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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.
  • TRDL
    Tom Jones
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    'When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford' - Samuel Johnson.

    London is a fascinating city with plenty of activities and things to do in all the seasons, but many people find themselves resorting to visiting the same places time and time again.

    When author Tom Jones found himself doing this, he made the decision to follow Samuel Johnson's famous quote - and this book offers ideas for what to do in London every day of the year. Whether you want to explore East London by canoe, walk in the treetops at Kew Gardens or go birdwatching at Rainham Marshes, you'll find all the information you need.

    Written in a personal and quirky style, the book will help you explore a whole new side to London and encourage you to take a chance on new experiences - including catching the last tube home!
  • 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.
  • SSDD
    Hilary Bradt
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    This travel guide will help you discover the hidden secrets and delights of South Devon, an area often known as the English Riviera.

    Enjoy the sandy beaches of Torquay and Paignton, discover the wild landscapes of Dartmoor and climb England's highest landmass south of the Pennines.

    Written by local expert Hilary Bradt, this is an informative guide to a beautiful area.
  • PLG
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    This guide contains 28 walks in Glasgow, the Clyde Valley, Ayrshire and Arran.

    Each walk features an easy to follow route description, background and historical detail, and recommendations for points of interest and highlights.

    The colour maps are clearly detailed with the route and markers corresponding to the text description.
  • VXF
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    Walking is one of Britain's favourite leisure activities, and this great pocket-sized walking guide to Edinburgh & east Scotland features a variety of mapped walks to suit all abilities.

    Contained within the guide are 50 walks of 2-10 miles and all the practical detail you need, accompanied by fascinating background reading on the history and wildlife of the area, and an introduction to each walk. All walks are annotated with local points of interest and places to stop for refreshments.

    And 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.
  • CANA
    Liz McIvor
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    Accompanying a six-part BBC Four series, Canals: The Making of a Nation takes us all on a fascinating journey into the heart of industrial Britain.

    In Britain, canals are often associated with lazy summer afternoons and walks and water journeys through lush green countryside, but this book reveals just how important they are and the legacy they had in the birth of modern Britain. Canals helped open up the trade of the Industrial Revolution; furthered the science of geology; and ushered in a new form of architecture.

    Written by Liz McIvor, the history of canals also takes in everything from greedy investors and cheap labour to the struggle for workers' rights and welfare. Waterways are a modern invention that changed all our lives. This book shows how.
  • 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.
  • FWSY
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    Thousands of Brits love to walk and the famous county of Surrey has many areas that are just perfect for rambling.

    Compiled by the AA, this book features mapped walks of between two and ten miles that are suitable for all abilities. Full of all the practical detail you'll need, including the difficulty of the walk, the book also offers background reading on the history and wildlife of the area.

    In addition to this, all local points of interest and refreshment stops are featured!
  • 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.
  • TFKD 7 years +
    Dawn Isaac
    7 years +
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    Dawn Isaac's 101 Things for Kids to Do Outside builds on the success of her blog Little Green Fingers and inspires children (and grown-ups) to get away from computer and TV screens and get outdoors.

    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.

    Outdoors fun for everyone!
  • 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!
  • LHBB
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    A beautiful gift book published in association with the Landmark Trust, this book celebrates the Trust's greatest achievements in saving important pieces of British architecture and heritage.

    With beautiful photography throughout, the book places the buildings in the order in which they were built. From the unusual and utilitarian to the enchanting and spectacular, each building offers a glimpse into our past history.

    Stretching all the way back to 1250, this hardback features 50 buildings that were rescued from oblivion and among the highlights are a 15th century inn in Suffolk, an Elizabethan hospital in Yorkshire and a lighthouse on Lundy. The way the Trust saved them is also covered, making this not only a celebration of British history and architecture but also of the phenomenal work the Landmark Trust puts in.
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • HPUP
    Pippa Mattinson
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    Nothing quite beats the feeling of having a new canine member of the household, but early life with 'man's best friend' can be difficult to master. That is where The Happy Puppy Handbook comes in!

    Written by dog-training expert Pippa Mattinson, the book gives new and prospective owners all of the tools they need to train and care for a puppy. From preparing the home for their arrival to introducing them to the children and solving problems like biting and chewing, this book is packed with all of the new puppy tips and information you will need to know.

    Both clear and engaging, and structured in a way that makes digesting all of the required information ever-so easy, The Happy Puppy Handbook is a new puppy checklist that is ready to solve (and prevent) any issues that may arise as a new puppy owner.
  • 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.