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  • FGWW
    Barry Stone
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    Barry Stone, the author of 1001 Walks You Must Experience Before You Die, presents a showcase of some of the world's most famous - and soon-to-be discovered - walking trails.

    Presenting a personal history of his experiences on the walks, Barry reveals how slings and carabiners kept him from falling off the Sydney Harbour Bridge and how gaps are still being filled by countless grassroots communities on the continent-wide Trans Canada Trail.

    From British favourites including the Pennine Way and Dyke Path to more continental offerings like Italy's Cinque Terre Classic, the book is fascinating for those who love to ramble and those who want to learn more about the world.
  • GWKS
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    Walking is one of the nation's favourite leisure activities and this unique collection of walks provides a fresh approach to enjoying the very best of Britain's countryside.

    Spread through England, Wales and Scotland, each walk is detailed on a removable information card. All you need to do is remove the card from the binder, pop it into the included waterproof plastic sleeve and set off.

    Covering starting points, difficulty, length, terrain and more, each card features step-by-step instructions and route directions, so you don't have to be an expert map reader ? and points of interest are highlighted throughout through stunning photographs and artwork.

    Lighter to carry than a complete walking guide and featuring pub walks, nature trails, challenging long walks and family strolls, this is a walking guide with an extra dimension.
  • AANP
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    From Dartmoor to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, this book will help you discover the beauty of Britain's national parks. Published by the AA, it also has detailed maps of each park for you to pore over and plan your next trip.

    Very much the jewels in the crown of the countryside, the national parks represent the finest protected landscapes in England, Wales and Scotland. You'll be able to discover the hidden secrets of each park and their wildlife, history, heritage and so much more.

    With breathtaking photography throughout, Roly Smith's lively text gives a comprehensive overview of all the beautiful parks including the mountains of the Lake District and wooded valleys of the south west.
  • FMVC
    D. Brown
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    501 Must-Visit Cities is a handily travel-sized book that showcases the world's greatest locations.

    With sumptuous photography throughout, it's great for jet-setters and those who prefer to travel from the comfort of their armchair. Among those cities you'll be able to read about are New York, Tokyo and Mumbai. It also covers lesser-known but no-less stunning places including St David's in Wales and Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay's oldest city.

    Each city is accompanied by vital information, must-see highlights and even no-go areas. It's a book that will help your experience the full potential of every city you visit.
  • NTBC
    Clare Gogerty
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    If you or someone you know loves the Britain's stunning coastlines and costal towns, this beautiful hardback book from the National Trust will take on exhilarating walks, introduce you to wildlife and provide you with fascinating historical insight to one of our most wonderful natural treasures.

    From the Gower Peninsula to the coves of Cornwall and the white cliffs of Dover, the book looks at our most picturesque and important costal areas and celebrates them by presenting readers with stunning photographs and things to do in the area when you visit.

    With a foreword from celebrity chef and TV presenter Rick Stein, The National Trust Book of the Coast is all you need to make the most of the fascinating, life-enriching coastline of the British Isles.
  • HWWK
    Sarah Baxter
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    A History of the World in 500 Walks is an illustrated guide to some of the most important and historically resonant trails - both man-made and natural.

    History is everywhere you go, never more so than when you are walking through it and this book is great for both avid, seasoned hikers and armchair historians. It contains inspirational commentary, marvellous maps and eye-opening photography.

    It will show you how the world came to be and reveals the beginning of the human story. A wide-ranging book that is sure to inspire, among those important walks are Mount Roraima, the Inca Trail and the Peaks of the Balkans Trail.
  • HYBR
    Julian Holland
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    From the development of Britain's railways in 1603 through to the present day, this book is endlessly fascinating. Drawing on a lifetime of railway research, Julian Holland offers a first-class commentary complete with photographs and archive material.

    Showing how Britain has claimed many achievements including the first steam railway locomotive, the first inter-city railway and the world speed record for steam in 1938 (126mph, in case you were wondering).

    The book also looks at trains and railways' effect on the Great Victorian Age and the early 20th century before its nationalisation and modernisation from 1948 onwards. It also covers the Beeching Report in detail and the privatisation of the high-speed railways in the 1990s.
  • SCTB
    Peter Irvine
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    Peter Irvine provides a quirky, personalised and informed overview of the great nation of Scotland in this insider's guide.

    Whether you live in Scotland or are planning a visit, this guide will prove essential. It reveals the best places to stay for all budgets, the best hill walks and beaches, the best spooky places and perhaps most importantly of all, the best places you can find ice cream.

    This is the 12th edition of the book and has been fully updated to show you the best things that Scotland has to offer right now.
  • GCRJ
    Rt Hon Michael Portillo
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    All aboard and get ready to explore some of Europe's finest journeys by train in Great Continental Railway Journeys, a beautiful tie-in book to the hit BBC series presented by Michael Portillo.

    Lavishly illustrated, the book captures the beauty and excitement of journeying across the continent by train and also looks at the engineering feats which made the journeys possible and so famous.

    From London to Paris, Copenhagen, Berlin, Rome, Budapest and all the way down to Jerusalem, this is a celebration of both trains and the vibrancy of Europe.
  • TOCL
    Time Out Guides Ltd.
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    Combining 25 great bike rides for all abilities in and around London, this is the book for anyone who loves to get on their bike and discover more about their surroundings.

    Celebrating the pleasures of road cycling, the journeys are organised according to types of bike riding - from commuting to family afternoons out to weekend excursions.

    Taking you into the centre of London and beyond, the book also includes rides, bike and kit advice so you can make the most of your fantastic journeys.
  • BPBR
    Susanne Kries
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    Whether you live in London or the Outer Hebrides, this second edition of Bus-Pass Britain covers 50 of the nation's favourite bus journeys - all chosen by members of the general public.

    Proving that bus journeys can take you on incredible adventures, the routes take in crowded city streets, remote valleys and winding coastal paths. It even provides recommended walks, pubs, cafes and museums you can visit along the way.

    With sketch maps and colour photographs featured throughout, the book shows how bus journeys can be celebrations of both Britain's character and its communities.
  • TINI
    Dixe Wills
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    Not only is Britain an island, but it also rejoices in hundreds of islands of its own and Dixe Wills' Tiny Islands: 60 Remarkable Little Worlds Around Britain is a book that celebrates them.

    From islands off the coast to those that are situated in lakes, lochs and rivers, each one is accessible to the public and they all have a captivating story to tell.

    With over 60 islands from in and around Britain featured throughout the hardback, each with its own hand-drawn map, there are a number of descriptions, reviews, maps and photographs to pore over.
  • FGTJ
    Anthony Lambert
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    Travel writer Anthony Lambert showcases a diverse and exciting selection of train journeys that are just the ticket in this celebratory book.

    Carefully chosen and full of character, the journeys range from the Orient Express to the Trans-Siberian railway and also include those closer to home including one that travels through North Yorkshire's Esk Valley and the Inverness to Wick and Thurso route.

    An unmissable selection for any traveller who loves their journey as much as the destination, Lambert talks about each route's sublime scenery and history in detail.
  • VCTE
    Suzannah Lipscomb
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    Whether you're an armchair traveller or you're looking for inspiration for a great day out, Suzannah Lipscomb's A Visitor's Companion to Tudor England is a practical guide that will take you to palaces, castles, theatres and abbeys that uncover the true stories behind Tudor England.

    From Hampton Court to Hever Castle, this lively and engaging hardback guide reveals the rich history of the era and invites you to visit the many places in which Tudors once lived, worked and played.

    A must for anyone interested in this fascinating period of English history.
  • BPBT
    Lonely Planet
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    This book from Lonely Planet features 365 of the most amazing experiences on Earth - and the perfect day on which to see or do them.

    From watching wolves in Yellowstone (31 January) to kayaking with killer whales in Canada (21 August) and joining the 300 Club (16 July) - a naked run around the Ceremonial South Pole - to celebrating the Day of the Dead in Mexico (1 November), there is something adventurous and unique for all tastes.

    Also including festivals, sporting events and cultural highlights, this is a great book for you if you're an intrepid traveller and looking to find inspiration for your next trip, anniversary or birthday!
  • TDIL
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    Love London? This fully revised and updated edition of Time Out's 1000 Things to Do in London for Under #10 provides inspiration for things to do for both locals and visitors.

    There are well-known Londoners' top ten inexpensive things to do; ideas for cheap nights out; budget shopping and dining experiences; quirky walks; and unbelievably priced cultural experiences.

    Packed with photos and specially commissioned illustrations, this is a much-loved guide to London life that will help you make the most of your next visit or day out in England's brilliant capital city - for under #10.
  • Stanfords Travel Classics Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781909612860
    SFTC
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    With books from Captain Joshua Slocum, Robert Louis Stevenson and Edith Wharton, this collection features some of the finest historical travel writing of all time.

    Edith Wharton, the author of The Age of Innocence, travelled to Morocco in the final days of the First World War. A time before guidebooks, she recorded her encounters with the country's people, traditions and ceremonies and described the mosques, palaces and ruins she visited in In Morocco. Very observant and brimming with passion, her work will transport you to another era.

    Captain Joshua Slocum sailed the world for over 35 years and embarked on the first solo circumnavigation of the globe. For more than three years, he battled stormy seas, attacks from raiders and loneliness and in Sailing Alone Around the World, he documented it all. Travels with a Donkey in Cevennes is Robert Louis Stevenson's humorous and heart-warming memoirs of a walking trip (with a donley named Modestine) he took in his early 20s.

    This is an eye-opening collection for people interested in travel, history and classic authors.
  • AG1058
    Pete Brown
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    A connoisseur of beer, Pete Brown has visited hundreds of pubs across the UK and and in this book he reveals his favourites.

    From country inns to craft beer bars and the traditional local, he showcases those pubs that simply ooze atmosphere and charm - whether it's for their food, people, architecture, location or decor.

    From grand Victorian palaces to oh-so-cool gastropubs, Pete also gives credit to some of the truly eccentric pubs - the ones that have outside toilets, limp sandwiches and disturbing decor that just add to the atmosphere.

    With 300 pubs featured, 50 of which have full features, the book focuses on each one's local history and provides pen portraits of punters, publicans, legends, yarns and myths.
  • BBTT
    Simon Weir
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    The only collection of biking tours of its kind in the UK, Bikers' Britain: The Tours features over 40 all-new routes that you'll love riding along.

    Compiled by Simon Weir, the man behind the routes featured in RiDE magazine, the wiro-bound book has been especially designed to it can fit into a motorcycle tank bag. The clear routes are based on AA atlas mapping from expert cartographers and range from circular day tours to multi-day regional tours.

    As well as practical advice on preparing for a trip including clothing, safety and bike maintenance, each route in the book is accompanied by sights to see and things to do.
  • TABC
    Billy Connolly
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    In this companion to the hit TV series Tracks Across America, Billy Connolly travels the United States via some of the nation's greatest railroads.

    With a clear love for the nation shining through, Billy describes his experiences with great insight and humour. Travelling on the railroads that built the country, he heads from Chicago to California (the route the first European settlers undertook) before heading south and eastwards through Arizona, Alabama and ending in New York.

    In a journey of over 6,000 miles and 26 states, Billy introduces a number of US residents who have seen so many things and are more than happy to provide an insight into their lives and the pride they share in their homeland.
  • UWLK
    Julia Bradbury
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    Tying in with the popular TV show Best Walks with a View, Julia Bradbury presents eight of the country's most-loved walks in a book that is part-practical guide and part-love letter to walking.

    Complete with maps and landscapes, the walks take in the likes of the South Downs, the Yorkshire Dales and the Peak District. As she writes about each walk, Julia focuses on the sights and sounds, flora and fauna and past and present of each path.

    They may be well-trodden, but each walk is still full of wonder and discovery - and a few pubs! Accompanied by maps and illustrations, each walk is under 10 miles showcase the diverse and beautiful landscapes of Great Britain.
  • AAIR
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    Full of things to do and see, this will become an essential guide for anyone planning to visit Ireland.

    It focuses on the best food and drink and features both popular tourist destinations and lesser-known gems. The book is also a handy size to keep in the car.
  • PRRW
    Jon Bounds
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    Jon Bounds and Danny Smith - two friends from the landlocked Midlands - have a drunken idea to visit all the surviving pleasure piers in England and Wales. Recruiting a driver called Midge and revving up a 10-year-old Clio, they embark on this most British of road trips...

    Full of the kind of oddball humour that has made Danny Wallace and Dave Gorman so popular and beloved, our heroic duo provide a funny and nostalgic look at Britishness at the beach, amusement in the arcades and friendship on the road.

    As they approach the end of their youth, Jon and Danny have a list of 55 piers to visit and are determined to fulfil their hare-brained destiny - no matter what gets in their way. Full of peculiar people, local interests and fun facts, this is an eccentric read celebrating a British tradition.
  • TCAW
    Times Atlases
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    A stunning book that comes in a protective slipcase, this fully revised and updated edition of The Times: Concise Atlas of the World provides beautiful and comprehensive reference mapping for countries across the world.

    The atlas covers all the most important geographical issues we face and the populations of the major cities are also included. Historical maps show the political make-up of the world over the past 150 years and there are also plans for 41 of the world's major cities.

    The expanded satellite imagery section contains overview images of each continent, and they're all complemented by further detailed images. A wonderful addition to any household, the reference book helps you explore the world without even having to leave your armchair.