Rock Trails Snowdonia

Author: Paul Gannon
Publisher: Pesda Press
ISBN: 1906095043
Size: 54.88 MB
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Rock Trails Snowdonia. This book explains to the hillwalker, in easy to understand but accurate terms, how geology has shaped the landscape of Snowdonia. A selection of thirteen guided walks are used to illustrate this in terms of what can be seen on the ground. Divided into two parts, it is intended to help those who love Snowdonia's mountain scenery to understand how this haunting landscape came about. The first half narrates the story of colliding continents, volcanoes, mountain-building and glaciation in creating Snowdonia, explaining why volcanoes occurred, the rocks they created and how to interpret signs of mountain-building and glaciation on the ground. The second half describes several recommended walks, of differing levels of difficulty, but all with a wide variety of geological features to be seen and, most important, enjoying consistently fantastic views of the very best of Snowdonia's wonderful scenery. The author has concentrated on what you can see as you walk around the hills, pointing to conspicuous, easily seen features in rocks and the overall shape of the terrain in accounting for the present day landscape.

British Steam Patriots

Author: Keith Langston
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 1845631455
Size: 35.73 MB
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British Steam Patriots. The Patriot class, often referred to as 'Baby Scots', were an immediate success displaying consistently good performance. The class was withdrawn over a two year period between 1960 and 1962 having all covered around 1.3 million miles each, unfortunately too early to be considered for preservation. The last two withdrawn were in good condition on withdrawal, but unfortunately all were scrapped.Although no Patriot in either rebuilt or unrebuilt forms survived into preservation a new 'Patriot' is under construction at the Llangollen Railway. The LMS-Patriot Project, a registered charity, is appealing for donations or regular contributions to build the new, 3 cylinder, Fowler designed, parallel boiler, 4-6-0 express passenger loco.Although mostly new, the group will use the leading wheel sets from two LMS 8F locomotives. An unrestored surviving LMS Fowler tender from Woodham Brothers Barry scrap yard will also be used for the project. The new build Patriot is being assembled at the Llangollen Railway Works, and will carry the number of the last built - LMS number 5551 or British Railways number 45551. After a public poll, the new Patriot locomotive will be named The Unknown Warrior, whose tomb is located in Westminster Abbey.The new Royal British Legion backed engine will be launched in late 2011 or early 2012 and this is the only 'official' book of the project. Containing hundreds of new, never before published photographs, British Steam - Patriot will tell the story of the engine from its original concept, follow its production throughout the building period and also its launch.The book will be endorsed by the Royal British Legion and promoted to all its members. This will be a must for all railway enthusiasts.

Landmark Visitor Guide Yorkshire Dales

Author: Ron Scholes
Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc
ISBN: 9781843062097
Size: 31.86 MB
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Landmark Visitor Guide Yorkshire Dales. This guide provides details of short circular walking routes around the Yorkshire Dales, including the Herriot Way and the Lower Dales Route. Information on local amenities, attractions and accommodation is also included.

The Cycling Bible

Author: Robin Barton
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408196077
Size: 59.14 MB
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The Cycling Bible. Whether you are a novice, a mountain-bike enthusiast, a competitive cyclist or one who rides for fitness or pleasure, this book provides all you need to know to get the best out of your bike. Beginning with the anatomy of the bicycle, it explains what to look for when buying a bike so that you get the right one for you, whether it be a folding bike, tandem, electric bike, track bike or BMX. There's plenty of information on the right kit - for women as well as men - and clear explanations to help you tackle maintenance and repair jobs with confidence. The basic principles of riding, negotiating cities and riding off-road are explained, and it also covers how to ride safely and comfortably. For all those who want to take their cycling further, there's information on competitive riding and training, and even a stunning international touring section packed full of recommended rides in breathtaking locations. Fun, inspiring, beautifully illustrated and easy to use, The Cycling Bible is the perfect companion for riders of every level, whatever they want from their bike.

Best Tea Shop Walks In The Clwydian Hills And Welsh Borderlands

Author: Dorothy Hamilton
Publisher: Sigma Press
ISBN: 9781850587279
Size: 36.32 MB
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Best Tea Shop Walks In The Clwydian Hills And Welsh Borderlands. Features routes that explore splendid sections of the Offa's Dyke path. This work helps you visit the spectacular Eglwyseg escarpment or stroll through gentler countryside in the Vale of Clwyd or Glyn Ceiriog. It offers directions, sketch maps and photographs that are accompanied by notes on local history and wildlife.

Best Tea Shop Walks On Lleyn Anglesey

Author: Dorothy Hamilton
Publisher: Sigma Press
ISBN: 9781850587248
Size: 45.11 MB
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Best Tea Shop Walks On Lleyn Anglesey. Includes routes that range from 3 to 8 miles, suitable for all ages and experience, and cover a variety of scenery. This work contains routes that offer you the opportunity to explore magnificent cliff scenery, enjoy dramatic views of offshore islands, visit picturesque coastal hamlets and remote valleys or walk beside rushing rivers.

Lost Lanes Wales

Author: Jack Thurston
ISBN: 9781910636039
Size: 74.45 MB
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Lost Lanes Wales. Travelling at a leisurely pace, Jack Thurston explores Wales and the border counties taking in mountain summits, enchanted woodlands, wild seashores, shimmering lakes, and ancient ways. 36 specially selected rides are presented with downloadable information.