Perthshire books and mapsHere is a list of books for Perthshire that you may find useful.
Perthshire books: Maps
This detailed waterproof map is purpose made for cycling. It shows a variety of suggested cycling routes, including some off - road, as well as the network of minor roads and tracks. The map includes the routes of the Revolution Route, the Etape Caledonia and the Cogs. Also included is useful information such as cycle shops, cycle hire, local phone numbers and websites.
Publication: 15 May 2011
Originally published during the early part of the twentieth century, the Cambridge County Geographies were designed to provide a series of concise guides to British regions. Aimed at the general reader, they combined a comprehensive approach to various aspects of physical and human geography with an emphasis on clarity. This guide to Perthshire by Peter MacNair was first published in 1912. The text is interspersed with numerous illustrative figures and also contains a list of the chief towns and villages within the county.
Publication: 29 Nov 2012
Perthshire books: Walking and Tours
Approaching the eastern part of central Scotland, where the Grampians dominate the horizon, it appears at first glance to be mountain country. In fact much of the area is low-lying, with flat woodland and agricultural land bordered by gentle, rounded hills and an attractive North Sea coastline. Perthshire has enough lochs to vie with Cumbria's Lake District. Dunsinane Hill and the site of Macbeth's castle can be seen on the Sidlaw Hills in Strathmore, Angus, and there are also coastal walks around the Fife peninsula, with its waterfront villages, sheltered harbours and sandy beaches.
Publication: 1 April 2007
Perthshire is at the very heart of Scotland and one of the most popular regions for visitors, offering a variety of Highland and Lowland landscapes with some of the most scenic and accessible countryside for shorter walks as well as evidence of its rich history at every turn. "Perthshire 40 Town and Country Walks" features traditional tourist hubs, such as Pitlochry, Dunkeld and Killin (with its historical connections to the county), as well as countryside around Blairgowrie, Crieff and Aberfeldy, finishing up at the Fair City of Perth and nearby Kinross.
Publication: 1 Mar 2009
With over 80 routes, this handy guidebook by an expert author offers walkers many opportunities to explore the ridges, plateaus, glens and woodland of highland Perthshire. The area covered here relates to the old county boundary and is bound by the Dalwhinnie to the north, Crieff and Dunkeld to the south east and stretching to Bridge of Orchy in the west. The long grass slopes and peaty cols provide a wealth of walking opportunitites, on heather and pebble-strewn plateaux and rounded ridges. And in March and April the soggy grass becomes crisp snow, the boggy cols freeze over and Ben Lawers and Meall nan Tarmachan look all Alpine along the skyline. The graded routes described here include all 42 Munros in the area as well as 22 selected Corbetts, 15 smaller summits and the historic Atholl passes of Gaick and Minigaig - all within easy reach of Perth. Routes are grouped into ten geographical areas: Comrie and Crieff, Killin and Glen Lochay, Glen Lyon, Bridge of Orchy, Perth and Dunkeld, Aberfeldy, Tummel and Loch Rannoch, Rannoch Moor, Pitlochry and Blair Atholl and Drumochter. A combination of 1:50,000 and 1:100,000 mapping is included as appropriate along with the author's unforgettable photographs.
Publication: 15 Jun 2013
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 East Perthshire including Perth, Blairgowrie & Dunkeld covers the eastern part of the county of Perthshire, with a number of walks in and around the city of Perth, plus hill walks on the edge of the Highlands and the Dunkeld path network. The 29 walks featured range from 0.75 miles to 9 miles (1.25-14.5km). Routes include: River Ericht, Birnam Hill, Perth to Kinnoull Hill and Abernethy Glen. Last rewalked 2004.
Publication: 5 Nov 2007
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 North Perthshire including Pitlochry and Aberfeldy covers the northern part of the county of Perthshire: from the wilderness of Rannoch Moor to the popular holiday town of Pitlochry. The walking is varied, with fine moorland walks, hill climbs and a good low-level path network around Pitlochry. The 27 walks featured range from 0.5 miles to 12 miles (1.2-19km). Routes include: Corrour to Rannoch Station, Schiehallion, Ben Lawers, Loch Faskally and The Birks of Aberfeldy. Last rewalked 2006.
Publication: 1 Oct 2006
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 South Perthshire including Crieff, Auchterarder & Kinross includes walks in the south Perthshire hills, around Loch Earn and Loch Tay, and the Ochils, as well as the path network around Crieff. The 22 walks featured range from 0.5 miles to 15 miles (1-24km). Routes include: The Knock (Crieff), Ben Vorlich, Comrie to Callander and Gleneagles to Blackford. Last rewalked 2004.
Publication: 5 Jun 2008
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