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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Cicerone Press; 2nd Revised edition edition (24 Dec. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1852846046
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852846046
  • Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 1.5 x 17 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 74,151 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Paddy Dillon is a prolific walker and writer, with over 40 books to his name, many published by Cicerone. He has contributed to many outdoor publications and appeared on radio and television. Living on the fringes of the English Lake District, Paddy has led guided walking holidays and walked throughout the UK and Europe, as well as in Nepal, Tibet, and the Rocky Mountains. He has also walked extensively throughout the Canaries.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dr Ron Crawford on 2 Nov. 2013
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We've just returned from a trekking holiday on La Palma and found this book invaluable. The route descriptions and specific maps kept us on track and together with the excellent signs on the ground made for an enjoyable trip. However,there are some minor and one major issue where the book could be improved:

The route location map of the whole island shown before the Introduction is too small and lacking in detail. It should be enlarged to cover two pages and include topographical, route and road details like those used in the Rother guides La Palma: Rother Walking Guide.

As mentioned by at least one other reviewer, the author needs to bring the routes to life by better use of adjectives and enthusiastic descriptions. I appreciate that given the 45 walks described, it's not feasible to dwell in detail on each of them but the following suggestions would make useful improvements. On walk 20 from Tijarafe down to the astonishing abandoned cliff dwellings at Poris de Candelaria, which we did on a blistering hot day, the paved zig-zag exposed cliff path at the bottom barely gets a mention when it's by far the best part of the walk. Clinging precariously to the cliff face it's an amazing piece of workmanship. Similarly the variation of walk 39 on the section from Las Tricias to Buracas is glossed over too quickly. The steep stone steps climbing out of the far side of the Buracas cave system are a delight.

The guide would also benefit from selecting the top 5 or 10 walks on the island. This book is a very worthwhile purchase and trekking companion.
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This book has a lot of useful information and a lot of good walks which are quite easy to follow. We used it a lot during our 2-week stay in La Palma. However, we did find that it was much drier and duller than any other book of walks we have used. We usually found ourselves wondering what he had against the use of adjectives; it would have been very useful to know what a walk would be like before we set off, but there was no way to know from the dry descriptions. This led to some amazing surprises, which was good in a way, but in order to choose between walks it is useful to have information to help you to choose which one you think you would enjoy more. A few more pictures would have helped, too.
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A well-researched and well-written walking guide for La Palma. I brought several guides to the Island and this is the one I ended up using the most.

The route descriptions are superb, but unfortunately the mapping is not up to Cicerone's usual standards.
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Excellent guide, followed two of the longerdistance walks on a recent holiday on the island and deatils of the walks were readily understood and easy to follow. Use in conjunction with the La Palma Tour and Trail Map (David Brawn) for best results
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Easy to carry - Walks were very easy to follow - tied in exactly with the marked walks on La Palma - and the walks are very well marked - it would be difficult to get lost - lots of very practical information and excellent maps of the walks.
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By Hippo on 16 Mar. 2013
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Very accurate descriptions of the walks and plenty of choice with ability to adapt some. Handy size book for taking with you too!
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