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Isle of Skye books: Maps

Skye: Dunvegan (OS Explorer Map Series)
Skye: Dunvegan (OS Explorer Map Series)

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: 4 Sep 2007

Skye: Dunvegan (OS Explorer Map Series)   Skye: Dunvegan (OS Explorer Map Series)


Isle of Skye books: Travel Guides

North Skye, Dunvegan and Portree (OS Landranger Map Series)
North Skye, Dunvegan and Portree (OS Landranger Map Series)

Perfect for day trips and short breaks, the OS Landranger Map series covers Great Britain with 204 detailed maps. Each map provides all the information you need to get to know your local area and includes places of interest, tourist information, picnic areas and camp sites, plus Rights of Way information for England and Wales.

Price: £5.24

Publication: 19 Nov 2007 [Folded Map] [Paperback]

North Skye, Dunvegan and Portree (OS Landranger Map Series)   North Skye, Dunvegan and Portree (OS Landranger Map Series)


South Skye and Cuillin Hills (OS Landranger Map Series)
South Skye and Cuillin Hills (OS Landranger Map Series)

Perfect for day trips and short breaks, the OS Landranger Map series covers Great Britain with 204 detailed maps. Each map provides all the information you need to get to know your local area and includes places of interest, tourist information, picnic areas and camp sites, plus Rights of Way information for England and Wales.

Price: £5.24

Publication: 15 Nov 2007

South Skye and Cuillin Hills (OS Landranger Map Series)   South Skye and Cuillin Hills (OS Landranger Map Series)


The Skye Trail: A Journey Through the Isle of Skye
The Skye Trail: A Journey Through the Isle of Skye

Of all Scotland's islands none casts its spell quite as dramatically as the Isle of Skye. Celebrated in song and story, Eilean a'Cheo is a place of astonishing natural beauty and attracts climbers and walkers from all over the world. The 70-mile long Skye Trail connects two of the island's most extraordinary landscapes; the world-famous Cuillin, the most rugged mountain range in Britain, and the Trotternish ridge, a rolling escarpment of basalt hills that look over the sea to the tumbled landscapes of mainland Scotland. This long walk through the island, the 'Skitis' of the Celtic world, follows ancient byways, cattle drovers' routes, mountain footpaths and an old railway line, through a land where the first inhabitants sensed the presence of their gods in every nook and cranny, on every hill and crag, in every corrie and loch. Landscape and weather and an affinity with wild nature made up the very fabric of their lives. The route visits castles, takes in geological gems like the Quiraing and the Storr, follows rivers and loch-side paths and recalls those who were brutally removed from their homes during the Highland Clearances. It visits the site of the 'last battle on British soil' and climbs Bla Bheinn, surely the finest mountain on this island of fine mountains. The route then takes its finale along the old Marble Line to Broadford, and the end of a magnificent island journey. The Skye Trail is destined to be one of the most popular long distance walks in Britain. Adopted by the Highland Council as an official long distance walk, it was brought to life by BBC Scotland's often repeated "Skye Trail" presented by Cameron McNeish. This illustrated book is based on the broadcast and Cameron's experiences of the trail, the island, its people and its history and environment.

Price: £17.20

Publication: 15 Oct 2010

The Skye Trail: A Journey Through the Isle of Skye   The Skye Trail: A Journey Through the Isle of Skye


Isle of Skye books: Walking and Tours

50 Best Routes on Skye and Raasay
50 Best Routes on Skye and Raasay

Skye's bristling mountains and sweeping coastline offer an enormous selection of walking and climbing routes through some of the most beautiful and dramatic landscapes in Scotland. For this popular guide, Ralph Storer has selected the very best walks on the island to demonstrate the variety it has to offer new visitors and seasoned campaigners alike. The walks, scrambles and climbs he has gathered offer varying levels of difficulty, from gentle coastal strolls to challenging mountain ascents. This edition of the guide has been brought fully up to date and much new information has been added. As well as guiding the climbers and walkers around the Misty Isle, there are sections on geology, history, wildlife and much more, and comprehensive visitor information is included. Maps and the author's striking photographs make this an essential guide for all lovers of this most Scottish of islands.

Price: £5.75

Publication: 3 May 2012 [Paperback]

50 Best Routes on Skye and Raasay   50 Best Routes on Skye and Raasay


Isle of Skye Natural History Walks: 20 Detailed Walks to Enjoy from Sea Shore to Cliff To
Isle of Skye Natural History Walks: 20 Detailed Walks to Enjoy from Sea Shore to Cliff To

Price: £7.99

Publication: 1 Mar 2010 [Paperback]

Isle of Skye Natural History Walks: 20 Detailed Walks to Enjoy from Sea Shore to Cliff To   Isle of Skye Natural History Walks: 20 Detailed Walks to Enjoy from Sea Shore to Cliff To


Isle of Skye: 40 Coast and Country Walks (Pocket Mountains)
Isle of Skye: 40 Coast and Country Walks (Pocket Mountains)

The Isle of Skye (or Ant-Eilean Sgitheanach in its native Gaelic tongue) occupies an almost mythical place in the minds of many Scots. Romantic castles, magnificent sea-scapes, the alpine peaks of the Cuillin Ridge, marching pipe bands, scattered white crofters' cottages and a bloody history; the island has all these and more. This book features 40 moderate walks that take in much of this celebrated landscape, but reveal hidden gems too. In spite of its popularity Skye is still rich in undiscovered treasures, from coastal caves and arches, ruined villages cruelly cleared of their inhabitants, to fossilised dinosaur footprints and a rich array of wildlife. Written by Skye residents Paul and Helen Webster, these walks will reveal both the wild and gentler sides of this dramatic landscape.

Price: £5.24

Publication: 1 Jun 2008 [Paperback]

Isle of Skye: 40 Coast and Country Walks (Pocket Mountains)   Isle of Skye: 40 Coast and Country Walks (Pocket Mountains)


Pathfinder Isle of Skye (Pathfinder Guides)
Pathfinder Isle of Skye (Pathfinder Guides)

Are you planning a visit to the Isle of Skye?

Do you enjoy a walk in the country or a leisurely afternoon stroll?

Britain's best loved walking guides brings you a brand new Pathfinder® Guide to the Isle of Skye containing 28 fabulous walks exploring the rugged and romantic beauty of this celebrated and most famous Scottish island. The walks range in length from 2.5 to 11 miles and in typical Pathfinder® Guide style offers something for all tastes and abilities.

Price: £8.39

Publication: 18 July 2011

Pathfinder Isle of Skye (Pathfinder Guides)   Pathfinder Isle of Skye (Pathfinder Guides)


Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye/3 (Landscapes)
Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye/3 (Landscapes)

While the tourist boards tend to perpetuate the myths of kilt and bagpipe and the Loch Ness monster, most people visit Scotland for the reality - for the beauty and great diversity of its scenery, to discover remote lochs, atmospheric glens and dramatic mountains. The 11 car tours (with accompanying maps), 12 picnics and 30 walks (with 1:50,000 topo maps) in this book will allow you to discover the very best of the Highlands, whether driving, out on a short stroll or committed to an energetic mountain hike. Written by Stephen Whitehorne, one of Scotland's best-known photographer/authors, this book brings to life some of the most breathtaking scenery in the British Isles. The photographic images in this book - all of calendar quality - will whet your appetite and remain a wonderful souvenir of your holiday in the Highlands - one of Europe's last great wilderness areas, where genuine solitude can be sought and where the luxuries of silence and space abound. There is an on-line update service for any route-change information.

Price: £9.09

Publication: 15 Aug 2010

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye/3 (Landscapes)   Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye/3 (Landscapes)


Skye & the Western Isles
Skye & the Western Isles

Fully revised new edition of the only comprehensive guide to Scotland's Western Isles, which include Skye, Lewis, Harris, Uist, Iona, Jura, Islay and Arran. These enchanting islands reward the visitor with a rich variety of terrain and wildlife from the stark beauty of the Cuillin mountains of Skye to the raging seas off the Butt of Lewis or the palm trees of Arran. Skye & The Western Isles gives information on how to get the best out of a trip to the islands with descriptions of the best walks and climbs, castles and blackhouses, the history and culture, the liveliest music and folk festivals and ceilidhs and the finest food and drink, as well as full advice on how to get there by boat or air. It explains how you can locate the cave where Robert the Bruce watched his spider, discover if you are related to a Hebridean family, or take a flight to Barra that lands on the beach. The Western Isles are a haven for nature lovers: you can spot otters, seals, whales, dolphins, porpoises and basking sharks; discover Lapland marsh orchids, Norwegian sandwort, sundew, bog asphodel, and purple saxifrage; or find a bird reserve on North Uist renowned for rare corncrakes. Those of an active disposition can fish for trout and giant skate or climb a Munro on Mull where your compass needle points south, while those with more indulgent interests can tour seven different whisky distilleries on Islay or sample heather ale on Skye brewed from an old Pictish recipe.

Price: £9.09

Publication: 12 Aug 2011

Skye & the Western Isles   Skye & the Western Isles


Skye the Cuillin (Superwalker S.)
Skye the Cuillin (Superwalker S.)

From Glen Brittle and the unique Black Cuillin in the west to the Red Cuillin and Broadford in the east. From the Sligachan Hotel and the A87 to the dramatic Loch Coruisk to the south. An enlargement of the Black Cuillin ridge at 1:12,500 scale is on the back of the map. This map for hillwalkers includes the Inn Pinn (Inaccessible Pinnacle), Am Basteir, Sgurr nan Gillean and Sgurr Alasdair among the 12 Munros and 2 Corbetts.

Price: £7.66

Publication: 28 Mar 2011

Skye the Cuillin (Superwalker S.)   Skye the Cuillin (Superwalker S.)


The Isle of Skye: A Walker's Guide (Cicerone Guides)
The Isle of Skye: A Walker's Guide (Cicerone Guides)

Guidebook to walks and scrambles on the Isle of Skye, in the Hebrides, just off the northwest Scottish mainland visits all corners of the island as well as the renowned Cuillin. Updated using digital mapping and GPS technology, and taking account of changes brought about by recent forestry work, it includes demanding days as tough as anything in Britain in wonderfully isolated situations over high mountains and strange pinnacles, past lonely lochans, along cliffs and through forests. Skye has some of the most awe-inspiring scenery of Scotland's many islands - a place of whose surface man has barely scratched, with almost supernatural charisma. Covered here are 87 walks and scrambles in Sleat and South-East Skye, Strath, Minginish, Duirinish, Waternish and Trotternish with a selection of routes for all abilities, from novice walker to experienced scrambler. Each route description highlights local historical and geological points of interest along the routes and is illustrated with OS mapping and colour photographs.

Price: £9.66

Publication: 7 April 2009

The Isle of Skye: A Walker's Guide (Cicerone Guides)   The Isle of Skye: A Walker's Guide (Cicerone Guides)


Walks Isle of Skye (Hallewell Pocket Walking Guides)
Walks Isle of Skye (Hallewell Pocket Walking Guides)

Part of a popular series of A6 pocket walking guides which describe routes which are suitable for walkers of all abilities and to suit all tastes. Route descriptions are accompanied by 2-colour sketch maps. The guides are illustrated with line illustrations, and will provide walkers with a good introduction to what each area covered has to offer. Walks Isle of Skye & Raasay includes hill climbs and coastal paths on the islands of Skye and Raasay. The 31 walks featured range from 1 mile to 12 miles (1.6-19km). Routes include: Quiraing, Sligachan to Glen Brittle and the climb up Dùn Caan. Last rewalked 2008.

Price: £2.95

Publication: 31 May 2007 [Paperback]

Walks Isle of Skye (Hallewell Pocket Walking Guides)   Walks Isle of Skye (Hallewell Pocket Walking Guides)


Isle of Skye books: General Interest

The Isle of Skye 2014 Calendar 2014
The Isle of Skye 2014 Calendar 2014

Price: £5.42

Publication: 1 April 2013 [Illustrated] [Calendar]

The Isle of Skye 2014 Calendar 2014   The Isle of Skye 2014 Calendar 2014


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