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MAPS OF SOUTHERN SCOTLAND
LONG DISTANCE PATHS RUNNING THROUGH THE
REGION ARE HIGHLIGHTED IN WHITE
Northumberland, the Borders and Hadrian's
Wall Pathfinder Guide -
28 varied routes from easy strolls to exhilarating hikes - 8
short walks (3 - 7˝ miles), 12 moderate (5 - 9˝ miles) and 8 more
challenging (6˝ - 12 miles). Distance, timing, refreshment stops and advice
included. Clear OS mapping at 1:25,000 scale. Includes Kielder Water,
Craster, Simonside, Hadrian's Wall, Windy Gyle, Loch Skeen, Hartside, Kirk
Yetholm, Howick, Traquair and Harthope Valley. Published Aug 10
|The Pentland Hills: A Walker's Guide, Sue Falconer - The Pentland Hills are a popular, easily accessible upland range located to the southwest of Edinburgh. As a destination for hillwalkers, cyclists and those wishing to enjoy the outdoors, the Pentlands are well known to those from Edinburgh and the Lothians. They are perhaps less visited or overlooked by those from further afield. Once discovered and explored, this hill range offers the visitor a variety of experiences from an undulating ridge walk to a stroll beside the quiet waters of a reservoir. This diversity of landscape and landform is reflected in the rich natural and cultural heritage found throughout the hills. Uncover the fascinating archaeology of the hills, discover their hidden wildlife and how they inspired the likes of Robert Louis Stevenson, and unfold the best views all in the knowledgeable and enthusiastic company of a Countryside Ranger. It includes 30 selected walks for all to enjoy. The author is a Countryside Ranger for the Pentland Hills Ranger Service. Published March 07. K||The Pentland Hills: the Definitive Guide, Rab Anderson - This is a highly detailed and superbly illustrated guidebook to walking in what is probably Scotland's most popular and most accessible range of hills - the splendid Pentland Hills on the outskirts of Edinburgh. 60 varied walks have been carefully selected and described ranging from low level family strolls to easy hill walks and lengthier, more challenging hill and moorland walks. This is an ideal guidebook for both the regular outdoor enthusiast and the occasional visitor, including more than 150 colour photographs, 60 coloured route maps and a unique table of heights listing 157 high points in the Pentland Hills. Published April 11.|
The Border Country - A Walker's Guide, Alan Hall - Contains 50 walks in the
Border hills and Southern Uplands of Scotland. The text is clearly
illustrated with maps and photographs for each walk and provides a full
introduction and identification of sites of historical and natural interest.
Published April 05. K
St Cuthbert's Way Official Guide, 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. Published May 09.
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. Published March 10.
Southern Uplands, Nick Williams - Pocket Mountains - This guide contains 40 circular routes in the Southern Uplands. Each route in this guide is accompanied by a full colour photograph, contoured map and additional facts about the history, geology and wildlife of the area. Covers The Galloway Hills, Lowther and Moffat Hills, Clyde and Tweed, Edinburgh and Lothian, Cheviot and Langholm Hills. Published March 05
Upland Way: Scotland's Coast to Coast,
Alan Castle - The longest of the National Trails north of the Border. It
runs for 212 miles (341km) from picturesque Portpatrick on the west coast
across the Galloway and Border Hills to finish on the east coast at
Cockburnspath south of Dunbar. On the way, it passes through remote and
romantic country and visits many of the locations associated with Scotland's
often turbulent past. Dalry, Sanquhar, Wanlockhead (Britain's highest
village), Moffat, Galashiels, Melrose and Lauder are all staging posts en
route. The guidebook divides the walk into thirteen stages of varying length
that will fill a two-week walking holiday in this relatively unknown area of
Britain. The walk is at times a somewhat strenuous one, but advice is given
on how all the longer stages may be broken down into shorter, more
manageable sections. Published June 07
For More on The Southern Upland Way - See Long Distance Paths
City Walks: Edinburgh, Margo McMurdo - Whether you’re a first-time visitor or come to Edinburgh regularly, City Walks Edinburgh provides a new look at this historic city with original walks and insightful stories. Walk through one of the most interesting cities in the world and watch Edinburgh come to life, from Bruntsfield to Royal Mile, expert guide Margot McMurdo gives you a personal tour of Edinburgh, with each walk packed full of intriguing tales and unique features including, Calton Hill, New Town, and Arthur’s Seat. Learn little known facts and stories in a fun and exciting way, and discover the events that shaped Edinburgh into the vibrant city it is today. Take this handy guide with you as you travel around and explore the off route detours to find out Edinburgh’s deeper secrets or link two or more routes to create your own unique day out. Published May 13. Available for pre-order.
AA Walking Edinburgh - 'Walking Edinburgh' contains 24 themed walking tours of 1-6 miles which offer the walker an opportunity to discover the history, architecture, skulduggery and the ghost stories of the city, while not missing those all-important places to stop and admire the view or to
have a cup of coffee. First-time and regular visitors will relish the carefully designed tours, which explore Edinburgh's best-known landmarks as well as the secret places known only by locals. Published January 12.
|Edinburgh Pub Walks, Bob Steel - "Edinburgh Pub Walks" is a practical, pocket-sized travellers' guide to the pubs in and around Scotland's capital city. Featuring 25 town, park and costal walks, "Edinburgh Pub Walks" enables visitors to explore the many faces of the city, while never straying too far from a decent pint. Featuring walks in the heart of Edinburgh, as well as routes through its historic suburbs and nearby towns along the Firth of Forth, all accessible by public transport, "Edinburgh Pub Walks" encourages visitors to Edinburgh to stray off the Royal Mile and explore the history, architecture and landscape of the city. Each pub has been selected for its high-quality real ale, its location and its architectural heritage. Full contact details and opening times are given for each pub, as well as information on beer range. Fully-illustrated throughout, high-quality street-level mapping helps readers navigate easily and join up trails for longer walks. Published July 10.||
Edinburgh, Pentlands and Lothians Pathfinder Guide, Terry Marsh - This new edition of Pathfinder Edinburgh: Pentlands & Lothians has been fully revised to include seven new walking routes, including a classic walk to the summit of Arthur's Seat. The countryside around Edinburgh is ideal for walking with rolling hills and an impressive Scottish coastline. The book includes new walks in the Pentlands Hills, the Moorfoot and the Lammermuir Hills, perfect for all ages and abilities, and all within 20 miles of Edinburgh; Scotland's historic capital city. With 28 stunning walking routes, ranging from 3-10 miles, Pathfinder walks are the essential walking guide, as well as including Ordnance Survey maps, GPS waypoint references and public transport information, they offer something for everyone, and continue to be Britain's best-loved walking guides. Published June 10.
AA 50 Walks: Edinburgh and East Scotland - Walking is one of Britain's
favourite leisure activities, and this great pocket-sized walking guide to
Edinburgh & East Scotland 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.
Historic Walking Guides, Edinburgh, Andrew Hayes - If you're visiting
Edinburgh for the festivals, or as a regular tourist, Historic Walking
Guides: Edinburgh is the perfect companion to your trip. Written by
Edinburgh expert Andy Hayes, in consultation with local historians, this
book takes you on a series of walks through the city uncovering the historic
sights and attractions you'll pass along the way. Each walk is set in a
particular part of the city, so you can tackle one at a time, or simply pick
the ones that interest you. From hidden gardens to hidden public railway
tunnels, there is no other guide book that uncovers so much of Edinburgh's
hidden attractions and history. Each map has clear directions, pictures and
a handy map to follow. In addition to the various walks, the book covers
recommended places to eat, drink and sleep in Edinburgh which all have a
historic connection or can be found along the walks. Published August 09.
Edinburgh: 40 Town and Country Walks, Kerry Nelson - "Edinburgh Walks" takes to the cobbles, mountains, waterways and gardens of one of the world's most stunning capital cities. As well as visiting the cultural and historic landmarks at the heart of the city, the waterways that help to shape it and the hills that dominate its skyline, this book journeys beyond the city limits to the lochs, beaches, nature reserves and historic villages just a short bus or train ride away - from the palace of Linlithgow to the Pentland reservoirs, the harbour at North Berwick and the sands of Gullane. Published April 07
AA 30 Walks Edinburgh and East Scotland (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 June 10.
One Hundred Countryside Walks around Edinburgh, Derek Storey
- This comprehensive guide to countryside walks covers a range of 45 miles
around Edinburgh. One hundred routes are presented, each fully described and
accompanied by a sketched map. The book offers: guidance on walks suitable
for every ability and inclination; details on varied terrain - hills,
coasts, wooded glens, river valleys and open farmland; information on
distances to be walked, amount of climbing, distances from Edinburgh, map
references, places to park and, where practicable, public transport; and
hints on clothing, equipment, weather, safety and access. Limited availability.
Published May 00
Walks Edinburgh, Midlothian and West Lothian, Richard Hallewell. Published June 07
Walking the Scottish Border and East Lothian, Mary Welsh and Christine Isherwood. Published March 11.
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. Limited availability. Published Jan 99
Walks East Lothian,
Richard Hallewell. Limited availability. Published Oct 98
Cheviot Hills (Superwalker S.), Harvey Published April 01
St Cuthberts Way XT40 (Walkers Route) Published April 10. Harvey
Pentland Hills (Superwalker), Harvey Published Aug 07
Edinburgh Seven Hills, Harvey. Gives clear and detailed enlargements of each of the 7 Hills - Calton Hill, Castle Hill, Corstorphine Hill, Craiglochart Hill, Braid Hill, Blackford Hill, and perhaps the most famous, Arthur's Seat. Published Dec 98
Edinburgh and Lothians (Official Tourist Map. Published March 03. Limited avaiability.
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