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Northern England books: Maps

8. Northern England & Scottish Borders: AA Road Map Britain
8. Northern England & Scottish Borders: AA Road Map Britain

Fully updated, this map combines clear design and an easy-to-read scale with more road detail to ensure that you never lose your way. Each map includes information on toll points, service areas, road numbers, motorways, dual carriageways and wide and narrow local roads. National Parks and places of interest are also highlighted.

Price: £3.74

Publication: 1 July 2013

8. Northern England & Scottish Borders: AA Road Map Britain   8. Northern England & Scottish Borders: AA Road Map Britain


Northern England books: Travel Guides

Backpacker's Britain: Northern England
Backpacker's Britain: Northern England

A full-colour guidebook to walking 25 great backpacker's routes throughout northern England, exploring some of the best remote hill and mountain landscapes. Each route is ideally suited to a weekend away from the crowds. The collection of routes can also be viewed as an introduction to the delights of backpacking, and inspire further exploration. This guide is the first of a series of four covering the British Isles. Good colour maps, route profiles and photographs help to illustrate the routes. The book also includes a thorough introduction to backpacking and to the areas covered.

Price: £8.53

Publication: 1 Jun 2002

Backpacker's Britain: Northern England   Backpacker's Britain: Northern England


Northern England books: History & Heritage

Northern England (Regional Geology Guides)
Northern England (Regional Geology Guides)

This new, fully revised, 5th edition of the "Northern England 'Regional Geology' Guide" describes the wide variety of rocks, with a geological history spanning almost 500 million years, which underlie Northumberland and Durham, the English Lake District and the Isle of Man. The Lake District and Northumberland National Parks form substantial parts of the area described, whilst the Yorkshire Dales N.P., overlaps its southern margin. Recognised Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty include the Northumberland Coast, the Solway Coast, and the North Pennines, the last of these areas also being designated a UNESCO European and Global Geopark. Written for geologists, students and anyone interested in the latest interpretations of the geology of the region.

Price: £16.64

Publication: 1 Jan 2010

Northern England (Regional Geology Guides)   Northern England (Regional Geology Guides)


Northern England books: Walking and Tours

Coast to Coast Walk: The Classic Walk Across Northern England
Coast to Coast Walk: The Classic Walk Across Northern England

This is the long-awaited brand new edition of what was the first guidebook to this classic walk since the Wainwright original. The Coast to Coast Walk has enjoyed a greater surge in popularity since recent TV exposure, and remains Britain's favourite long-distance walk. Savour 192 glorious miles from St Bees on the Cumbrian Coast to Robin Hood's Bay on the Yorkshire Coast, passing through the unparalleled grandeur of three National Parks. The Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors provide an endless array of attractions, and together create what can be the walk of a lifetime. After a re-survey of the entire route in Spring 2010, a wealth of changes and improvements to an already well-used guide sees the Hannon version return to the top of the pile. Re-drawn colour maps make the book even easier to use in the field, while a stunning collection of more than 100 full colour photographs depict the countless memorable features and landscapes along the way. The book has been extended by 16 further pages to improve the layout and content. As always, concise route descriptions are complemented by a veritable wealth of background information, along with an extensive introductory section dealing with planning the walk, including useful addresses, contacts and essential services; also an extremely useful log section.

Price: £12.67

Publication: 1 Aug 2010

Coast to Coast Walk: The Classic Walk Across Northern England   Coast to Coast Walk: The Classic Walk Across Northern England


Cycling Touring Guide: Northern England
Cycling Touring Guide: Northern England

The revised edition of the classic cycling guide of 1947 by Harold Briercliffe. Used as the inspiration for the Britain by Bike television series and a vital part of the award-winning Britain by Bike book by Jane Eastoe, the original book is reproduced along with suggested cycling routes in the northern England region for today's cyclists. Harold Briercliffe was the Alfred Wainwright of cycling and his books provide great insight into cycling in various parts of the UK in the 1940s. Harold's fascinating description of the towns, villages and roads of Britain at the time is a joy for all those who love these isles and especially for cyclists looking for inspiration. Many roads have changed over the decades and are now too busy for enjoyable cycling, so Mark Jarman, along with Sustrans, have made suggestions for alternative routes in the region for today's cyclists. The book includes the original photographs taken by Harold Briercliffe and the original illustrations. The Cycling Tourng Guide: Northern England covers cycle routes in the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales, and the North East Coast, plus shorter tours around the Ribble Valley, Forest of Bowland, around Pendle Hill, Bronte Country, Lancashire Coast, Lunedale and the Pennine Link. It also covers shorter trips around the Plain of York, and from Pool to Richmond. The cycle routes vary in length from half day and day-long trips to weekend and week-long tours.

Price: £7.19

Publication: 28 Jun 2012

Cycling Touring Guide: Northern England   Cycling Touring Guide: Northern England


Northern England (AA 100 Walks in)
Northern England (AA 100 Walks in)

Enjoy the best of the British countryside with this compact, and easy-to-carry walking guide offering highlights of Northern England, its regional and topographical features, plus information on footpath signing, countryside access, walking tips and safety guidelines. The 100 walks cover the area in detail, with the distance of each ranging from two to ten miles depending on the terrain and interest along the way. Town and city strolls may be shorter, depending on the hinterland.

Price: £4.88

Publication: 2 Jan 2010

Northern England (AA 100 Walks in)   Northern England (AA 100 Walks in)


Northern England books: Entertainment & Leisure

Northern England & IOM - Fifty Great Sea Kayak Voyages
Northern England & IOM - Fifty Great Sea Kayak Voyages

From the Mersey to the Solway and the Isle of Man in the West and the Humber to Berwick in the east, 'up north' is described to us in the author's own inimitable style. Industrial areas and the wilder landscapes are described with the same care and attention to detail. The result is a wealth of varied sea kayaking voyages to suit all tastes and abilities, from easy sheltered paddles to testing offshore passages and everything in between. In addition to the usual important information needed to plan a trip, recommended cafes, pubs and chip shops are strategically located to provide sustenance at the end of your trip. Detailed tidal information also allows the book to serve as a valuable inshore pilot for water users such as anglers, windsurfers and sailors. Jim started paddling in any old kayak he could muster during the school holidays. He has since paddled (and swum) many of the exciting white water rivers of England, Scotland and Wales, as well as many of those in the French Alps. A passion for sea kayaking combined with an interest in writing and photography, brought about the first comprehensive guidebook to the Welsh coast, for sea kayakers. His first publication ("Welsh Sea Kayaking" co-authored by Andy Biggs) is a great success and has already gone to a reprint.

Price: £17.19

Publication: 3 Jun 2011

Northern England & IOM - Fifty Great Sea Kayak Voyages   Northern England & IOM - Fifty Great Sea Kayak Voyages


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