Did you know that reading reduces stress?
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey
Subscribe to read the full book or read the first pages for free!
All characters reduced
The 50 Greatest Walks of the World - cover

The 50 Greatest Walks of the World

Barry Stone

Publisher: Icon Books

  • 0
  • 3
  • 0

Summary

Barry Stone, author of 1001 Walks You Must Experience Before You Die, delves into some of the lesser-known aspects of the world's most famous – and not-quite-famous-yet – trails.
 
The perfect accompaniment to practical guidebooks, Stone relates how slings and carabiners kept him from falling headlong off the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and reports on the progress of the continental-wide monster, the Trans Canada Trail, gaps in which are still being filled by countless grass-roots communities.
 
With walks that will appeal to everyone regardless of ability, The 50 Greatest Walks of the World includes British classics such as the Pennine Way, Offa's Dyke Path, and the Old Man of Hoy as well as  personal favourites such as Italy's Cinque Terre Classic and the Isle of Skye's Trotternish Ridge, one of Britain's finest ridge traverses with almost 2,500m of ascents. Whether it's a climb, a stroll, or a life-changing slog, this book has the walk for you.

Other books that might interest you

  • The Wilderness of California (Illustrated Edition) - My First Summer in the Sierra Picturesque California The Mountains of California The Yosemite & Our National Parks - cover

    The Wilderness of California...

    John Muir

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    When John Muir moved to San Francisco, he immediately left for a week-long visit to Yosemite, a place he had only read about. Seeing it for the first time, Muir noted that "He was overwhelmed by the landscape, scrambling down steep cliff faces to get a closer look at the waterfalls, whooping and howling at the vistas, jumping tirelessly from flower to flower." He climbed a number of mountains, including Cathedral Peak and Mount Dana, and hiked the old Indian trail down Bloody Canyon to Mono Lake. He lived in the cabin for two years and wrote about this period in his book First Summer in the Sierra. Muir wrote few more books about his days in California and also a few about California's nature and wild life including The Mountains of California, Our National Parks, The Yosemite and Picturesque California.
    Show book
  • The Red Market - On the Trail of the World's Organ Brokers Bone Thieves Blood Farmers and Child Traffickers - cover

    The Red Market - On the Trail of...

    Scott Carney

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    “An unforgettable nonfiction thriller, expertly reported….A tremendously revealing and twisted ride, where life and death are now mere cold cash commodities.”—Michael Largo, author of Final Exits 
    Award-winning investigative journalist and contributing Wired editor Scott Carney leads readers on a breathtaking journey through the macabre underworld of the global body bazaar, where organs, bones, and even live people are bought and sold on The Red Market. As gripping as CSI and as eye-opening as Mary Roach’s Stiff, Carney’s The Red Market sheds a blazing new light on the disturbing, billion-dollar business of trading in human body parts, bodies, and child trafficking, raising issues and exposing corruptions almost too bizarre and shocking to imagine.
    Show book
  • Insight Guides Experience Los Angeles (Travel Guide eBook) - cover

    Insight Guides Experience Los...

    Insight Guides

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    Explore iconic cities afresh.
    
    Been there, done that? Want a more authenticexperience? 
    
    Then this stylish Insight guides Experience LosAngeles is for you.
    
    
    
    Fromseeing un-missable top attractions like Venice Beach from a new perspective, todiscovering hidden gems like the Santa Monica Mountains, this innovative book -with free app and eBook - is ideal for travellers seeking a unique experienceof Los Angeles. Whether you're a first-timer hoping for off-the-beaten track adventures,or a repeat visitor in search of authentic Los Angeles, this guide will helpyou plan and experience an unforgettable trip.
    
    
    
    
    
    ·      Over 100insider ideas to make your trip unique, authentic and utterly unforgettable,from an evening at Sushi Roku to watching sunset from Griffith Observatory 
    
    ·      In the Moodsection suggests the best places to go for inspired art,shopping, fine dining and family fun experiences, and more besides - ideal whenyou feel like following your impulses
    
    ·      Compact andconcise, this is a stylish and practical companion when you're out and aboutmaking memorable moments, neatly organised into neighbourhoods, from SantaMonica and Malibu to Beverly Hills
    
    ·      Stunning colour photography brings this sensationalcity and its people to life with panache
    
    ·      Invaluable maps and Essentials section ensure you won't get lost while venturing off well-travelledroads
    
    ·      Includes innovativeextras that are unique in the market - all ExperienceGuides come with a free eBook and app that's regularly updated with new hotel,bar, restaurant, shop and local event listings
    
    
    
    About Insight Guides: Insight Guides is a pioneer offull-colour guide books, with almost 50 years' experience of publishinghigh-quality, visual travel guides with user-friendly, modern design. Weproduce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps, as well as phrasebooks, picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs.Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus onhistory and culture create a unique visual reference and planning tool toinspire your next adventure.
    Show book
  • Insight Guides Pocket Baku (Travel Guide eBook) - cover

    Insight Guides Pocket Baku...

    Insight Guides

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    Insight Guides Pocket Baku
    
    Travel made easy. Ask local experts.
    The definitive pocket-sized travel guide.    
    
    Part of our UEFA Euro 2020 guidebook series. If you're planning to visit Olympic Stadium in Baku to watch Euro 2020 matches, then this pocket guidebook provides all the information you need to make the most of your trip, from ready-made itineraries to help you explore the city when you're not at the game, to essential advice about getting around.    
    
    Compact, concise and packed full of essential information about where to go and what to do, this is the ideal on-the-move travel guide for exploring Baku. From top tourist attractions like the Flame Towers, the Maiden Tower and the Palace of the Shirvanshahs, to cultural gems, including the ornate Old City, the burning Yanar Dag and shopping on Nizami Street, plan your perfect trip with this practical, all-in-one travel guide. 
    
    Features of this travel guide to Baku:
    - Inspirational itineraries: discover the best destinations, sights and excursions, highlighted with stunning photography
    - Historical and cultural insights: delve into the city's rich history and culture, and learn all about its people, art and traditions
    - Practical full-colour maps: with every major attraction highlighted, the maps make on-the-ground navigation easy
    - Key tips and essential information: from transport to tipping, we've got you covered
    - Covers: Baku and excursions in Azerbaijan 
    
    Looking for a comprehensive guide to the UAE? Check out Insight Guides Oman and the UAE for a detailed and entertaining look at all the country has to offer.
    
    About Insight Guides: Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books, with almost 50 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides with user-friendly, modern design. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps, as well as phrase books, picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.
    Show book
  • 2000 Most Common Italian Words in Context - Get Fluent & Increase Your Italian Vocabulary with 2000 Italian Phrases - cover

    2000 Most Common Italian Words...

    Mastery Lingo

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Have you been trying to learn Italian and simply can’t find the way to expand your vocabulary?
     
    Do your teachers recommend you boring textbooks and complicated stories that you don’t really understand?
     
    Are you looking for a way to learn the language quicker without taking shortcuts?
     
    If you answered “Yes!” to at least one of those previous questions, then this book is for you! We’ve compiled the 2000 Most Common Words in Italian, a list of terms that will expand your vocabulary to levels previously unseen.Did you know that — according to an important study — learning the top two thousand (2000) most frequently used words will enable you to understand up to 84% of all non-fiction and 86.1% of fiction literature and 92.7% of oral speech? Those are amazing stats, and this book will take you even further than those numbers!In this book:
     
    A detailed introduction with tips and tricks on how to improve your learning
     
    A list of 2000 of the most common words in Italian and their translations
     
    An example sentence for each word – in both Italian and English
     
    Finally, a conclusion to make sure you’ve learned and supply you with a final list of tips
     
    Don’t look any further, we’ve got what you need right here! In fact, we’re ready to turn you into a Italian speaker… are you ready to get involved in becoming one?
    Show book
  • Insight Guides Pocket Japan (Travel Guide Japan) - cover

    Insight Guides Pocket Japan...

    Insight Guides

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    Insight Guides Pocket Japan
    
    Travel made easy. Ask local experts.  
    The definitive pocket-sized travel guide.
    
    Get Olympic ready with this stylish pocket travel guide to Japan. It's a convenient, concise companion to travellers' Tokyo 2020 Olympic adventure.
    
    Compact, concise and packed full of essential information about where to go and what to do, this is the ideal on-the-move travel guide for exploring Japan. From top tourist attractions like Mount Fuji, deer in Nara and nightlife in Osaka, to cultural gems, including taking in Tokyo's Edo-Tokyo Museum, exploring the historical centre of Kamakura and relaxing in an onsen hot spring, plan your perfect trip with this practical, all-in-one travel guide. 
    
    Features of this travel guide to Japan:
    - Inspirational itineraries: discover the best destinations, sights and excursions, highlighted with stunning photography
    - Historical and cultural insights: delve into the country's rich history and culture, and learn all about its people, art and traditions
    - Practical full-colour maps: with every major attraction highlighted, the maps make on-the-ground navigation easy
    - Key tips and essential information: from transport to tipping, we've got you covered
    - Covers: Tokyo; Kanto; Kansai; Chubu; Western Honshu and Shikoku; Kyushu; Northern Honshu; Hokkaido
    
    Looking for an even bigger guide to Japan? Check out Insight Guides Japan for a comprehensive and entertaining look at all the country has to offer.
    
    About Insight Guides: Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books, with almost 50 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides with user-friendly, modern design. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps, as well as phrase books, picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.
    Show book