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Hadrian's Wall Path, Anthony Burton - Since it opened in 2003 Hadrian’s Wall Path has become one of Britain’s most popular long-distance paths. Its 84 miles are a convenient week’s walking, shadowing for the most part the historic line of Hadrian’s Wall in its spectacular progress across the superbly wild landscape of the north of England. Starting in what used to be Tyneside’s shipbuilding heart, and joining Newcastle in the east with Carlisle in the west, it takes you via the extraordinary Roman forts of Vindolanda and Housesteads, close to handsome towns like Hexham and Corbridge, to finish on the lonely shores of the Solway Firth with views of Scotland. This is the official guide to this superb National Trail, published in conjunction with Natural England which administers the path and waymarks it with its familiar acorn signs. Comprehensive and engrossing, it is the only companion you need. Published August 16.  Available for pre-order.

ISBN: 9781781315712 - Hadrian's Wall Path
 

The Northumberland Coast Path, Roland Tarr - The Northumberland coastline stretches from the outskirts of Newcastle up to the Scottish border at Berwick-upon-Tweed – a popular holiday destination for its wild and sweeping landscape of endless beaches of pale sand, succession of spectacular castles like Bamburgh and Dunstanburgh, congenial resorts like Alnmouth, and unique offshore attractions like Holy Island and the Farne Islands. Now, Roland Tarr’s new Trail Guide maps out the walker’s route along the entire coast, starting from the centre of Newcastle and including an extension beyond Berwick to the seabird crags of St Abb’s Head. Along the way the guide covers the remarkable industrial heritage of this coastline – the coalmining town of Ashington that gave birth to both the Ashington Group of Pitmen Painters and the Charlton brothers – and its fabulous wildlife, with seals and puffins off the shore. From a handsome Tyneside city to a distinguished border town straddling the Tweed, this is a superbly bracing walking country for the ever-increasing number of tourists who discover Northumberland every year.  Published May 16. 

ISBN: 9781781315620 - Northumberland Coast Path

Walks for All Ages, Kate Sanderson - 20 circular short walks of up to 6 miles to suit all the family. Published March 15.

ISBN: 9781909914223 - Walks for All Ages Northumberland

Walking St Curthbert's Way from Melrose to Lindisfarne, John Merrill - My story of walking the 72 mile St. Cuthbert's Way.  Published November 15.

Northumberland and Scottish Borders, Dennis and Jan Kelsall - Fully revised and updated, the Pathfinder Guide to Northumberland & the Scottish Borders contains 28 great country walks with clear, large-scale Ordnance Survey route maps and useful GPS waypoints. Pathfinder Guide to Northumberland & the Scottish Borders guides you through National Scenic Areas in Scotland, Northumberland National Park, the Pennine Way, Hadrian's Wall Path and the Southern Uplands Way are just some of the locations visited in the Pathfinder Guide to Northumberland & the Scottish Borders it includes the challenging roundabout circuit to the top of The Cheviot Hill, as well as the famous Hadrian's Wall, plus coastal walks including St Cuthbert's Cave. An indispensable guide to enjoying the best of this beautiful and remote region on foot. Published August 10. 

ISBN: 9781854585516 - Northumberland and  the Scottish Borders

River Tyne Trail, Peter Donaghy and John Laidler - The trail traces the length of one of Britain s greatest rivers, the Tyne. The 130 mile walk covers both sources, the North and South Tynes, which are marked by giant stone monuments. The stone at the North Tyne, near the England-Scotland border, was erected in October 2013 specially to mark the beginning of the trail. From tiny springs to streams and then vibrant rivers, the two sources eventually converge to create the powerful River Tyne as it journeys to the sea. The nature of the undulating terrain makes for a challenging and rewarding experience as the trail passes through some of Britain s most beautiful and interesting scenery. This book is the brainchild of former businessman Brian Burnie, the founder of the Cancer Patient Care Charity Daft as a Brush . Brian hopes that this walk will promote the work of the charity which provides individualised transport for patients requiring cancer treatment. Published April 15. 

AA 50 Walks: Durham and Northumberland - Walking is one of Britain's favourite leisure activities, and this guide to Durham and Northumberland features 50 mapped walks from two to ten miles, to suit all abilities. The book features all the practical detail you need, accompanied by fascinating background reading on the history and wildlife of the area, and clear mapping for ease of use. Every route has been colour coded according to difficulty. All walks are annotated with local points of interest and places to stop for refreshments. 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 March 14.
Northumberland: 40 Coast and Country Walks, Jon Tait - Northumberland is England's most northern county, a magical place filled with ancient castles, golden sand beaches, rolling hills, rugged moorland and friendly little Northumberland towns and villages. This much-awaited addition to the award-nominated series of easy walking guides is an affordable and practical guide to 40 of the best family walks in the region. Published July 12.

Best Foot Forward in Northumberland, Stuart Miller - This book has been written for those who would rather do their walking at a more considered pace. The circular routes are designed to allow plenty of time to admire views, discover local flora and fauna and explore country villages and places of interest along the way. Full colour. Published July 11. 

ISBN: 9781846742255 - Best Foot Forward in Northumberland

Short Walks in Northumbria - A practical little walk guide to Northumbria endorsed by the Ramblers. All of the 20 walks are 5 miles or under in length and can easily be completed in less than 3 hours. Clear Ordnance Survey maps show the route, along with easy-to-follow walk descriptions. Northumbria offers diverse landscapes: the scenic North Sea Coast with its diverse wildlife, the bare moorland landscape of the Cheviot Hills and the historical interest of Hadrian's Wall lying along the Whin Sill. Many of the walks are located within the Northumberland National Park and the Northumberland Coast which is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This guide, produced in co-operation with the Ramblers and featuring Ordnance Survey mapping, is the perfect way to get out and enjoy the stunning scenery. This compact little guide contains walks, all of which are 5 miles or under, which are ideal for an afternoon stroll. Published March 15.

ISBN: 9780008101589 - Short Walks in Northumbria 

Northumberland Walks, Anne Leuchars and Debby Waldron - This book proves that the tortoise and the hare can set off and finish at the same time, and enjoy each other s company along the way. Anne Leuchars is the tortoise, a slow walker who likes to stop for a breather, and Debby Waldron is the hare, fit enough for any outdoor challenge. Together they have devised walks which bring equal pleasure to both types of walker. Each walk splits into harder sections for fitter people and easier tracks for slower walkers. In most cases you all set off together, then separate part way through and meet up again to complete the walk together. The walks also accommodate differences in approach to a day in the countryside. Some people like the satisfaction of several miles or a steep hill conquered, others prefer to stroll along, taking rests along the way to relish the views. Published October 14.

ISBN: 9781850589938 - Northumberland Walks

 

Adventurous Pub Walks in Northumberland, Stuart Miller - Twenty circular walks of between 8 - 12 miles including routes at Brocolita, Bamburgh, Wark, New Hartley and Vindolanda. In full colour.  Published May 10. 

ISBN: 9781846741838 - Adventurous Pub Walks in Northumberland

 

Coast to Coast on The Ravenber, Ron Scholes From Ravenglass in Cumbria to Berwick-upon-Tweed. Divided into 14 sections. Its route directions, positive and clear, are dovetailed into a running commentary— rather like having a friendly escort, who chats knowledgeably. Distance 210 miles. Second edition. Published Oct 10

Coast to Coast on the Ravenber Way

Pub Walks in Northumberland, John Sadler - This title features twenty circular walks based on local pubs serving good food. It includes routes at Berwick-upon-Tweed, Alnwick, Greenhaugh, Hexham and Morpeth, along with maps and photographs. Published June 06

Pub Walks in Northumberland

 

A Boot Up The Northumberland National Park, Anthony Toole - The Northumberland National Park begins near the Scottish Border and snakes
southward to the earlier border marked by Hadrian's Wall. It passes through several
geological zones, each with its own landforms,
vegetation and scenery. There are the volcanic
rocks of the Cheviot Hills in the north, the fell sandstones of the heather-clad central hills, the limestone of the carboniferous era and the dolerite of the Great Whin Sill, the crags of which line the southern boundary. Rocks are carved with secret graffiti of the Stone Age, the Bronze and Iron Ages left burial mounds and hill forts, Roman roads and forts extend far to the north of Hadrian's Wall and castles recall five centuries of border conflict that followed the Norman Conquest. Yet the legacy of this remarkable history is one of the most stunningly beautiful regions of Britain. Most of the walks, of between 2 and 8½ miles, are suitable for families and groups of friends, and follow public rights of way, across high, wild and lonely moorland, where the sky is wide and the loudest sounds are the hiss of wind, the babble of water and the distant calls of skylark, lapwing and curlew. Halsgrove's new-format guidebook, containing maps, photographs and useful information will ensure a great walking experience. Packed with colour, the book is an ideal reminder of a visit to the area. Published March 11.

ISBN: 9780857100344 - A Boot Up the Northumberland National Park

A Boot Up the Northumberland Coast, Anthony Toole.  The Northumberland coastline, from the mouth of the Tyne to Berwick upon Tweed, has its share of craggy cliffs and long, sandy beaches. Yet once one moves beyond the Tyneside conurbation in the south, it has the feel of a neglected beauty. Much of the scenery of the Northumberland coast derives from its rich industrial heritage, as everywhere can be seen the quarries from which the coal and limestone were harvested. In most places these have been reclaimed by Nature, and are now thriving wildlife reserves. The ten selected walks , varying in length from 2 to 5 miles, suit the needs of families, groups of friends or individuals looking for a gentle stroll or a longer walk and together cover the full spectrum of what the coast has to offer. They can be enjoyed during half a day, or combined with a few hours on a beach, and in most cases could be shortened without loss of essential character. Halsgrove's new-format guidebook, containing maps, photographs and useful information will ensure a great walking experience. Packed with colour, the book is an ideal reminder of a visit to the area. Published April 10. 

A Boot Up Newcastle and Gateshead, Anthony Toole.  Published May 13.

Best Walks in Northumberland, Frank Duerden - The Best Walks series aims to select the very best walking opportunities to be found in a region or national park. There is something for everyone in these walking guides. Each book suggests thirty to forty good quality walks - where possible, circular to avoid difficulties with transport. They are clearly classified as easy strolls, moderately demanding walks or strenuous routes more suitable for the experienced hiker. A clear route description and exceptionally detailed map is included for each walk and there are suggestions on transport to the region and accommodation once you're there. Best Walks in Northumberland ranges from beautiful beaches and rocky headlands to the lonely Cheviot hills, sandstone uplands and the lush river valleys of the Allens and the Derwent. Published March 07

ISBN: 0711224226 - Best Walks in Northumberland

 

 

Discovering Newcastle and Gateshead, Peter Donaghy and John Laidier - 26 carefully crafted walks lead to places of historical, architectural and social interest, at times through nooks and crannies that may be new even to long-standing residents. The walks are of varying lengths with opportunities for internal visits and refreshments. To involve children in the discovery process, a number of quiz questions have been included. Published February 12.

ISBN: 9781850589136 - Discovering Newcastle Gateshead

The Reivers Way, Paddy Dillon -Walk in the footsteps of the notorious border reivers and discover how they survived centuries of strife and warfare. 'The Reivers Way' wanders for 150 miles (240 kilometres) through the wildest and most scenic arts of Northumberland, taking in the North Pennines, Hadrian's Wall, Tynedale, Redesdale, the Simonside Hills, Coquetdale, the Cheviot hills and the Northumberland Coast, with an option to include the Farne Islands. Northumberland's wild and sparsely populated landscapes include a national park, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a fine heritage coast. The research for this guidebook was achieved by following the Reivers Way in summer and in winter, checking the entire route and all its variants and alternatives. Published May 09
 

A Coast to Coast Walk: A Pictorial Guide, St Bees Head to Robin Hood's Bay, Alfred Wainwright -  Originally compiled in the 1950s early 1960s, the Wainwright walking guides are perhaps the most distinctive and unusual such guides ever devised. The result of research by their namesake and author over a period of 13 years, the guides have retained their original format and design to this day. The books contain intricate hand drawn sketches by the author, detailing routes of ascent, and gradients of the hills in and around the Lake District and outlying regions. "A Coast to Coast Walk" was devised by Wainwright himself and stretches across 190 miles from St Bees Head on the East coast to Robin Hood's Bay on the West, passing through the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors. Published Sept 03

For more Coast to Coast see Long Distance Paths

The Border Country: A Walker's Guide, Alan Hall - Covering the border hills, northern Northumberland and the Southern Uplands, this full-colour third edition of the guide offers a broad selection of around 50 routes, as well as outlines of a number of long-distance trails which cross the region. The Border country that lies between England and Scotland is a countryside surrounded by ridge after high ridge rhythmically fading into gently folding valleys, through which the Tweed and Teviot rivers flow. The area has been the scene of thousands of years of sometimes turbulent history, from the early Iron Age, through the Roman occupation, with influences down the years of both Celtic and Christian beliefs. The guide offers the hillwalker routes which will open up this broad and expansive landscape, giving a real taste of solitude and affinity with this unique area. Published June 05. K

 

 

 

Northumbria Church Walks, Peter Donaghy & John Laidler -  The first walking guide based on Northumbrian churches: 30 detailed walks ranging from 4 to 12 miles based on over 40 noteworthy churches; Easy to follow instructions with cross-referenced maps - ideal both for those wishing to complete the full walk or those who prefer to visit the church and have a short stroll; Detailed descriptions of a variety of landscapes with hills, dales and magnificent coastlines; Gain Insight into our cultural and artistic heritage - fine examples of stained glass, ancient crosses, medieval fonts, wood carvings and sculptures old and new; Follow in the footsteps of northern saints such as Aidan and Cuthbert, to encounter solitude and inspiration in a rich variety of attractive villages and unspoilt corners; A superb selection of churches open to visitors, complete with photographs. Published June 02

100 Walks in Northumberland, Various - This omnibus collection of local walks covers the whole of Northumberland and is designed to appeal to those wishing to go on family outings. The book includes 100 route descriptions of circular walks from 3-12 miles. Each walk has a map, points of interest and places to eat en route. Published 04

 

 

On the Wall with Hadrian, Bob Bibby - Walk along the path of the ancient Romans with Bob and learn about Hadrian – his power, passions and vices – and through this get a vivid picture and understanding of the Romans and their Empire. This refreshing and entertaining book will give hours of pleasure to ramblers and history enthusiasts on a journey through the modern day and historical Hadrian's Wall Country and, as always, Bob has included places to visit, stay, eat and drink, to help you on your way. Published June 06

Walk Hadrian's Wall, Brian Smailes - The 84-mile route, from Bowness-on-Solway to Wallsend, described in sections to be walked over either four or six days. Complete with information on preparation, equipment, accommodation and stopping places. Published Feb 07

Walk Hadrian's Wall

Waterside Walks in Northumberland, Stuart Miller - Twenty circular walks based on local waterways, with maps and photographs. Published April 08

Walking the Northumbrian Dales - Hadrian's Wall Country, Jennifer Norderhaug & Barbara Thompson - 28 medium-grade cross-country walks, ranging in length from 3½ to 7 miles, offering variety and choice away from the tourist trail. Includes routes in and around North and South Tynedale, Allendale, Hexham, Blanchland and Hadrian's Wall. Information for each walk includes distance, height gain, route plan, terrain and refreshment points, and you can see which are suitable for dogs. Published Aug 06

Walking the Northumberland Dales: Hadrain's Wall Country

 

Discover Northumberland: 30 Coast and Inland Walks, Mark Lejk - 30 circular walks covering the whole of Northumberland from north to south and east to west aimed at people of all walking abilities and preferences with lengths ranging from 4.5 km (2.8 miles) to 17.8 km (11.1 miles) and difficulty ranging from easy to strenuous. Many of the longer walks have shorter versions and altogether the different variations and combinations make for 48 routes. The walks range from the fabulous Northumberland coastline to the Cheviot Hills, Kielder Forest, the North Pennines, Hadrian's Wall and there are a significant number of walks in the area between the coast and the Cheviots. Published May 13.

ISBN: 9781850589624 - Discover Northumberland

Hadrian's Wall Path: Wallsend to Bowness-on-Solway, Henry Stedman.  Published June 14. 

ISBN: 9781905864584 - Hadrian's Wall Path

 

 

Hadrian's Coastal Route, Clifford Jones - A nine-day route from Ravenglass to Bowness-on-Solway, following the Western Hadriatic Frontier of the Roman Empire. Published April 08

Hadrian's Coastal Route

Hadrian's Wall: An Archaeological Walking Guide, Clifford Jones. Published March 12.

ISBN: 9780752463612 - Hadrian's Wall: An Archaeological Walking Guide

 

A Boot Up Hadrian's Wall, Rodney Legg - Britain's Roman Wall is one of the great
frontiers of the classical world. Ten circular
walks are featured in this pocket-sized book,
each maximising feet-on and visual experiences
both of archaeology and the landscape. They vary in length from 3 to 8 miles and are aimed
particularly at families and groups of friends out
to enjoy the incomparable World Heritage Site.
Starting locations are scattered from an abbey
at Lanercost, Cumbria to a fort at South Shields, which was the main North Sea supply base. In between, across wild hill country in the Northumberland National Park, surviving sections of Hadrian's Wall are packed with remains of garrisons, milecastles, turrets and linear defences, often with their own local museums. The format and descriptions make for trouble free walking with the bonus of all the history you can see being flagged-up en route. Words and photographs convey the distinctive character of each length while specially prepared mini-maps are also easy to follow. Halsgrove's exciting new-style guide, packed with maps, photographs and useful information is all the modern leisure walker needs. Published February 09.

ISBN: 9781906887032 - A Boot Up Hadrian's Wall

Walking in Northumberland, 36 Day Walks, Alan Hall - This second edition of the popular Walking in Northumberland provides the reader with 35 walks ranging from wild walking and craggy ascents to forest treks and gentle riverside strolls. Endless empty miles of sandy bays, rippling dunes and rocky points are accompanied by the tides of history, as the walks lead you through the cradle of northern Christianity and past silhouetted coastal castles. Published March 07. K

Walking in Northumberland: 36 Day Walks (Cicerone British Walking S.)

St. Cuthbert's Way: A Pilgrim's Companion, Mary Low - St. Cuthbert's Way runs from Melrose in the Scottish Borders to Lindisfarne, Holy Island, off the coast of Northumberland. This new Pilgrims' Companion presents information essential for walking the Way; a field guide to places of interest along the route; an introduction to St. Cuthbert and his time.   Published Jan 99

ISBN: 9781901557220 - St. Cuthbert's Way

Northumbria Walks with Children, Stephen Rickerby - This guide, covering over 20 walks spread across Northumbria, is aimed at parents whose children may not be as keen to go walking as they are. Included are check-lists of things to spot on the walk, along with information on local amenities. Published July 98

NORTHUMBRIA WALKS WITH CHILDREN

 

Battlefield Walks Northumberland, Rupert Matthews - Northumberland is one of the most beautiful counties in England, but also one of the most fought over. It has seen countless skirmishes, some very bloody, between invading and looting Scots and the avenging English families of the Percys, Umfravilles and Nevilles. Rupert Matthews, 'the History Man', presents fifteen guided walks around the battlefields of Northumberland. He provides an account of events as they unfolded on the ground along with full background and context. His expertise, descriptive powers and lively enthusiasm bring the drama of history vividly to life. Limited availability. Published April 08
Walks in Hadrian's Wall Country, Limited availability. Kenneth Bunn.  Published February 13.

Historic Walks in and around Newcastle, Brian Conduit - This excellent book guides walkers of all abilities around both city and country in a series of 25 well-thought-out routes, each accompanied by a helpful map, historical background information and photographs. The walks range in length from 2 to 8 miles. Limited availability. Published June 08

Durham and Northumberland 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. Limited availability. Published July 10. 

ISBN: 9780749564353 - Durham and Northumberland

 

Walking in the Allendales, Keven Shevels - Rising in the North Pennines, on the Durham/Northumberland border, two rivers, the East and West Allen, flow northwards to join and then, ultimately, enter the River South Tyne. Here, within sight of the high Pennines, these rivers have created two rugged little valleys that for centuries were part of the 'lead dales', the North Pennines Orefield that dominated the world's lead industry. Here the landscape has a different look and feel to it than the other more popular walking areas of Northumberland such as the Cheviot Hills or Hadrian's Wall. Travelling from the high moors to the wooded valleys, join the author as, in a series of nine walks, he explores both the landscape and the heritage of these two dales and discovers what makes them so special. Limited availability. Published January 15.

ISBN: 9781905444618 - Walking in the Allendales

St Cuthberts Way, Ron Shaw and Roger Smith - This 100k (60 mile) walk was opened in 1996 and has rapidly increased in popularity. Visiting a number of places closely associated with St Cuthbert's life, the journey is full of historical interest and natural beauty. It can be tackled in its entirety, or sections can be walked separately, making an ideal day or weekend outing. Today's pilgrims link Melrose in the Scottish Borders with the Holy Island causeway at Beal. In the right conditions, the path across the sand here makes a superb finale to the walk. This completely revised edition of the Official Guide adds a new link to Berwick-upon-Tweed as an option at the end of the route. It is illustrated in full colour with photographs throughout and OS strip maps at the opening of each section. Full of information about the historical and natural features of the route, the guide also covers appropriate equipment for walkers, way-marking, car parking, accommodation and the Country Code. Limited availability. Published June 14.

ISBN: 9781780272573 - St. Cuthbert's Way

Ramblers Short Walks in Northumbria - A practical little walk guide to Northumbria 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 Ordnance Survey maps to show the route plus easy to follow walk descriptions. Northumbria offers diverse landscapes: the scenic North Sea Coast with it's diverse wildlife, the bare moorland landscape of the Cheviot Hills and the historical interest of Hadrian's Wall lying along the Whin Sill. Many of the walks are located within the Northumberland National Park and the Northumberland Coast which is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  This guide, produced in co-operation with the Ramblers and featuring Ordnance Survey mapping, is the perfect way to get out and enjoy the stunning scenery.  This compact little guide contains walks, all of which are 5 miles or under, which are ideal for an afternoon stroll. Limited availability.  Published March 11.
 

ISBN: 9780007395408 - Ramblers Short Walks in Northumbria

St Oswold's Way and St Cuthbert's Way: Long Distance Trails in Northumberland and the Borders, Rudolf Abraham - In easy stages, this guide describes two long-distance trails through the unspoilt scenery of Northumberland and the Borders. St Oswald's Way begins at Heavenfield and its 97 miles take in rolling farmland before reaching the coast's vast sandy beaches. The 62-mile St Cuthbert's Way, beginning at Melrose, crosses the rugged crags and heather moorland of the Cheviot Hills. Both trails pass through Northumberland National Park to converge on the atmospheric Holy Island - a crucible of Christianity in Britain, and a site of pilgrimage even today. Each can be walked within a week. The guidebook also offers information about the rolling dunes and tidal flats that make up the Northumberland Coast Path. From Cresswell to Berwick (64 miles), this trail covers the entire length of the Northumberland Coast AONB. The variety of scenery, a rich history including Iron Age forts, medieval abbeys and impressive castles, as well as plentiful local wildlife, make Northumberland and the Borders one of Britain's most beautiful corners to explore on foot. Limited availability. Published February 13.

ISBN: 9781852846695 - St Oswald's Way and St Cuthbert's Way

A Walk Along the Wall, Hunter Davies - Originally stretching across the neck of England for over seventy miles, Hadrian's Wall is the most important Roman monument in Britain. Set in a wild, dramatic landscape, it is now a World Heritage Site, one of the wonders of the world, and stands as a reminder of the past glories of a mighty civilisation. Hunter Davies grew up at one end of the wall and was inevitably drawn to walk its length. His charming, part history, part guidebook and part personal experience, portrays the area and its inhabitants as they are today, and gives readers a taste of what life was like in this remote part of Britain 2000 years ago. Limited availability. Published July 09. Hadrian's Wall Path: National Trail, Mark and Helen Richards - A World Heritage Site, Hadrian's Wall is a famous frontier, combining striking natural landscapes with monumental remains. Ten years ago Mark Richards created a beautifully hand-scribed guide to a coast-to-coast Wall Walk. Since then the Countryside Agency has, through careful negotiation, made this a reality in a new National Trail. The revelation of this new route is how brilliantly it brings the whole Roman Frontier beneath one's feet. This guide provides full details and instructions for walking the wall in both directions. Richly documented with colour images, it is accompanied by detailed maps, photographs and panoramic perspectives. In this new guide Mark shares his evident passion for the countryside and landmarks of the Tyne/Solway corridor. Limited availability. Published May 08

Hadrian's Wall Path: Two-way National Trail Description (British Long-distance Trails)

St Cuthbert's Way: From Melrose to Lindisfarne, Ronald Turnbull - Follow the footsteps of St Cuthbert in this easy-going walk of 62 miles (100 km) from Melrose Abbey in the Scottish borders to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne in the North Sea. The route passes many fine abbeys, hill forts and castles, includes a section of Roman road and finishes with the barefoot Pilgrims' Path across tidal sands. The walk can be completed comfortably in 5 or 6 days and there are welcoming pubs and B&Bs along the route. The guidebook has 60 photographs, shows altitude profiles for each section and has a dropdown map in four panels (scale 1:100,000). The format is lightweight, robust and waterproof. Limited availability. Published March 10.

MORE MAPS

Hadrian's Wall Path XT40, Walkers Route. Harvey. Published April 12.

Cheviot Hills (Superwalker S.), Harvey. Published April 01

St Cuthberts Way XT40, Walkers Route. Harvey. Published April 10

Coast to Coast (East) XT40, Walkers Route. Published July 08

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