Wales books and mapsHere is a list of books for Wales that you may find useful.
- Wales books:Maps
- Wales books:Travel Guides
- Wales books:History & Heritage
- Wales books:Walking and Tours
- Wales books:Food & Drink
- Wales books:General Interest
Wales books: Maps
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.
Publication: 1 July 2013
Wales books: Travel Guides
Lonely Planet Wales is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Cross the drawbridge at Cardiff Castle, ramble amid the wilderness of Snowdonia National Park, or hike along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Wales and begin your journey now!
Publication: 21 Jan 2011
Full-colour throughout, The Rough Guide to Wales is the ultimate guide to this beautiful country. With 30 years experience and our trademark 'tell it like it is' writing style, Rough Guides cover all the basics with practical, on-the-ground details, as well as unmissable alternatives to the usual must-see sights. At the top of your list and guaranteed to get you value for money, each guide also reviews the best accommodation and restaurants in all price brackets. We know there are times for saving, and times for splashing out.
Publication: 1 Mar 2012
Wales books: History & Heritage
A comprehensive volume listing the 100 places, according to the historian John Davies, you must visit before you die, with full-colour photographs by Marian Delyth. The book encompasses historical sites such as Pentre Ifan and Manorbier Castle; engineering feats such as the Menai and Pont-cysyllte bridges; tourist attractions including CAT and Portmeirion. From Anglesey to Monmouthshire, from Pembrokeshire to Flintshire, John Davies and Marian Delyth have travelled the length and breadth of Wales on our behalf. The historian chose a hundred places that we should visit in our lifetime and the photographer captured the magic of these locations for the eye. Words and pictures combine to create an exquisite, informative volume about Wales. Included are obvious tourist destinations, such as the National Botanical Garden, St Fagans and Portmeirion; other locations which are significant in Welsh history, Merthyr Tydfil, Aber-fan and Cardiff Castle and a few unexpected or unfamiliar places, such as The Pales, Parys Mountain and Tryleg. This is a volume which will encourage you to pack a knapsack and explore the wonders that Wales has to offer.
Publication: 5 Nov 2010
Wales books: Walking and Tours
This original concept takes the most popular walks from the AA's best-selling and newly updated walks database and packages them on individual laminated cards in a durable box. The small and handy size means that the box can be stowed away in a pocket or handbag and single cards extracted at each walk start point. Clear and concise instructions plus a full-colour route map make the cards a joy to use.
Publication: 31 May 2010
Walking is one of Britain's favourite leisure activities, and this guide features a variety of mapped walks to suit all abilities. The book features all of the practical detail you need, accompanied by fascinating background reading on the history and wildlife of South Wales, and cear mapping for ease of use. Every route has been colour coded according to difficulty. All walks are annotated with local points of interest and places to stop for refreshments. Every walk is given a summary of distance, time, gradient, level of difficulty, type of surface and access, landscape, dog friendliness, parking and public toilets.
Publication: 1 Sep 2013 [Paperback]
Day Walks in the Brecon Beacons is the latest hill walking guidebook in the popular 'Day Walks' series from outdoors publisher Vertebrate Publishing, following guides to the Peak District, Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors, Snowdonia and South Downs. This pocket-sized guide features 20 circular routes between 6.8 and 16.5 miles (11km and 16.6km) in length, suitable for hill walkers of all abilities. The routes are split into four areas - Blorenge & The Black Mountains, The Brecon Beacons, Mynydd Llangatwg & Mynydd Llangynidr, Fforest Fawr and The Black Mountain. Local author and walker Harri Roberts shares his favourite walks in the region, including circuits in the hills around Llangors Lake, the Taf Fechan Skyline and Pen y Fan, and the Llanbedr Horseshoe. Each route features Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps, easy-to-follow directions, details of distance & navigation information, and refreshment stops and local information. The walks are illustrated with stunning photography by the author and outdoor photographer Adam Long.
Publication: 1 April 2013
Produced in association with the Rambler's Association and Harvey's Maps, this brand new series covers some of the most popular walking areas in Britain and Ireland, combining detailed route descriptions with information on the local history and wildlife. The second largest National Park in the British Isles, Snowdonia offers a variety of challenging walks, from the high peaks to lowland valleys and gorges. The guide also includes some walks outside the Park. *The introduction gives information about the topography, geology and history of the area, and describes the flora and fauna inhabiting it. *The main section of the book comprises 30 walks. Each walk has a key illustrating principal features, such as level of difficulty and type of terrain, a route profile indicating altitude and distances, as well as a fact file summarising useful information, such as start and finish points, duration, safety advice and points of interest. *Illustrated with colour maps from leading authority, Harveys, each walk is then described in detail with clear, easy-to-follow instructions. As well as route descriptions, the text gives the history of the main landmarks along the way plus information on the natural history of the area, and is accompanied by stunning colour photographs.
Publication: 29 April 2010
"Wales Mountain Biking" is the 12th title in Vertebrate Publishing's bestselling series of UK mountain biking guidebooks. This book showcases 20 routes in Wales, between 12km and 50km in length, suitable for all levels of mountain bikers. Split into three sections, South Wales, Mid Wales and North Wales, this book includes classic loops in the Brecon Beacons, the Black Mountains, Pembrokeshire, the Gower, the Elan Valley, the Clwydian Hills and Snowdonia - including options for the highly regarded ascent and descent of Snowdon itself. Written and illustrated by MTB journalist and Wales routes expert Tom Hutton, each route is described with easy-to-follow directions and plotted on clear and easy to use Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 mapping. Also included are details of distance, timings and difficulty gradings, plus refreshment stops and local knowledge. A Bonus Section includes full details and mapping for the classic Long Mynd circuit and Minton Batch singletrack, just over the border in Shropshire, England. Vertebrate Publishing is one of a new breed of independent publishers, dedicated to producing the very best outdoor leisure titles. We have critically acclaimed and bestselling titles covering a range of leisure activities, including; mountain biking, cycling, rock climbing, hillwalking and others. We are best known for our own titles such as Lake District Mountain Biking and Dark Peak Mountain Biking. We also produce many leading outdoor titles for other publishers including the Mountain Leader and Walking Group Leader Schemes (MLTUK) and rock climbing guidebooks for the British Mountaineering Council and the Fell and Rock Climbing Club.
Publication: 10 Oct 2009
Wales books: Food & Drink
Alastair Sawday's Pubs & Inns of England & Wales.
We have unearthed pubs with style and great food; pubs with sustainability and provenance at the heart of what they do. Sleek city boozers and rural pubs with wonky walls and horse brasses above the bar. From Michelin-starred pubs with rooms to tiny pubs down country lanes that sell filled rolls and well poured pints of real ale. Pubs chosen for their individuality, good cheer and friendly welcomes. This well-loved Sawday's pubs guide gives you all the information you need: pub opening times; pub prices; directions and phone numbers to make a booking at pubs across England & Wales. Make sure you keep a copy in your glove box.
Hundreds of special Sawday's pubs - many with bedrooms and all inspected and selected because we love them.
Includes Sawday's award-winning pubs with rooms, the best pubs for locally-sourced/organic food and drink, the best community/village pubs and the best un-spoilt, timeless gems.
Sawday's Pubs & Inns of England & Wales has sold over 100,000 copies.
Search for pubs with their own breweries, authentic pubs, pubs with views, pubs with waterside settings, pubs with summer gardens, plus our ever-useful demystification guide to pub menus.
Publication: 1 Jun 2013
Wales books: General Interest
The most comprehensive guide to beautiful Welsh campsites gets a complete update in this fully revised second edition. Now covering over 60 cracking places to pitch, including 30 brand new campsites, this pioneering guide continues to unearth the very best of Wales camping secrets. Discover dramatic cliff-top campsites along the Pembrokeshire coast, cool surf hangouts on the Gower, the best mountain and activity sites in Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons and hidden countryside gems that make camping in this part of the world such an invigorating experience. Also included in this edition are useful features on the best festivals and cultural highlights to include in your trip, plus a round-up of luxury camping options bound to entice even the most hard-core campers to the comforts of glamping. The handy At A Glance section allows you to easily identify the campsites you like, by browsing categories including Cool For Campfires, Stunning Views, Good For Kids, Beach Within Reach, Cool For Camper Vans and Dog Friendly. Other books in the series include England, Scotland, France, Europe, Kids, The Cool Camping Guide to Festivals and the Cool Camping Cookbook.
Publication: 22 Feb 2010
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