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Featuring wide-ranging, carefully chosen routes from the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path to the wilderness of Jamaica, 1001 Walks You Must Experience Before You Die is an essential guide to the world's most beautiful mountain passes, woodland paths, Native-American trails and much, much more.
- RRP £30.00
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Packed with facts and a wealth of information about every must-try walk - which range from 1-hour beginner routes to week-long expeditions - including essential details about its start and finish points, overall distance, difficulty rating, maps and more, this is the perfect partner for those looking for some time in the great outdoors both at home and abroad.
Fully illustrated and including beautiful photography, this guide will make a great gift for all those who love to lace up their walking boots and explore the world - whatever their level of experience.
101 Things for Kids to Do Outside (Paperback)
Dawn Isaac's 101 Things for Kids to Do Outside builds on the success of her blog www.littlegreenfingers.com and inspires children (and grown-ups) to get away from computer and TV screens and get outdoors!
- RRP £14.99
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From quick 10-minute activities to full days of fun, the ideas cover all four seasons and include building a human sundial, creating an outdoor collage and setting up a wormery.
Cyclist's Britain in a Box (Other)
Whether you prefer a fun afternoon out on your bike or a more challenging expedition, Cyclist's Britain In A Box contains a fun, local cycle route for you.
- RRP £12.99
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With each route presented on an individual card, complete with a description and illustration, this box is perfect for exploring Britain's loveliest towns and cities by bike.
For those wishing to get back in the saddle for summer or to reawaken the spirit of holiday excitement, grab a card and head out on your adventure!
100 Greatest Cycling Climbs (Hardback)
After the success of Team Sky and famous sportsmen like Sir Bradley Wiggins, Sir Chris Hoy and Mark Cavendish, cycling has never been more popular, especially on the roads. 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs: A Road Cyclist's Guide to Britain's Hills comes in a handy size and covers some of the greatest bike climbs in Britain, covering everything from lung-busting city-centre cobbles to windswept mountain passes, many of which contain up to ten energy-sapping hills. The book has a locator map, fact file and colour photograph for each hill too, so you will always be prepared for the challenge that awaits.
- RRP £12.99
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The Most Amazing Places in Britain's Countryside (Paperback)
This Reader's Digest travel book will take you on a fantastic journey of discovery to some of the most spectacular and unspoiled parts of Britain's countryside.
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From lonely salt marshes teeming with wildlife to windswept mountain peaks, this glorious book shows you the amazing variety of landscape Britain has to offer. Organised by region and covering 500 accessible locations across the country, this will make an invaluable companion when exploring our countryside.
Reader's Digest Wild Britain (Hardback)
If you've ever wondered where the best places to see leaping salmon, rutting deer, diving gannets and breaching whales are, wildlife specialist Christopher Somerville's Where to See Wildlife in Britain and Ireland is the book for you. The British Isles is home to some of the richest and most varied wildlife in Europe and this informative guide will show you when and where to go if you want to see Britain's natural beauty at its very best. With over 800 sites included, the book covers everything from national parks and RSPB reserves to Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With wonderful photography throughout, this gives nature lovers the chance to plan anything from a fun family day out to a two-week tour of great British wildlife treasures.
- RRP £26.00
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The Walker's Guide to Outdoor Clues & Signs (Hardback)
Discover the meanings of over 850 wildlife clues and examples of how to read, understand and connect with our nation's natural landscape with The Walker's Guide to Outdoor Clues and Signs, a practical walking guide which offers readers the chance to turn every walk into a rewarding and enriching game of deduction.
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Guiding readers through the revelations provided by the land, sun, moon, stars, tree, plants, animals and much more, wildlife expert Tristan Gooley uses his two decades' worth of experience to create the most comprehensive guide to natural navigation imaginable - covering everything from weather forecasting to tracking and more!
Featuring helpful high-contrast illustrations throughout, The Walker's Guide to Outdoor Clues and Signs will prove an invaluable walking companion and highly rewarding read.
p>The AA's 30 Walks in Glasgow and South West Scotland contains individually laminated, durable and weather-resistant cards covering popular walks, and it comes in a handy presentation box. Small enough to fit in your pocket, each card features a map and useful information including level of difficulty, distance, time, dog friendliness and public amenities available en route. Perfect for letting both experienced hikers and Sunday afternoon walkers discover and explore the beauty of Britain on foot!
- RRP £6.99
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I Never Knew That About England's Country Churches, written by the bestselling author and trivia expert Christopher Winn, will surprise and delight you as you read all about the hidden stories, forgotten pasts and buried secrets that belong to these famous places of worship.
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Did you know that St. Mary's Church Deerhurst in Gloucestershire is the only church in England to have a brass with a pet named on it? Or that All Saints Tudeley in Kent is the only church in the world to have its windows designed and painted by Chagall? You'll be fascinated to hear that the Minster Church of St. Mary at Stow in Lincolnshire has the tallest Saxon arches in Britain too...
The hundreds of facts included here are just jaw-dropping and the illustrations help highlight some of the most momentous historical changes to happen in country churches throughout England.
The World's Best Tropical Dive Destinations (Hardback)
Covering the Caribbean Sea, Bermuda, the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Indo-Pacific regions, The World's Best Tropical Dive Destinations is a magnificent and comprehensive book that explores and explains the world's finest diving spots.
- RRP £24.99
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With stunning underwater photography boasting a huge variety of wrecks, marine habitats and aquatic species, the book details the type of dive would-be visitors would experience as well as the magnificent sights that will be witnessed - featuring detailed regional maps and travel advice.
From Eastern and Western Australia to the Bahamas, Mozambique, the Seychelles, St. Lucia, Tobago and beyond, The World's Best Tropical Dive Destinations is not only a stunning guide to some of the most beautiful underwater locations on Earth, but would also be a useful title for those looking to book a diving holiday.
Running Made Easy (Paperback)
A new edition of the 'runaway' bestseller, Running Made Easy is a friendly and inspiring fitness and nutrition advice guide, full of real-life running stories, that is a must-have book for aspiring runners and running enthusiasts.
- RRP £9.99
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Taking things right back to basics with beginner running and fitness plans, fill-in charts and diary sections, the book even provides jargon-free advice and lessons on everything you need to learn to fall in love with running.
Packed with step-by-step instructional photographs, warm-up and cool-down techniques, goal-setting advice, motivational stories and more, the book - whether your planning a marathon or a jog around the block - is sure to make you feel empowered, motivated and ready to succeed.
The AA's 30 Walks in Gloucestershire contains individually laminated, durable and weather-resistant cards that cover popular walks throughout the area - and they all come in a handy presentation box.
- RRP £6.99
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Small enough to fit in your pocket, each card features a map and useful information including level of difficulty, distance, time, dog friendliness and the public amenities that are available en route.
This set is perfect for letting both experienced hikers and Sunday afternoon walkers discover and explore the beauty of Britain on foot!
Birds in Your Garden (Paperback)
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The ideal companion for learning about the birds you're likely to see in your garden, Malcolm Tait's Birds in your Garden features profiles of all the common species and also contains a wealth of useful advice. The practical and informative book will help you attract birds and also give you ideas of what to feed them. The book is illustrated with many superb colour photographs and full-page portraits and also contains an introduction from Bill Oddie, one of Britain's favourite birdwatchers!
H is for Hawk (Hardback)
Winner of the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction and both the Costa Book of the Year 2014 and Costa Biography Award, writer, poet, illustrator and historian Helen Macdonald's H is for Hawk is a beautiful, heartfelt and clever memoir about the devastating experience of losing her father and, stricken by grief, becoming obsessed with the idea of training her own hawk.
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Purchasing Mabel for #800, Helen begins to stock her freezer with food for her new hawk, unplugs the telephone and begins a journey of self discovery, embarking on the unusual business of taming one of the world's most wild of animals.
A written record of her spiritual journey, the taming of her goshawk provides a stunning contrast to her own untaming and is told with eloquence, intellectual intensity and vigour. A must-read for all fans of non-fiction.
The Most Amazing Birds to See in Britain (Hardback)
The Most Amazing Birds to See in Britain: More Than 120 Unusual and Eye-Catching Species is a must-read for anyone who enjoys the company of our feathered friends. A fascinating guide that reveals where and when you can spot Britain's birds at their most spectacular, among the beautiful birds featured are Black Grouses, Gannets and Courting Grey Herons. The book also looks at some of each bird's unique movements as they stretch, gurgle, crow and coo.
- RRP £19.99
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Lakeland Fells Collection - 7 Books (Collection)
A beautiful anniversary edition of all seven of the Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells by the fell-walking legend, A. Wainwright.
- RRP £99.99
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The pages have been freshly reproduced from the original artwork and then printed and bound to match the first-edition books as closely as possible. Completely unabridged or edited, the maps and text are just how Wainwright wrote them too.
There simply is nothing quite like Wainwright's guides, and having been treasured by generations of keen walkers, this set makes a wonderful gift for a new enthusiast. Perfect for walkers and lovers of the Lakeland Fells, as well as those who simply love stunningly presented books.
RSPB Birds of Britain and Europe (Paperback)
A stunning illustrated guide to European and British birds from the experts at the RSPB. Profiling every species found in Britain and Europe (featuring over 500 in total), the 330 most commonly seen birds, including finches, martins and swallows plus many more, have full-page profiles dedicated to them so you will always be certain when you spot each species. Covering the characteristics of anatomy, life cycle and behaviour and providing a survey of habitats in which the birds live, this handy guide makes bird identification quick and effortless. An essential reference for novice twitchers and the long-time spotter.
- RRP £16.99
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The Birdwatcher's Year (Hardback)
Written by birdwatching expert and enthusiast Richard Williamson, this is the perfect book for anyone who loves to get outside and spot the gorgeous birds flying above us.
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Practical and beautifully finished, the book is bursting with tips, facts and folklore to guide you through the birdwatching year, this charming little hardback is split into months and settings from marshland to your own back garden, and with space to record what you see, you'll never forget what to keep a special eye out for each season. Find out everything to identify birds by sight and song and learn their behaviour, habitats, breeding and migration patterns too.
Steve Backshall's Most Poisonous Creatures (Paperback)
TV presenter and star of Deadly 60 and Lost Land Of... Steve Backshall takes the lead in this reformatted and redesigned edition of the popular Most Poisonous Creatures. Explaining just how and why poison is an everyday part of the ever-intriguing animal world, this book will help you learn how poison is used in its varying forms, from hunting to defence. From mammals and birds, to insects, reptiles and amphibians, Steve Backshall uncovers just how poison is used as a means of securing a meal, deterring attack and much more. Journeying the world's continents, the stunning, occasionally gruesome, colour photographs and Steve's exciting accounts bring the natural world alive in an entertaining and wholly informative way.
- RRP £9.99
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Birds Songs and Calls Set - 2 Books (Paperback)
Hannu Jannes and Owen Roberts
Complete with CDs to help you recognise each bird's distinctive song or call, these two books will come in handy for any birdwatcher or lover of nature.
- RRP £25.98
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Recognising songs and calls can help you make more of birdwatching and the handy-sized hardbacks will help you identify 80 of our most popular woodland species and also 80 wetland species.
Written by ornithologist Hannu Jannes and birding enthusiast Owen Robert, the books also feature colour photographs of each bird, as well as further information on their identifying features, habits, distribution, feeding and nesting routines and calls.
Be Prepared (Hardback)
Learn how to light a wet match, string a hammock, survive in the wild, and shine at a party, plus many other practical tips, with this entertaining and insightful compendium of life skills compiled from the archives of the ever-popular Scout Association. Full of wise and witty pieces of advice as well as wholly pragmatic snippets of know-how, this handy black-and-white illustrated guide is jam-packed with gems of knowledge, both old and new, that will delight readers of all ages. With a foreword from the UK's Chief Scout, Bear Grylls, Be Prepared is quirky, useful and fun, and ideal for real adventures, adventurers at heart, ex-Scouts and for those who just love gadgets and turning their hands to fixing things! A fascinating treasure trove of facts and ideas.
- RRP £12.99
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The complete book of bird feeders, bird tables, birdbaths, nest boxes and backyard birdwatching. 25 step-by-step projects for birdhouses. Expert advice on feeding. A directory of wild bird species. 760 photographs and illustrations
- RRP £16.99
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