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Books and Maps

This section is designed to include a summary of recently published books and mapping useful for all walkers in the British Isles. Links are provided so you can obtain further detailed information and complete on-line purchases.

Cicerone Press   Cicerone Walking Books

An excellent range of guides and maps produced by a publisher dedicated to outdoor activities including walking, scrambling and cycling. The following are a selection from their exhaustive catalogue.

Walking in the North Wessex DownsWalking in the North Wessex Downs

30 walking routes exploring the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The routes are between 7km to 20km through this peaceful rolling chalk landscape covering parts of four counties: Berkshire, Hampshire, Wiltshire and Oxfordshire, with descriptions to reach the highest points in each one.
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South West Coast Path Map Booklet - St Ives to PlymouthSouth West Coast Path Map Booklet - St Ives to Plymouth

Map of part of the southern section of the 630 mile (1014km) South West Coast Path National Trail. Covers the trail from St Ives to Plymouth along the west Cornwall and Devon coastline. This convenient and compact booklet of Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps shows the route, providing all of the mapping you need to walk the trail in either direction.
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Lake District: Low Level and Lake WalksLake District: Low Level and Lake Walks

This guidebook describes 30 of the best low-level walks in the Lake District. From delightful wooded glades and sparkling tarns, to waterfalls and glacier-carved valleys towered over by craggy mountains. The walks described aim to seek out the best walking that the lower areas of the Lake District have to offer.
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Walking in DerbyshireWalking in Derbyshire

Walking guidebook to 60 circular day walks in Derbyshire and the Peak District. Includes the Derwent, Wye and Trent river valleys, near Derby, Matlock, Glossop, Bakewell and Ripley. Routes range from easy to moderate and are between 4 and 14km (2 to 10 miles). Walks focus on places of interest, from Stone Age forts to castles to grand estates.
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Walking in Northumberland Walking in Northumberland

This guidebook contains detailed route descriptions for 36 day walks in Northumberland including the Cheviot Hills. The terrain varies from wild walks and craggy ascents to gentle riverside strolls. Each route ranges from 4 to 16 miles in length and there is the opportunity to link several walks together to create longer treks.
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Anquet Digital Mapping   Anquet Maps Logo

The excellent digital mapping supplied by Anquet is available in a range of formats. Probably the most popular with walkers are their digital format and detailed OS Explorer maps at 1:25k scale. OS Landranger 1:50k maps are also available although showing less detail. Harveys produce Superwalker maps at 1:25k and British Mountain Maps at 1:40k both offering a different style of mapping to the more familiar OS maps. Harvey maps often include additional detail, including more paths, not shown on OS mapping.

For regular walkers there are a number of packages available which offer considerable savings:

OS Explorer 1:25k Mapping of Complete Great Britain More Information
OS Explorer 1:25k Mapping of British National Parks More Information

 

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