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Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire: 40 Coast and Country Walks, Paul and Helen Webster - Aberdeenshire has a stunning coastline with vast, spectacular sandy beaches and picturesque fishing villages. Inland is fertile, peaceful farmland rising to the moors and finally the foothills of the Cairngorms. Its beating heart is the thriving city of Aberdeen. We help you find the best walking routes in all parts of Aberdeenshire, from the exciting cliff top coastal walks to the ever popular Bennachie. We've carefully researched each of the walks, giving up to date, reliable information to help you get the most from your visit to this fascinating part of Scotland. Published June 11.

Small Steps With Paws and Hooves: A Highland Journey, Spud Talbot-Ponsonby - The clouds disappeared and gave us a clear day. No more excuses. No more newspapers, radio, beds, hot water, china mugs… Meet Barnie, 11 months old, dangerously learning to walk… Tess the dog, who likes rolling in smelly things… Ben the cart horse, who barely fits through a stile… Spud, a young mother recovering from cancer treatment, who wants to share with her motley family the joys of following old drovers’ trails around the Cairngorm Mountains… and Rob, who abandons his stethoscope for an OS map to accompany her. Lively, funny and contemplative, Small Steps will inspire you to hit the road. Published April 10

ISBN: 9781849530439 - Small Steps with Paws and Hooves

Walks North Aberdeenshire, Luke Williams.  Part of a popular series of A6 pocket walking guides which describe routes which are suitable for walkers of all abilities and to suit all tastes. Route descriptions are accompanied by 2-colour sketch maps. The guides are illustrated with line illustrations, and will provide walkers with a good introduction to what each area covered has to offer.  Walks North Aberdeenshire including Strathdon covers hilly Strathdon and the farmland north of Aberdeen, plus the cliffs, beaches and fishing villages of the north-east coast. The 30 walks featured range from 0.5 miles to 11 miles (1-17km). Routes include: Pennan to Aberdour Bay, Bullers of Buchan and Tap o' North. Published June 08.

The Moray Coast Trail, Sandra Bardwell - Guidebook to the Moray Coast Trail with 44 miles/70 km of beach walking, coastal paths, quiet roads and old railways. Its views are across coves, beaches and skerries to the Moray Firth and North Sea. Book also covers the Dava Way which extends for 23 miles/38 km inland with vistas of mountain, moorland and farmland. Published November 10.

ISBN: 9781898481409 - The Moray Coast Trail

 

Walking Deeside, Donside & Angus, Mary Welsh and Christine Isherwood -  A completely new guide to a delightful part of Scotland much visited but seldom explored extensively on foot. The authors set out to prove that these wide areas of imposing mountains and endless forests offer plentiful opportunities for average walkers to find accessible and rewarding expeditions. Whether it is strolling beside fast-flowing rivers, or clambering triumphantly to a magnificent hill-top viewpoint or simply discovering the magic of the coastal sand-dunes, here is the key to active enjoyment of a region rich in scenic contrasts and teeming with wonderful and sometimes rare wildlife.  Published March 04.

 

 

The Moray Way and The Ben Macdui Trail, Paul Carpenter - When the Author moved up to Moray 10 years ago he had little idea about the place and has since explored it in various ways from the whiskeys, the salmon in the charasmatic rivers to the rock and sandy coast line, from the low fertile plains to the rugged mountains of the Cairngorms, by foot and bike. Plus its colourful and intriguing history from the picts, Romans, Vikings, tales of smuggling, and folk lore. The route illustrated in this book "The Moray way", a circular walk of over 90 miles which takes you through all of morays historical and wonderous scenery. The second route is the "Ben Macdui Trail". Starting at Burghead, it is a 66 mile hike from sea to clouds on roads and rough tracks taking in the old towns of Elgin and Tomintoul until reaching the Cairngorms. Both routes come with maps and descriptions, advise as to where bikes can be used, and details of what's underfoot every step of the way.  Published November 11.
Climbing Waterfalls: Torridon, Knoydart, Cairngorms, Kintail, Black Cullin, Isle of Syke, Ricky Bothybiker.  Published July 15.

Aviemore and the Cairngorms: 40 Shorter Walks, Paul and Helen Webster - 40 shorter walks, many perfect for families, stretching from the ancient region of Badenoch and the uppermost reaches of the Spey Valley, through Aviemore to Grantown and Tomintoul, then over Ballater and Royal Deeside to Braemar. Published March 09

Aviemore and the Cairngorms: 40 Shorter Walks

Winter Climbs in the Cairngorms, Allen Fyffe.  Published December 2011.  K

Cairngorms Walks (Ordnance Survey Pathfinder Guide), - 28 varied walks from easy strolls to exhilarating hikes - colour coded according to difficulty. Distance, timing, refreshment stops and advice included. Clear OS mapping at 1:25,000 scale. Published March 96.

 

Walks Moray and The Speyside Way, Peter and Rosemary Koch-Osborne - Part of a popular series of A6 pocket walking guides which describe routes which are suitable for walkers of all abilities and to suit all tastes. Route descriptions are accompanied by 2-colour sketch maps. The guides are illustrated with line illustrations, and will provide walkers with a good introduction to what each area covered has to offer.  Walks Moray & The Speyside Way covers the county of Moray in north-east Scotland - famous for its whisky distilleries. Includes coastal walks and hill routes in the northern Cairngorms. The 30 walks featured range from 0.3 miles to 14 miles (0.5-22.5km). Routes include: Portknockie to Cullen, Ben Rinnes and an overview of the Speyside Way with some of the best sections described.  Published August 07.


Walks North Aberdeen, Luke Williams. Published May 05.

 

The Speyside Way - Rucksack Readers, Jacquetta McGarry and Jim Strachan - The Speyside Way runs for 80 miles (129 km) from the fishing port of Buckie to Aviemore in the foothills of the Cairngorms. Following the lovely valley of the River Spey, you walk through countryside rich in malt whisky and wildlife, along riverside paths, railway trackbed and forest and moorland tracks. This fully revised edition of the essential trail guide has new mapping from Footprint in five panels, and new plans of villages en route and of Aviemore. The book is co-authored by the Speyside Way route manager, and contains all you need to plan and enjoy your holiday: drop-down map showing the whole route, plus Tomintoul spur (1:100,000); the Way step-by-step, with summaries of distance, terrain and refreshment stops; other walks including the Badenoch Way and Dufftown circuit; habitats and wildlife, including dolphin, osprey and wildcat; expanded coverage of whisky-making and distilleries; planning information for travel by car, train, bus or plane; printed on waterproof paper throughout. Published April 07.

ISBN: 9781898481270 - The Speyside Way

The Ultimate Guide to the Munros Vol 4 - Cairngorms South, Ralph Storer - From the pen of a dedicated Munro bagger comes The Ultimate Guide to everything you've wished the other books had told you before you set off. The lowdown on the state of the path, advice on avoiding bogs and tricky situations, tips on how to determine which bump is actually the summit in misty weather... this is the only guide to the Munros you'll ever need. Published November 12.

The Cairngorms, Walks, Trails and Scrambles -  Ronald Turnbull - In over 100 walks this first Cicerone walking guide to the Cairngorms explores the region's 23 Munro summits and also the smaller viewpoint hills outside the main range. For the adventurous there are the best of the area's rocky scrambles, and the classic through-routes used by cattle-drovers and Queen Victoria. For others 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 special in several ways. There's the granite plateau, and an Arctic ecosystem of gravel, boulders and late-lying snow. There are the glacial glens and high corries, where green lochans lie below great crags of the plateau rim. And at the hill foot grows the ancient Caledonian forest. Along with the main Cairngorm range between Speyside and Deeside the book covers Lochnagar. It complements Cicerone's winter climbing guide to the region. Published April 05. K

 

The Cairngorms: The Cairngorms, Lochnagar and the Mounth, Adam Watson - Scottish Mountaineering Club District Guidebook. Published November 92. Walks Deeside, Richard Hallewell. Limited availability.  Published August 98.
Also, Walks Speyside. Published June 99.

The Cairngorms Pocket Mountains, Nick Williams - 40 circular walks in the Cairngorms ranging in length from 9-36 km. The routes take in all of the Munros and many other hills in this National Park. Published March 03.

25 Walks: Aberdeen, Robert Smith - This is a guide to 25 walks in and around Aberdeen. Visit the Sands of Forvie and the eerie ruins of Gight Castle. Wander through ancient estates such as Fetternear and climb Elrick Hill. Limited availability. Published September 04.
 

Hill Walks in the Cairngorms, Ernest Cross - this book comprises a number of new walks spread widely across the 'Monarch of the Glen Country', in addition to some favourites from the first book. The problems posed by the opening of the Cairngorm funicular, and restricted access to the mountains, are dealt with effectively by this informative and comprehensive guide to the area. Limited availability. Published April 06.

ISBN: 9781842820926 - Hill Walks in the Cairngorms

A Boot Up the Speyside Way, Heidi Sands - Using the SpeysideWay as its starting point, this book takes in 10 walks, on, along and deviating off, the SpeysideWay, each with a point, or in some cases several points, of interest to explore. Some walks offer the opportunity to see the wildlife of the area, the dolphins at Spey Bay if you are lucky, the chance to camp out under the stars or to rest peacefully in one of the excellent establishments along the way. Most of the walks are not too long and are suitable for families with older children, although one - to Loch Spey - is a walk for the more experienced. Limited availability. Published April 10

A Boot Up The Moray Way, Heidi M Sands.  Published Limited availability. December 14.
 

 

Walking Strathspey, Moray, Banff and Buchan, Mary Welsh and Christine Isherwood.  Limited availability. Published March 09.

Walks Aberdeen & District, Richard Hallewell. Limited availability. Published September 97.

Aberdeen and Royal Deeside (Pathfinder Guide),  - 28 varied walks from easy strolls to exhilarating hikes (1½ to 12½ miles) - colour coded according to difficulty. Distance, timing, refreshment stops and advice included. Clear OS mapping at 1:25,000 scale. Includes Balmerino, Aberlemno, Craig Rossie, Seaton Cliffs, Ben Lawers and The Cairnwell. Limited availability.  Published March 01.

Pathfinder Guide: Aberdeen & Royal Deeside

Inverness, Loch Ness and the North East (Pathfinder Guide), - 28 varied walks from easy strolls to exhilarating hikes - colour coded according to difficulty. Distance, timing, refreshment stops and advice included. Clear OS mapping at 1:25,000 scale. Limited availability. Published March 98.

British Mountain Map - Cairngorms & Lochnagar (British Mountain Map).  1:40,000 Published April 11

Cairngorms & Lochnagar British Mountain Map

Walkers Map Aviemore and Central Cairngorms, AA - Covering an area of 50 sq km and with a large scale of 1:25,000. Published April 12...read more

Cairngorm, Superwalker. Harvey. Published May 14

Lochnagar and Glenshee (Superwalker). Harvey. Published June 09

Ben Avon, Superwalker. Harvey. Published May 08

Speyside Way XT40 Walkers Route.  Harvey. Published Aug 10

The Cairngorms Map (Colin Baxter Maps) - Wendy Price. Folded sheet map. Published June 11

Munro Summit Identification Map: Cairngorms - Published May 08


 

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