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  • GRBW

    Jilly Macleod

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    This handy guide from the National Trust explores 100 family-friendly walks through some of Great Britain's most spectacular countryside. The walks are between two and eight miles in length and are organised by region, making it easy to explore historical sites, spot regional wildlife and take in stunning views wherever you are in the country.

    Graded according to ease, from rambles across parkland, adventurous hikes and everything in between, the book is filled with important information on transport links, facilities, local attractions and fun stuff for the kids, along with maps of each route.

    The perfect guide for taking in Britain's countryside and discovering your new favourite walk.
  • THWA
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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.

    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.
  • The Big Walks Collection South - 2 Books - Collection - 9781849531573 - David Bathurst
    SOUT

    David Bathurst

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    • Just £2.50 per book
    The inspirational books in The Big Walks Collection South will help you discover the South of England on foot.

    Perfect for those who enjoy walking whether it's exploring green, gently rolling valleys or tackling rugged cliff-top paths, there will be walks here to keep you rambling all year round.

    Each book features a wealth of long-distance walks that can be broken down into smaller, more manageable sections.
  • BWGR

    Hazel Johnson

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    The Birdwatcher's Garden is ideal for people who wish to attract birds to their gardens, whether to aid the bird population or purely for pleasure. The reference tables scattered throughout identify the food and plants that attract specific birds.

    The most regular contact many people have with wildlife is the pleasure of watching birds in the garden and this book aims to help increase the attraction of their garden for birds by supplementing the food, shelter, roosting and nesting sites that are available.

    Hazel and Pamela Johnson show the most effective means of ensuring that birds will flourish and also detail the principles of sympathetic gardening, discussing how best to enhance local habitats - whether in cities, suburbs, a village or rural setting. Even patios and balconies can be attractive and useful to birds!
  • JBCW

    Julia Bradbury

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    Complete with full-colour maps and photographs, Canal Walks is the brilliant accompaniment by seasoned stomper Julia Bradbury to her fascinating four-part BBC television series.

    Perfect for exploring Britain's canals and towpath trails, this interesting book features four of the very best walks around the stunning locks, bridges, aqueducts and tunnels in the UK.

    Connecting towns and cities for centuries, canal routes offer a wealth of historical insight into the country's heritage as well tracking some of Britain's finest scenery.

    Covering walks in the Highlands, North Wales, Birmingham and Bath, Julia navigates and expertly guides readers along just a handful of stunning restored canals by foot, breaking each walk into sections and handily specifying the distance of each.
  • CBOX

    Duncan Petersen

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    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.

    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!
  • LLON

    Sunshine Jackson / Kate Hodges

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    Full of fun and fascinating things to do, Little London: Child-friendly Days Out and Fun Things to Do unveils some of the English capital's best-kept secrets - many of which are free to attend!

    Containing over 200 ideas, the book covers everything from the National Gallery's family Sundays to the Big Garden Birdwatch and backstage tours of the National Theatre. There are also seasonal events like the Scandinavian Christmas Market and the Day of the Dead Celebrations, so there really is something for all tastes!
  • GCCL

    Simon Warren

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    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.
  • MOQ
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    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.

    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.
  • WTSW

    Christopher Somerville

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    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.
  • The Naturalist's Guide Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781906780845
    NATG
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    • Just £1.33 per book
    The Naturalist Guides set contains three useful little field guides that can fit in rucksacks and will provide easy identification of the flora, fauna and birdlife you're likely to see while you enjoy the great outdoors this summer.

    With user-friendly introductions, clear photography and helpful, authoritative text, these books are extremely beneficial for anyone who enjoys nature. The set contains guides to wild flowers, garden wildlife and the birds of Britain and Northern Europe.

  • DVBX

    AA Publishing

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    This original concept takes thirty of the most popular walks in Devon 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.
  • DOSW
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    Walking is one of Britain's favourite leisure activities, and this guide to South West England features mapped walks of two to ten miles to suit all abilities.

    The book features 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.
  • Lakeland Fells Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9780711234925 - Alfred Wainwright
    XWAIN

    Alfred Wainwright

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    • Just £2.86 per book
    Beautiful anniversary editions of all seven of the Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells by the fell-walking legend A. Wainwright.

    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.

    Slipcase not included.
  • WGOC
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    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.

    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.
  • GSBX
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    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!

  • KDIH

    Time Out Guides Ltd

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    Featuring a wide range of activities that children can enjoy across mainland Britain and the Channel Isles, 1000 Things for Kids to do in the Holidays is a great resource for any parent, guardian or childcare professional. Packed with up-to-date information compiled by Time Out, this handy guide suggests activities and days out spanning from Cornwall to the Highlands and everywhere in between. Split into easily navigable sections to help you find the kind of activities that you know your children will enjoy, this is an invaluable source of ideas during the school holidays.

  • WKYK
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    Yorkshire is a truly beautiful county that offers visitors everything from glorious national parks to glitzy shopping centres! This guide, written by the experts at The AA, will tell you everything you need to know to make the most out of this famous area.

    From inspiring young minds at the Magna Science Adventure Centre to watching the steam engines on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, the book is packed with exciting things to do, alongside recommendations for eating and drinking. Festivals, events and places off the beaten track, that are just ripe for exploring, are also featured!
  • Self-Sufficiency Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9781780092232 - Authors vary
    SSCC

    Authors vary

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    • £9.99
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    • Just 83p per book

    The Self-Sufficiency Collection can help you learn new skills and change the way you live. A collection of 12 diverse titles that could lead to life improvement, the books cover everything from weaving your own textiles to keeping bees and making cheese, soap and natural remedies. A brilliantly practical series that will help you master the basics of new activities in a very short space of time, each book contains colour illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions. You can either tackle one hobby at a time, or perhaps share the books out amongst your friends!

  • AECC
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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.

    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.
  • DIVE
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    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.

    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.
  • RUNN

    Susie Whalley

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    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.

    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.
  • GLBX
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    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.

    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!
  • BIYG

    Malcolm Tait

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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!