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The Hebrides, Peter Edwards - Inspirational guidebook to walking in Scotland's Hebrides islands. 50 adventurous walks on well-known and remote islands; from Syke, Mull, Rum, the Uists and Barra, Ulva, Iona, Eigg and Muck and more besides. Most of the walks provide a full day for experienced walkers, with a few multi-day adventures as well as some shorter routes. The terrain is often rough, rugged and pathless, while waymarking and public transport can, in many places, be hard to find. The challenge of wild walking, and the self-reliance needed to discover the best of the Hebrides, make the islands all the more appealing for adventurous walkers. The walks also include Hebrides classics, like the Skye and Rum Cuillins, the Paps of Jura and full circuits of smaller islands. Each walk combines clear route description with mapping and spectacular photography, while also advising on the route's facilities, public transport access, length and terrain. The result is a collection of the very best walks with which to uncover the wild and rugged beauty of the Hebrides.  Published April 15. 

ISBN: 9781852847050 - The Hebrides

 

Walking on Harris and Lewis, Richard Barrett - This walking guidebook describes 30 day walks all over the Isles of Harris and Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides. The walks range from 4 to 22km, and are easily accessible from Stornaway or Tarbet. Routes vary from short strolls to long wilderness hikes, high-level and low-level, and include the An Cliseam horseshoe, visits to ancient historic monuments like the stone circles of Calanais and the famous Butt of Lewis lighthouse, all illustrated with OS maps and dramatic photography. The routes take in most of the main summits as well as historical and geographical places of interest. A list of all the Marilyns (British hills of any height with a drop of at least 150m on all sides) on Harris, Lewis and St Kilda is included at the back. Much of the Long Island, as it is known, is remote and walkers are not likely to encounter anyone else in their explorations, so these walks are for well-equipped, experienced hikers with good navigational skills. Tips are also included about walking on St Kilda, Berneray, Taransay, The Shiant Islands and The Flannan Isles, along with a short Gaelic glossary and route summary table, and advice on practicalities to make the most out of any walking trip on Harris and Lewis. Published August 15.

ISBN: 9781852848187 - Walking on Harris and Lewis

Walks Isle of Mull, Coll and Tiree, Paul Williams - Rewalked and revised in 2015, Walks Isle of Mull, Coll & Tiree including Iona & Ulva includes walks on the Inner Hebridean island of Mull and the nearby islands. Mull is typified by spectacular coastal scenery and fine hill climbs, while the other islands are lower and gentler in character. The 29 walks featured range from 1 mile to 10.5 miles (1.6-17km). Routes on Mull include: Ben More, Carsaig Arches and two walks from Tobermory. The guide also features walks on the marvellous island of Ulva, two fine walks on Iona plus routes on the rugged island of Coll and the wide sand beaches of Tiree. 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.  Published August 15.

ISBN: 9781872405339 - Walks Isle of Mull, Coll and Tiree

The Outer Hebrides: 40 Coast and Country Walks, Peter and Helen Webster - The Outer Hebrides are a place apart, an island chain stretching almost 200km from the Butt of Lewis to Barra Head with some of Britain s most mesmerising beaches, dramatic mountain ranges, wonderful wildlife, a long and fascinating history and a rich and vibrant Gaelic culture. This book features 40 mostly moderate walks, with many ideal for families, which take in magnificent sweeps of sand, soaring sea cliffs and memorable hill ascents, as well as celebrated cultural sights such as the haunting Standing Stones at Callanish and the black house village of Na Gearrannan. Published June 13. Walking on Jura, Islay and Colonsay, Peter Edwards - A guide to the best walking on Scotland's remote Southern Hebrides - Jura, Scarba, Islay, Colonsay and Oronsay - featuring one classic 5-day wilderness trek along the west coast of Jura and 14 day walks across the islands, include a round of the iconic Paps of Jura, from bases such as Port Askaig, Port Ellen and Scalasaig. Jura, Islay and Colonsay offer some of wildest scenery in the British Isles - but the terrain is tough and almost entirely pathless. The second edition of this guide opens up the area even further to the experienced walker, describing many previously unpublished routes. The west coast of Jura boasts outstanding geological features, stunning beaches and abundant wildlife. Islay is lower-lying and more developed but also has many kilometres of scenic coastline and is particularly famous for its birdlife, its historical sites and, of course, its distilleries. Scarba is rugged and mountainous. And Colonsay is a gem with a tranquil character all its own, echoing much of the natural splendour of its neighbours. As well as detailed descriptions of 14 walks across the three islands, this book is packed with information about their natural and cultural histories, and illustrated with OS maps and colour photographs. Published January 14.

ISBN: 9781852847203 - Walking on Jura, Islay and Colonsay

Mull and Iona - 40 Favourite Walks, Paul Webster - The Isle of Mull is the second largest of the Inner Hebrides. Perhaps best known for the colourful harbour of Tobermory, its capital at the northern end of the island, Mull has become very popular as a holiday destination, most particularly amongst wildlife enthusiasts. This latest publication from "Pocket Mountains" brings together the very best walking routes on Mull and the neighbouring islands of Iona and Ulva, both easily reached via short ferry journeys. Mull includes some of the wildest coastal scenery in the UK as well as many grand mountains, pretty villages and stunning sandy beaches. Published April 12
 

101 Best Hill Walks in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Graeme Cornwallis - Each walk has a detailed description accompanied by innovative 3D maps - there’s a essential information section, an author's ‘Top Ten’ Scottish walks and a glossary of walking terminology, translations of Gaelic names and an index of summits. The routes vary in length from short walks to a 48-km multi-day route.  Published June 09

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The Skye Trail, Helen and Paul Webster - This guide provides seven stages of detailed route description covering 127.5km (79 miles) across the magnificent Isle of Skye, from the stunning headland of Rubha Hunish to the island's picturesque capital, Portree, ending at the large village of Broadford. Skye has the power to ignite a special bond with those who come here. Its captivating landscapes of majestic mountains and stunning coastline, as well as its romantic history and local Gaelic culture, call upon visitors to return time and time again. This is a challenging route that takes a week for experienced backpackers, and walkers need to be self-reliant, fit and possess good navigation skills in order to get the best out of the journey. Published July 14.

ISBN: 9781852847364 - The Skye Trail

 

Skye 360, Walking the Coastline, Andrew Dempster - One long walk divided into lots of short walks taking you all the way round Skye's rugged coastline. Skye's plethora of peninsulas and sea-lochs contain awesome cliffs, remote beaches, storm tossed sea-stacks, natural arches, ancient duns, romantic castles, poignant Clearance settlements, tidal islands and idyllic secluded corners. If you want to experience Skye in all its fascinating wealth of popular tourist haunts and hidden treasures, then let this book take you on a continuous 360-mile coastal walk around this mythical black island. You will soon find that there is a lot more to discover than the celebrated Cuillin ridge, mecca for walkers and climbers from all over the world. Andrew Dempster took one month to walk the whole coastline, he describes not just a geographical journey along the intricacies of Skye's coastline but also a historical journey from prehistoric fortified duns to legendary castles, from the distressing remains of black-houses to the stark geometry of the Skye bridge. Published August 02.

Isle of Skye 40 Coast and Country Walks, Paul and Helen Webster - The Isle of Skye (or Ant-Eilean Sgitheanach in its native Gaelic tongue) occupies an almost mythical place in the minds of many Scots. Romantic castles, magnificent sea-scapes, the alpine peaks of the Cuillin Ridge, marching pipe bands, scattered white crofters' cottages and a bloody history; the island has all these and more. This book features 40 moderate walks that take in much of this celebrated landscape, but reveal hidden gems too. In spite of its popularity Skye is still rich in undiscovered treasures, from coastal caves and arches, ruined villages cruelly cleared of their inhabitants, to fossilised dinosaur footprints and a rich array of wildlife. Written by Skye residents Paul and Helen Webster, these walks will reveal both the wild and gentler sides of this dramatic landscape. Published June 08.

ISBN: 9780955454882 - Isle of Skye

Walking on the Isle of Mull, Terry Marsh - This is a comprehensive walking guide to the Isle of Mull in the Inner Hebrides, easily accessible from Oban on the west coast of Scotland, UK. The 47 routes described range all over Mull and also onto Ulva, Gometra, Iona and Erraid, and walks range from 3 to 14 miles long and from short circuits to demanding mountain traverses, but without posing any technical difficulties. The landscape is wild and rugged and outstanding for observing wildlife - deer are commonplace, golden and sea eagles grace the air, otters frolic at the water's edge, dolphins and harbour porpoise slip effortlessly by. This guide is also full of information about all the islands' history and their much-studied and endlessly fascinating geology and will appeal to those who know the Mull well as much as those who are discovering it for the first time. All routes are described step by step and illustrated with the latest OS mapping. Published January 11. K

ISBN: 9781852845957 - Walking on the Isle of Mull

Scottish Highlands and The Isle of Skye Car Tours and Walks, Stephen Whitehorne - While the tourist boards tend to perpetuate the myths of kilt and bagpipe and the Loch Ness monster, most people visit Scotland for the reality - for the beauty and great diversity of its scenery, to discover remote lochs, atmospheric glens and dramatic mountains. The 11 car tours (with accompanying maps), 12 picnics and 30 walks (with 1:50,000 topo maps) in this book will allow you to discover the very best of the Highlands, whether driving, out on a short stroll or committed to an energetic mountain hike. Written by Stephen Whitehorne, one of Scotland's best-known photographer/authors, this book brings to life some of the most breathtaking scenery in the British Isles. The photographic images in this book - all of calendar quality - will whet your appetite and remain a wonderful souvenir of your holiday in the Highlands - one of Europe's last great wilderness areas, where genuine solitude can be sought and where the luxuries of silence and space abound. There is an on-line update service for any route-change information. Published August 10.

ISBN: 9781856913904 - Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Skye

50 Best Routes on Skye and Raasay, Ralph Storer - Skye's bristling mountains and sweeping coastline offer an enormous selection of walking and climbing routes through some of the most beautiful and dramatic landscapes in Scotland. For this popular guide, Ralph Storer has selected the very best walks on the island to demonstrate the variety it has to offer new visitors and seasoned campaigners alike. The walks, scrambles and climbs he has gathered offer varying levels of difficulty, from gentle coastal strolls to challenging mountain ascents. This edition of the guide has been brought fully up to date and much new information has been added. As well as guiding the climbers and walkers around the Misty Isle, there are sections on geology, history, wildlife and much more, and comprehensive visitor information is included. Maps and the author's striking photographs make this an essential guide for all lovers of this most Scottish of islands. Published May 12. 

ISBN: 9781780270425 - 50 Best Routes on Skye and Raasay

Pocket Mountains: The Islands, Nick Williams - 40 circular hill routes of between 5 and 26 km. The routes take in many hills on Arran, Islay, Jura, Mull, Eigg, Rum, Skye, Raasay, Harris and the Uists. Published May 04.

The Islands

 

Pathfinder Isle of Skye, Terry Marsh - Britain's best loved walking guides brings you a brand new Pathfinder® Guide to the Isle of Skye containing 28 fabulous walks exploring the rugged and romantic beauty of this celebrated and most famous Scottish island. The walks range in length from 2.5 to 11 miles and offers something for all tastes and abilities. You can follow in the footsteps of Bonnie Prince Charlie in Portree, the island's main town and harbour, enjoy the history and parkland of Armadale Castle - one of the gentler walks for when the weather closes in - or wonder at spectacular Cuillin corries and waterfalls. One walk also explores the beautiful island of Raasay between Skye and the Applecross Peninsula. All the walks have been fully researched and written by outdoor writer and Skye-expert Terry Marsh and are accompanied in the book by large-scale Ordnance Survey route maps, GPS waypoints and captivating photographs. From inspiring coastal scenery to highland peaks, and from romantic castles to crofters’ cottages, Walkers can easily visit the northernmost and southernmost tips of the isle using the clear, large-scale Ordnance Survey route maps and GPS waypoints within. Published July 11.

ISBN: 9781854585585 - Pathfinder Isle of Skye

Walking on Uist and Barra, Mike Townsend - A new guide to 40 day walks on the Uists and Barra, in the Outer Hebrides off the coast of Scotland - including routes on Berneray, North Uist, Grimsay, Benbecula, South Uist, Eriskay, Barra, Vatersay and Mingulay. Routes range from easy beach walks to mountainous excursions and explore rugged hills, awesome sea cliffs, moorland and lochs. Published June 12. 

ISBN: 9781852846602 - Walking on Uist and Barra

Walking on Rum and the Small Isles, Peter Edwards - A new guide to walking and backpacking on the Small Isles in the Western Isles of Scotland - Rum, Eigg, Muck, Canna, Coll and Tiree - including a tough 55km backpack around the coastline of Rum, a challenging round of the Rum Cuillin and an ascent of An Sgurr on Eigg. Easy routes exploring Rum's National Nature Reserve and the other islands. Published June 12. 

ISBN: 9781852846626 - Walking on Rum and the Small Isles

Isle of Skye Natural History Walks, Christopher Mitchell - 20 detailed walks to enjoy from sea shore to cliff top. Published May 10.

ISBN: 9781850588580 - Isle of Skye Natural History Walks

The Arran Coastal Way, Jacqetta Mcgarry - The Arran Coastal Way is one of Scotland's newest long-distance walks, running around the coast of the Isle of Arran for 65 miles. Arran is easily reached from Glasgow by frequent ferry from nearby Ardrossan. Famous as 'Scotland in miniature', the island is rich in coastal scenery and wildlife, with fine castles, caves, and standing stones.  This guidebook contains all you need to plan and enjoy one of Scotland's finest circular walks such as: detailed route description; background on pre-history and history; whisky-making and wildlife on Arran; map of the entire route in 4 drop-down panels; practical information about public transport and travel; lavishly illustrated, with 70 colour photographs; and, is printed on waterproof paper. Published May 08.


ISBN: 9781898481287 - The Arran Coastal Way

The Ayrshire and Arran Coastal Paths, Keith Fergus - Guide to walking or backpacking along the Ayrshire and Arran Coastal Paths, not far from Glasgow on the western coast of Scotland, UK, passing through Girvan and Ayr and taking in the Isle of Arran from Ardrossan. Featuring 11 day stages across a 150-mile coastline full of beautiful sandy beaches and secluded coves, this guide to the Ayrshire and Arran Coastal Paths is a wonderful showcase of long-distance coastal walking at its finest. Historic sites including many castles passed along the way show the area's rich past, and there are obvious links here to significant Scottish figures including Robert the Bruce and Robert Burns. The route is described in seven days on the Ayrshire mainland and a four-day tour round Arran and illustrated with fantastic photography of the area's exceptional views and scenic beauty. Detailed information about the good public transport links, which make it possible to tackle the route in day or weekend stages over time, and also the accommodation options along the way. Published June 11.

ISBN: 9781852846329 - The Ayrshire and Arran Coastal Paths

Walks Isle of Arran, Richard Hallewell - 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 Isle of Arran features walks on the mountainous island of Arran in the Firth of Clyde. Known as `Scotland in miniature', the island provides a fine range of coastal, moorland, woodland and hill walks. The 24 walks featured range from 0.75 miles to 9 miles (1-14.5km). Routes include: Goatfell from Brodick, Brodick Country Park, Cock of Arran, Machrie Moor Stone Circles and a path over the twin peaks of Holy Island.  Published February 08.

ISBN: 9781872405476 - Walks Isle of Arran

 

Arran 40 Favourite Walks, Phil Turner - With dramatic mountain ridges towering over the moorland of its northern half, and a lusher, softer landscape in the south, Arran is often dubbed as Scotland in Miniature. The fact is that this is an island with a huge amount to offer packed into small space. The great granite ridges may be lower in stature than those in the Highlands, but they are the equal of any mountains in Scotland for sheer grandeur. The coastline has some superb scenery and a wonderful outlook, whether towards Ayrshire or to Kintyre. And the island itself is packed with history and human interest, from the ancient standing stones on Machrie Moor to the modern-day Buddhist retreat on Holy Island. Published June 12.
 

Walking on Arran, Paddy Dillon - 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. Published January 16.

ISBN: 9781852848255 - Walking on Arran
 

Tramping in Skye, B H Humble -'Here is a book that will delight lovers of the Misty Isle. In its pages B. H. Humble tells not only of the charm of Skye as a holiday centre for trampers and climbers, but also of the folk-lore and legend that add so much to the island's mystery and magic. The book should be in the haversack of all those who intend visiting Skye, and to those who are already familiar with the island it will bring back many happy memories' - from first edition, Grant and Murray 1933. First published in 1933, B. H. Humble's exploration of Skye is a fascinating and funny account of a young man's travels in a landscape still largely unknown to the climbing community at the time of writing. This new edition by Pocket Mountains brings back to life a classic text which will enrich any visit to Skye. Published June 10.

Walks Orkney, Felicity Martin - 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 Orkney features 40 walks, and includes walks on every island in Orkney which can be reached by public transport. Walks range from 0.75 miles to 14.75 miles (1.2-23.6km). Routes include: the path to The Old Man of Hoy, the Ring of Brodgar and the path around North Ronaldsay. Published July 08.
 

ISBN: 9781872405407 - Walks Orkney

Walks Western Isles, 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 Western Isles features 34 walks, and includes walks on every island in the Outer Hebrides - from Lewis to Vatersay - which can be reached by public transport. Walks range from 1 mile to 12.5 miles (1.5-20km). Routes include: Callanish Standing Stones, An Cliseam and a tour of northern Eriskay. Published July 07.

ISBN: 9781872405353 - Walks Western Isles

Walks Isle of Mull and Tiree, Paul Williams. Part of the same series. Published May 07

Walks Isle of Skye, Paul Williams.   Published May 07.

Walks Around Islay and Jura  - 8 easy to follow walks. Folded sheet maps.   Published May 99.

 

The Skye Trail, Cameron Mcneish and Richard Else - Of all Scotland's islands none casts its spell quite as dramatically as the Isle of Skye. Celebrated in song and story, Eilean a'Cheo is a place of astonishing natural beauty and attracts climbers and walkers from all over the world. The 70-mile long Skye Trail connects two of the island's most extraordinary landscapes; the world-famous Cuillin, the most rugged mountain range in Britain, and the Trotternish ridge, a rolling escarpment of basalt hills that look over the sea to the tumbled landscapes of mainland Scotland. This long walk through the island, the 'Skitis' of the Celtic world, follows ancient byways, cattle drovers' routes, mountain footpaths and an old railway line, through a land where the first inhabitants sensed the presence of their gods in every nook and cranny, on every hill and crag, in every corrie and loch. Landscape and weather and an affinity with wild nature made up the very fabric of their lives. The route visits castles, takes in geological gems like the Quiraing and the Storr, follows rivers and loch-side paths and recalls those who were brutally removed from their homes during the Highland Clearances. It visits the site of the 'last battle on British soil' and climbs Bla Bheinn, surely the finest mountain on this island of fine mountains. The route then takes its finale along the old Marble Line to Broadford, and the end of a magnificent island journey. The Skye Trail is destined to be one of the most popular long distance walks in Britain. Published October 10. Walking The Western Isles, Mary Welsh - Part of "The Clan Walk Guides" series, "Walking Scotland" is being steadily extended, with new titles added and earlier volumes being re-issued and presented in the striking new format. Mary Welsh continues to guide walkers of all abilities to find the most enjoyable expeditions in each area described, assisted by Christine Isherwood, who also provides clearly-drawn route maps and delightful illustrations to decorate the narrative. Based upon her popular "Walks in the Western Isles", a consistent seller since 1993, Mary Welsh offers a completely new edition, including a number of ambitious new routes. Existing walks have been exhaustively checked and, in some instances, extended or varied for greater appeal. Published March 06.

Oban, Mull and Kintyre A Pathfinder Guide, Brian Conduit, John Brooks and Hugh Taylor - The rock of Dunadd, a few miles north of Lochgilphead, marks the place where the Scots established their headquarters after landing from Ireland around 500AD, and it can rightfully claim to be the birthplace of Scotland. It is also at the heart of present-day Argyll, which roughly corresponds to the area covered by this guide. There are a range of routes across different terrains, including a walk around the Isle of Iona, with its wealth of ancient monuments, superb beaches and an ascent up Ben More, the highest peak on Mull. Published September 09.
  

Exploring the Scottish Islands, Julian Holland - Geologically unique, rich in flora and fauna, wild, remote and steeped in history, the many islands around the long and rugged coastline of Scotland are among the most unspoilt and beautiful destinations to be found anywhere on our crowded planet. Formed during massive and violent upheavals in the Earth's crust nearly three billion years ago and later eroded and shaped by the action of ice, the islands of Scotland also bear the scars of thousands of years of human occupation. From Neolithic settlements, chambered burial tombs, megalithic stone circles, and Iron Age brochs, to early Celtic Christian chapels, Viking place names, clan fortresses, deserted townships of the infamous 'clearances' and more modern relics of both world wars, the islands of Scotland are a historical treasure trove second to none. From the sand-blown machair of Tiree and the white shell-sand beaches of Barra to the towering sea-cliffs and stacks of remote St Kilda and the dramatic Cullins of Skye, the Scottish islands are famed worldwide for their beauty. Internationally recognised for their flora and fauna, the islands are also home to many important nature reserves that provide a safe haven for rare and endangered plant and bird species. The surrounding seas, rich in marine life, not only support vast colonies of seabirds but also large numbers of seal, whale, dolphin and porpoise. Exploring the Islands of Scotland is both beautiful and practical and not only provides the intrepid traveller with a fascinating insight into each island's history and flora and fauna, but also contains valuable information on how to get there, tourist information, what to see, where to stay and island walks. Limited availability. Published July 08.

25 Walks in Ayrshire & Arran, Alan Forbes - The 25 Walks books are practical guides and attractive souvenirs. Written by experienced authors, they can be used with confidence. The carefully selected local walks are accompanied by easy-to-use maps and colour photographs. Ayrshire & Arran describes 25 walks in some of Scotland's most beautiful countryside. On Arran you can explore Machrie Moor or climb to the top of Goatfell, while in Ayrshire you can enjoy a stroll on the banks of the River Ayr or a walk that takes in a visit to Culzean Castle. A key point for the walker to note about Ayrshire and Arran is that both areas are extremely accessible. Transport links are so good that it is possible to leave Glasgow for Arran in the morning, walk the length of Holy Isle, and be back in Glasgow that evening. In the words of the author: 'there is something here for everyone, and I hope that you enjoy discovering these walks as much as I have. Limited availability. Published June 04.

25 Walks: Ayrshire and Arran

Pathfinder Guide: Skye & North-West Highlands, Jarrold - 7 short walks, 13 moderate, and 8 challenging (up to11 miles and often with a stiff climb). Distance, timing, refreshment stops and advice included. Clear OS mapping at 1:25,000 scale. Includes Shieldaig, The Quiraing, The Beinn na Caillich Horseshoe and Rubh' an Dùnain. Limited availability. Published March 96.

25 Walks: Skye & Kintail, Hamish Brown - Describes 25 walks on the beautiful island of Skye and on the mainland opposite it. From the well-known and picturesque Old Man of Storr to the wildlife and prehistoric remains at Rubh' an Dunain; from the legends surrounding the Five Sisters to the lochs and crags above Plockton, this book guides the walker to areas of outstanding beauty and solitude. Limited availability. Published April 00.

Skye and Kintail (25 Walks S.)

 

Isle of Bute: West Island Way - Scotland's First Long Distance Island Footpath, Footprint Maps and Guides.  Limited availability. Published February 01.

Walking in the Orkney and Shetland Islands: 80 Walks in the Northern Isles , Graham Uney - The Northern Isles - Orkney, Shetland and Fair Isle - are a world away from the rest of Scotland. They sit at the turning point of the North Sea and the North Atlantic, where the two great waterways join - with Orkney nearest to mainland Scotland, then Shetland further north again, with the tiny dot of Fair Isle mid-way between the two groups. This book is a must for anyone heading to the Northern Isles. There are two sections - one for Orkney, the other for Shetland - and each begins with full details on how to get to the islands, where to stay, and where to eat, shop, and drink. There are also contact details for the Tourist Information Centres, as well as notes on how to get around the islands, car hire, ferries, etc. There are also ideas for other things to do on these islands - even keen walkers will want to explore the other possibilities! Over 50 walks are covered here, ranging from short strolls such as around The Knab in Lerwick, or to the Staneydale Temple on Shetland, to more challenging routes such as a traverse of the North Hoy hills on Orkney. There's something here for everyone, with historical notes and tips to help you find some of the wonderful wildlife of these islands. Limited availability. Published November 08.
 

ISBN: 9781852845728 - Walking in the Orkney and Shetland Islands

Hebridean Gurkha: Walking the Outer Isles, Neil Griffiths - Gurkhas are not often seen in the Western Isles; perhaps these were the first. "Hebridean Gurkha" tells the tale of what was to be much more than a walking holiday for Neil and five Gurkhas. As the boys set off in heavy rain across the low peat bogs of Lewis, they were to encounter the rocky hills of Harris before striding along the sweeping white beaches of the Uists under blue skies. Then on to the sand-ringed Isle of Barra where a boatman took them to their journey's end, Barra Head in the far south. The wee men from Nepal called it 'Barra Heaven'. This is a story of Gaeldom and Buddhism, broadswords and kukris, with the great Highland pipe a constant accompaniment. It involves the search for penguins, haggis and the perfect pool table, Compton MacKenzie and Bonnie Prince Charlie, on the isles where the sea meets the sky, and the Hebrides meet the Himalayas. It is about marching through some of the most dazzling scenery in the world, hearing about its folklore and history, while all the time acquiring more and more islander friends. The Gurkha penchant for laughter, singing, dancing, whisky and tartan all came together in a land that couldn't be much further from their home. Published August 05. Limited availability.

ISBN: 9780954441661 - Hebridean Gurkha

The Isle of Skye: A Walker's Guide, Terry March - The Isle of Skye is the most scenically awe-inspiring of Scotland's many islands; for many walkers and climbers it is a promised land. It is a place of elemental forces, a land that man has barely scratched. Now in its third edition, this guide visits all corners of the island as well as the renowned Cuillin. Updated and in full colour with extensive photographs and maps, it describes hard, demanding days as tough as anything in Britain and walks in wonderfully isolated situations. It includes high mountain routes, lonely lochans, coastal cliffs, forests, strange pinnacles and rough gabbro rock. But it is a walking, not a climbing guide. The skills required are up to straightforward scrambling, but the walking can be demanding and 'arduous'.  Published April 09. Limited availability.

ISBN: 9781852845605 - The Isle of Skye

 

Scottish Highlands and Islands AA 50 Walks - Walking is one of Britain's favourite leisure activities, and this great pocket-sized walking guide to the Scottish Highlands & Islands features a variety of mapped walks to suit all abilities. Contained within the guide are 50 walks of 2-10 miles and all the practical detail you need, accompanied by fascinating background reading on the history and wildlife of the area, and an introduction to each walk. All walks are annotated with local points of interest and places to stop for refreshments. And 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 August 09. Limited availability. Scottish Highlands Hill Walking Guide, Jim Manthorpe - Fully updated second edition of this popular hill-walking guide to Scotland's Highlands and Islands containing some of the finest mountain scenery in Europe. The new editon includes 60 day-walks for all abilities, graded for difficulty, terrain and strenuousness. 2 -day and 3-day treks and some of the walks have been linked to form multi-day treks such as the Great Traverse. Plus accommodation, places to eat and public transport for 62 gateway towns and villages. With 86 trail maps and 30 colour photos the book is packed with all the practical information necessary for hill-walking in the region. Limited availability. Published September 09.

Mhor and More: Hill Walking in Uist, Martin Margulies.  Limited availability. Published March 11.

Scottish Highlands and Islands AA 30 Walks (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.  Limited availability.

ISBN: 9780749564452 - Scottish Highlands and Islands

MORE MAPS

3000 Plus: Essential Munro Map, Gordon Henderson - See Scotland Books for full description.  Published March 09

3000 Plus: The Original Munro Map, 6th edition

Munro Map, Colin Baxter - 3-D shaded relief map showing the  location of all 284 Munros. Scale 1:570,000. Published March 07

AA Leisure Map Southern Skye and the Cuillins - 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 centred on the more popular areas of the country for leisure activities, including towns and rural areas. This map has the familiar look and style of OS mapping, with improved coverage of the featured areas. Published April 12

ISBN: 9780749572990 - Southern Skye and The Cuillins

AA Leisure Map Northern Skye. Published April 12

Skye: The Cuillin, Superwalker. Harvey. Published Aug 09

Skye Storr and Trotternish, Superwalker. Harvey. Published April 09

Arran and Arran Coastal Way XT25, Superwalker. Harvey. Published Aug 14

Philips Orkney & Shetland Leisure Map. Published June 12.

Skye Map, Colin Baxter. Published June 10

Shetland Map, Colin Baxter. Published May 04

St. Kilda (Colin Baxter Maps), Published March 06

Isle of Mull Map (Colin Baxter Maps) Published April 03

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