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AA 50 Walks: Surrey - Walking is one of Britain's favourite leisure activities, and these guides feature a variety of mapped walks to suit all abilities. The books feature 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.

Kiddiwalks in Surrey, David Weller - Twenty safe, varied, circular walks devised specially with children in mind (many are suitable for buggies). Most of the walks are under 3 miles in length, with six which are either longer, or have alternative longer routes. Each walk features a refreshment point - from picnic sites to family-friendly pubs, background notes, and suggestions for things to see and do. .  Published April 06

Kiddiwalks in Surrey

Surrey: A Dog Walker's Guide, Jane Eyles - On a fine day there is nothing quite so enjoyable for dog owners than getting out into the countryside with their pet for a leisurely walk. Once you get off your home patch though, it is hard to know where you can walk safely with your dog, and which pubs and cafes will welcome you both. 20 circular routes have been designed with maximum off-lead time and minimum exposure to roads. Published April 12.

ISBN: 9781846742811 - Surrey - a Dog Walker's Guide

Walks in the Country Near London, Christopher Somerville - In 25 carefully planned walks, "Walks in the Country Near London" reveals the myriad treasures that lie just beyond London's urban sprawl. From easy rambles through apple orchards and lush pastures in Kent to more exhilarating rambles along Sharpenhoe Clappers' chalk escarpments in Bedfordshire, there is a walk here for everyone. Full-colour photographs capture each area's refreshing rural charms, while clear mapping pinpoints everything from designated trails and stately homes to traditional pubs and cosy tea rooms. With characteristic humour, Christopher Somerville guides readers along hedged, grassy lanes, across open, airy farmland and through some of the finest historic homes, castles and churches that England has to offer. Along the way, he shares fascinating tales about the characters who trod these same paths throughout the centuries - from persecuted Catholic priests making their way to safe houses under the cover of night, to such celebrated figures as Anne Boleyn, John Bunyan, William Blake and Benjamin Disraeli. With a wealth of interesting anecdotes and intriguing information, this is the perfect guide for history buffs and casual walkers alike. Published August 12.

ISBN: 9781847739469 - Walks in the Country Near London

100 Walks in Surrey, Richard Sale - This omnibus collection of local walks covers the whole of Surrey 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 Feb 94

West Surrey: Walks into History, David McDowall.  Published September 13.

ISBN: 9780952784784 - West Surrey

Country Walks in Surrey, David Weller - Focused on the county's countryside, this book includes routes at Thursley, Friday Street, Chelsham, Brockham and Ripley. In full colour and with maps and photographs. Published April 10.

ISBN: 9781846741784 - Country Walks in Surrey

Field Paths and Green Lanes, Louis John Jennings - Being Country Walks, chiefly in Surrey and Sussex. Published December 09.

A Boot Up the Surrey Heaths, Mike Cope - Surrey supports a significant area of lowland heath - around 3000 hectares (or 13% of the UK total), and about 60% is owned by the military. The Surrey Heaths are largely confined to two main National Character Areas: the Wealden Greensand in the south west and centre of the county and the Thames Basin Heaths in the north west.  The Wealden Greensand heaths are predominantly dry sites, lying on the Folkestone, Sandgate and Hythe Beds of the Lower Greensand. The notable exception being Thursley National Nature Reserve, which supports an internationally important mire. The bulk of the surviving Wealden Greensand heaths are centred on or close to Hindhead, Thursley and Frensham Commons, with Blackheath an important outlier to the north east.
The Thames Basin Heaths are generally low-lying land, supporting humid and wet heathland.Three quarters of the heathland in the Thames Basin is to be found on Ash, Pirbright and Chobham Commons. The first two are on MOD land, and access restrictions apply when red flags are flying.
The 10 selected walks in this book range from 4 - 9 miles. Many of the walks feature a pub along the route. Published June 10.

ISBN: 9780857100061 - A Boot Up The Surrey Heaths

Pub Walks for Motorists, Kent, Surrey and Sussex,  David Weller and Mike Easterbrook - This title features forty circular walks covering the three counties, each based on a good local pub. It includes routes near Ightham, Sissinghurst and Canterbury in Kent; Cobham, Dunsfold and Godstone in Surrey; and Billingshurst, Forest Row and Winchelsea in Sussex. Published June 03

Pub Walks in South Surrey, John Quarendon. Published March 03

The Surrey Hills, Les Ham.  Published Nov 07

Footpaths for Fitness: Surrey, David Weller - The twenty graded, circular routes in this book have been designed as a simple programme for those who want to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The routes are between 1 and three quarter and 8 miles in length and include: how to get started; estimated calories used; details of distance and terrain; recommended refreshment stop; numbered route directions and points of interest on the route. Published May 09

Footpaths for Fitness: Surrey

Surrey and Sussex Walks (Ordnance Survey Pathfinder Guide), Brian Conduit & John Brooks - 28 varied walks from easy strolls to exhilarating hikes - colour coded according to difficulty. Distance, timing, refreshment stops and advice included. Published May 93

 

Exploring the Thames Wilderness: A Guide to the Natural Thames, Richard T Mayon-White and Wendy Yorke - The River Thames is an often undiscovered haven of stunning scenery, wonderful wildlife and brilliant natural beauty. As well as the famous stretches passing through our biggest cities and towns, there is a hidden side to the river - wild and natural, but surprisingly accessible. This guidebook, compiled by the two major Thames charities, contains a wealth of information on over 150 of the best places to explore the real Thames wilderness, along with 10 circular walks taking in the most attractive and interesting parts of the river. Organised geographically, the book provides information on the history and character of each stretch of the river and the featured sites within it. Illustrated with maps and photos, the text highlights which plants and wildlife to watch out for, activities you can do, how to get there and nearby moorings, cycle paths and car parks. Each section features a circular walk, tying together several of the sites and accompanied by an attractive hand-drawn map. An essential source of ideas for days out and handy for on the go, Exploring the Thames Wilderness opens up the beauty of the Thames to everyone. Published May 13. 

ISBN: 9781408181126 - Exploring the Thames Wilderness

Pathfinder Surrey Walks: New Walks in the Surrey Countryside, Deborah King - The Pathfinder guide to Surrey Walks contains 28 fantastic circular walks across the county, much of which lies only a few miles away from the heart of London but which contains some of the country's most beautiful landscapes, including the oldest untouched area of natural woodland in the UK and the rolling contours of the North Downs. Each walk in Pathfinder guide to Surrey Walks is accompanied by clear, large-scale Ordnance Survey route maps and GPS waypoints to help you navigate your hike with ease. Exploring one of the most popular Home Counties, Pathfinder Surrey Walks guides the walker to some of the best walking destinations in the county, from Box Hill and Wisley to the Devil's Punch Bowl and the River Wey. Pathfinder Surrey Walks takes you through the North Downs and heathlands of western Surrey to locations made popular in Jane Austen's Emma and War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells. Inside you'll also find a wealth of helpful information accompanying each walk, including good pubs along the way, where to park before you start your walk and places of interest en route. Published November 10

ISBN: 9781854585066 - Pathfinder Surrey Walks

The Walks Near Farnham, Bill Andrews - 40 Short Walks 4-6 Miles Linking Crondall Puttenham Tilford Frensham Bentley.  Published January 10.

ISBN: 9780956060419 - The Walks Near Farnham

The Walks Near Woking, Bill Andrews - 40 Short Walks 4-6 Miles, Linking Ascot Virginia Water Chertsey Hampton Court. Published January 09.

ISBN: 9780953618699 - The Walks Near Woking

The Walks Nr Dorking:Leith Hill North Downs Polesden Lacey Denbies, Bill Andrews, Published January 12.

The Walks Nr Godalming, Bill Andrews - 40 Short Walks 4-6 Miles Linking Shalford Compton Thursley Gibbet Hill Chiddingfold. Published January 13.

 

Walks into History Surrey, David Weller - A collection of walks exploring different aspects of the county's historical past. With maps and photographs. Published March 08

 

Pocket Pub Walks Surrey, David Weller - This is a pocket-size collection of fifteen circular walks each based on a local pub serving good food. It includes routes at Tilford, Englefield Green, Artington, Leatherhead and Warlingham, with maps and photographs. Published May 07

Surrey Nature Walks, David Weller -  A collection of twenty walks in Surrey's beautiful countryside where many kinds of trees, plants and wildlife can be seen. With maps, photographs and nature notes. Published May 00

Richmond Park: The Walker's Historical Guide, David McDowall - Containing information regarding the geology, ecology, and history of the terrain, this walkers guide to Richmond Park includes both its political history (its medieval and post medieval ownership) and also its socio-economic history - how its natural products have been used over the centuries. Published April 06

The Thames from Hampton to Richmond Bridge: The Walker's Guide, David McDowall. Published Nov 02

Surrey - Year Round Walks, David Weller - The author has divided the routes of these twenty circular walks into seasons to show each at its very best. Each walk is described in detail, with information on points of interest that are likely to be seen along the way. The walks vary in length from 21/4 to 71/4 miles and are enjoyable all year round. Limited availability. Published Oct 07

Pub Walks in the Surrey Hills, David Weller - 20 circular walks based on good local pubs. Limited availability.  Published May 02

Family Trails in Richmond Park, Susannah Ramsey.  Limited availability. Published July 11.

ISBN: 9780956746917 - Family Trails in Richmond Park

Walks Near Camberley, Bill Andrews - Presents a pocket guide for 44 walks near Camberley, with maps, instructions, and points of interest. Limited availability.  Published Jan 06

Pub Walks in Surrey, Rosemary Bryant - Includes circular routes near Englefield Green, Chipstead, Pirbright, Oxted and Cranleigh. 20 walks of between 2 and 6 miles. Limited availability. Published May 98

Drive and Stroll in Surrey, David Weller - Twenty short circular routes for those who enjoy a country drive to an attractive spot for a refreshing walk. Includes routes at Pirbright, Chiddingfold, Ockley and Banstead Wood. With maps and photographs. Limited availability. Published April 05.

Drive and Stroll in Surrey

AA 40 Short Walks, Surrey - This compact and handy guide to short walks in Surrey features walks between one and four miles long which can be covered in a morning or afternoon. There is an introduction for each walk giving background on the area, it's history, wildlife and other points of interest; plus key information panels providing a summary of distance, time, gradient and ascent, level of difficulty, type of surface and access, landscape, dog friendliness, refreshments, parking and public toilets. Each walk has a highly detailed map and clear, easy-to-follow route directions. Limited availability. Published June 11.

ISBN: 9780749569082 - Surrey

AA 100 Walks in South East England - Enjoy the best of the English countryside with this compact, and easy-to-carry walking guide offering highlights of Southeast England, its regional and topographical features, plus information on footpath signing, countryside access, walking tips and safety guidelines. The 100 walks cover the area in detail, with the distance of each ranging from two to ten miles depending on the terrain and interest along the way. Town and city strolls may be shorter depending on the hinterland.  Limited availability. Published January 10. AA 30 Short Walks, Surrey - Handy pocket-sized box of 30 short walking routes in the Surrey. Contained within the box are 30 cards each with a short walking route, so you can easily take it with you on the walk for reference. All of the walks featured are between 1 and 4 miles long meaning they can be tackled in a morning or afternoon. Key panels give details on distance, gradient, difficulty, surface and other practical advice. Limited availability. Published January 11.

ISBN: 9780749570545 - Surrey

 

John Merrill's Surrey Hills Challenge Walk, John Merrill - 23 mile circular challenge walk over the S.E. England's highest hills, from Abinger,  Limited availability. Published December 14.

ISBN: 9780992781682 - John Merrill's Surrey Hills Challenge Walk

A Boot Up the Surrey Hills, Mike Cope -  The Surrey Hills was one of the first areas in England to be designated an Area of Outstanding National Beauty (AONB) in 1958. It stretches across a quarter of the county and includes the chalk slopes of the North Downs, which run from Farnham to Oxted, and the deeply-forested Greensand Hills. The North Downs sweep into Surrey from the east and terminate at the end of the Hog's Back. They have a distinctive topography with a steep, south facing scarp slope and a shallow, north-facing dip slope with the valleys of the Wey and Mole being important corridors through them. Of the ten selected walks in this book, seven of the routes are along the North Downs Way between Compton and Reigate, and the remaining three are at prominent locations along the Greensand ridge, including Leith Hill, the highest point in south-east England. They range from 3 - 7 miles and suit the needs of families, groups of friends or individuals looking for a gentle stroll or a longer walk, and reflect the many varied facets of the area - its people, its history, and its landscape and will help first time visitors to experience some of the great scenery the area has to offer. Many of the walks feature a pub along the route.  Limited availability. Published April 10

ISBN: 9781906887957 - A Boot Up the Surrey Hills

The Rough Guide to Walks in London and Southeast England, Judith Bamber - "The Rough Guide to Walks in London and Southeast England" is the ultimate guide to walking in this richly varied region. The book is for walkers of every ability, with varied itineraries from picturesque woodland strolls in the heart of the city, to get-away-from-it-all weekend hikes through the South Downs. The routes are detailed and easy-to-follow with descriptions of sights along the way, as well as lively background features on everything from smugglers' tales to stone circles. There are great recommendations for places to eat and have a pint along the way, whether you choose a canal walk in the capital or a hike along the Ridgeway. With a full-colour introduction and accurate, easy-to-read maps, this is the must-have guide for those who aren't afraid to get their boots muddy. Make the most of your time with the "Rough Guide to Walks in London and Southeast England".  Limited availability. Published January 09. 

ISBN: 9781858281544 - The Rough Guide to Walks in London and Southeast England

AA 30 Walks Surrey (Cards) - This original concept takes thirty of the most popular walks in Surrey from the AA's best-selling and newly updated walks database and packages them on individual laminated cards in an easy-to-carry, durable box. Each of the cards are pocket sized to carry with you on your walk and are durable and weather proof to protect them from the elements. Each of the walks are carefully selected to suit all levels of fitness and ability and clear route directions and maps make them easy-to-follow. 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. Limited availability. Published October 09.

ISBN: 9780749563530 - Surrey

Adventurous Pub Walks in Surrey, David Weller - Twenty circular walks varying in length between 7-12 miles and based around good local pubs including routes at Thursley, Bletchingly, Ripley, Chesham and Charlwood, and also on the Epsom Downs. Limited availability. Published May 04

Adventurous Pub Walks in Surrey

Forty More Pub Walks in Surrey, John Quarendon. Limited availability. Published March 05

Pub Walks in North Surrey, John Quarendon - 40 circular routes. Limited availabilitu. Published March 01

Walking the Disused Railways of Sussex and Surrey, David Bathurst.  Limited availability. Published April 11.

MORE MAPS

AA Walkers Map Guildford, Farnham and The North Downs - Covering an area of 50 sq km and with a large scale of 1:25,000, this map has the familiar look and style of OS mapping, with improved coverage of the featured areas. Aimed at outdoor enthusiasts in particular, the level of details ensures nothing gets missed and you won't get lost. Published April 12

ISBN: 9780749573218 - Guildford, Farnham and The North Downs

North Downs Way XT40, East and West Walker's Route Series,  Harvey. Published Sept 13

 Philip's Red Books Surrey and Sussex Downs - This leisure and tourist map of Surrey and the Sussex Downs gives detailed coverage of the area's road network, ranging from Eastbourne in the east to Havant in the west and Windsor in the north, at a scale of 2.25 miles to 1 inch. Published Jan 09

A-Z Surrey, East & West Sussex Visitors Map. Published May 11

A-Z Surrey (Street Atlas). Published Aug 13

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