Books of the month - Brand new guidebooks
- Sunday 5 April 2020
Traffic-Free Cycle Trails
Traffic-Free Cycle Trails by Nick Cotton contains over 400 cycle routes in Great Britain. First published in 2004 and regularly updated ever since, it has become one of the country’s most popular cycling books, and this fourth edition published in 2020 features a large number of updates and revisions. Click below to dowload routes from Kennet & Avon Canal through Newbury and Kennet & Avon Canal from Reading to Thatcham.
Swimming Wild in the Lake District
When Suzannna Cruickshank first came to the Lake District as a novice hillwalker, there was a wealth of information on where to go and what to climb but when her attention turned to swimming, she struggled to find the same level of detail, so she set out to do her own research. Published in April, Swimming Wild in the Lake District, is a guide to fifteen lakes covering the best fifty swimming spots in the Lake District National Park. The book will include seasonal advice, ecological information and tips on where to go and where to avoid. Scroll down for Suzanna's guide to swimming in Grasmere.
Tour du Mont Blanc
Tour du Mont Blanc is the new definitive guide to one of the most famous long-distance treks in the world. Written by Mont Blanc expert Kingsley Jones, the guide includes unique customised timings to enable accurate itinerary planning for walkers, trekkers, fastpackers and trail runners, allowing you to plan your Tour du Mont Blanc at a pace that suits you. The accompanying Guidemap features all the essential information for a successful tour TMB, including 1:40,000-scale mapping for the anticlockwise route starting and finishing in the town of Les Houches, south of Chamonix. Click below to download an extract.