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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

Northumberland, the Borders and Hadrian's Wall: Walks (Pathfinder Guide)

 

Walking in the Southern Uplands, Ronald Turnbull - This guide offers 44 routes stretching right across the Southern Uplands of Scotland, from Merrick and the Galloway Hills in the west to Arthur's Seat and the River Tweed in the east. The Scottish Southern Uplands is a range that is about as big as the English Pennines. It is wild hill country, with over 80 hills of 2000ft or more, and it boasts a real remoteness that is difficult to find elsewhere. All hillwalkers should experience these wonderfully characterful landscapes: green and gentle, but with hidden surprises. The routes are suitable from spring to autumn, and on winter days with good weather and snow conditions. Each route provides information on distance, ascent, time, maximum altitude and terrain, as well as details of any variants or shortcuts. With notes on points of interest along the way as well as on transport and accommodation, the guide gives all the information walkers need. Published January 15.

ISBN: 9781852847401 - Walking in the Southern Uplands

Lothian and Berwickshire Coast, Keith Fergus - 53 varied and family oriented day walks of 2 to 9 miles exploring the magnificent sandy beaches, spectacular cliffs and human history of Scotland's south-east coast. Routes begin at Bo'ness on the River Forth, take in the delights of Edinburgh and continue east to the holiday destinations of Portobello, North Berwick, Gullane and Dunbar. The wild Berwickshire coast is then described via St Abb's Head and Eyemouth to Berwick-upon-Tweed. 7 fully described day stages of the 90 mile, long distance Berwickshire Coastal Trail and John Muir Way from Berwick-upon-Tweed to Edinburgh and the Forth Bridges, including details of accommodation and facilities at towns and villages along the route. An ideal guidebook to one of the most accessible, popular and enduring sections of the Scottish coast for traditional family seaside holidays. This guidebook will appeal to a wide range of walkers, families, visitors and committed enthusiasts looking for a long distance challenge from the border with England to the Scottish capital. There is comprehensive coverage of every section of the coast, offering a vast route choice and exceptional value for money.  Published April 14.

 

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

THE BORDER COUNTRY - A Walker's Guide

 

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.
Walks For All Ages, Hugh Taylor and Moira McCrossan - 20 short walks for all ages.  Published February 15. Walks Edinburgh, Midlothian and West Lothian, Richard Hallewell and Rebecca Coope - Totally rewalked and updated in 2015, Walks Edinburgh, Midlothian & West Lothian including The Pentland Hills features walks in and around Scotland's capital city. The guide covers the city of Edinburgh, the farmland and coast to the west, and the northern part of the Pentland Hills - the latter providing an extensive network of fine hill walks within easy reach of the city. The 23 walks featured range from 1 mile to 22 miles (1.5-35km). Routes include: Holyrood Park & Arthur's Seat, South Queensferry to River Almond, Roslin and thirteen walks in the Pentland Hills. The guide is 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 June 15.

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. 

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

Southern Uplands

The Southern 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

ISBN: 9781852844097 - The Southern Upland Way

For More on The Southern Upland Way - See Long Distance Paths

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

Walks East Lothian, Richard Hallewell. . Published Oct 98

 

Scotland's Countryside Parks, East, Tom Prentice - This is the second of two books describing routes in and around Scotland s countryside parks. Volume 2 Edinburgh & East describes 60 varied walks of 2 to 7 miles, mostly accessible by public transport and close to urban centres such as Edinburgh, Dundee & Aberdeen. Among the parks included in this guide are Beecraigs, Almondell & Calderwood, John Muir, Pentland Hills and Lomond Hills Regional Parks, Lochore Meadows, Camperdown & Clatto, Crathes Castle, Haddo House and Aden. Many of the country parks, country estates and regional parks covered in the book have other visitor attractions including castles, stately homes, gardens, art work collections, museums, galleries, shops and cafes. Some have adventure playgrounds as well as sporting opportunities such as golf, mountain biking, orienteering, sailing and canoeing. The book contains detailed notes on the parks and their facilities, including web links and public transport options for visitors. This is an invaluable guide that will appeal to a wide range of walkers, from those looking for family outings to casual visitors and tourists, as well as others interested in exploring their local environment and people seeking evening or weekend walks close to home. Mica guidebooks are thoughtfully designed and highly illustrated, with detailed maps and concise descriptions. Published May 13.

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.

Walking the Scottish Border and East Lothian, Mary Welsh and Christine Isherwood.  Published March 11.
 

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. 

ISBN: 9781854585349 - Edinburgh: Pentlands and Lothians

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

 

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.
 

ISBN: 9780955928130 - Historic Walking Guides Edinburgh

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. 

ISBN: 9781898481362 - St Cuthbert's Way

 

 

 

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. Limited availability.  Published June 10. 

ISBN: 9780749564360 - Edinburgh and East Scotland

 

 

 

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

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. Limited availability. Published January 12.

ISBN: 9780749571894 - Edinburgh



 

 

St Cuthbert's 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

 

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. Limited availability. Published August 09.

St Oswold's Way and St Cuthbert's Way, 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

MORE MAPS

St Cuthberts Way XT40 (Walkers Route) Published April 10. Harvey

Pentland Hills (Superwalker), Harvey Published Aug 07

Pentland Hills - Harvey Superwalker Map

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

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

 

 

 

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