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General Guides

       
£ 7.00   Birds and butterflies around the Malverns Order
£ 6.99   Bredon Hill - A Guide to its Archaeology, History, Folklore & Villages - Includes some walks Order
£ 2.50   Upton upon Severn Guide Order
       
Harvey Maps
£9.50 1/12 500 Malvern Hills - Waterproof Map Order
£6.50 1/15 000 Wells of Malvern  Order
       
Long Distance Walking Routes
£12.99   The Cotswold Way - Trailblazer Guide
   Planning - Places to stay and places to eat.  Includes 44 large scale maps and guides to 48 towns and villages
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£14.99   The Cotswold Way - National Trail Guide
   Provides a description of the route divided into fifteen chapters, each covering one day's walk. This work includes: a 1:25 000 Ordnance Survey mapping marked with points of interest along the route; colour photographs; background information on local history, wildlife, archaeology and landscape; and a useful information section.
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£17.95   Cotswold Way - Two-way trail description & 1:25k OS map booklet - Cicerone Press Guide
   Guide to the 102-mile Cotswold Way (National Trail) between Chipping Campden and Bath. The route is described in both directions. It meanders through the beautiful Cotswold landscape, visiting honey-coloured villages and old market towns, and ends in the World Heritage City of Bath.
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£ 7.95   Cotswold Way 1/25 000 Route Map Booklet - Cicerone Press Order
£15.00   The Geopark Way -  - 109 Walking trail through the Abberley & Malvern Hills Geopark 
  This trail guide is conveniently split into 17 comfortable day walks.  Each of these 17 sections describes and interprets the geological sites found along the trail.  The geology is peppered with interesting facts about the area, along with comprehensive route directions.  Each trail section within the guide is headed by a map detailing the route and sites of interest
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£ 8.99   The Heart of England Way - by Stephen Cross - 102 miles of linear walk or 225 miles of 32 linked circular walks Order
£ 7.50   Herefordshire Trail - Hereford Ramblers Guide Order
£ 9.75   The Macmillan Way Guidebook
   This 128 page full colour book describes the route from Boston to Abbotsbury and is complete with 60 maps and 72 illustrations.  

Location: Lincolnshire; Leicestershire; Northamptonshire; Oxfordshire; Warwickshire; Wiltshire; Somerset; Dorset

OS Maps: Explorerô 261,249,248,234,227,224,207,206, 191,168,156,142,129,117; OL 45, OL15

The Macmillan Way is a 470km coast to coast long distance path that has been developed to increase public awareness of Macmillan Cancer Relief and to assist in raising funds for this charitable organisation. The trail first crosses the Lincolnshire Fens and then follows, as near as possible, the course of the long oolitic limestone belt which comprises stone known as 'Cotswold' in the Cotswold area, but which runs in slightly varying forms all the way from South Yorkshire to Dorset.

The Macmillan Way starts from Boston and then runs across the Fens to their western edge at Kate's Bridge near Bourne before joining the limestone belt. From here it runs to Stamford and then along the shore of Rutland Water to Oakham. It then heads south and west via Warmington to Stow-on-the-Wold in the Cotswolds. Then follows a glorious section through the Cotswold Hills via Cirencester and Tetbury to Bradford-on-Avon. Then through Somerset and into Dorset via Castle Carey and Sherborne to Abbotsbury, a coastal village noted for its lovely old limestone buildings.

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£16.95   The Severn Way - UK's longest river from source to sea - by Terry Marsh - Cicerone Press Guide
  The Severn Way is a 338km (210-mile) walk through the Welsh borders. Beginning at the River Severn's source in Powys, mid-Wales, this guidebook gives all the information needed to enjoy walking the route. The Severn Way meanders through superb landscapes, interesting towns and villages before finishing near Bristol, in south-west England.
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£14.95   Walking the Shropshire Way - Cicerone Press Guide
  A two week circular trail including the Wrekin, Stiperstones & Wenlock Edge
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£ 4.99   Winchcombe Way - The Official guide to the 42 mile route in the North Cotswolds Order
£ 8.95   The Wyche Way - an innovative new 79 mile walk linking Offa's Dyke and the Cotswold Path Order
       
Walking Guides
£ 4.99 1/25 000 Forest of Dean - Walking & Cycling Map - Rain & Tear Resistant  by  The Little Map Company
Explore the oldest oak forest in England with this detailed Forest of Dean map. Home to Raglan Castle, Tintern Abbey, Puzzlewood, and Severn bridge, you won't be short of things to do here. Take a trip along one of the 10 featured Forest of Dean walks or one of 5 cycle rides through the top routes in the area
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£ 4.99   Malvern Map - Including 4 Circular Walks - Rain & Tear Resistant by The Little Map Company
7 walks, 4 of which are circular.  Scale 1/35 000 main Map - 1/20 000 Walking maps
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£16.99 Wild Guide - Central England (Peak District, Midlands, Cotswolds & Wye Valley)
 
With comprehensive coverage of: Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Monmouthshire, Gloucestershire, North of Oxfordshire, Rutland and Lincolnshire.  A new compendium of adventures, from the best-selling, award-winning Wild Guide series, guiding you to 1050 incredible secret places and wild adventures - idyllic swims, ancient forests, lost ruins, secret valleys, amazing wildlife, easy scrambles and sacred places.
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£  4.95   Walks in the Borders - using buses and trains - Book One North - Kittiwake Guide Order
£  4.95   Walks in the Borders - using buses and trains - Book Two South - Kittiwake Guide Order
£  6.99   The Cotswolds - 40 Town & Country Walks - Pocket Mountain Guide Order
£  9.99   Cotswolds Countryside Dog Walks - Graded walks with no stiles for your dog.  Easy to follow maps & guides Order
£12.95   Walking in the Cotswolds - 30 Classic Hill and Valley Walks - by Damiian Hall - Cicerone Press Guide
  Walking in the Cotswolds describes 30 circular walks set throughout the idyllic Cotswolds in southern England. 14 of the walks include parts of the Cotswold Way National Trail. The Cotswolds AONB has hills, woodlands and secret valleys, with plenty of remoteness, wilderness and epic views that show there is real hill walking country to be found
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£  5.99   50 Walks in the Cotswolds - AA
   This guide offers over 50 walks around the Cotswolds, including Chippi ng Camden, Shipton on Stour, Chasleton House, Sherbourne and Wychwood Forest. A range of walks are featured to suit both the casual walker and the hiker, all between two and ten miles (3.2 to 16km) in length. Each walk takes a particular theme: wildlife, history, countryside, and following in the footsteps of the famous. A location map is included to indicate the starting point of each walk and the route to take, with clearly marked topographical features to guide you. Information on footpath signs, countryside access, walking tips, safety guidelines and dog-friendliness is included, and details include refreshment panels highlighting tea-room and pubs.
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£  7.99   The Cotswolds  - Short Walks for all the family - Jarrold Guide No 4 Order
£12.99   Cotswold Walks - Pathfinder No 6 Order
£12.95   Walking in the Forest of Dean - Cicerone Press Guide
   A guidebook of 25 walks in the Forest of Dean, with all the information needed to enjoy a range of walks in the vales and glades of this ancient area. From short 4-mile walks to all-day sections of long-distance trails such as the Offa's Dyke Path and Gloucestershire Way, this guidebook is an ideal aid for exploring the forest and its history
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£  4.95   Hay-on-Wye - Kittiwake Publication Order
£  6.95   Walks in the Country - Heart of England Order
£  4.95   Walks around Hereford and Leominster - Kittiwake Guide Order
£  5.99 Walks for all ages: 20 circular walks in Herefordshire Order
£  7.95 Pictorial Guide Ledbury - Carl Flint  Order
£  4.95   Walks in Ludlow and Mortimer Country - Kittiwake Guide Order
£12.99   The Malverns to Warwickshire - Pathfinder Guide No 74  Order
£  7.95   A pictorial guide to the Malvern Hills - Book 1   - Carl Flint   -   North Malvern, West Malvern & Malvern Link.  Written in the 'Wainwright' style including walks Order
£  7.95   A pictorial guide to the Malvern Hills - Book 2  - Carl Flint   -   Great Malvern Town Centre to St. Ann's Wells Town centre walk.  An alternative Town Centre Walk plus The Breacon Race Walk Order
£  7.95   A pictorial guide to the Malvern Hills - Book 3  - Carl Flint   -    Malvern Wells, Welland, Little Malvern, British Camp, Castlemorton Common & Whiteleaved Oak Order
£  7.95   A pictorial guide to the Malvern Hills - Book 4 - Carl Flint   -    The Royal Well, Colwall & Alfrick Pound Order
£  9.95 15 Short Walks in the Malvern Hills - Cicerone Press Guide
   This compact guide gives you 15 of the best walks on the Malvern Hills, with easy-to-read OS mapping and clear route descriptions, perfect if you're new to walking or are looking for something you can enjoy with the whole family.  Includes information on local beauty spots and refreshment stops.  Most walks are under 3 hours
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£  4.99   A Boot Up the Malvern Hills - 
Each of the ten routes in this book are graded from Easy to More Challenging with further details of distance, height ascended and the type of terrain covered, so assisting the reader to choose a suitable route.  The walks vary from 2 to 6.25 miles and are designed to suit the needs of families, groups of friends or individuals looking for a gentle stroll or a longer walk. 
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£  8.99   Walks around the Malverns - Sigma Press
 25 walks around the Malverns and surrounding countryside
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£  5.95   Striding around Ross - Guy Vowles  (50 miles of interconnecting walks) Order
£  4.99   A Boot up the Shropshire Hills - 10 Leisure Walks of Discovery Order
£12.99   Shropshire - Pathfinder Guide 80 Order
£12.95 Hillwalking in Shropshire - Cicerone Press Guide  (32 hill and country walks ranging from 3 miles to 12 miles offering something for every walker) Order
£  4.95   Walks in the Shropshire Hills - Kittiwake Guide Order
£  5.99   50 Walks in Warwickshire & the West Midlands - AA Guide
   A variety of mostly mapped walks to suit both the casual walker and the more serious hiker are contained in this illustrated guide. Detailed maps include information on the route - scenery, distance, terrain, places of interest - together with dog-friendly walks. Special features include: an introductory location map indicating the starting point of every walk; a summary of distance, time, gradient, level of difficulty, type of surface and access, landscape, dog friendliness, parking and public toilets; places to visit along the way; refreshment information; and a "what to look for" panel featuring more specific detail of urban and industrial heritage, flora and fauna.
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£  7.95 Pictorial Guide Worcestershire - Carl Flint  - Southern half of county, Worcestershire to Broadway Order
£12.95   Walking the Wye Valley - Cicerone Press Guide
Guidebook to 30 varied walks of 3 - 10 miles, in the valley of the Wye, the most scenic river in England and Wales, between Chepstow in the south and Plynlimon. Landscape ranges from open moorland to wooded gorges and is dotted with the sites of Iron Age hillforts and castles. Centres include Ross-on-Wye, Hereford, Hay-on-Wye and Rhayader.
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£  6.99   Wye Valley (40 Hill and Riverside Walks) - Pocket Mountain Guide Order
£12.99   Wye Valley  & Forest of Dean - Pathfinder No 29 Order
       
Climbing Guides
£27.50   Wye Valley Sport - Cordee  (to order only)
   
The long awaited guidebook to the wealth of sport climging in the Lower Wye Valley.  This beautifully crafted book is a comprehensive guide to all the latest sport action and multitude of new routes, with full details of over 400 climbs (over half of which are in the grade range of F2+ to F6b).  This is the second title in an on-going series of "local guides for local climbers", lovingly put together by Great Western Rock and published by Dick's Climbing.
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£12.50   The Sandstone Outcrops of the Forest of Dean Order
       
Cycle Guides
£16.99   Cycling. Lost Lanes Central England - Wild Things
  Jack Thurston, best-selling author of the Lost Lanes series, takes you on a freewheeling tour of the hidden lanes and forgotten byways of the Midlands and beyond, from the windswept hills of Shropshire to the big skies of Lincolnshire, from the crags of the Peak District to the comely villages of the Cotswolds.
   Graded from the easy to challenging, with listings of the best pubs and tea stops, wild swim spots, viewpoints and accommodation too.  Accompanied by a dedicated website, downloadable GPX files, turn-by-turn route instructions and detailed maps.  All rides are accessible by train and include Derbshire, Lincolnshrie, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire and Cheshire.
  Enjoy the traffic-free trails of the Peak District, taking in dramatic landscapes, grand country house and a wealth of industrial archaeology
  Explore the Cotswolds on it quietest country lanes and hidden byways, stopping at cosy pubs and breathtaking sunset viewpoints
  Follow in the tyre tracks of Edward Elgar to the summit of the Malvern Hills for some of the most splendid views of England
  Discover secret Birmingham on its vast network of canal towpaths and traffic-free urban greenways
  Ride high along the dramatic Shropshire Hills on the contours of Brown Clee Hill, the Wrekin, the Stipersones and Wenlock Edge
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£12.95   Cycling in the Cotswolds - Cicerone Press Guide -  Half and Full day routes and a 200km toiur of the cotswolds - by Chiz Dakin Order
£15.95   Cotswold Mountain Bike Guide - 20 Classic Rides - by Tom Fenton
   This book features 20 classic rides between 14km and 77km in length, suitable for mountain bikers of all abilities.  Each ride is described with easy-to-follow directions and is plotted on clear and easy to use Ordnance Survey 1:50 000 mapping.  Also included with each ride are details of distance, timings and difficulty gradings, plus refreshment stops and local knowledge.  A Bonus Section includes details of the downhill riding on Leckhampton Hill, plus top tens for descents, climbs and singletrack.
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£  7.99   Cotswolds - Cycling Country Lanes and traffic free family routes - Goldeneye Map
  The 28 circular routes on this map are designed to follow the quietest country lanes.  They also include traffic-free Family Cycling Trails; Stroud Valley, The Oxford Waterway and Forest of Dean Family Trails. 
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£  7.99   Cotswold-off-road bike route - Goldeneye Laminated Map
   10 circular touring routes off the beaten track to explore the very best trails in the cotswolds
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£  2.99   Forest of Dean Recreation Map - Central Area - A guide to the trails and forestry tracks of the central Dean Area for cyclists and walkers  (scale 1/30 000) Order
£  2.99   The Malverns Offroad Cycling Maps - Map 1 - East - Six circular routes on bridleways and quiet lanes to the east of the Malvern Hills Order
£  2.99   The Malverns Offroad Cycling Maps - Map 2 - West - Six circular routes on bridleways and quiet lanes to the east of the Malvern Hills Order
£  1.99   By Bike in the Foothills of the Malverns - 4 rides (1/50 000 Landranger Mapping) Order
       
NB: National Cycle Network Pocket (Sustrans) Maps:  Note that some of these are temporarily unavailable.  Some still left in stock.
£  5.99   West Midlands Cycle Route - 162 mile route - Oxford to Derby via Birmingham - Sustrans Order
£  9.99   Shakespeare Cycle Way - Stratford upon Avon to London - Sustrans Order
       
Waterways Guide
£  9.95   Wye Canoe? - The Canoeists guide to the River Wye
   The Wye Valley attracts many thousands of visitors each year and the river is a popular resource for sport and recreation. About 250km long, one of the longest rivers in Britain and perhaps the most popular for paddlers of canoes and kayaks in the UK. It is popular for long distance touring, recreational paddling and white water paddling - including the rapids at Symonds Yat which is a nationally important site owned by the British Canoe Union. This is the 12th edition of "The Canoeists' Guide to the River Wye", published by the Environment Agency Wales which is the navigation authority responsible for the Rivers Wye and Lugg - it is their job to look after the environment and navigation for these rivers. The guide provides a comprehensive overview and the latest practical information to help plan a trip
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