Isle of Arran books and mapsHere is a list of books for Isle of Arran that you may find useful.
- Isle of Arran books:Travel Guides
- Isle of Arran books:History & Heritage
- Isle of Arran books:Walking and Tours
Isle of Arran books: Travel Guides
The essential guide for the discerning tourist and island devotee, "Arran" describes everything the visitor needs to know about the islands' heritage, landscape, climate, flora and fauna. It contains fascinating information about all the key places of interest, from the popular Whiting Bay, to the ancient churches and ruins steeped in history. It is illustrated with over 100 superb colour photographs showing every aspect of the island and its people.
Publication: 28 Mar 2008
OS Explorer Map is the Ordnance Survey's most detailed map and is recommended for anyone enjoying outdoor activities such as walking, horse riding and off-road cycling. The series provides complete GB coverage and can now be used in all weathers thanks to OS Explorer Map - Active, a tough, versatile version of the OS Explorer Map.
Publication: 13 Nov 2006
Isle of Arran books: History & Heritage
This is a guide to everything supernatural, paranormal, folkloric, eccentric and, above all, mysterious that has occurred on the small, windswept isle of Arran and is a fascinating introduction to the heritage of this spectacular part of Scotland. This is a guide that the armchair adventurer or the on-location visitor can revel in. Comprehensive entries covering Arrans standing stones, ruins, churches, tombstones and archaeological curiosities are complemented by more than 100 photographs. The book also includes notes and cross-references to enable the reader to follow up the sources.
Publication: 6 Jun 2008
Isle of Arran books: Walking and Tours
With dramatic mountain ridges towering over the moorland of its northern half, and a lusher, softer landscape in the south, Arran is often dubbed as Scotland in Miniature. The fact is that this is an island with a huge amount to offer packed into small space. The great granite ridges may be lower in stature than those in the Highlands, but they are the equal of any mountains in Scotland for sheer grandeur. The coastline has some superb scenery and a wondeful outlook, whether towards Ayrshire or to Kintyre. And the island itself is packed with history and human interest, from the ancient standing stones on Machrie Moor to the modern-day Buddhist retreat on Holy Island.
Publication: 1 Jun 2012
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.
Publication: 13 Nov 2006
The 45 walks selected in this guidebook show the variety of the Isle of Arran off Scotland's west coast - ideal for walking with its mountain ranges, moorlands and forests to its coastline and dramatic cliffs, as well as the island's rich historical heritage. The Isle of Arran is often referred to as 'Scotland in miniature'. Its northern mountain ranges contrast markedly with its southern moorlands and forests, while its coastline features placid bays and striking cliffs. Roads are limited in extent, but opportunities to explore on foot abound. This guidebook follows paths into the high mountains, taking in deep glens and rocky ridges. Forest trails are discovered and extensive moorlands are traversed, as the routes reveal the archaeology, history and natural wonders of the island. Background notes indicate where food, drink and accommodation can be found, and the guide also provides information about visitor attractions island-wide and public transport around the island. The walking routes, ranging from easy nature trails to arduous mountain scrambles, provide thorough coverage of Arran, including nearby Holy Isle and its Buddhist retreat. One visit simply isn't enough, and Arran will draw you back time and time again.
Publication: 5 Mar 2006 [Paperback]
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 Arran features walks on the mountainous island of Arran in the Firth of Clyde. Known as 'Scotland in miniature', the island provides a fine range of coastal, moorland, woodland and hill walks. The 24 walks featured range from 0.75 miles to 9 miles (1-14.5km). Routes include: Goatfell from Brodick, Brodick Country Park, Cock of Arran, Machrie Moor Stone Circles and a path over the twin peaks of Holy Island.
Publication: 29 Feb 2008
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