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Glyndwr's Way, Paddy Dillon - A complete guide to walking Glyndwr's Way National Trail. This guidebook divides the 135 mile trail into nine day stages, starting at Knighton and ending at Welshpool. After day 4 there is an optional ascent of Pumlimon Fawr, which will require an extra day. Days 10 and 11 follow the Offa's Dyke Path National Trail for those who prefer a circular route. The step-by-step route descriptions are accompanied by OS map extracts, photographs and lots of information on facilities available and historical points of interest along the way. Glyndwr's Way is clearly waymarked throughout and there is accommodation available at the end of every stage, listed in full at the back of the guide to make planning easier. The trail commemorates the Welsh leader Owain Glyndwr, visiting landmarks such as Powys Castle and Glyndwr's Parliament House at Machynlleth, as well as other historical and archaeological sites. Published April 14.

ISBN: 9781852847326 - Glyndwr's Way

Circular Walks Along the Offa's Dyke Path: Welshpool to Hay-on-Wye, Jeff Lomax - 17 walks varying in length from 3˝ to 10˝ miles, with many possibilities for combining or shortening walks. Published Aug 01

Special Offa, Bob Bibby - Bob Bibby is on his travels again, this time following the line of that mighty earthwork that stretches 177 miles "from sea to sea" along the old border between England and Wales - Offa's Dyke, built by the very first self-styled King of the Angles, the fearsome 8th century King Offa. Join Bob on an extended pub crawl as he walks the long-distance path between Chepstow and Prestatyn, stopping off at local hostelries to sample the wares in the interests of research. Walk with him along the glorious Hatterall Ridge, on the 80 miles of still-extant Dyke itself, across the Froncysyllte Aqueduct and finally over the Clwydian hills to his final destination. Meet some of the fascinating historical and modern-day characters he stumbles upon - "Ozzie" Osbern of Chepstow Castle, the original Hound of the Baskervilles in Kington, King Richard of Hay-on-Wye, Kilvert the Pervert of Clyro, the "Herbies" of Montgomery, William Spooner (or Spilliam Wooner) of Oswestry, the Daleks of Llangollen, Coch Bach of Ruthin and many, many more. Discover the truth about Placido Domingo's vocal exercises, Carol Vorderman's 28 day Detox Diet, two lovely African pygmy frogs named Eleanor and Sarah, the site of Arthur's last battle, the Order of Wandering Peace Poets, why Near Earth Objects are rather worrying, what the Welshwomen did to the dead bodies after the Battle of Pilleth, what Horatio Nelson was up to in Monmouth, and the origins of the V-sign. Special Offa is a wonderful companion for those planning to walk the Offa's Dyke Path, whether on foot or in the comfort of their armchairs. Published June 04

ISBN: 1903070287 - Special Offa

Offa's Dyke Path National Trail Guide, Tony Gowers - Offa's Dyke Path (Gogledd Llwybr Clawdd Offa) is the 177-mile National Trail following the ancient earthwork that criss-crosses the border country of modern England and Wales, from the Severn Estuary to the seaside resort of Prestatyn on the Irish Sea. This is the complete, official guide for the long-distance walker or the weekend stroller. All you need is this one book. It contains the route split into convenient sections, Ordnance Survey mapping for the entire route, comprehensive, up-to-date information on public transport, accommodation and places of interest, background information on everything from archaeology to wildlife and is lavishly illustrated with colour photography throughout. Published June 14. 
 

ISBN: 9781781310663 - Offa's Dyke Path

Offa's Dyke Path, David Hunter - The whole route is described, with suggestions for circular walks covering sections of it. Undertaken in its entirety the route offers an attractive and at times demanding two-week trek for the long-distance walker. The Offa's Dyke Path makes its way through varied, sometimes wild, often remote, and frequently superb scenery, linked by a succession of historic towns and attractive villages. The guide combines practical information and advice with a generous helping of historical and scenic detail of this highly attractive border region. Written with enthusiasm, this is an ideal guidebook for both the long-distance walkers and those making shorter excursions along Offa's Dyke Path. Published Jan 08

ISBN: 9781852845490 - Offa's Dyke Path

 

Rivers of Wales: 35 Riverside Walks, Rosemary Hutton -  Rivers of Wales charts a voyage of discovery along six of Wales' most important rivers - the Conwy, Dee, Dyfi, Teifi, Tywi and Usk. This book, a perfect companion for the visitor, has 150 photographs and maps and describes half a dozen walks along each of the rivers giving details of the history, topography and wildlife of each area. The walks are suitable for families as well as for the lone walker - and the format will fit any pocket. Published Sept 97

Rivers of Wales: 35 Riverside Walks

Best Walks in the Welsh Borders, Simon Whaley - From beyond Llangollen in the north to Symonds Yat near Chepstow in the south, the Welsh/English border offers some of the quietest and most remote walking in Southern Britain. There are plenty of reminders of the often turbulent history of the area to beguile the walker: Offa's Dyke, castles, abbeys, quiet villages and small towns and the relics of industrial and military activity. This book selects 35 of the best walks, including ascents of Wenlock Edge and the Sugar Loaf, and suggests routes for walkers of all ages and abilities. Published June 07

ISBN: 9780711227668 - Best Walks in the Welsh Borders

 

Walks around the Berwyn Mountains and the Ceiriog Valley, David Berry - 32 walks, from short strolls to 9 miles in length. All walks link with at least one other route in the book, so shorter or longer options are available.  Published Aug 08

 

Mid Wales and the Marches Walks Pathfinder Guide. Published April 02

ISBN: 9780711720046 - Mid Wales and the Marches

Family Walks in the Teme Valley, Camilla Harrison. Limited availability. Published March 91

Cambrian Way, Richard Sale. Limited availability,. Published March 00

 

Best Tea Shop Walks in Mid Wales, Dorothy Hamilton - Enjoy a leisurely ramble in beautiful mid-Wales and complete the experience with Welsh afternoon tea at a recommended tea room. Visiting both popular and lesser-known areas, these 25 varied walks range from two to nine miles and are suitable for all ages and experience. The author's clear directions are accompanied by sketch maps, photographs and notes on local history and wildlife. Limited availability.  Published Sept 03

Offa's Dyke Path South National Trail Guide, Ernie and Kathy Kay and Mark Richards - Offa’s Dyke Path is the 177-mile (283-km) National Trail following the course of the man-made dyke that gives it its name. This volume, now fully updated, features the southern section of the Path, following Natural England’s acorn waymarks from Chepstow to Knighton, a distance of 80 miles (128 km). This is the complete, official guide for the long distance walker or the weekend stroller. All you need is this one book. National Trail Guides are the official guidebooks to the fifteen National Trails in England and Wales and are published in association with Natural England, the official body charged with developing and maintaining the Trails. Limited availability.  Published May 10.

ISBN: 9781845135614 - Offa's Dyke South

Walks Around Knighton and the Teme Valley, Jane Griffiths. Limited availability. Published June 08

Walking Around Rhayadr and the Elan Valley - Martin Wright. Limited availability. Published July 08

Offa's Dyke Path North, Knighton to Prestatyn, Ernie & Kath Kay and Mark Richards  - The official companion to the northern half of Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail. Limited availability. Published March 08

NATIONAL TRAIL GUIDE:Offa's Dyke Path South - Chepstow to Knighton

Offa's Dyke Path: Prestatyn to Chepstow, Keith Carter - The Offa s Dyke Path is a superb national trail that runs from the North Wales coast to the Severn Estuary following the line of Offa s Dyke, an impressive 8th century earthwork along the English/Welsh border. The ever-changing landscape the Clwydian Range, the Shropshire Hills, the Black Mountains and the Wye Valley is steeped in history and legend providing 177 miles of fascinating walking. The guide includes: 87 large-scale walking maps; itineraries for all walkers; practical information for all budgets - guides to 52 towns and villages showing where to stay, where to eat, what to see, plus detailed street plans; comprehensive public transport information; flora and fauna four page full colour flower guide, plus an illustrated section on local wildlife; green hiking; and GPS waypoints. Limited availability. Published May 11.

ISBN: 9781905864355 - Offa's Dyke Path

The Cambrian Way: The Mountain  Connoissers Guide, A S Drake. An excellent title whose author truly loves the subject he has written about, not just someone who is trying to sell a book.  This is ideal for the person who is looking to either walk the whole route or just pick and chose stages.  It is a practical and easy guide by a person who obviously cares deeply about the subject matter. Limited availability. Published March 08.

MORE MAPS

Offa's Dyke Path South, XT40 Harvey. Published July 14

Offa's Dyke Path North, XT40 Harvey. Published Aug 11


Offa's Dyke Path North - Harvey Walker's Route

 

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