Produced in association with the Ramblers, this walking guide covers the beautiful Isle of Skye and combines detailed route descriptions with information on the local history and wildlife.
This famous corner of the Scottish Highlands and Islands is home to a spectacular variety of mountain landscapes and dramatic coastlines. There is also a wealth of fascinating places to explore: caves and sea stacks, headlands and arches, waterfalls and castles.
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, suitable for all abilities, from young children to experienced walkers. 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. The text gives the history of the main landmarks along the way and information about the natural history of the area, and is accompanied by stunning colour photographs.
NEW FOR 2010
• Overview map on inside front cover showing start points of the walks.
• Walks are colour coded to indicated level of difficulty: green for the simpler walks, then amber for moderate walks, then red for the more challenging walks aimed at more experienced walkers.
• Front cover flap contains the key to symbols used in the text and on the route maps. Ideal as a book mark during use.
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Produced in co-operation with The Ramblers' association and HARVEY maps, this series covers some of the most popular walking areas in Britain and Ireland, combining detailed route descriptions with information on the local history and wildlife.
This famous corner of the Scottish Highlands and Islands is home to a spectacular variety of mountain landscapes and dramatic coastline. There is also a wealth of fascinating places to explore: caves and sea stacks, headlands and arches, waterfalls and castles.
Collins Rambler's Guides
• The only series endorsed by The Ramblers' Association
• Thirty walks are described and illustrated with stunning colour photographs
• Each route is graded to show whether it is suitable for beginners or more experienced walkers; the book includes many challenging walks
• Includes information on the natural history and wildlife of each area, and other points of interest
Chris Townsend is one of the country’s best known walkers. Formerly the editor of an outdoor leisure magazine, he now works as a freelance writer and walking tour guide.
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Book Description HarperCollins UK, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110007351429