200 Challenging Walks in Britain and Island [ISBN:1 898573 64 6]

200 Challenging Walks in Britain and Island [ISBN:1 898573 64 6]

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200 Challenging Walks in Britain and Ireland is a collection of the finest wild walks in the British Isles- on mountains, moors, hills, downs and along rugged coastal cliff tops.  Each walk is succinctly described with a supporting kammkarte map and factual notes.  32 theme-setting colour photos complete the briefing.  When used with the relevant OS maps it provides uninspiring walkers manifesto, its brevity ensuring that as much adventure is retained as possible.

The British Isles, verdant but not heavily tree covered and with constantly changing temperate weather, offer attractive walking conditions in a landscape steeped in history and tradition.  The book contains a diverse collection of walks in the wildest regions, Scotland (86 walks), England (64), Wales (32), Ireland (18).  Nearly all are long and challenging, though many can be conveniently shortened.  They range from the hills and cliff tops of Southern England, moorlands, river valleys, long expeditions to remote  Scottish Munros and scrambles on the craggiest peaks.  There are island excursions in the Hebrides, Orkneys and the Isle of Man, and trips to the mountain and cliff tops of Ireland's wild Atlantic coastline.  Though remote, most walks begin or end in places where there is accommodation and refreshment.

This book concludes with one extra expedition- a detailed account of the Cuillin Ridge of Skye- perhaps the toughest mountain excursion in our islands and a target for all keen mountain walkers.

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