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Great British Walks: "Countryfile" - 100 Unique Walks Through Our Most Stunning Countryside [Paperback]

Cavan Scott
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Book Description

4 Mar 2010

Combining insightful and descriptive writing about our countryside with easy-to-follow practical information and clear, detailed OS mapping, Countryfile: Great British Walks will inspire you to explore some of the most striking areas that our nation has to offer. Offering 100 walks spread across varying terrain, this practical guidebook features a range of outings, from gentle strolls through peaceful scenery to more challenging journeys that take you to the very heart of the Great British wilderness.

Covering regions across the country, from the Peak District and Lake District in the Heart of England to the highlands of Scotland and the rolling hills of the South East, this compact walking guide offers the tried-and tested knowledge of the Countryfile team - providing detailed descriptions of routes and levels of difficulty, as well as comprehensive Ordnance Survey mapping plus practical information to help you plan your trip.

Let Countryfile: Great British Walks be your guide to our outstanding countryside.


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Product details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: BBC Books (4 Mar 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846078830
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846078835
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 14.5 x 20 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 91,944 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Cavan Scott is an author, editor, producer and pastry lover who lives near Bristol in the UK.

He has written novels, audio dramas, short stories and comic strips for such popular series as Doctor Who, The Sarah Jane Adventures, Warhammer 40,000, Adventure Time, Blake's 7, Judge Dredd, Highlander and Power Rangers.

He has also written children's novels, activity books, annuals and game guides for Skylanders and Angry Birds and non-fiction books for Doctor Who, Planet Dinosaur and Countryfile. His next non-fiction book, Who-ology, the Official Doctor Who Miscellany, was co-written by Mark Wright and will be published by BBC Books on 2 May.

When he's not writing, he produces audio dramas for Big Finish and has edited magazines for Future Publishing, BBC Magazines and the National Trust. In 2007, he launched Countryfile Magazine and has previously edited a large number of children's mags including Disney Big Time, Jetix and yes, even Disney Girl. He still writes for many titles including SFX and Doctor Who Magazine, but has yet to find a mag that will allow him to review biscuits.

Cavan lives with his wife, two daughters and an inflatable Dalek called Desmond. His hobbies include anything to do with James Bond, getting muddy in the great outdoors and writing about himself in the third person. He supports Bristol City football club and knows the secret identity of club mascot, Scrumpy.

He can be found on twitter @cavanscott. Come and say hello!

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Book Description

100 beautiful walks that celebrate our countryside, compiled by the hikers and ramblers at Countryfile

About the Author

Cavan Scott conceived and launched Countryfile Magazine in 2007, working with the team of the popular television show to produce a new magazine that celebrates the great British countryside.

A journalist for 16 years, Cavan has written for over 30 national magazines and newspapers. He regularly appears on local and national radio commentating on rural affairs and is a judge of various countryside awards including the RSPB Farming for Nature Award and the FARMA Farm Retailer of the Year. Passionate about British countryside

and wildlife, he lives near Bristol with his wife Clare and their daughters Chloe and Connie.


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By KM #1 HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
Being into walking/hiking and climbing (I must admit that I haven't done as much as I'd like to lately. Why do we have to work?) my brother bought me this book for my birthday. 44 not out! Yippeee :)

The Countryfile Great British Walks book is a good little book for anyone who is a) Thinking of starting to go on walks or b) Experienced walkers who are planning to go on a walk as a reconnaissance tool to give you a good idea of the route, any potential problems, things to see along the way.

It's well set out, giving clear and concise information to get you started. The book gives a little history of how we got access to the countryside and land which was once off limits to us mere plebs! But. . .obviously there are areas of land/private property that you cannot ramble through which this book does cover a little and provides a web address for so you can read up on open access land. Very useful. I have myself 'wandered' accidentally onto private land and I think I broke some type of record for sprinting from one side of a field to another and vaulting over a 5ft fence, leaving my new bull friend for dust! I think I'd have beaten Usain Bolt that day! Funny now but terrifying at the time. You're also reminded that proper walking boots and clothes along with food/liquids are a necessity in order to safely complete any walking route. It goes without saying I think.

The book is set out in regions -

South West, South East, East, Heart of England, Wales, North West (which is my area), North East, Scotland and Northern Island.

Each regional chapter contains several walking routes. For example the North West lists the following walks. . .
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really Nice Book 13 April 2010
Format:Paperback
I picked this up recently, tried a couple of the walks and really enjoyed them! Very easy to use, there are lots of interesting facts about the areas and plenty of walks to choose from. Looking forward to using it over the summer!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Abysmal Directions. 16 Jun 2014
By Terika
Format:Paperback
My partner and I were excited to take the hike from Blackberry Woods around the South Downs, but from the word Go, the directions in this book were so poorly written, inaccurate, and outdated, that instead of 4 hours and 10 miles, it was 6 hours and 16 miles from all the backtracking and re-routing. Save yourself the headache and buy something else.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Successful Christmas Present 2 May 2014
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My friend mentioned that she wanted to get a walking book as the family (2 adults/3 children under 13) wanted to walk together. This was a Christmas present and they are very happy with it. They have used it a couple of times already and are planning a short holiday around one of the walks. it is very clear to follow and informative.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good walks 30 Oct 2013
By Kelsey
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I bought this as a present for my friend who has recently taken up walking. There is a good range of walks based on area and diffculty.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it 28 April 2013
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Really love this book. it provide all of the informations you need. It's really nice handy to take with me on the trip.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love to walk - you'll love this book! 10 Feb 2013
By Lyndsey
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A great present for anyone who loves to walk - bought for my uncle and aunt whom love walking. My uncle couldn't put it down!
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