The Skye Trail

Author: Helen Webster
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1783624078
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This guidebook describes the challenging 80-mile (128km) Skye Trail, a week-long trek across the magical Isle of Skye, the largest island in Scotland's Inner Hebrides. As yet unwaymarked, the route demands navigational skill, fitness and self-reliance and is therefore suitable for experienced backpackers and mountain walkers. The trail is presented in 7 stages of between 71⁄4 (11.5km) and 173⁄4 miles (28.5km), plus an alternative stage to include an ascent of Bla Bheinn. Alongside detailed route description, 1:50,000 OS mapping and stunning photography, the guide provides a wealth of information about Skye's rich history, culture, literature, geology, wildlife and plants, as well as practical advice such as when to go, what to take and where to stay. Blending information with inspiration, the result is an ideal companion to trekking this magnificent route. From the headland of Rubha Hunish, through Portree to Broadford, the Skye Trail provides the walker with a tour of Skye's most iconic landforms - including the Quiraing, the Old Man of Storr and the Cuillin - as well as of its turbulent history, from Iron Age forts to the ruins of Clearance villages. Whether making use of island hospitality or opting for the freedom of a tent, completing the continuous route represents a real challenge and a fitting match for the epic landscapes found on Skye.

The Isle of Skye

Author: Terry Marsh
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1849653437
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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.

The Isle of Skye

Author: Terry Marsh
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1783621354
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This guidebook describes 87 of the best walks and scrambles on the Isle of Skye. Not only limited to the popular routes on the Black Cuillin or Skye's 12 Munros, the guide offers a comprehensive selection of routes in all areas of the island; in Sleat and South-East Skye, Strath, Minginish, Duirinish, Waternish and Trotternish. The routes range in length from 2 to 23km, so while there are opportunities for novice walkers, routes can also be combined for longer trails and difficult scrambles. Skye can delight walkers and scramblers at every turn, from sea stacks to fell tops; corries to rugged cliffs and plenty in between. Walkers on Skye should be prepared for strenuous trails and wilderness, as well as changeable weather, navigation, and - depending on the route - scrambling skills. However, the routes in this guide range in length from 2 to 23km, so while there are opportunities for novice walkers, routes can also be combined for longer trails and difficult scrambles. Alongside detailed descriptions and OS maps for every route, the guidebook also includes practical information essential to making the most out of a visit to Skye. From travel to and around the island, to advice on accommodation, where to stock up on supplies and who to call in emergencies. The result is an excellent companion to exploring the best of Skye.

Isle of Skye

Author: Paul Webster
Publisher: Pocket Mountains
ISBN: 9780955454882
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Isle of Skye (or An t-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.

Walking on Harris and Lewis

Author: Richard Barrett
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 178362230X
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This walking guidebook describes 30 day walks all over the Isles of Harris and Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides. The walks range from 2 to 14 miles (4-22km) in length, and are easily accessible from Stornaway or Tarbert. Routes vary from short strolls to long wilderness hikes, high-level and low-level, and include the An Cliseam horseshoe, visits to ancient historic monuments like the stone circles of Calanais and the famous Butt of Lewis lighthouse, all illustrated with OS maps and dramatic photography. The routes take in most of the main summits as well as historical and geographical places of interest. A list of all the Marilyns (British hills of any height with a drop of at least 150m on all sides) on Harris, Lewis and St Kilda is included at the back. Much of the Long Island, as it is known, is remote and walkers are not likely to encounter anyone else in their explorations, so these walks are for well-equipped, experienced hikers with good navigational skills. Tips are also included about walking on St Kilda, Berneray, Taransay, The Shiant Islands and The Flannan Isles, along with a short Gaelic glossary and route summary table, and advice on practicalities to make the most out of any walking trip on Harris and Lewis.

The Isle of Mull

Author: Terry Marsh
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1849653895
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A comprehensive walking guide to the Isle of Mull in the Inner Hebrides. Mull is easily accessible from Oban on the west coast of Scotland. The 47 routes described in this book range all over Mull and also onto Ulva, Gometra, Iona and Erraid, and walks range from 3 to 14 miles long and from short circuits to demanding mountain traverses, but without posing any technical difficulties. The landscape is wild and rugged and outstanding for observing wildlife - deer are commonplace, golden and sea eagles grace the air, otters frolic at the water's edge, dolphins and harbour porpoise slip effortlessly by. This guide is also full of information about all the islands' history and their much-studied and endlessly fascinating geology and will appeal to those who know the Mull well as much as those who are discovering it for the first time. All routes described step by step and illustrated with the latest OS mapping.

Cycling in the Hebrides

Author: Richard Barrett
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1783622865
Format: PDF
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This guidebook describes 37 day rides for all abilities, and 22 linking routes for more experienced cycle tourists, allow riders to visit all the essential sights in over 20 islands of the Hebrides and of the Firth of Clyde. Routes range from those suitable for short weekend breaks to a challenging 600-mile tour. Whether you're putting together a fortnight's tour or just enjoying a few day rides from a single base, this guide is packed with useful information to help you make the most of your trip. The Hebridean islands offer a wealth of wonderful scenery: the majestic Cuillin mountains on Skye; the otherworldly palm trees on Bute; the marvellous white shell sands on Tiree and Harris. This guidebook features detailed custom mapping and elevation profiles for all routes, and comprehensive information of ferry and transport routes, accommodation, food and drink, supplies, cycle spares and repairs. Island hopping in these islands is a magical experience. The guide visits over 20 of them and each has its own interesting history and wildlife. Reasonably fit cyclists can enjoy these routes at their own pace; experienced cycle tourists will eat up the miles.

The Hebridean Way

Author: Richard Barrett
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1783625066
Format: PDF
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Officially launched in 2017, the Hebridean Way offers walkers the opportunity to experience the magic of Scotland's Outer Hebrides in one inspirational journey. The waymarked route stretches 247km (155 miles) from Vatersay to Stornaway, linking ten major islands of the archipelago by means of causeways and two ferry crossings: Vatersay, Barra, Eriskay, South Uist, Benbecula, Grimsay, North Uist, Berneray, Harris and Lewis. Suitable for most walkers with a moderate level of fitness, it can be completed in 8-14 days and is rich in natural, historical and cultural interest. This guidebook presents the Hebridean Way in 10 stages of 16-35km (10-22 miles), plus two additional stages to extend the route to the Butt of Lewis in line with future plans. Detailed route description is accompanied by 1:50,000 OS mapping, stunning photography to whet your appetite and a wealth of information about local points of interest. The introduction offers an overview of the islands' geology, history, plants and wildlife as well as comprehensive practical advice for walking the route, such as when to go, how to get there (and back) and what to take. Accommodation listings can be found in the appendices. The route is a celebration of the diverse landscapes of the Hebrides, from dazzling white shell beaches to wild moorland and flower-strewn machair. It visits Neolithic and Bronze Age remains, ruined forts and castles and monuments commemorating Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Highland Land Struggle. The islands are also a great location to spot seabirds, raptors and a number of migratory species. Informative and inspiring, Richard Barrett's guidebook is an ideal companion to discovering this captivating route.

Walking in Scotland

Author: Sandra Bardwell
Publisher: Lonely Planet
ISBN: 1741042038
Format: PDF, Docs
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Scotland contains some of Britain's finest wilderness, from rushing rivers to the surging seas. Take to the wilds or follow in the footsteps of legend as you make your way across an exhilarating range of landscapes. There are highlands to hike and islands to explore, with castles, cottages, and friendly pubs. Whether you want to climb Bens or wander through glens, ancient Scotland is a land of adventure for every walker. -66 detailed trail descriptions for walkers of all levels. -Coasts, Climbs, and Canals color section outlining the variety of Scottish walking. -Two-color contour maps for all featured walks. -Essential accomodation and transport information. -Expert advice on equipment, health, and environmentally responsible walking.

Walking on Rum and the Small Isles

Author: Peter Edwards
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1849656924
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This guidebook describes 16 routes across Rum, Eigg, Muck, Canna, Coll and Tiree, suitable for a wide range of abilities, and exploring coast, mountains and wilderness. The 15 day walks include a challenging round of the Rum Cuillin, and the one 3-day 55km backpacking route heads around the Rum coastline, sometimes over pathless and tough terrain. The Small Isles are often called the hidden gems of the Western Isles, providing a walking paradise for those seeking wilderness and solitude, alongside the better-known Rum. Highlights include, on Rum, the towering volcanic peaks of the Rum Cuillin, Kinloch Castle, Kilmory bay; An Sgurr and Cleadale on Eigg; Canna's towering cliffs and rock stacks; the verdant landscape and sparkling shores of Muck; and the white sand bays and flower-carpeted machair of Coll and Tiree. Each island is different and has its own introduction here, with detailed information on geology, history and wildlife, as well as local amenities.