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Read more... Cotswold Way: 44 Large-Scale Walking Maps & Guides to 48 Towns and Villages Planning, Places to Stay, Places to Eat - Chipping Campden to Bath (British Walking Guides)
Cotswold Way: 44 Large-Scale Walking Maps & Guides to 48 Towns and Villages Planning, Places to Stay, Places to Eat - Chipping Campden to Bath (British Walking Guides)
All-in-one hiking route guide and maps to the Cotswold Way, a 102-mile National Trail that runs from Chipping Campden to Bath, following the beautiful Cotswold escarpment for most of its course. The trail leads through quintessentially English countryside with little villages of honey-coloured stone to the well-known town of Bath. Includes 44 large-scale maps (3 1/8 inches to 1 mile); 9 town plans and 8 overview maps. Full details of all accommodations and campsites, restaurants and pubs; plus full public transport information. Plus day-walks. Fully revised and rewalked 3rd edition. * 44 large-scale walking maps - at just under 1:20,000 - showing route times, places to stay, points of interest and much more * 9 town plans - Chipping Campden, Broadway, Winchcombe, Cheltenham, Painswick, Dursley, Wotton-under-Edge, and the city of Bath * 8 area maps and trail profiles * Itineraries for all walkers - whether walking the route in its entirety over seven to eight days or sampling the highlights on day walks and short breaks * Practical information for all budgets - camping, bunkhouses, hostels, B&Bs, pubs and hotels; Chipping Campden to Bath - where to stay, where to eat, what to see, plus detailed street plans * Comprehensive public transport information - for all access points on the Cotswold Way. * Flora and fauna - four page full color flower guide, plus an illustrated section on local wildlife * Green hiking - understanding the local environment and minimizing our impact on it * Bath city guide * Includes downloadable gps waypoints
Read more... Walking in the Cotswolds: 30 Classic Hill and Valley Routes: 30 Full and Half- Day-routes Through the Cotswolds (Cicerone Walking Guides)
Walking in the Cotswolds: 30 Classic Hill and Valley Routes: 30 Full and Half- Day-routes Through the Cotswolds (Cicerone Walking Guides)
This guidebook is a passionate introduction to all that is great about exploring England's idyllic Cotswolds AONB on foot, describing 30 circular day walks, 14 of which include sections of the Cotswold Way National Trail. Idyllic as its honey-coloured villages are, backed with their gentle, rounded hills, the Cotswolds has so much more to offer than the chocolate box cliches. The second-largest protected landscape in England is also full of tough little hills, hidden valleys, places of genuine wildness and the epic views from the Edge - a dramatic escarpment which makes up the most prominent part of the country's largest continuous geological feature. For historical interest there are also dramatic hillforts, mysterious long barrows and stone circles as well as castles, follies and stately homes. The Cotswolds hill chain is sometimes dismissed by veteran walkers, but there are testing gradients here, and the views from the tops are wide-ranging. If you want to visit spectacular locations without too much strenuousness, it's easily done with this guide. If you want a thigh-burning hilly workout, that's easily done too. Set the cliches to one side. This is hill country.
Read more... Walking in the Cotswolds (Cicerone Guide)
Walking in the Cotswolds (Cicerone Guide)
A guidebook to 30 circular walks in the Cotswolds, the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England. Ranging from 4 to 12 miles in length, the routes are graded from easy to strenuous, offering something for every walker. Fourteen of the routes described include sections of the Cotswold Way National Trail, a 102-mile walk that winds its way from Chipping Campden to Bath. Step-by-step route descriptions are accompanied by 1:50,000 mapping. There is plenty of information on the many points of interest passed en route, including Roman ruins, ancient stone circles, Neolithic long barrows and historic villages. Also included is a useful route table summary, information on accommodation, and details on the region's geology, landscape, plants and wildlife. Covering 790 square miles, the Cotswolds is home to lush green hills, picturesque valleys and beautiful beech woodlands. The impressive Edge - a remarkable limestone escarpment - offers ethereal views across the Vales of the Severn, Berkeley and Gloucester to the Malverns and the distant mountains of Wales.
Read more... The Cotswold Way (National Trail Guidebook & Map Booklet) (UK Long-Distance)
The Cotswold Way (National Trail Guidebook & Map Booklet) (UK Long-Distance)
Guidebook to walking the Cotswold Way National Trail between Chipping Campden and Bath, across the Cotswolds AONB. The 102 mile (163km) route is described in both directions over 13 stages, of between 6 and 10 miles, depending on the existence of overnight accommodation. Camping options are sparse along the route. This guidebook is illustrated with maps and the author's own full-colour photographs. The stage-by-stage route description is accompanied by overview maps at a scale of 1:100,000 (1cm to 1 mile). A more detailed map of the Way is supplied in booklet form, at a scale of 1:25,000, slid into the back of the book. The Cotswold Way became a National Trail in May 2007, despite having been a much-loved walking route for more than 35 years. It follows the Cotswold escarpment, with dramatic and far-reaching views across the Severn Vale towards the Welsh hills, plunging down to visit honey-coloured villages, old market towns and the elegant and historic city of Bath.
Read more... Cotswold Way Map Booklet: 1:25,000 OS Route Mapping (Cicerone Guide)
Cotswold Way Map Booklet: 1:25,000 OS Route Mapping (Cicerone Guide)
All the mapping you need to complete the Cotswold Way National Trail between Chipping Campden and Bath, across the Cotswolds AONB. Following the Cotswold escarpment, the Cotswold Way provides dramatic and far-reaching views across the Severn Vale towards the Welsh hills, plunging down to visit honey-coloured villages, old market towns and the elegant and historic city of Bath. The longest of the 13 stages is 10 miles, the shortest 6 miles: these are dictated by the existence of overnight accommodation. This booklet of Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 Explorer maps has been designed for convenient use on the trail. It shows the full and up-to-date line of the Cotswold Way, along with the relevant extract from the OS Explorer map legend. It is conveniently sized for slipping into a jacket pocket or top of a rucksack and comes in a clear PVC sleeve. The companion guidebook - The Cotswold Way - describes the full route, with lots of practical and historical information.
Read more... Short Walks Cotswolds
Short Walks Cotswolds
Short Walks Cotswolds covering parts of Stratford-upon-Avon, Wotton-under-Edge and Bath. This selection offers interest and regional variety in the Cotswolds, providing the best short walks in the area. Covering walks through the whole of the Cotswolds, both popular and little know scenic routes including Burton-on-the-Water, Upper and Lower Slaughter and Burford. - See walk locations by Looking Inside Inside: -20 circular walks up to 5 miles - Clear, large scale Ordnance Survey route maps - GPS reference for all Cotswolds waypoints - Where to park, good pubs and places of interest en route - All routes have been fully researched and written by expert outdoor writers - Beautiful photography of scenes from the walks Ideal for families, or for those who prefer shorter distances, Short Walks guides contain 20 walks graded by distance, duration and difficulty. Each route includes points of interest as well as fun observation questions for children.
Read more... Pathfinder Cotswolds (Pathfinder Guide)
Pathfinder Cotswolds (Pathfinder Guide)
This Cotswolds 2 Book of the 28 new walks set amidst the stunning scenery of that stretches from the north of Somerset to the borders of Worcester and Warwickshire. With the extensive network of waymarked footpaths enables the walker to take every advantage the landscape has to offer - the fine manor houses, the tranquil villages and more exercising environs of the Cotswold Hills. This book includes OS mapping, clearly marking the boundaries, bridle ways, footpaths and with marked lines showing the way through this most beautiful area of England.
Read more... The Cotswold Way: An Archaeological Walking Guide (Archaeological Walking Guides)
The Cotswold Way: An Archaeological Walking Guide (Archaeological Walking Guides)
The Cotswold Way The Cotswold Way crosses some of the most densely populated and varied landscapes from the each period of the past. The route also has some nationally important archaeological sites along, behind and in front of it. This book introduces the serious trail walker or the local 'single-stretch' day rambler to the types of archaeological monuments along the Cotswold Way route. It then follows each of t... Full description
Read more... The Cotswold Way: Two-way National Trail Description: Two-way National Trail Route Description (Cicerone Guides)
The Cotswold Way: Two-way National Trail Description: Two-way National Trail Route Description (Cicerone Guides)
The Cotswold Way A handy pocket sized guidebook for anyone walking the Cotswold Way National Trail. The 102 mile route meanders through the Cotswolds between Chipping Campden and Bath. Described in both directions over 13 stages, the Cotswolds Way is a lovely walk through one of the best-loved regions of lowland Britain. Full description
Read more... The Cirencester Experience: Roman Corinium - "The Capital of the Cotswolds" (Walkabout)
The Cirencester Experience: Roman Corinium - "The Capital of the Cotswolds" (Walkabout)
The ancient market town of Cirencester became a Roman fort and under Roman rule, the fort grew into the city of Corinium. In all of Britain, only London was larger. This book gives an illustrated history of the area. Another title from the Cotswold publisher, Reardon.
Read more... Pathfinder Shakespeare Country: Walks (Pathfinder Guide)
Pathfinder Shakespeare Country: Walks (Pathfinder Guide)
This new Jarrold Ordnance Survey Pathfinder guide embraces the region to the north of the Cotswolds traditionally known as 'Shakespeare Country'.
Read more... Pathfinder Wye Valley & Forest of Dean (Pathfinder Guides)
Pathfinder Wye Valley & Forest of Dean (Pathfinder Guides)
Pathfinder Wye Valley & Forest of Dean
Read more... Short walks in the Cotswolds (Collins Ramblers)
Short walks in the Cotswolds (Collins Ramblers)
Short Walks in the Cotswolds
Read more... Cotswold Way: National Trail Guide (National Trail Guides)
Cotswold Way: National Trail Guide (National Trail Guides)
Read more... Pocket Pub Walks The Cotswolds
Pocket Pub Walks The Cotswolds
Read more... 50 Walks in Gloucestershire (AA 50 Walks Series)
50 Walks in Gloucestershire (AA 50 Walks Series)
Read more... Walking in the Forest of Dean: 25 Routes in the Historic Royal Forest
Walking in the Forest of Dean: 25 Routes in the Historic Royal Forest