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North Wales Scrambles: A Guide to the Best Mountain Scrambles in Snowdonia, Garry Smith - North Wales Scrambles - a guide to 50 of the best mountain scrambles in Snowdonia. The book contains detailed route descriptions for each of the fifty selected
scrambles, along with a colour topo and bespoke map to help with route finding. The guide is laid out in an easy-to-use contemporary format and is supplemented with 98 colour photographs showcasing Snowdonia's stunning mountain scenery. The book includes all the well-known classic scrambles of the area, such as the North Ridge of Tryfan and the traverse of Crib Goch. It also features a selection of excellent 'off the beaten track' scrambles - routes
that take the reader to the less-frequented cliffs of Snowdonia. The selection of scrambles ranges from easy ridge routes, suitable for beginners, right up to challenging outings for the more experienced on the bigger cliffs of Glyder Fach and Lliwedd. The book has been extensively researched over a period of three years by a local climbing instructor and photographer Garry Smith. Published July 14.
Mountain Walks: The Finest Mountain Walks in Snowdonia, Carl Rogers - This attractive and cleverly structured guide gives walkers ten of the finest walks on the high mountains of the Snowdonia National Park in a popular pocketable format. With clear information, an
overview and introduction for each walk, expertly written numbered directions, large scale Ordnance Survey maps, superb, eye-grabbing panoramic photographs, and interpretation of points of interest along the way, these guides set a new standard in clarity and ease-of-use. Featured walks include: The Carneddau, The Glyderau, Tryfan, Y Garn, Snowdon, Moel Siabod, Moel Hebog, Rhionog Fawr, The Arans and Cadair Idris. One of a series of six
books for Snowdonia in the popular Top 10 Walks series. Handy, pocket-sized, full colour walking guides written by experts. Other titles in the series include: Ridge Walks & Scrambles, Hill Walks & Easy Summits, Woodland Walks, Walks with History and Pub Walks. Published August 14.
|Day Walks in Snowdonia: 20 Circular Walks in North Wales, Tom Hutton - Day Walks in Snowdonia is the seventh title in Vertebrate Publishing's series of compact and portable hill walking guidebooks. This book showcases 20 circular routes, between 5.5 and 12 miles (9km and 19km) in length, suitable for hill walkers of all abilities. Additionally included in a Bonus Section are two of the UK's classic scrambles: The Bochlwyd Horseshoe and The Snowdon Horseshoe. The routes are split into three areas - Northern Snowdonia, Central Snowdonia and Southern Snowdonia - and include walks to the most iconic and beautiful peaks in the National Park, including; Snowdon, Y Glyderau, the Carneddau peaks, Moel Siabod, Cnicht, the Rhinogs, and Cadair Idris. The author of this guidebook, Tom Hutton, is a Wales local, keen hill walker and outdoors journalist. This is Tom's second book with Vertebrate Publishing, following the successful and popular Wales Mountain Biking - Beicio Mynydd Cymru. Each route in this guide is described with easy-to-follow directions and details of distance, navigation information, refreshment stops and public transport information, and is plotted on clear and easy to use Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 mapping. Published April 12.|
|Snowdonia Lakesides, Carwyn Ap Myrddin. Published March 15.||Snowdonia Valleys, Llywarch Ap Myrddin. Published March 15.||Snowdonia Woodlands, Thomas Sion Jones. Published March 15.|
Countryside Dog Walks: Snowdonia, Gilly Seddon and Erwin Neudorfer - Written for all dog owners looking for hassle-free walks to enjoy with their dogs, this guidebook is beautifully designed and packed with stunning photography - giving dog owners access to 20 of the finest walks in Snowdonia. Areas include: Betws y Coed, Capel Curig, Conwy, Snowdon, Dolgellau and Coed y Brenin. With clear information, an introduction for each walk and
simple, easy-to-read maps, this beautiful book will appeal to anyone who wants to venture out into the countryside with their dogs. The walks in the book cater for all levels of fitness and ability - from short walks along lakeshores to the more challenging hill walks. Having no stiles, the routes ensure hassle-free walks for both dog and owner. The simplicity of the guides and maps will appeal to anyone living in, or intending to visit, Snowdonia
National Park. Due to its outstanding high quality and professional standard this book is real value for money and complements the Countryside Dog Walks. Published June 13.
Rock Trails Snowdonia: A Hillwalker;s Guide to the Geology and Scenery, Paul Gannon - This book explains to the hillwalker, in easy to understand but accurate terms, how geology has shaped the landscape of Snowdonia. A selection of seventeen guided walks is used to illustrate this
in terms of what can be seen on the ground. This book, divided into two parts, is intended to help those who love Snowdonia s mountain scenery to understand how this haunting landscape came about. The first half narrates the story of colliding continents, volcanoes, mountain-building and glaciations in creating Snowdonia, explaining why volcanoes occurred, the rocks they created and how to interpret signs of mountain-building and glaciations on the
ground. The second half describes several recommended walks, of differing levels of difficulty, but all with a wide variety of geological features to be seen and, most important, enjoying consistently fantastic views of the very best of Snowdonia s wonderful scenery. The author has concentrated on what you can see as you walk around the hills, pointing to conspicuous, easily seen features in rocks and the overall shape of the terrain in accounting for
the present day landscape. New in this 2nd Edition - coverage of Southern Snowdonia; new improved maps; five new walks. Published October 13.
The Ceredigion and Snowdonia Coast Paths, John B Jones - Step-by-step guide to backpacking along the Ceredigion and Snowdonia Coast Paths, down the coast of mid-Wales between Porthmadog and the Llyn Peninsula and St Dogmaels and the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, 233km (147 miles) of varied
long-distance walking to fill an extended fortnight's holiday or a series of long weekends and day walks. The route passes through contrasting landscapes from Snowdonia's coastal plains to dramatic cliffs and even ventures inland around the beautiful Dyfi Estuary and over some coastal hills with breathtaking sea views. Backpackers can choose from tiny fishing villages to university towns for their overnight accommodation over the 16 stages and there
are many historic and geological sights to explore, all described as you pass them on the route. The route is illustrated with OS map extracts as well as extra sketch maps of tricky sections and lots of information is included about public transport links, accommodation and facilities to help you plan how to tackle the trail. Published April 14.
New Walks in Snowdonia, Don Hinson - A new edition of descriptions of 34 circular walks in Snowdonia, with many variations, varying from 3.5km to 17km in length. Black-and-white illustrations and maps. First edition published in 1993. Published July 13.
Great Mountain Days in Snowdonia, Terry Marsh - Inviting the reader to
experience less well-known regions as much as those that are eternally
popular, this inspirational guide offers 40 memorable excursions among the
valleys and heights of Snowdonia. These mainly circular routes have been
chosen to encourage independent exploration of the National Park, while
offering the safe hand of guidance for those who prefer their walking days
to be tailor-made. The walks are all graded, making the guide equally
suitable for less experienced walkers looking for adventure, new discoveries
and the joy of exploration. This title offers 40 graded walks throughout the
Snowdonia National Park area. It presents routes illustrated with Harvey
maps and pictorial route diagrams by Lakeland artist, Mark Richards. It
includes walks that can be enjoyed all year round. Some routes include mild
scrambling and/or long days in rugged country. Published March 10.
|Best Days in Snowdonia, John Gillham - Snowdonia is one of Britain's great mountain regions. Formed by ice and fire, these 'alps' of North Wales soar to a serrated skyline of rocky pyramids and ridges. Climbers have come here since the days of the early pioneers, but this is fine walking country too. John Gillham, who created the critically-acclaimed and comprehensive four-volume Pictorial Guides to the Mountains of Snowdonia for Frances Lincoln, has this time turned his attention to circular walks, suitable for families. Each of the 30 walks in the book has been graded from 1 to 5 for both technical difficulty and strenuousness. None of the walks contains any difficult or exposed scrambling, and the itineraries range from an easy-paced walk on the foothills above Bala to a steep rocky assault on Tryfan. By starting on the easier routes and working up through the grades, the book provides a good introduction for families and newcomers to mountain walking. Equally there are enough splendid outings in high mountain scenery to satisfy the most enthusiastic mountain lover. Published March 12.||
AA 50 Walks in Snowdonia - Walking is one of Britain's favourite leisure activities, and this fantastic walking guide to Snowdonia features a variety of mapped walks 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, as well as other local points of interest. 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 April 13.
Scrambles in Snowdonia,
Steve Ashton - All the described routes lie within the northern half
of the Snowdonia National Park, where the most rugged mountains are found.
Good scrambling in the southern half is scarce, the rock here being
typically loose or vegetated. Northern Snowdonia naturally divides into four
regions. From north to south these are the Carneddau, the Glyders, the
Snowdon group and Eifionydd. The best scrambles will be found in the Glyders,
with the large majority concentrated on Tryfan, Glyder Fach and Glyder Fawr.
The Snowdon group also boasts many excellent routes, whereas the Carneddau
and the Eifionydd regions provide only a handful. The choice of routes is,
by necessity and design, a selective one. All the best scrambles are
included, though for the sake of a broader coverage some mediocre ones in
the Glyders and Snowdon group have been omitted in favour of even poorer
ones in the Carneddau and Eifionydd. The guide contains over sixty routes,
and the range of difficulty extends from scrambly walks to the boundaries of
proper rock climbing. Average fitness and a head for heights will suffice at
one end of the scale, whereas nothing short of mountaineer's skill and
daring will do at the other. Some routes fit neither category: scrambling
over loose rock and up dripping, vegetated gullies seems to require a
special cunning, for which neither hill walking nor rock climbing provides
adequate preparation. Published April 92
Scrambles and Easy Climbs in Snowdonia, Jon Sparks, Tom Hutton, Jerry Rawson
- Well-known writer/photographer Jon Sparks has teamed up with Trail
magazine's Tom Hutton and ace photographer Jerry Rawson to produce a follow
up to the best-selling Scrambles & Easy Climbs in the Lake District, the
book that bridged the gap between scrambling and climbing By linking
scrambles and easy climbs (up to V Diff) it opens up a host of immensely
satisfying days out, most of which end up on a summit or a ridge. There's
helpful advice on many vital matters: how to get started and how to
progress; the best routes for beginners; routes that are safe in the wet,
and routes to avoid; not forgetting where the best pubs are to round off a
great day in the time-honoured fashion. But above all, whether you're a
beginner or an experienced climber, this book will show you where to go for
great days out on great Snowdonian rock. Published April 05
Complete Guide to Snowdon, Robert Jones - Snowdon - Yr Wyddfa - is the highest, most impressive and most popular peak in Wales. This book is intended as a guide to everything connected with the Snowdon massif, from its creation millions of years ago to the best routes to the summit. The author's passion for Snowdon encompasses its geology, flora and fauna, industry, place names, famous climbs, poetry and myths - everything which makes up its grand atmosphere. The book is also a guide to what might happen in the future if we do not look after this unique habitat. Walkers will use one or other of the stunning, occasionally scary, walking tracks, which are all described in great detail. Modern visitors cannot find Snowdon as it was, with its industries, its old forests and its eagles, but this book provides a flavour of what they might have experienced, even just a hundred years ago. Published May 07
Snowdonia Short Walks, Terry Marsh - The mountains of Snowdonia are
magnificent featuring row-upon-row of jagged peaks and ridges; however,
there is more to Snowdonia than its mountains. The region offers the walker
plenty of easy low-level walks through delightful valleys ranging from
narrow and steep-sided to green and open. The walks in this guide take in
some of Snowdonia's most famous features castles, lakes, legends, forests,
valleys and waterfalls. The walk featured that visits the top of Snowdon
does so by means of the Snowdon Mountain Railway leaving the walker free to
enjoy a pleasant descent to Llanberis after enjoying the mountain view.
Published February 10.
Pathfinder Snowdonia, Terry Marsh - Pathfinder Snowdonia covers Bont Newydd, Aber and Tal-y-lln. This selection offers interest, regional variety and balance of routes in Snowdonia providing the best walks in the area. From an easy stroll along in Aber Falls to the much more
challenging walk up the summit of Cnicht, this volume contains something for everyone. Covering walks through the whole of Snowdonia both popular and little know scenic routes including Tryfan, Beddgelert and Barmouth Bay. In this book there are 28 great walks in Snowdonia from 2 to 10 miles, clear large scale ordnance survey route maps, GPS reference for all Snowdonia waypoint, where to park, good pubs and places of interest en route. Published
Best Walks in North Wales,
Richard Sale - 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 twenty to
forty good quality walks - where possible, circular to avoid difficulties
with transport. The walks are clearly graded and include easy, moderate,
challenging and strenuous/difficult routes more suitable for the experienced
hiker. A clear route description and exceptionally detailed map is included
for each walk and there are practical suggestions on transport to and within
the region plus a section with useful addresses and telephone numbers. Best
Walks in North Wales includes thirty-six walks, mostly in Snowdonia National
Park - one of Britain's most popular walking areas. Published June 06
For More on North Wales generally - see Wales Books.
Short Family Walks in Snowdonia, Dorothy Hamilton. Published July 08
Conwy Valley/Eastern Snowdonia, Birds, Boots and Butties, Ruth Miller. Limited availability. Published June 09.
Walks around the Rhinogs, Michael Burnett - 20 walks of up to 7 miles, suitable for a range of abilities. Published Sept 04
Walks Around Betws-y-Coed and the Conwy Valley, David Berry - Twenty-five circular walks exploring the beautiful landscape around Betws-y-Coed and the western upland edges of the Conwy Valley within Eastern borders of the Snowdonia National Park. Published May 12.
Railway Rambles in Snowdonia, Ian Coulthard - There are 30 walks, from easy strolls of a few miles over fairly level ground to more energetic rambles of up to 11 miles. Each of the walks includes at least one train ride - includes Bala Lake, Fairbourne & Barmouth, Ffestiniog, Llanberis Lake, Talyllyn and the Welsh Highland Railways, including the route to the foot of Snowdon. Published April 04
|Hill Walking in Snowdonia, Steve Ashton - New edition of Cicerone's detailed guide to the best-loved routes in Snowdonia. The first edition has been a best-seller, continuously inprint, since 1988. The guide explores each range - Snowdon, Carneddau, the Glyders and the outlying areas, from each main approach to the mountains. Long-established as the best guide to the best routes in Snowdonia, Hillwalking in Snowdonia has for nearly 15 years guided walkers over these rugged hills to some of the best walking in Britain. This new edition of Steve Ashton's concise guide has now been fully updated and produced in colour with the benefit of Ordnance Survey maps and provides an even better companion to the hills. Split into the main regions of Snowdon, Carneddau, and the Glyders, it explores the approaches from each side of the main ranges, and also catches outlying areas including the Rhinogs, Moelwyns, Arans, Eifionydd and Cader Idris. In total there are 66 superb walking routes. Published July 02 K||
The Ridges of
Snowdonia, Steve Ashton - Once described as "the only purely philosophical
guide to hillwalking", Steve Ashton's Ridges of Snowdonia is a unique
combination of route description and exploration of the hillwalking
experience that has stood the test of time. With 12 main ridge descriptions,
with many variants, as well as the 14-peak Snowdon traverse, this guide
illuminates some of the finest walking in the region. With routes over the
Carneddau, Glyders, Snowdon group, Moelwyns, Nantlle, Rhinogs, Arans, and
Cader Idris, this is a comprehensive guide to Snowdonia's big and
challenging walking routes. Updated and re-laid, the second edition
continues with the traditions of the first: clear description, route
profiles, maps and the famous discussion that is the book's hallmark.
Published May 05. K
|The Long Routes : Mountaineering Rock Climbs in Snowdonia and the Lake District, Robin Ashcroft - In this guide to climbing, 45 mountaineering rock climbs in Snowdonia and the Lake District are described and graded according to their level of difficulty. The author gives details of the routes, equipment required, time taken and descent routes. Published April 05||Rock Climbing in Snowdonia, Paul Williams - Written for visiting and local climbers of all levels of experience. The book offers more than five hundred routes, all checked, graded and described pitch by pitch. Illustrations - detailed crag diagrams or topographical photographs - make the climbs easy to locate and follow. Each chapter contains a section of information about access, local transport and accommodation. Frances Lincoln took over publication of these highly successful rock climbing guides from Constable in 2004. Published April 04||Mountain and Hill Walking in Snowdonia volume 2 - Volume 2 covers the lesser-known southern half of Snowdonia - Meolwynion, Rhinogydd, Arenig, Arans, Cadair Idris and Dyfi Hills, as well as outlying areas like the Tarrens, Snowdonia's southern-most summits, and the Berwyns, lying just outside the National Park boundary. Published Sept 09|
Snowdonia, Anglesey and the Lleyn Peninsula Walks (Ordnance Survey Pathfinder Guide), Brian Conduit - 28 varied walks - 8 short, easy walks (2½ - 4½ miles), 12 moderate walks (4 - 10 miles) and 8 more challenging routes (5 - 8½ miles). Includes Llangower, Cwm Pennant, Conwy Mountain, Yr Eifl, Llyn Geirionydd, Beddgelrt, Bewts-y-Coed, Cadair Idris, Snowdon and the Glyders. Details distances, timing and refreshment stops. Clear OS mapping at 1:25,000 scale. Limited availability. Published May 08
80 Hill Walks in North West Snowdonia, Philip Henry Jones, Limited availability. Published April 11
Mountain and Hill Walking in Snowdonia volume 1, Carl Rogers -
Volume one of a two-volume in-depth guide to
mountain walks in the Snowdonia National Park. Every hill group in the
National park is covered in detail, and the books are lavishly illustrated
in full colour with the author's photographs and relief maps. Volume 1
covers the northern giants - Carneddau, Glyderau, Snowdon and Eifionydd.
Every summit of note in Snowdonia is covered by at least one route, all the
routes are full-day circular walks and include some low-end scrambles. The
routes are a mix of well known "classic rounds" such as the Snowdon
Horseshoe and Moel Siabod, as well as many lesser-known routes and summits.
Each route is described in detail and is accompanied by a full colour relief
map as well as information on parking, distances and height gained.
Limited availability. Published April 09
AA Walking in Snowdonia and North Wales - Continuing in the success of
the AA "Walking In Series", "Walking In Snowdonia" guides you through the
best places to walk in Snowdonia. Researched by a team of walking experts,
the guide consists of 20 mapped walks with clear, easy-to-follow route
directions. Each walk is graded for steepness and difficulty and superb
photography brings the walk and area to life. Explore richly diverse
habitats and discover beauty spots best known to the locals. Use the
carefully planned routes and maps to really get to know the areas and enjoy
the superb photography, long after the mud has dried on your boots.
Limited availability. Published November 08.
Walks Around Conwy and The Foothills of Northern Snowdonia, David Berry - Covers thirty great walks suitable for all abilities. Limited availability. Published July 10.
A Pocket Guide to Snowdon, R Russell Roberts - This book describes every recognised route to the summit of Snowdon - from the six 'classic paths' to the lesser known routes. Limited availability. Published Sept 02. Re-printed 07.
Walks in North Snowdonia, Don Hinson. Limited availability. Published February 10.
The Snowdonia Pack, Peter Beresford & Ian Coulthard - Durable, weather-proof walking cards with route descriptions of 20 outstanding circular walks, graded for suitability. The cards are contained in a box, along with a PVC card/map holder and fully comprehensive, straightforward User Guide booklet. Features Ordnance Survey mapping. Published December 02
AA 30 Walks Snowdonia and North Wales (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 May 10.
Snowdonia and North Wales, Richard Sale - Produced in association with the Ramblers, this walking guide covers North Wales and combines detailed route descriptions with information on the local history and wildlife. The second largest National Park in the British Isles, Snowdonia offers a variety of challenging walks, from the high peaks to lowland valleys and gorges. The guide also includes some walks outside the Park. The introduction gives
information about the topography, geology and history of the area, and describes the flora and fauna inhabiting it. The main section of the book comprises 30 walks. Each walk has a key illustrating principal features, such as level of difficulty and type of terrain, a route profile indicating altitude and distances, as well as a fact file summarising useful information, such as start and finish points, duration, safety advice and points of interest.
Illustrated with colour maps from the Ordnance Survey each walk is then described in detail with clear, easy-to-follow instructions. As well as route descriptions, the text gives the history of the main landmarks along the way plus information on the natural history of the area, and is accompanied by stunning colour photographs. Limited availability. Published April 10.
|A Pocket Guide to Snowdonia's Best Mountain Walks, Carl Rogers - Gathered here are the best and most enjoyable walks and scrambles throughout Snowdonia, with at least one walk in each of the nine main hill groups: the Carneddau; Glyderau; Snowdon; Eifionydd; Moelwynnion; Rhiongydd; Arenig; Cadair Idris and the Arans. Each route is described in detail and accompanied by a full colour relief map. Limited availability. Published March 08|
British Mountain Map: Snowdonia -
mountains on a single map, using Harvey mapping and map data. Printed on
plastic - durable, tear-resistant and 100% waterproof. Colour shading for
easy identification of hills and valleys. Less than half the weight of a
laminated map. Detailed 1:15,000 enlargements of Snowdon and Tryfan.
Geological map of Snowdonia supplied by the British Geological Survey.
Mountain incident and first aid advice. Tips on using your map and compass.
Snowdonia South (British Mountain Map). Published July 10
A-Z Snowdonia Adventure Atlas - The A-Z Adventure series is an innovative concept that utilises Ordnance Survey Explorer mapping in a book, therefore eliminating the need to fold and re-fold a large sheet map to the desired area.
Published April 12
Snowdonia North XT40, Harvey. Published May 13
Snowdonia Caidair Idris (Superwalker) Published July 11
Paddy Buckley Round Map: Snowdonia (Long Distance Challenges), Harvey - This route was devised by Paddy Buckley and first completed in 1982.The fastest known completion of the round was, for many years 18 hours 10 minutes. This old record was broken in July 2009 to set a new record at 17 hours 42 minutes. Long distance endurance challenges are becoming increasingly popular. This classic circuit of Snowdonia is 61 miles, 47 tops with 28000 ft of ascent. Published Jan 11
AA Leisure Map Snowdonia - 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 centered on the more popular areas of the country for leisure activities, including towns and rural areas. Published April 12
Mountain Walking & Navigation Courses, Guided Mountain Walks, Expeditions, Private Guiding and Walking Breaks in Snowdonia and the UK
Visit Wales - essential information for any visit to Wales.
Let's Stay Snowdonia - Snowdonia Accommodation & Tourist Guide.
www.navigation-courses-wales.com - Practical Map and Compass Mountain Navigation Courses in Snowdonia
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