Wales A Walk Through Time - Harlech to Cemaes Bay
Using a historical perspective to enrich the journey, Wales: A Walk Through Time describes a unique walk through a remarkable country. Illustrated with a fascinating collection of old photographs and contemporary images, the route has been specially chosen to explore the beauty and history of Wales. In this third and final part, the walk reaches Anglesey and we are treated to the glorious landscapes and proud heritage of North Wales and the Snowdonia National Park. The walk begins at the great castle of Harlech and follows an upland route to the Vale of Ffestiniog. The walk continues to the magical village of Portmeirion and the coastal town of Porthmadog before passing through the spectacular Pass of Aberglaslyn to reach Beddgelert. We ascend Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, before continuing to historic Caernarfon, then follow the Menai Strait to Bangor with its lovely pier and cathedral. Walking over Telford's great suspension bridge we finally reach the Isle of Anglesey where the Coastal Path is followed to Beaumaris and through beautiful coastal scenery to reach Cemaes Bay and the northernmost point in Wales. Along the way, we visit prehistoric sites, medieval castles and ancient churches and explore the history of slate quarrying and copper mining. Great events of Welsh history are recalled and the reader is given a real sense of how the past is present at every step. Each chapter covers an attractive section of the walk, full-colour maps show the way, and some welcoming hostelries are discovered en route. But this is not only a guide for walkers: the rich history and images within will have the broadest appeal.
Walks in Ancient Wales
Robert Harris has compiled a selection of fascinating walks throughout Wales which not only visit the sites and monuments left by our ancestors, but pass through some of the most spectacular scenery of the Welsh countryside. He has divided Ancient Wales into three specific areas - Anglesey, North Wales, and South Wales. Dating from the Neolithic and Bronze ages, stone circles, standing stones and burial chambers can still be found scattered throughout these beautiful areas. The majority of the walks are circular ranging in length from 4 to 10 miles. There is the opportunity not only to enjoy the peace and quiet of the valleys, the country lanes and footpaths, around modern farms and villages, but also to climb high into the still wild and remote mountains. Many of the walks link ancient paths and tracks where you can learn and understand more about the distant lives and customs of our ancient ancestors. Each walk has a unique focus, is both interesting and challenging, and invites the walker to visit both famous and less well-known sites and monuments. The author offers his own theories about the purpose and sitting of many of these ancient monuments, engaging the reader in a fascinating journey of discovery. There are sketch maps to guide you, and the author brings the text to life with his intricate hand-drawn sketches and detailed descriptions of the wonderful scenery and wildlife. A glossary of historical terms and Welsh place names completes an exceptionally comprehensive coverage of Walks in Ancient Wales.
Great Welsh Walks
Eighteen walks in all parts of Wales from the TV series by the renowned Welsh weatherman and co-author Martin Aaron. Table of Contents: 1. Abergynolwyn 2. Barry Docks to Rhoose Point 3. Blaencwm 4. Cardiff Bay 5. Cemaes 6. Churchtown to Montgomery 7. Cwm Ratgoed 8. Garth Mountain 9. Hafod Estate 10. Holyhead 11. Holywell to Flint Castle 12. Laugharne 13. Llanberis Slate Walk 14. Loughor Estuary 15. Penmaenmawr 16. Rhayader 17. Skirrid 18. Trefi n to Pwll Deri Derek Brockway and co-author Martin Aaron presents 18 of their favourite walks from all over Wales, based on the TV series. They range from the steep hills and mountains of Snowdonia to the coastal paths of Pembrokeshire and Anglesey; from busy Cardiff Bay to zigzagging along the Offa s Dyke Path. Each walk comes with an introduction by Derek, an OS-based map, grid references, detailed directions and pictures of significant landmarks. Suitable for all abilities, they are fun, free and help keep readers fit while taking in some of the best scenery in the world.
Walking The Wales Coast Path: Llwybr Arfordir Cymru (British Long Distance Trails) (Cicerone Guide)
The Welsh Coast Path, at 870 miles is the longest trail in Britain, tracing the coastline from Chester to Chepstow. This guidebook divides the coastal path into 9 geographical areas and 57 stages, ranging between 15 to 32km in length. Full of variety; from cities and castles to sandy beaches, tiny harbours to the crash of waves against rugged cliffs, the route offers new sights at every point. Never straying far from the sea, or climbing higher than 300m, the coastal trail can nevertheless offer strenuous walking as well as gentle rambles. Alongside detailed route descriptions and maps for each stage, the guidebook provides a range of practical information, whether you plan to walk the Wales Coast Path in full, or as a series of day-walks. Travel information, advice on accommodation and planning, as well as details on the history, wildlife and geology of the coast ensure that this is an ideal companion to uncovering the Welsh coast on foot.
Walking with Welsh Legends: North-Eastern Wales
This enjoyable book - the fifth in the series - takes us out walking in the north-east of Wales to find places featured in sixteen stories from Welsh history and myth. Graham Watkins first tells us a story, then he guides us on a walk around the places mentioned in the story. The walks differ in length and difficulty, and the instructions are clear and helpful. The book is illustrated with maps and photographs. This time Graham tells of a well, a pool and a lighthouse; devil dogs, angels and fairies; a princess, a bishop, and a mad king. He takes us walking around Holywell, Rhuddlan and St Asaph, to the Goblin Tower, St Cwyfan's Cross, and to an inn with very strange people in it! The author says: As I completed each walk, I found that I had a different perspective on, and a better insight into, the related legend. The walk and the legend reinforced each other and added to the enjoyment.
A walking guide to the County Tops of Wales, the North of England and the Isle of Man
There are many hill walking challenges in England and Wales, they include visiting the top of every one of the Lake District peaks or the summits of all the mountains over 2000 feet, but the one that is accessible to all, is to stand on the high point of a county or several counties. It is the option that is closest to home. Be it one of the historic counties or one of those which was created by the major local government reforms of 1974 and 1996, The County Tops of Wales, the North of England and the Isle of Man, offers the casual walker a route to the summit of their chosen county and the committed hill walker challenges in some of the finest mountain terrain in the United Kingdom. Each chapter contains a brief history of the county, its geography and its high point and a detailed description and outline map of the route.
The Wales Coast Path: A Practical Guide for Walkers
The only guide to its full 896 mile route, The Wales Coast Path - A Practical Guide for Walkers is an essential companion for both the serious long-distance walker and for day-trippers who wish to tackle the Path one stage at a time. The Wales Coast Path - A Practical Guide for Walkers: Presents the complete Wales Coast Path via 73 manageable walks of approximately 9-15 miles each Provides easy-to-follow route descriptions and contains over 80 hand-drawn maps Is full of additional information on sites of historical, geological and wildlife interest Suggests alternative routes that enable short visits to additional key locations just off the official Coast Path Enables walkers to maximize local amenities and services such as public transport, car parking and accommodation options such as camp sites and B&Bs
HIllwalking in Wales: Festiniog - Tarrens v. 2 (Cicerone Guide)
The second book in a two-volume series describing walking routes up every 2000-footer in Wales - all 166 of them. The result is not just a guide to the mountains of Snowdonia, but a handbook of over 450 routes covering 21 Welsh mountain ranges - the whale-backed ridges of the Black Mountains, the Brecon Beacons' precipitous escarpments, the Cwmdeuddwr uplands, Plynlimon's unknown valleys, the heather clad Berwyns, Cader Idris, the vast solitudes of the Arans and Arenigs, the Rhinogs and the wildest land in Wales. For those longer days the author also suggests over 100 high level traverses. This volume covers: the Ffestiniog hills, Fforest Fawr, Glyders, Hirnants, Mynydd Du, Nantlle/Hebog hills, Plynlimon, Radnor Forest, Rhinogs, Siabod/Moelwyns, Snowdon and Tarrens.
Mountains of England and Wales: Vol 2 England: (The Nuttalls): England v. 2
A walking guide to climbing the 253 summits in England which reach the height of 2000ft (Nuttalls) in a series of 58 walks. The summits that achieve this height (and rise above their surroundings by at least 50ft) are described by region, from the Lake District to the Chevoits, on to the North Pennines and Yorkshire Dales, and finally to the Peak District and Dartmoor. They include some of England's most famous peaks, such as Blencathra, Great Gable and Coniston Old Man in the Lake District, and Kinder Scout in the Peak District, but also some with no name on the OS maps. All these ascents take the walker into some of the most beautiful hillwalking areas of England and provide a lifetime's challenge and enjoyment.
A Wander Around the Coast of Wales
Rugged coastline, outstanding beaches, numerous historic buildings and a good dollop of folklore are just some of the fabulous attractions of the Wales Coast Path. Add to this the warmth and friendliness of the Welsh people and a wander around Wales becomes a truly memorable experience. The 870 miles of continuous coast path offer a unique view of Wales and all that it has to offer. Every geographic section of the path has its own highlights and every day presents you with a new experience to savour and enjoy. So, charge your camera, walking boots at the ready and prepare to be amazed as you wander around the Wales Coast Path, whatever the weather!!
PF (41) MID WALES & THE MARCHES: Walks (Pathfinder Guide)
Overshadowed by Snowdonia to the north and the Brecon Beacons to the south, mid Wales is something of a 'green desert'. Shrouded by Celtic mists, it baffled the advance of the English invaders, thus preserving the Welsh language in the west of Wales. The tranquil borderland of the Marches, offers a varied landscape truncated by rivers meandering to lowland plains. Limestone to the west and north of the old red sandstone of the Hereford Plain has given rise to exceptionally attractive hilly country with delightful, narrow valleys.
The Ridges of England, Wales and Ireland: Scrambles, Rock Climbs and Winter Routes
The Ridges of England, Wales and Ireland A guide to summer scrambles, technical rock routes and winter climbs on ridges in the Lake District, Snowdonia, Peak District, Exmoor, the Isle of Wight, Kerry and Connemara, covering popular classics and obscure gems, from Sharp Edge to Skeleton Ridge. With great photographs, this guide is both celebration of the landscape and route guide. Full description
Best Tea Shop Walks in Mid Wales
Best Tea Shop Walks in Mid Wales Features 25 varied walks in Mid Wales, stretching from the foothills of southern Snowdonia to the fascinating spa towns of Powys and the spectacular Ceredigion coast - ranging from 2 to 9 miles, suitable for all ages and experience. This guide offers directions accompanied by sketch maps, photographs and notes on local history and wildlife. Full description
Offa's Dyke Path: National Trail Guide (National Trail Guides)
Offa's Dyke Path (Gogledd Llwybr Clawdd Offa) is the 177-mile National Trail following the ancient earthwork that criss-crosses the border country of modern England and Wales, from the Severn Estuary to the seaside resort of Prestatyn on the Irish Sea. This is the complete, official guide for the long-distance walker or the weekend stroller. All you need is this one book.
Wales and the Marches (AA 100 Walks in)
An easy-to-carry walking guide that offers highlights of Wales, its regional and topographical features, and information on footpath signing, countryside access, walking tips and safety guidelines. It includes 100 walks that cover the area, with the distance of each ranging from two to ten miles depending on the terrain and interest along the way.
Walking with Welsh Legends: South-Western Wales (Walks with History)
This book takes us out walking to find places featured in stories from Welsh history and myth. Graham Watkins first tells us a story - love stories, tales of heroic deeds, foolishness and greed, a few fables, touches of humour. Then he guides us on a walk round the places mentioned in the story. The book is illustrated with maps and photographs.
Backpacker's Britain: Wales
The mountains of Wales are a great place to get away from it all for a few days, and this book describes the very best backpacking routes throughout the principality. The routes cover the main mountain ranges, from Snowdon, the Glyderau and Carneddau in the north, down to the Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons and Fforest Fawr ranges in the south.
Cambrian Way: The Mountain Connoisser's Walk
This practical guidebook by Tony Drake covers a 275 mile south to north coast to coast walk traversing the highest, wildest and most scenically beautiful parts of Wales. As an unofficial, largely unwaymarked route it's a tough proposition calling for good map reading and a chance to use GPS satellite navigation. See www.cambrianway.org.uk.
Best Walks in Southern Wales (Best Walks Guides)
Part of 'The Best Walks' series that explores the best walking opportunities to be found in a region or national park, this book covers the Snowdonia National Park, and features the area south of Snowdonia. This series includes a route description, and a sketch map for each walk, along with suggestions on transport and accommodation.
Best Tea Shop Walks in the Clwydian Hills and Welsh Borderlands
Features routes that explore splendid sections of the Offa's Dyke path. This work helps you visit the spectacular Eglwyseg escarpment or stroll through gentler countryside in the Vale of Clwyd or Glyn Ceiriog. It offers directions, sketch maps and photographs that are accompanied by notes on local history and wildlife.
Best Walks in the Welsh Borders (Frances Lincoln Guide for Walkers)
From beyond Llangollen in the north to Symonds Yat near Chepstow in the South, the Welsh/English border provides a wealth of great walking country. This book selects 35 of the best walks, including ascents of 'Wenlock Edge' and 'The Sugar Loaf', and provides examples for walkers of all ages and abilities.
Wales (AA Walking in Series)
A comprehensive walking book for Wales that guides you through the places to walk in this vibrant country. It shows you sheltered sandy beaches, glistening lochs and dramatic mountain scenery, and diverse habitats. It also features planned routes and maps to get to know the areas.
Walking with Welsh Legends: Central Wales
This enjoyable book - the third in the series - takes us out walking to find places featured in sixteen stories from Welsh history and myth. We visit, amongst other places, Pistyll Rhaeadr, Cilmeri, Dolforwyn Castle, Devil's Bridge, Lampeter, Cwm Pennant, and Pumsaint.
Mountains of England and Wales: Vol 1 Wales (The Nuttalls Guide) (Cicerone Guide)
A guidebook to walking 190 Nuttall 2000ft mountains in Wales in 49 routes. It includes summits that split into: Carneddau, Glyders, Snowdon, Moel Hebog, Moelwyns, Arenigs, Berwyns, Arans, Rhinogs, Cadair Idris, central Wales, Black Mountains, and Brecon Beacons.
Rivers of Wales: 35 Riverside Walks
This book describes in detail several walks along the banks of each of six rivers, the Conwy, Dee, Dyfi, Teifi, Tywi and Usk. It also draws vignettes of local towns and tit-bits of information relating to places of interest along the route.
Central Wales (Carreg Gwalch Best Walks)
A useful guide to 20 varied walks in central Wales, comprising short family walks and walks along lakes and rivers, hills and woodlands, with colour maps and photographs and information about the history and landscape of the area.
Hillwalking in Wales: Arans - Dovey Hills v. 1 (Cicerone Guide)
The first in a two-volume series, this book describes the walking routes up every 2000-footer in Wales - all 166 of them. The routes are arranged alphabetically over the two volumes. This volume covers the Arans - Dovey hills.
30 Walks in Snowdonia & North Wales (AA 30 Walks in)
Presents some of the most popular walks from the walks database and packages them on individual laminated cards in a durable box. This work features instructions and a full-colour route map that make the cards a joy to use.
Walking with Welsh Legends: Northern Wales
This enjoyable book - the second in the series - takes us out walking to find places featured in stories from Welsh history and myth. We visit, amongst other places, Llangollen, Harlech, Snowdon, Bala and Llanddwyn Island.
Undiscovered Wales: Fifteen Circular Walks
Undiscovered Wales Mountain expert Kevin Walker presents fifteen one-day circular walks that pass through stunning and remote locations in Wales that are rich in legend and history. Full description
Offa's Dyke Path: Prestatyn to Chepstow, Planning, Places to Stay, Places to Eat (British Walking Guides) (British Walking Guide Offa's Dyke Path Prestatyn to Chepstow)
Offa's Dyke Path Route guide to the 177-mile National Trail following the line of Offa's Dyke, an impressive 8th century earthwork running the entire length of the border between Wales and England.
The Welsh Peaks: A Poucher Guide (W a Pouchers Guides)
W. A. Poucher's guides, first published in the 1960s, have become classics. They are some of the most popular books for fellwalkers, climbers and scramblers ever published.
Walking with Welsh Legends: South-eastern Wales
This enjoyable book - the fourth in the series - takes us out walking in the south-east of Wales to find places featured in sixteen stories from Welsh history and myth.
Walking to the Lakes of Mid and North West Wales
22 self-guided walks suitable for all abilities. Includes clear maps and directions together with valuable notes on points of local historical and natural interest.
30 Walks in Brecon Beacons & South Wales (AA 30 Walks in)
Takes the most popular walks from the AA's best-selling and updated walks database and packages them on individual laminated cards in a durable box.
Wales Coast Path: Tenby-Swansea: Trail Guide (Trail Guides)
Wales Coast Path: Tenby-Swansea This new guide is the complete companion for both the seasoned walker and the weekend stroller. Full description
Best Walks in North Wales (Best Walks Guides)
Revised and re-illustrated edition of the guide to the best walks in North Wales, in and around Snowdonia National Park.
Best Walks in North Wales: Twenty-eight of the Finest Circular Walks in North Wales: Covering the Isle of Anglesey, Ileyn Peninsula, Northern ... ... Northern Snowdonia and Northeast Wales
28 of the finest circular walks in North Wales including Anglesey, Lleyn Peninsula and Snowdonia.
Railway Walks: Wales
A must-have guide to explore the railways of Wales and their remarkable surroundings
National Trust Walks: 2. Southern and Central Wales: Southern and Central Wales Pt. 2
National Trust Walks: 1. Northern Wales: No. 1
Walks from the Great Little Trains of Wales
The Mountain Walker's Guide to Wales
Wat's Dyke Way Heritage Trail: A 61-mile Linear Walk Through the Borderland of England and North Wales