- Scotish Islands books:Travel Guides
- Scotish Islands books:Walking and Tours
- Scotish Islands books:General Interest
Scotish Islands books: Travel Guides
The essential guide for the discerning tourist and island devotee, the "Pevensey Island Guide: Lewis & Harris" describes everything the visitor needs to know about the islands' heritage, landscape, climate, flora and fauna. It contains fascinating information on all the key places of interest, from areas of outstanding beauty such as the mountains, freshwater lochs and moorland to historical landmarks such as the Callanish stone circle. It is illustrated with over 100 superb colour photographs showing every aspect of the island and its people.
Publication: 27 April 2007
Lonely Planet Scotland's Highlands & Islands is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Island-hop between more than 700 islands, hike through the country's finest scenery, or tour a distillery to sample various types of whisky; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Scotland's Highlands and Islands and begin your journey now!
Publication: 13 Jan 2012
The Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands and Islands is the ultimate travel guide to this spectacular region. Written in Rough Guides' trademark honest and informative style, the guide features detailed practical advice on what to see and do and how to get about, plus up-to-date reviews of the best hotels, B&Bs, pubs, activity operators and campsites. This guide covers everything from hiking in the Cairngorms to whale-watching on Mull, plus where to find the best local produce from fresh oysters to fine malt whiskies. There are also full-colour features on the area's unique wildlife and where to watch it, plus outdoor activities from mountain biking and climbing to surfing and skiing. With clear maps and detailed coverage of Scotland's islands, national parks and mountain areas, The Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands and Islands will help you make the most of your trip.
Make the most of your time on earth with The Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands and Islands.
Publication: 2 May 2011
The essential guide for the discerning tourist and island devotee, "Uists & Barra" describes everything the visitor needs to know about the islands' heritage, landscape, climate, flora and fauna. It contains fascinating information about all the key places of interest, from the stunning, rugged beaches, to the ancient buildings and ruins steeped in history. It is illustrated with over 100 superb colour photographs showing every aspect of the island and its people.
Publication: 28 Mar 2008
Scotish Islands books: Walking and Tours
A highly innovative new book that will appeal to experienced climbers and beginners alike. The author, who has unrivalled knowledge of the Scottish hills, has chosen the 101 walks with great care. The book is divided into six sections: southern Highlands, central Highlands, Cairngorms and north-east Highlands, western Highlands, north-west Highlands and the Islands. All of Scotland's best loved and most iconic hills are included: among them Ben Lomond, Ben Nevis, the Cobbler, Ben Lui, Bidean nam Bian, Buichaille Etive Mor, Ring of Steall, Lochnagar, the Saddle, Ladhar Bheinn, Suilven, Arkle, the Cuillins and even Conachair on remote and mysterious St Kilda. A particular strength of the book is the author's very detailed description of the walks, the product of thirty years' walking experience in the Highlands and Islands. Cornwallis, a scientist by training, also provides fascinating insights into the geology, flora, fauna and wildlife walkers are likely to encounter as they wend their way to the summit. To complement the narrative there are superb 3-dimensional maps of all 101 hills/mountains, drawn by one of Britain's leading mapmakers, Linda Dawes. The maps are not only easy to follow but are also superb examples of the cartographer's art. Then there are the stunning colour photographs of each of the 101 routes, the vast majority taken by Graeme Cornwallis himself. Finally, the book is packed with useful information: route summaries/times, an overview map of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland's 'Top Ten', a glossary, translations of Gaelic names, and an index.
Publication: 1 Jun 2009
Walking is one of Britain's favourite leisure activities, and this great pocket-sized walking guide to the Scottish Highlands & Islands 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.
Publication: 1 Aug 2009
Scotish Islands books: General Interest
Hamish Haswell-Smith follows on from his bestselling The Scottish Islands with this new work An Island Odyssey, and an odyssey it is - a year-long voyage through the Scottish islands presenting an island a week (if it's Monday it must be Oronsay) - 52 in all. Each is coupled with artist Haswell-Smith's full-page, watercolour illustration of the island as well as its history, legends, local characters, and landscape and is interspersed with personal and sailing anecdotes, as well as a small key map and occasional margin pencil-line sketches. This title is a must for all island lovers.
Publication: August 1, 2000
Scotland's islands are a treasure trove of beauty, heritage, peace, solitude--and surprises. They are, by their very nature, off the beaten track and those who visit them selfishly want them to stay that way. But there are enough to go around and this miscellany of essential trivia celebrates the culture, history, geology, and wildlife of the Scottish isles--not to mention answering a myriad of questions you never thought to ask.
Publication: May 2005
Fully revised and updated, this is the only book with detailed information and maps on every Scottish island. With the author's own paintings liberally illustrating it, this beautiful guide will take you everywhere, whether by armchair or yacht. From the abandoned crofts of Mingulay and the standing stones of Orkney to the white beaches of Colonsay and the spectacular Cuillins of Skye, this is the first complete gazetteer to cover all of Scotland's many hundreds of islands, including those which are uninhabited and those which are notoriously difficult to reach. Packed with information on access, anchorages, points of historical or natural interest and things to do and see, this fascinating compendium provides indispensable information for touring, for browsing, for reference, and for all of those travellers who wish to experience some of the most beautiful and remote places in the world. No other book begins to emulate the range and depth of the information contained in The Scottish Islands. Illustrated with full-colour illustrations and relief maps of all the main islands, this is both an impressive work of reference and a fascinating personal view of Scotland's distant outposts.
Publication: 2 Oct 2008
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