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Walking, hiking, trekking

See below for a selection of the latest books from Walking, hiking, trekking category. Presented with a red border are the Walking, hiking, trekking books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Walking, hiking, trekking books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Best Hikes San Francisco The Greatest Views, Wildlife, and Forest Strolls

Best Hikes San Francisco The Greatest Views, Wildlife, and Forest Strolls

Author: Linda Hamilton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2020

Covering forty of the best hikes within an hour's drive of San Francisco, this revised and updated guide offers something for every hiker-from easy nature walks to strenuous day hikes. Each featured hike includes a route description; at-a-glance data such as distance and difficulty level; thorough directions to the trailhead; directional cues; and a detailed, accurate trail map. Inside you'll find full-color photos and maps; information on approximate hiking times, canine compatibility, and fees and permits required; and sidebars on local lore, points of interest, and area wildlife.

Best Easy Day Hikes Austin and San Antonio

Best Easy Day Hikes Austin and San Antonio

Author: Matt Forster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2020

This updated and revised edition of Best Easy Day Hikes Austin and San Antonio includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for twenty easy-to-follow hikes in and near the Texan city. Look inside for: * Casual hikes to half-day adventures * Hikes for everyone, including families * Mile-by-mile directions and clear trail maps * Trail Finder for best hikes for history buffs, nature lovers, and water views * GPS coordinates

Best Hikes Sedona The Greatest Views, Desert Hikes, and Forest Strolls

Best Hikes Sedona The Greatest Views, Desert Hikes, and Forest Strolls

Author: Bruce Grubbs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2019

Concise descriptions and detailed maps with 55 easy-to-follow trails, Best Hikes Sedona allows hikers of all levels to enjoy beautiful views, get fit in the outdoors, and learn about the region's history. Best Hikes Sedona provides the latest information to plan a customized trip: Common and lesser-known hikes Full-color photos, maps, detailed trail descriptions, and trailhead GPS Insightful hike overviews, details on distance, difficulty, canine compatibility, and more

Best Easy Day Hikes Houston

Best Easy Day Hikes Houston

Author: Matt Forster, Keith Stelter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2019

This updated and revised edition of Best Easy Day Hikes Houston includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for twenty easy-to-follow hikes in and near the Texan city. Look inside for: * Casual hikes to half-day adventures * Hikes for everyone, including families * Mile-by-mile directions and clear trail maps * Trail Finder for best hikes for history buffs, nature lovers, and water views * GPS coordinates

Hiking Texas A Guide to the State's Greatest Hiking Adventures

Hiking Texas A Guide to the State's Greatest Hiking Adventures

Author: Laurence Parent Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2019

From the rugged Guadalupe Mountains in the west and the deep canyons of the Red River in the Panhandle to the lakes on the eastern landscape, the Texas backcountry is as spacious and diverse as the Lone Star State itself. This guide contains unforgettable hikes that suit all abilities and interests.

Walking on the Azores 70 routes across Sao Miguel, Santa Maria, Terceira, Graciosa, Sao Jorge, Pico, Faial, Flores and Corvo

Walking on the Azores 70 routes across Sao Miguel, Santa Maria, Terceira, Graciosa, Sao Jorge, Pico, Faial, Flores and Corvo

Author: Paddy Dillon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2019

A comprehensive guide to walking in the Portuguese Azores, an archipelago of nine lush green islands in the North Atlantic Ocean. The 70 routes cover the three island groups: the Eastern Group (Sao Miguel and Santa Maria), Central Group (Terceira, Graciosa, Sao Jorge, Pico and Faial) and Western Group (Flores and Corvo). Routes range from hour-long strolls to full-day outings and most use the islands' network of official waymarked trails, including sections of the multi-day GR1. Also included is an ascent of Pico, the highest mountain on Portuguese territory. The guidebook gives lots of practical information on travel to the Azores and between the different islands, as well as getting around by public transport. Full route descriptions are accompanied by 1:50,000 map extracts, plus notes on refreshment opportunities and local points of interest. The routes promise verdant green landscapes and astounding volcanic landforms, taking in forests, rocky slopes, cliff coast and waterfalls as well as a rich built heritage including churches, forts, windmills and harbours. Whether you prefer a single-base trip or an island-hopping adventure, you'll find stunning scenery at every turn. The mild climate makes this an ideal destination for year-round walking.

Walking in County Durham 40 walking routes exploring Pennine moors, river valleys and coastal paths

Walking in County Durham 40 walking routes exploring Pennine moors, river valleys and coastal paths

Author: Paddy Dillon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2019

Guidebook of walking routes in County Durham. The 40 day walks, ranging between 5 and 24km in length, explore all corners of this varied county, encompassing wild moorland, rolling pastures, riverbanks and the low cliff coast. With such a range of possibilities, there are walks here for all abilities. They take in highlights such as Beamish, Durham City, Tan Hill and High Force. Featuring OS mapping, step-by-step route descriptions, as well as information on the history of the region, the guidebook details everything you need to walk in the region. County Durham is remarkably varied - wild moorlands, gentle countryside, riverside walks, nature reserves, heritage sites, railway paths and the low cliff coast, passing Roman forts, ancient churches and castles.

Walking the Shropshire Way A two-week circular trail including the Wrekin, Stiperstones and Wenlock Edge

Walking the Shropshire Way A two-week circular trail including the Wrekin, Stiperstones and Wenlock Edge

Author: John Gillham Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2019

This is the official guide to the Shropshire Way, which consists of a northern and southern loop that both start in Shrewsbury. Each loop can be completed in a week or combined to form a two week 182 mile (290km) circuit that visits Stiperstones, Ludlow, Wenlock Edge, Ironbridge and the Wrekin. Split into 15 stages, this walk requires moderate fitness to cover the daily distance of 10 to 15 miles. The guide also includes the Stretton Skyline Walk, a 20 mile (32km) walk over Shropshire's peaks and ridges, which can be split over two days with an overnight stay in Church Stretton. For both the main route and the higher-level Stretton Skyline Walk, this guide provides in-depth route description and 1:50,000 OS mapping to aid navigation, along with information about accommodation, public transport and local services. The guide also offers plenty of insight into Shropshire's vibrant history and fascinating geology. The Shropshire Way visits some of England's most serene and beautiful scenery, as well as key historical sites including Ironbridge, the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. Through tranquil countryside and medieval market towns, this route explores all the best that the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding National Beauty (AONB) has to offer.

Pub & Fell Walks Combined pub and fell walks in the Lake District

Pub & Fell Walks Combined pub and fell walks in the Lake District

Author: Carl Rogers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/11/2019

This attractive and cleverly structured guide gives walkers ten of the finest walks combining a superb Lakeland pub with a classic fell walk in the Lake District National Park in a popular pocketable format. With clear information, an overview and introduction for each walk, expertly written numbered directions, large scale Ordnance Survey maps, superb eye-grabbing panoramic photographs, and interpretation of points of interest along the way, these guides set a new standard in clarity and ease-of-use. Featured walks include: Britannia Inn + Lingmoor Fell, Stickle Barn + Langdale Pikes, The Old Crown + High Pike/Carrock Fell, The White Horse + Blencathra, Wasdale Head Inn + Great Gable/Scafell Pike, Woolpack Inn + Harter Fell, Kirstile Inn + Melbreak, White Lion Inn + Place Fell, Travellers' Rest + Helvellyn, and Swinside Inn + Catbells.

Spooky Trails and Tall Tales Connecticut Hiking the State's Legends, Hauntings, and History

Spooky Trails and Tall Tales Connecticut Hiking the State's Legends, Hauntings, and History

Author: Stephen Gencarella Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2019

Connecticut, a New England state with a proud history and vibrant culture. But there is more to this place than white church steeples and town greens. In the forests and meadows surrounding these quaint, colonial towns lurk spine-chilling ghosts such as the Headless Horseman of Canton, rumored hermits such as the Winsted Wild Man, and shadowy creatures such as the Glawackus of Glastonbury, all awaiting the next hiker to stumble down the trail... For years, tales of these mysterious beings and places existed only in whispers and campfire tales, but now for the first time these legends have been collected and retold in one volume: Spooky Trails and Tall Tales Connecticut. Alongside each of these captivating tales is the necessary route and trailhead information brave readers will need to go beyond their town lines and test their nerve.

Best Hikes Austin and San Antonio The Greatest Views, Wildlife, and Forest Strolls

Best Hikes Austin and San Antonio The Greatest Views, Wildlife, and Forest Strolls

Author: Keith Stelter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2019

Covering some of the best hikes within driving distance of Austin and San Antonio, this revised and updated guide offers something for every hiker-from easy nature walks to strenuous day hikes. Each featured hike includes a route description; at-a-glance data such as distance and difficulty level; thorough directions to the trailhead; directional cues; and a detailed, accurate trail map. Inside you'll find full-color photos and maps; information on approximate hiking times, canine compatibility, and fees and permits required; and sidebars on local lore, points of interest, and area wildlife.