Hobbies & Interests

Outdoor Activities & Pursuits Books

  • FWSN
    AA Publishing
    • £3.99
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    This AA walking guide to Snowdonia features a variety of mapped walks for all abilities.

    It contains all the practical details you need alongside background reading on the history and wildlife of the area, as well as other local points of interest. All walks have their local points of interest noted and ideas for places to stop for refreshments.

    Every walk is given a summary of distance, time, gradient, level of difficulty, type of surface and access as well as landscape, dog friendliness, parking and public toilets.
  • FWBB
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    Walking is one of Britain's favourite leisure activities and the Brecon Beacons & South Wales is one of the UK's most beautiful areas to enjoy doing it. With the AA's 50 Walks in Brecon Beacons & South Wales, you can combine the two!

    Designed to help you discover the areas at their finest, the book features a variety of mapped walks to suit all abilities. With all the practical detail you need including information on the distance, time, gradient, level of difficulty, type of surface and landscape, there is also background reading on the history and wildlife of each area.

    Local points of interest are also featured, making this a handy guide if you're ever heading on a walking holiday to beautiful south Wales!
  • FWDV
    AA Publishing
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    Featuring a variety of mapped walks to suit every level of ability, AA 50 Walks: Devon is the must-own guide for hikers and ramblers - or even those looking to begin their quest into one of Britain's favourite leisure activities.

    Accompanied by fascinating history, detailed information on the area's wildlife and annotations for local points of interest, the book summarises every walk - with need-to-know specifics such as distance, time, gradient, level of difficulty, types of surface, access, dog friendliness and much more...

    Produced in association with the AA, the book is a practical guide to the nation's most stunning natural landscape, filled with detailed information from the experts you can trust.
  • FWCN
    AA Publishing
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    If you've ever been to Cornwall, you'll know it's the perfect place for walking... If you're planning to go for the first time, you are in for a treat!

    Published by The AA, this guide showcases some of the best walks in and around Cornwall - and they're suitable for all abilities! With all the practical details you'll need to embark on the walks, the books also offer fascinating background reading on this history and wildlife of the area, as well points of interest you can stop off at along the way.

    A brilliant guide for locals and tourists alike, the book gives key info including the distance of the walk, how long it should take to complete, its level of difficulty, whether the walk is dog-friendly and places to stop for refreshments.
  • FWWY
    AA Publishing
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    Containing detailed information on walk gradients, distances, levels of difficulty, ease of access, surfaces and a lot more, 50 Walks in West Yorkshire is a comprehensive guide for one of Britain's most-loved hobbies.

    Detailing routes and trails to suit all levels of ability, and accompanied by fascinating insight into each area's wildlife, history and even dog-friendliness, this guide will make the ideal companion for the budding nature enthusiast and keen rambler.

    With walks from 2 to 10 miles, this easy-to-follow guide provides all of the knowledge the walking enthusiast will ever need to pop on their walking boots and enjoy a wander through beautiful West Yorkshire.
  • FWLD
    AA Publishing
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    Featuring a variety of mapped walks to suit every level of ability, AA 50 Walks: Lake District is the must-own guide for hikers and ramblers - or even those looking to begin their quest into one of Britain's favourite leisure activities.

    Accompanied by fascinating history, detailed information on the area's wildlife and annotations for local points of interest, the book summarises every walk - with need-to-know specifics such as distance, time, gradient, level of difficulty, types of surface, access, dog friendliness and more...

    Produced in association with the AA, the book is a practical guide to the nation's most naturally stunning landscape, with detailed information you can trust.
  • FWSX
    AA Publishing
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    Featuring a variety of mapped walks to suit every level of ability, AA 50 Walks: Sussex is the must-own guide for hikers and ramblers of the south-east and home counties - or even those looking to begin their quest into one of Britain's favourite leisure activities.

    Accompanied by fascinating history, detailed information on the area's wildlife and annotations for local points of interest, the book summarises every walk - with need-to-know specifics such as distance, time, gradient, level of difficulty, types of surface, access, dog friendliness and much more...

    Produced in association with the AA, the book is a practical guide to the nation's most stunning natural landscape, filled with detailed information from the experts you can trust.
  • FWCT
    AA Publishing
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    Containing detailed information on walk gradients, distances, levels of difficulty, ease of access, surfaces and a lot more, 50 Walks in West Yorkshire is a comprehensive guide for one of Britain's most-loved hobbies.

    Detailing routes and trails to suit all levels of ability, and accompanied by fascinating insight into each area's wildlife, history and even dog-friendliness, this guide will make the ideal companion for the budding nature enthusiast and keen rambler.

    With walks from 2 to 10 miles, this easy-to-follow guide provides all of the knowledge the walking enthusiast will ever need to pop on their walking boots and enjoy a wander through beautiful West Yorkshire.
  • FWDR
    AA Publishing
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    Containing detailed information on walk gradients, distances, levels of difficulty, ease of access, surfaces and a lot more, 50 Walks in West Yorkshire is a comprehensive guide for one of Britain's most-loved hobbies.

    Detailing routes and trails to suit all levels of ability, and accompanied by fascinating insight into each area's wildlife, history and even dog-friendliness, this guide will make the ideal companion for the budding nature enthusiast and keen rambler.

    With walks from 2 to 10 miles, this easy-to-follow guide provides all of the knowledge the walking enthusiast will ever need to pop on their walking boots and enjoy a wander through beautiful West Yorkshire.
  • FWPK
    AA Publishing
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    One of Britain's favourite leisure activities, walk your way around the Peak District with this brilliant guide; published by the experts at the AA.

    The book is packed with mapped walks that can suit all abilities and also offers practical details and background reading on the history and wildlife of the area, as well as a focus on the local points of interest you may want to visit.

    Every one of this beautiful area's walks also contains a summary of its distance, time, gradient, level of difficulty and whether they are suitable for dogs. Parking and public toilets are also featured.
  • SAKW
    Chris Lubkemann
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    Get out your Swiss Army knife and prepare to carve 43 incredible, useful and whimsical objects. They range from the practical and useful to the wonderfully creative.

    Presented in a handy pocket size and written by Chris Lubkemann, a famous and talented whittler, the objects require no more than a stick and a Swiss army knife and range from practical spoons and forks to ornamental flowers, funny animals and the classic curly-tailed rooster.

    Chris also offers advice on choosing the best wood, sharpening a blade and safely controlling your knife.
  • FOAC 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Encourage children to put down their devices and embrace the great outdoors by following the fun-filled activities in this inspiring book. There are over a hundred to try out!

    From making leaf art bunting to dream catchers and toy rafts, there are so many activities to enjoy. There are also more fitness-based activities including beach hopscotch, animal tracking and developing hunter-gathering skills.

    As well as improving children's health and fitness levels, this book can help them get closer to nature and enjoy all aspects of the great outdoors. There are fun activities including making a wormery and bug attractor and reference pictures to help identify plants, flowers and wildlife.
  • ALMN
    Lia Leendertz
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    If you want to connect with the seasons through gardening, foraging and even picking flowers, The Almanac is the book for you. It's a practical, historical and contemplative guide to nature's offering every month of the year.

    Inspired by the rural almanac, this book is written by award-winning gardener and food-writer Lia Leendertz and is packed with advice on the tools and inspiration you'll need.

    Lia also shares her favourite recipes using seasonal ingredients as well as covering all the key phenomena of the universe including festivities, lunar eclipses and sunrise and sunset times.
  • RDKA
    Steph Scott
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    Wet weather doesn't mean your children have to stay inside in front of a screen. This amazing book is packed with outdoor games and activities that can be played in the wind, rain and snow!

    Written by a pair of outdoor enthusiasts, this book has many new and novel ways to encourage children to get outside. From puddle painting to making windspinners from golden leaves, all of these projects are fun and easy to complete.

    If you don't want to stay out for too long, this book also lists things that can be collected while outside and then used in a variety of stay-at-home projects.
  • WLDB
    David Scarfe
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    Run, jump, craft, cook and wander with the help of the practical activities featured in The Wild Book. It shows how adventure can be closer than you think...

    From a homemade tree swing to your very own slip-n-slide and even cooking your own meals, this is a celebration of the natural world and the fun things you can do with it.

    Whether you want to reconnect with the great outdoors, are fed up of staring at a screen or fancy a night sleeping under the stars, the ideas and advice in this beautifully illustrated book are inspiring.
  • ASWN
    Richard Smyth
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    Birdsong is the soundtrack to our world. Wherever we go, it always seems to be there - it's woven into our culture, emotions and landscape.

    In A Sweet, Wild Note, nature writer Richard Smyth asks why we love birdsong so much and explores the various ways it has influenced literature, music and science. He even discusses how it has affected our feelings of what it means to be British.

    With birdsong growing increasingly quieter, this book provides a celebration of the complex relationship between birds, people and land. Smyth also reveals how our thoughts on birdsong say as much about us as they do about our feathered friends.
  • HDYW
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    This is a great gift book for anyone who wants to learn all the ins and outs of woodworking. It provides simple explanations for the techniques you'll need and suggestions for all the tools that are needed.

    The inspirational projects to make include a frame, a wine rack and a bookcase while there is also advice on preparing wood, making different kinds of joints, veneering, finishing techniques and working safely.

    There are also photographs of the tools you need and suggestions of how to use them and take care of them.
  • PCCH
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    Plants may be all around us, but have you ever stopped and thought about what kind of impact they have on our day-to-day life?

    From turning them into medicine to giving them on special occasions, this beautifully presented guide looks at the effect flowers have had on human civilisation throughout our history. Each plant featured in the book is judged by its influence in the categories of Edible, Medicinal, Commercial and Practical.

    We're also dependent on flowers for sustenance, and this book celebrates everything from crop staples like wheat and rice to herbs and spices that have medicinal qualities.
  • VANL
    Foster Huntington
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    Foster Huntingdon is the 'vandweller' who created the #vanlife hashtag. After sharing many photographs of his adventures while travelling the country living in his van, he found there was a whole community of like-minded individuals who love exploring nature at their own pace.

    This book is packed with crowd-sourced photographs of beaches, forests and rocky mountains (many of which have never been seen before) that Foster has taken on his travels and will inspire you to ditch the conventional way of life and enjoy the freedom and adventure of life on the road.
  • GMKE
    Portia Simpson
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    Portia Simpson was Scotland's first ever qualified female gamekeeper and in this memoir - set against the glorious backdrop of the Scottish Highlands - she talks about the highs and lows she has experienced during her career.

    A lover of the great outdoors from a very early age, Portia talks about her childhood and how she managed to break into what is traditionally a conservative and male-dominated profession. She explains how she honed her skills, where she trained and the dedication that set her apart from the crowd - and even inspired a character in the BBC's Monarch of the Glen.

    This is a captivating read that provides a fascinating and unique look at the life of a huntswoman while also offering a sense of wonder at nature's beauty.
  • WGBI
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    Explore the beauty of Great Britain and Ireland with this informative book from DK Eyewitness Travel. It shares the best places to visit - and when you should go to make the most of them.

    From family seaside breaks to walks and hikes in the country, this big hardback is packed with all the details you need, while the awe-inspiring photography will give extra insight into what you can expect from these sites and attractions.

    This book also has regional listings and practical advice on local transport, hotel and restaurant options. It's perfect for when you want to plan your next staycation, trip away or feel like discovering some more of the British Isles' hidden secrets.
  • TRTY
    Nicola Jane Hobbs
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    Yoga expert Nicola Jane Hobbs has put together a visual 21-day plan of poses that will help you feel more alive and ease any anxieties.

    This step-by-step guide helps you become the person you want to be and is sure to improve your happiness and confidence. Based on how she overcame her own mental health experiences, this book combines simple yoga exercises with practical ways to relieve stress and anxiety.

    She explores the struggles and stresses that are most common in modern society and explains how to develop a loving relationship with your body, step by step. Whether you're an experienced Yogi or complete novice, she provides daily inspiration, mindset exercises, meditations, and yoga routines to guide you every step of the way.
  • THLO
    Dominic Bliss
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    Get fit for 2018 with this guide to tackling your first triathlon. It covers all three elements - swimming, cycling and running - of the sport and explains why this event captures the imagination of so many people.

    Beginning with the basics, author Dominic Bliss looks over the history of the sport and discusses what it takes to compete in a race. He then talks about training, offering plans that will help you improve your time and advice on diets, swimming techniques and staying aerodynamic on a bike.

    After this, he looks at the equipment you'll need and then talks about the day of the race - all the way from pre-race nutrition to post-race warm-down and recovery.
  • FOXS
    Lucy Jones
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    Foxes Unearthed: A Story of Love and Loathing in Modern Britain provides a rich and fascinating examination of Britain's most loved - and most vilified - wild animal.

    Engaging from start to finish, Lucy Jones' book is based on historical research and includes interviews with scientists, huntsmen, farmers, activists and celebrities including Chris Packham, Ricky Gervais and Roger Scruton.

    No other British animal attracts as much controversy and debate as the fox and this book show just how misunderstood the animal is. Lucy travels the length of the country to look into why the creature is so ambiguously perceived in modern society. An up-and-coming nature writer, this book adds depth to the contentious debate surrounding the animal and our wider relationship with the natural world.