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LONG DISTANCE PATHS RUNNING THROUGH THE REGION ARE HIGHLIGHTED IN WHITE
Basford's Walking Guides, Jilly Macleod - Batsford's Walking Guides is an exciting new gift series of walking books, aimed at the weekend, family walker. These small-format, portable, hardback books have an attractive retro feel, with nostalgic line drawings and hand-drawn maps. Each of the 20 walks have been carefully selected to appeal to family walkers, most are circular and none are too strenuous. Each walk contains the
following: * Clear, easy-to-follow route directions * Detailed hand-drawn maps * Refreshments and pubs * Parking information * OS map references In addition, each walk contains information on wildlife, or other special attractions to watch out for while walking. The ideal gift for anyone wanting to explore the countryside within easy reach of London. Published March 11.
Collins Ramblers Short Walks in the Cotswolds - A brand new range of practical little walk guides endorsed by the Ramblers. All the walks are 5 miles or under in length and can easily be completed in less that 3 hours. 20 walks are included and use clear maps to show the route plus easy to follow walk descriptions. The beautiful Cotswolds, with its rolling hills and pretty little villages, is perfect walking country. The
distinctive local limestone, varying in hue from yellow to cream to gold, inspired J B Priestley to say that the stone from which the characteristic dry stone walls and pretty little houses are built have 'the trick of keeping the lost sunlight of centuries glimmering upon them'. This guide, produced in co-operation with the Ramblers and featuring Ordnance Survey mapping, is the perfect way to really appreciate the gentle beauty of this area. This
compact little guide contains walks, all of which are 5 miles or under, which are ideal for an afternoon stroll. Published May 10.
Pocket Pub Walks The Cotswolds, Nigel Vile - The fifteen circular walks in this book range between 3 to 6 and a half miles, taking you through the beautiful scenery of the Cotswold's. The books handy size fits neatly into a pocket and is in full colour. The routes give the walker the
chance to experience The Cotswolds at their very best. Along the way there are many interesting places to see. Published May 11.
Paws for History, Helen Peacocke - 35 dog friendly pubs and walks in Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds. Published May 10.
Paws Under the Table, Helen Peacocks - 40 Dog-Friendly Pubs and Walks
from Oxford to the Cotswolds. Published April 09.
Paws Along the Way, Helen Peacocke - Another 35 Dog-Friendly Pubs and Walks in Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds. Published May 11.
Cotswold Classic Walks, William Fricker - There are 25 circular walks. The walks are categorized as easy, moderate or strenuous with recommendations for families, pub lovers, dog walkers and much more... A selection of places to stay the night or to stop for lunch and each route has an easy-to-use map with clear directions. The book is beautifully illustrated with photography of the local area. The Cotswolds is an area with lots of natural beauty and is an ideal rolling landscape for a variety of walks, many with excellent views. The walks included can be combined to make a longer route and we have provided details of places where you can stop for refreshments or stay the night if you are simply visiting for a short break. Published March 10.
North Cotswold Classic Walks, William Fricker - 10 circular walks in the northern Cotswolds to and from pubs, hotels and tea rooms Walks graded from easy to medium - none are too difficult Laminated for foul-weather protection Each route has an easy-to-use fold-out map Clear
directions. Published March 12
North Cotswolds Diamond Way, Elizabeth Bell - 30 Sparkling Walks in the Cotswolds. Published 2012.
North Cotswolds Diamond Way, Elizabeth Bell - 60 mile walk celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of the Ramblers. Published 2012.
|102 Miles, Seven Days: Three Seniors Walk the Cotswold Way, Joan Quinn - 3 seniors, all over 65, successfully walk the Cotswold Way. This book is part description, part explanation of how to undertake and complete this adventure. Published May 12.||A Boot Up The Cotswolds, Rodney Legg. Published June 11.|
|The Cotswolds: 40 Town and Country Walks, Dominic North - From upland outlooks and secret valleys to rolling pastures and honey stone villages, nature and history weave together in the Cotswolds to create a landscape that is the epitome of rural England. In these 40 walks Dominic North unlocks the secrets of the Cotswolds, from the hills and lanes in the north to the languid riverbanks and ancient woods of the south. Along the way discover sleepy villages, grand country houses and architectural curiosities, and then reach out to explore three of England's most celebrated cities, Bath, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon. Published January 13. Available for pre-order.||AA Walking in The Cotswolds - This beautifully illustrated reference book guides you through the best places to walk in the Cotswolds. Explore richly diverse habitats and discover beauty spots best known to the locals. Use the carefully planned routes and maps to really get to know the areas and enjoy the superb photography, long after the mud has dried on your boots. There are 20 mapped walks, based on OS 1:25,000 mapping, with clear, easy to follow directions. Each walk is rated for steepness and difficulty. Published April 06.||
Cotswold Way, National Trail Guide, Anthony Burton - Following the limestone escarpment on the Western edge of the Cotswolds, the 102 miles of the Cotswold Way take the walker through a quintessentially English landscape as varied as it is beautiful. Starting and finishing among the golden Cotswold stone of Chipping Camden and Bath, and affording stunning prospects of the Malvern Hills, the Forest of Dean and even the Black Mountains in Wales, it winds through rolling farmland, magnificent beech woodlands, and up over the austerely beautiful Cleeve Hill with its panoramic views out over Cheltenham and far beyond. With a wealth of historic interest, from Neolithic burial mounds to Roman villas and country houses, this is genuinely a walk through the heart of England. Published April 12.
Rambles and Walking Tours in Shakespeareland and The Cotswolds, Hugh E Page - Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing many of these
classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. Published March 11.
Colin Handy - 16 circular walks of between 2 and 7
miles, on the rivers Churn, Coln, Isbourne, Leach, Thames, Windrush,
Evenlode and Eye, offering the chance to view the daily life of the
riverbank animals, birds and fish. Published June 94.
Oxfordshire Walks: Oxford, the Cotswolds and the Cherwell Valley, Nick Moon. Published May 98.
Cheltenham Circular Footpath, Richard Laycock and Peter Rollins - The footpath detailed in this guide is 25 miles long and based on existing rights of way. The walk has been upgraded and waymarked by the Ramblers Association and is divided into 12 parts, each with its own map and
notes. Published June 96.
Way, The Two-way National Trail Description, Kev Reynolds -
This is the third edition of this guide to the
102-mile route (recently designated a National Trail) between Chipping Campden and Bath. The route meanders through the Cotswolds Area of
Outstanding Natural Beauty, one of the best-loved regions of lowland
Britain. The path follows the Cotswolds down their western edge with
dramatic and far-reaching views across the Severn Vale towards the Welsh
hills. Beginning in handsome Chipping Campden, not only does the route
explore the sheep-grazed escarpment, it plunges down the scarp slope on
numerous occasions to visit the honey-coloured villages and old market towns
for which the district is justly famed, and ends in the World Heritage City
of Bath. The route is described in both directions, giving the walker a
choice of start and end locations. This new edition takes account of
improvements made to the route for its launch as a National Trail, and is
the perfect companion to a memorable long walk. Published July 07.
Cotswold Way: Chipping Campden to Bath, Tricia and Bob Hayne - Practical walking guide with 49 large scale maps (1:20,000). Includes detailed accommodation guide, pubs and restaurants and full public transport information. With 5 town plans and 44 walking maps - at just under
1:20,000 - showing route times, gradients, where to stay, interesting features: includes GPS waypoints. Itineraries for all walkers - whether walking the route in its entirety over 7 - 8 days or sampling the highlights on day walks and short breaks. Practical information for all budgets - Chipping Campden through to Bath: where to stay (campsites, hostels, B&Bs, pubs and hotels), where to eat, what to see. Published June 12.
AA 50 Walks - Cotswolds - Walking is one of Britain's favourite leisure
activities, and with "50 Walks in the Cotswolds" you can find a variety of
mapped walks to suit all abilities - from the casual walker to the
experienced hiker. The book features all the practical detail you need,
accompanied by fascinating background reading on the history and wildlife of
the area, as well as other local points of interest. All walks are annotated
with places to visit along the way: 'While You're There', featuring
churches, country houses, museums, villages and towns. Each walk also has
refreshment information: 'Where to Eat and Drink', including tea rooms and
pubs, with extra details on their character and the food on offer. A 'What
to Look For' panel features more specific details of urban and industrial
heritage, flora and fauna. Every walk is given a summary of distance, time,
gradient, level of difficulty, type of surface and access, landscape, dog
friendliness, parking and public toilets. Published April 08.
Drive and Stroll in the Cotswolds, Richard Shurey -
Twenty short circular
routes for those who enjoy a country drive to an attractive spot for a
refreshing walk. Includes routes at Winchcombe, Moreton-in-Marsh and Bibury.
With maps and photographs. Published April 05.
|The Cotswolds Short Walks, Jarrold 4th Edition, Nick Channer - The Cotswolds extend from near Stratford-upon-Avon in the north to Wotton-under-Edge, near Bath, in the South. The name 'Cotswold' has a cosy ring to it-bringing to mind traditionally English images of cottages, lush green fields and rolling hills. It derives from the Saxon, meaning wooded hollows hidden amid gentle hills, which is still an accurate description today. The Cotswold landscape and its buildings owe everything to the underlying bedrock. Honey-coloured limestone characterises the region's picturesque churches and cottages, including picture-book Bourton-on-the-Water, Upper and Lower Slaughter, Bibury, Burford and Minchinhampton. Published November 09.||
Shakespeare Country, the Vale of Evesham and Cotswold Walks,
Brian Conduit - This Jarrold Ordnance Survey Pathfinder guide embraces the
region to the north of the Cotswolds traditionally known as 'Shakespeare
Country'. The 28 walks are colour coded to match ability to the likely
degree of difficulty. Published March 98.
AA 30 Walks, Cotswolds (Cards) - This original concept takes the most
popular walks from the AA's best-selling and newly updated walks database
and packages them on individual laminated cards in a durable box. The small
and handy size means that the box can be stowed away in a pocket or handbag
and single cards extracted at each walk start point. Clear and concise
instructions plus a full-colour route map make the cards a joy to use.
Published March 10.
Cotswold Walks, Brian Conduit - sequel to the best-selling Pathfinder
Cotswolds Walks. The combination of idyllic stone villages and small towns in gentle, rolling countryside make the Cotswolds quintessentially 'English'. Cotswold stone varies in colour, depending on the area, ranging from light grey through to pale cream, honey and light brown, and this natural variation in the limestone is what helps towns and villages such as Castle Combe, Bourton-on-the-Water, Burford, Arlington, Broadway, Chipping Campden,
Snowshill and Stanton, all featured in walks in this guide, blend so attractively into the natural surroundings. Published August 09.
|More Cotswold Walks, Brian Conduit and Nick Channer - This companion volume to the tremendously popular Pathfinder Cotswolds Guide, features 28 great country walks set amid the stunning pastoral scenery that stretches from the north of Somerset to the borders of Worcester and Warwickshire. By far the best way to explore this uniquely beautiful and harmonious corner of England is by foot. An extensive network of way marked footpaths enables the walker to take every advantage the landscape has to offer - the fine manor houses, the tranquil villages and the more exercising environs of the Cotswold Hills. This particular title takes in the western part of the area to include the Vale of Severn. Published October 09.|
|The D'arcy Dalton Way Across Oxfordshire Cotswolds and Thames Valley, Nicholas Moon - The D’arcy Dalton Way was created to mark the Oxford Fieldpath Society's Diamond Jubilee in 1986 to connect Oxfordshire's major long distance paths with the Wessex Downs and public transport links, and named after a notable defender of the county's path network. Published October 99.||
Wysis Way, Offa's Dyke to the Thames Path, - Gerry Stewart - linking the Rivers Wye, Severn and Thames and two National Trails, Offa's Dyke Path and the Thames Path. From Monmouth the Wysis Way runs for 55 miles to the Isis, the infant River Thames, rising from the limestone high in the Cotswolds. Published January 98.
|Pubwalks in the Cotswolds, Colin Handy - Whether new to walking or looking for a challenge, readers will have no difficulty in following these footpaths and bridle ways to a worthwhile watering hole. Easy to follow and never too far, each walk is laid out in such a way that planning a "pub stop" is simplicity itself. This book takes readers to traditional pubs and inns where they can be sure of receiving the traditional "Cotswold" welcome. Published June 03.|
|Literary Strolls in the Cotswolds, Gordon Ottewell - The 40 walks of up to 3 miles encourage walkers to find out more about the Cotswold countryside through the discovery of its literary associations. Published October 99.||
The Cotswold Trail Companion, J M Roland - This guide gives all the practical information needed to help to plan a walk on the Cotswold Way National Trail including which maps and guide books are available, how to get there, contacts for providers of tourist information, organised holidays and luggage transfer, and comprehensive details about accommodation and local services including pubs, cafes, banks village shops etc. The guide also gives information to help you to plan how far to walk in a day including charts to help you work out how far it is from one place to another, a brief descriptions of each of the 15 sections of the trail, with an overview map, and charts indicating the gradients on that section. This Companion is not designed as a route guide, and for books detailing information about the Trail route itself see other entries on this page.
|The Donnington Way Walkabout, Colin Handy - This illustrated guide links all the real ale Donnington Brewery Inns in one long walk of 62 miles, which can also be divided into several shorter excursions. It also serves as a history of the brewery and its inns. Published February 92|
|St Kenelm's Way, Gerry Stewart - Saint Kenelm is one of the most important Saints of medieval England, one referred to in the Canterbury Tales and venerated throughout England. His legend identifies him as a member of the royal family of Mercia, a boy King and martyr, murdered to further the interests of an ambitious relative. After his body was concealed, it came to light by virtue of miraculous intervention and was transported by the Monks of Winchcombe to a major shrine where it remained for several hundred years. The two places most commonly associated with the legend of Kenelm are the Clent Hills, south of Birmingham, identified as the scene of his murder and and the small Gloucestershire town of Winchcombe, near Cheltenham where his body was eventually interred. Kenelm's Way is a newly devised sixty mile walk which link these places and recalls the journey recorded as being taken by the monks of St. Peter's Abbey, Winchcombe, with the Saint's remains. It is a journeys across many memorable landscapes, visiting numerous ancient villages, passing by several places of historic interest. Limited availability. Published January 03.||
Cotswold Way, Mark
Richards - one of the original creators of the
Cotswold Way, Mark walks the 104 miles from Chipping Campden to Bath,
pointing out the various attractions and talking to those he meets along the
Includes detailed maps, including the official
direction changes made in 1998. Cover features a painting by David Bellamy.
Published January 95.
AA Leisure Guides - Cotswolds - This activity guide from the AA tells you the best places to visit in the Cotswolds and includes mapped walks, cycle rides and car tours. Inside you'll find easy-to-use and modern layouts with newly commissioned colour photographs to inspire you and area maps which show the area
in detail. The guide contains 10 walks, 3 cycle rides and 2 car tours, each illustrated with a colour map. Each chapter tells you the best places to visit in the Cotswolds and listings pages give reviews of pubs and tea shops plus information on where to shop, local specialities, activities, and local events and festivals. Published Jan 11.
Walks around Stow on
the Wold, Mark Richards - This guide presents the opportunity to take a grand
eight-mile circular walk, starting from Stow-on-the-Wold and visiting all
the nearby villages. The overall distance may be divided into several
shorter excursions. Limited availability. Published May 91.
Cotswold and Severn Vale Walking Routes, Mark Turner - 10 circular walks all in full colour with easy t follow maps with details on wildlife and historic places. Limited availability. Published December 00.
The Echo's Cotswold Walks, Christopher Knowles - The walks in this illustrated Reardon guide are collected from the "Lifestyle" supplement of the "Gloucestershire Echo". These family walks are from three to five miles long, cover some of the most attractive hidden byways of the Cotswolds and include places of refreshment along the way. Limited availability. Published May 93.
AA Walkers Map of The Cotswolds - Covering an area of 50 sq.k and with a large scale of 1:25,000, this map has the familiar look and style of OS mapping, with improved coverage of the featured areas. Aimed at outdoor enthusiasts in particular, the level of details ensures nothing gets missed and you won't get lost. Published April 12
AA Leisure Map The Cotswolds - A brand new range of 30 AA sheet maps utilising the 1:50,000 data supplied by the Ordnance Survey. The Leisure series uses optimised map coverage centered on the more popular areas of the country for leisure activities, including towns and rural areas. Published April 12
Cotswold Map-guide (Goldeneyemap-Guide). Published March 11
The Cotswold Way, a Walker's Map, Roger Noyce. This map was created by Roger Noyce after several years of walking and mapping the route. The mapping is based on pre-1947 Ordnance Survey material supplemented by information located using satellite navigation. Published Nov 97
Cotswold Way XT40 Harvey Walkers Route. Published May 09
Cotswold Way Map, Reardon. Published Oct 96
Philip's Red Book of the Cotswolds. Published April 12
South Cotswolds Walks, Goldeneye Map. Published May 05
A-Z Cotswolds & Chilterns Visitors' Map. Published April 11
Cotswold Gateway - packed with information about the area.
www.cotswolds-stay.co.uk - Cotswolds accommodation and tourist guide.
Fountain View - a perfect self-catering retreat within the Cotswold Water Park.
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