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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.
  • RVBK
    Tessa Wardley
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    The River Book provides you with 101 ways that you can enjoy being by the river - whether you want to play, relax or watch some wildlife!

    With suggestions for rivers to visit, Tessa Wardley also reveals which ones are best for the fun-packed activities mentioned in the book. So whether you want to go on a hunt for minibeasts, look for crayfish or go for a swim, this is the book for you.

    It's packed full of facts about how rivers work, why some are fast and some are slow and information about the plants and animals that live by the water's edge.
  • SMLL
    Suzie Baldwin
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    A guide to keeping and caring for poultry and lifestock on a small scale, Suzie Baldwin's The Smallholder's Handbook is the perfect guide to living the Good Life - whether you're an expert or just getting started.

    With her friendly tone, Suzie offers help and advice to anyone who is interested in this increasingly popular way of life. From setting up and keeping hens and quails to ducks, pigs, sheep, goats and cows, it has all the advice you need for rearing and raising these animals. There is even a section on beekeeping so you can extract your own honey!

    The book also offers advice on cultivating your land, all the essentials you'll need to keep the animals and tips for farrowing, lambing, kidding and calving.
  • 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.
  • PDTS
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    The Peak District is an area of outstanding natural beauty and has a variety of walks to suit all levels of ability. With truly glorious sights, this book will introduce you to some of the walks that start at various train stations.

    Written by Peter Naldrett, gorges, woodland, moors, farmland, rivers, glacial valleys and awe-inspiring hills are all included among the 20 walks and the book is perfect for both locals and visitors to this beautiful and famous area.
  • 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!
  • SEAT
    Jo Whittingham
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    A friendly and engaging guide for new gardeners or experienced home-growers looking for some inspiration, Jo Whittingham?s Grow Your Own Month by Month will ensure that you can produce tasty produce 365 days a year. The ultimate grow-to-eat manual, this excellent hardback features a handy at-a-glance crop planner that will provide an instant summary of what to grow and when to plant it. There is great detail within the month-to-month format however, with comprehensive tips and advice on a range of skills and problems from the essentials of cultivation to eradicating pests and diseases.

  • 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!
  • VXG
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    This handy guide containing a wide variety of 50 walks in and around Glasgow and the South West Scotland region is great for any ability of walker. Including walks of two to ten miles, each comes with plenty of practical details that you'll need to ensure safety and success, as well as a host of fascinating background reading on the history and wildlife found in the area. The walks also come complete with annotations about local points of interest and refreshments points you can find along the way, and the summary of distance, time, level of difficulty and dog friendliness, along with many other tips. This is a comprehensive and must-have guide for all walkers, hikers and strollers.
  • LXW
    David Williams
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    Landscape Wales is a book that belongs on any proud Welsh person's bookshelf. A pictorial celebration of the nation's beautiful countryside, it perfectly captures the varied moods and seasons of the country's landscape.

    Fully illustrated in colour, the book features famous areas, all the way from Anglesey to the Vale of Glamorgan, and is an inspirational must-have hardback.
  • WBAB
    David Turner
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    Who among a host of rivals wrote the best poem about the nightingale? Is a James Bond film named after a duck? Find out the answers to these ornithological conundrums and others in this engaging book that delves into literature, science, religion, fine art and popular culture to reveal how a bird can be far more than the sum of its feathered, winged and webbed parts. Worshipped as gods and damned as agents of the Devil in equal measure, birds have also fostered scientific breakthroughs and even helped provoke a war. This humorous and insightful guide is full of brilliant curiosities that even a magpie would envy.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • BODD
    Bill Oddie
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    In this practical and fun guide to the joys of British birdwatching, Bill Oddie will teach you all you need to know to become an expert 'birder'. Full of useful information on tracking and identifying birds, equipment and fail-safe techniques, Birding With Bill Oddie will have you enjoying nature's airborne theatre in no time. And, of course, with Bill in charge, there are plenty of humorous anecdotes and musings too!

  • 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!

  • 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!
  • BSUM
    Josie Curran
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    With fascinating information and advice for how to spend your summer, such as suggestions for midnight walks and tips on how to catch glow worms, The Book of Summer is a delightful companion for the warmer months.

    Full of pleasurable and entertaining suggestions for ways to spend the halcyon days of summer with your friends and loved ones, this inspirational and pretty book by Josie Curran features some lovely black and white line drawings.