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Isle of Orkney books: Maps

Orkney - Northern Isles (Landranger Maps) (OS Landranger Map)
Orkney - Northern Isles (Landranger Maps) (OS Landranger Map)

This map is part of the Landranger (Pink) series and is designed for people who really want to get to know an area. It includes the following information: tourist information, camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest and rights of way information for England and Wales. Each map in the series covers an area of 40 km by 40 km (25 miles by 25 miles) and like other Ordnance Survey maps, National Grid squares are provided so that any feature can be given a unique reference number. Perfect for planning ahead and local excursions, these maps are full of useful information that will help you really get to know an area.

Price: £5.24

Publication: 8 July 2003

Orkney - Northern Isles (Landranger Maps) (OS Landranger Map)   Orkney - Northern Isles (Landranger Maps) (OS Landranger Map)


Orkney - Southern Isles (Landranger Maps) (OS Landranger Map)
Orkney - Southern Isles (Landranger Maps) (OS Landranger Map)

This map is part of the Landranger (Pink) series and is designed for people who really want to get to know an area. It includes the following information: tourist information, camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest and rights of way information for England and Wales. Each map in the series covers an area of 40 km by 40 km (25 miles by 25 miles) and like other Ordnance Survey maps, National Grid squares are provided so that any feature can be given a unique reference number. Perfect for planning ahead and local excursions, these maps are full of useful information that will help you really get to know an area.

Price: £5.59

Publication: 1 July 2003

Orkney - Southern Isles (Landranger Maps) (OS Landranger Map)   Orkney - Southern Isles (Landranger Maps) (OS Landranger Map)


Philip's Red Books Orkney and Shetland (Philips Red Books Tourism Maps)
Philip's Red Books Orkney and Shetland (Philips Red Books Tourism Maps)

This double-sided leisure and tourist map of Orkney and Shetland gives detailed coverage of the islands' road network at a scale of approximately 2.5 miles to 1 inch. The Orkney Islands are featured on side one of the map, with the Shetland Islands shown on the reverse. The maps show places of tourist and historic interest, including castles, camping sites, country parks, galleries, gardens, golf courses, marinas, museums, nature trails, historic sites, sports venues, theatres, theme parks, wildlife parks and zoos. An index to principal places of interest is also featured on each side of the map for Orkney and Shetland respectively. In a convenient folded format, this double-sided sheet map is ideally suited for both leisure and business use, whether by locals or visitors to the islands.

Price: £4.99

Publication: 4 Jun 2012

Philip's Red Books Orkney and Shetland (Philips Red Books Tourism Maps)   Philip's Red Books Orkney and Shetland (Philips Red Books Tourism Maps)


Isle of Orkney books: History & Heritage

The Other British Isles: A History of Shetland, Orkney, the Hebrides, Isle of Man, Anglesey, Scilly, Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands
The Other British Isles: A History of Shetland, Orkney, the Hebrides, Isle of Man, Anglesey, Scilly, Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands

Their names bespeak a rich and varied past, belying their paucity of notice by historians. From the Norse Hjaltland comes the modern Shetland: islands nominally Scottish, steeped in Nordic culture, closer to the Arctic Circle than to London. Important neolithic sites at Skara Brae and Maes Howe in the Orkneys wallow in anonymity next to Stonehenge. Holy Iona, island center of early Christianity; the Isle of Man, former seat of rule over the Irish Sea; Anglesey and Islay, homes of forgotten Medieval courts at Aberffraw and Loch Finlaggan - these are just a few of the more than 6,000 islands that form the archipelago known as the British Isles. Inhabited for millennia and today home to half a million people, the offshore British Isles demonstrate that Great Britain is far more than just England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. This history of Britain's other islands sheds light on a fundamental but neglected aspect of the past.~Focusing on the eight islands or chains that have long supported substantial populations, it tells the stories of the Shetlands, the Orkneys, the Hebrides, the Channel Islands, the Scilly Isles and the Isles of Man and Wight. From their earliest settlement, to Roman, Norse and Norman occupation, to the struggle to maintain their unique identities in today's world, the lives of these islands are a fascinating slice of European history. A chapter is devoted to each, and maps of the islands are included. Appendices provide geographical descriptions, population statistics, political and economic profiles. A select bibliography and index are included.


Price: £38.83

Publication: March 2005

The Other British Isles: A History of Shetland, Orkney, the Hebrides, Isle of Man, Anglesey, Scilly, Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands   The Other British Isles: A History of Shetland, Orkney, the Hebrides, Isle of Man, Anglesey, Scilly, Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands


Isle of Orkney books: Walking and Tours

Walking on the Orkney and Shetland Isles: 80 Walks in the Northern Isles (Cicerone Guide)
Walking on the Orkney and Shetland Isles: 80 Walks in the Northern Isles (Cicerone Guide)

A guide to day walks on the Isles if Orkney and Shetland - off the northeastern tip of Britain. Packed with archaeological sites, dotted with rare wildflowers and thronged with seabirds, these clusters of islands are a world away from the rest of Scotland. They sit at the turning point of the North Sea and the North Atlantic - Orkney nearest to mainland Scotland and Shetland further out - with the tiny dot of Fair Isle midway between the two. This book is a must for anyone wanting to explore this diverse landscape on foot. Two sections - one for Orkney, the other for Shetland - describe over 80 walks, ranging from short strolls to ancient monuments to more challenging long coastal routes and moorland traverses. ? 80 walks on 25 islands across Orkney and Shetland ? full-colour photographs and OS mapping ? lots of information about the history of each area visited and the wildlife to look out for ? full details of how to get to, and travel around, the islands.

Price: £9.06

Publication: 18 Feb 2009

Walking on the Orkney and Shetland Isles: 80 Walks in the Northern Isles (Cicerone Guide)   Walking on the Orkney and Shetland Isles: 80 Walks in the Northern Isles (Cicerone Guide)


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