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Walking in Ireland [Kindle Edition]

Christopher Somerville
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Walking has never been a more popular pastime and nowhere is more beautiful for walkers to explore than Ireland. In this beautifully written and superbly researched guide, Christopher Somerville draws on his very popular column for the Irish Independent, to present 50 of the very best walks in Ireland - from the Nephin Beg Mountains in Mayo to Dingle Way in Kerry. Practical instructions for the walks are married with evocative and informative passages on the history, flora and fauna, culture and topography of the land. Whether it's exploring the Burren in its floral glory or seeing the Walls of Derry, or even sitting at home in your armchair planning your next walk, this book will prove popular with ramblers, holiday makers and anyone who loves the Irish landscape.

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Christopher Somerville is one of the UK's most-loved and best-known travel authors. As well as writing for various broadsheets, he has written over 30 books, including the bestselling Coast.

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A comprehensive guide to the fifty most stunning walks in northern and southern Ireland for all levels of ability – from gentle strolls to long hikes – by one of the UK's finest travel writers

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6798 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Digital (3 Mar. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004OEID9S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #236,111 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Walking in Ireland Christopher Somerville 12 May 2011
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Just come back from a walking holiday in Ireland. I found out about this book just before I left and managed to get a copy through Amazon at the last minute. I have been to Ireland many times and, as Christopher says, there is no great tradition of walking for pleasure over there (this is changing, by the way!). I have often been frustrated at not being able to explore the countryside and books I have bought in the past have not been particularly helpful. All that has changed! Christopher's book is really excellent. I did about 6 of the 50 walks he described and they were all well set out and easy to follow. They are all way-marked and it was impossible to get lost. The walks are of varying difficulty but consistent quality - high. Each walk is described with hand drawings - more detail than this is really not needed because of the way marks - I started by buying the relevant discover series maps but found I really did not need them. There are great little drawings of points of interest and people of interest, two of whom I met on my walks! Christopher also describes what he saw and how he felt while walking the paths himself - a great idea that really adds value to the book. I found myself carrying the book as I walked, reading out the relevant sections to my wife - somewhat dangerous on cliff-top tracks! There are all sorts of walks here - mountains, glens, coastal - all with wonderful views. Summary - great walks and a valuable companion book to take with you.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully written book. 11 May 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Christopher's unique writing style paints a wonderful picture of the great variety of walks available across Ireland, both north and south.

This book is beautifully written, seamslessly combining useful walking information, history and local knowledge with Christopher's own personal emotions and inspirations from all four provinces of Ireland.

This book is the perfect companion for anyone interested in exploring Ireland on foot.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great walking book 20 Dec. 2011
By Sinead
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This is a great little book. I got it for my husband for Christmas and had a peep through it! It is full of actual walk experiences so you know that what he is talking about is authentic.

I hope to get all the walks in over 2 years - will do a walk every fortnight (well, that's my New Year's resolution - we shall see!!)
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not the book for me 26 Dec. 2012
By joy
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
No, did'nt like this book at all, ordered it then returned it , not what I exspected, bought lonely plant instead
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Gem 17 Jun. 2011
By seanyhayes - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
The Map and Classified summaires are a gem . Combine this with the mentoring provided by the author and the book is a excellent guide to persons that enjoy activity and the potential to have unique stories or adventures during their spare time .
5.0 out of 5 stars great tool 30 Aug. 2013
By jim curry - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
going to Ireland and this helps get you around to the walks and seeing the country good for the grand tour
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