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Isles of Scilly books: Maps

Isles of Scilly (Explorer Maps) (OS Explorer Map)
Isles of Scilly (Explorer Maps) (OS Explorer Map)

OS Explorer Map is the Ordnance Survey's most detailed map and is recommended for anyone enjoying outdoor activities like walking, horse riding and off-road cycling. Providing complete GB coverage the series details essential information such as youth hostels, pubs and visitor information as well as rights of way, permissive paths and bridleways.

Price: £5.75

Publication: 3 Oct 2005 [Folded Map] [Paperback]

Isles of Scilly (Explorer Maps) (OS Explorer Map)   Isles of Scilly (Explorer Maps) (OS Explorer Map)


Isles of Scilly Map
Isles of Scilly Map

First published in 1994 and now in its 5th edition this super-scale map shows footpaths, ancient monuments, shops and other vital information such as the location of loos and cafes. Ideal for walkers and for exploring the islands.

Price: £5.00

Publication: 30 Jun 2010

Isles of Scilly Map   Isles of Scilly Map


St Marys (Isles of Scilly Pocket Maps)
St Marys (Isles of Scilly Pocket Maps)

Price: £2.00

Publication: 1 Aug 2012 [Folded Map] [Map]

St Marys (Isles of Scilly Pocket Maps)   St Marys (Isles of Scilly Pocket Maps)


Isles of Scilly books: Travel Guides

Isles of Scilly Guidebook (Friendly Guides)
Isles of Scilly Guidebook (Friendly Guides)

Price: £3.00

Publication: 1 Sep 2009 [Paperback]

Isles of Scilly Guidebook (Friendly Guides)   Isles of Scilly Guidebook (Friendly Guides)


Slow Cornwall: & the Isles of Scilly: Local, Characterful Guides to Britain's Special Places (Bradt Travel Guides (Slow Guides))
Slow Cornwall: & the Isles of Scilly: Local, Characterful Guides to Britain's Special Places (Bradt Travel Guides (Slow Guides))

As much an entertaining armchair read as a practical guide, this is a personal, slow, tour of Cornwall. Experience crashing waves and glorious beaches, wild moorland and wooded valleys, and the quiet and hitherto unsung byways of the Cornish landscape. Take time to savour the outstanding cuisine and seek out the lively arts scene. Interviews with locals - from blacksmiths and bakers to artists and fishermen - paint an intimate picture of the people of the region. Kirsty Fergusson enriches your stay with her local knowledge on where to stay, eat and drink and what to see and do. Tips on where to paddle with the tide up wooded creeks to village pubs, on where to discover lost varieties of Cornish apples and on riding a bike from standing stones to swimming holes, provide an intimate picture of this popular tourist destination.

Price: £10.34

Publication: 18 Jun 2012

Slow Cornwall: & the Isles of Scilly: Local, Characterful Guides to Britain's Special Places (Bradt Travel Guides (Slow Guides))   Slow Cornwall: & the Isles of Scilly: Local, Characterful Guides to Britain's Special Places (Bradt Travel Guides (Slow Guides))


The Best of Britain: Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
The Best of Britain: Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

Every year, more and more people are choosing to snub the long-haul flights and rigorous security checks and holiday in Britain. Cornwall offers the best of Britain's stylish, contemporary facilities mixed with stunning landscapes and fascinating heritage, and this guidebook is researched and written by a local writer who know the area like the back of her hand. The Best of Britain series uniquely brings together local knowledge of the area and expert advice, to make sure you get the most out of your visit. The guide includes: - The best attractions for young couples, families and groups of friends - Recommendations from local characters and celebrities - Where to find fresh organic and local produce and tucked-away farm shops and delis - Recommended places to eat out - from quirky cafes to Michelin-starred restaurants - Wet-weather options - for when the unpredictable British weather lets you down - Great things to do with children (and where to go to get away from them!) - The best places to stay - from cosy cottages to boutique hotels - Local legends, festivals and pubs.

Price: £9.09

Publication: 28 Sep 2011

The Best of Britain: Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly   The Best of Britain: Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly


Isles of Scilly books: History & Heritage

The Geology and Landscape of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (Pocket Cornwall)
The Geology and Landscape of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (Pocket Cornwall)

The spectacular scenery of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly is the result of some 400 million years of geological history. Rock types range from sedimentary mud and sandstones to igneous ones of granite and those of volcanic origin. Local geology can be seen in pebbles on the beach, and in towns, villages and countryside in buildings and hedges. The coast and moors exhibit some of the most dramatic rock exposures, many of them Sites of Special Scientific Interest. This book describes and explains the best sites, and gives a gallery of rock types that may be encountered in Cornwall.

Price: £5.95

Publication: 21 April 2011

The Geology and Landscape of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (Pocket Cornwall)   The Geology and Landscape of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (Pocket Cornwall)


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


Isles of Scilly books: Walking and Tours

Secret Nature of the Isles of Scilly
Secret Nature of the Isles of Scilly

With over 200 colour photographs, and maps to guide the reader to places where rare wildlife can be seen, "Secret Nature of The Isles of Scilly" is a comprehensive guidebook to the island's wildlife, and to the species that are special to Scilly. It includes: an island-by-island guide to footpaths, trails, visitor centres and Sites of Special Scientific Interest; a comprehensive list of the species that make the Isles of Scilly special, from seals to subtropical plants; what to see, and where and when to see it; and geology and climate, and how they affect wildlife.

Price: £10.95

Publication: 22 Aug 2006

Secret Nature of the Isles of Scilly   Secret Nature of the Isles of Scilly


Walking in the Isles of Scilly: A Guide to Exploring the Islands (Cicerone Guide)
Walking in the Isles of Scilly: A Guide to Exploring the Islands (Cicerone Guide)

The third edition of this popular guide to walking on the Scilly Isles at the south-western edge of Britain, including 11 day walks and 4 boat trips, perfect for a fortnight away from it all. With their mild climate and relaxing atmosphere, the Isles make an ideal destination for a retreat, with stunning scenery, rich bird life and myriad wildflowers. Basking in sunshine, rising green and pleasant from the blue Atlantic Ocean, fringed by rugged cliffs and sandy beaches, they reveal their charms to those who walk the headlands, sail from island to island and take time to observe the sights, sounds and scents of the landscape. All routes are illustrated with OS mapping and contain lots of background information on the history, geology and ecology of the islands. There is also practical information on public transport services and accommodation.

Price: £7.00

Publication: 22 Jan 2009 [Paperback]

Walking in the Isles of Scilly: A Guide to Exploring the Islands (Cicerone Guide)   Walking in the Isles of Scilly: A Guide to Exploring the Islands (Cicerone Guide)


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