaller summits and the historic Atholl passes of Gaick and Minigaig - all within easy reach of Perth. Routes are grouped into ten geographical areas: Comrie and Crieff, Killin and Glen Lochay, Glen Lyon, Bridge of Orchy, Perth and Dunkeld, Aberfeldy, Tummel and Loch Rannoch, Rannoch Moor, Pitlochry and Blair Atholl and Drumochter. A combination of 1:50,000 and 1:100,000 mapping is included as appropriate along with a selection of inspiring photographs. Information about places of interest along the way, as well as wildlife, geology and history are included, as are practical details on the deer stalking season, when to go, and getting around Highland Perthshire are also included.
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Scotland

Author: Chris Townsend

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1849653534

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 560

View: 5739

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.
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The Book of the Bothy

Author: Phoebe Smith

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783622245

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 9814

An introduction to some of the best bothies in the UK. Featuring 26 selected bothies, the author shares her memories of using these free 'stone tents' in some of the country's wildest and most remote locations. Alongside notes on legends and landscape, wildlife and history, the book is full of expert guidance and tips on how to make use of bothies, from packing lists to bothy etiquette and the best walking routes in. Inspiring and fun, the book showcases bothies in Snowdonia, the Brecon Beacons, Lake District, Pennines, the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, and Northumberland, and is a personal celebration of the world of bothying. Hidden away in the hills and mountains of England, Scotland and Wales - for years known only to a lucky few - is a network of huts, cottages and shelters. Completely free to use, these secretive refuges can be life-savers, quick stops and destinations in themselves. The network of British bothies is cared for by the Mountain Bothies Association, and day-to-day by the walkers, climbers and mountain lovers who rest there.
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Scrambles in Snowdonia

Author: Steve Ashton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781852848903

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 6167

Guidebook to 80 graded scrambles in Snowdonia, North Wales. This revised edition of Steve Ashton's classic guide is illustrated with photo topos, and includes 16 routes selected by the updaters, as well as all the classic routes including the Snowdon Horseshoe, North Ridge of Tryfan, Bristly Ridge and the Cneifion and Cyfrwy Ar�tes.
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