Cycling Climbs of Yorkshire

Author: Simon Warren

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 1781012210

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 2909

The second in a series of eight UK regional cycling guides, from the author of the bestselling 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs and Another 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs. Featuring 75 of the best climbs in Yorkshire, Simon Warren continues on his quest to find the steepest hills in the county, to add to those already conquered (and revisited here) in his previous books. The vast county of Yorkshire is bursting with a bounty of stunning climbs that are the envy of the nation. Whether you're tempted by the crazily steep inclines of the North York Moors, the grand passes of the Yorkshire Dales or the rugged Calderdale cobbles, there's something for everyone. This incredibly diverse topography, home to such famous ascents as Rosedale Chimney, Buttertubs Pass and Holme Moss, make it a hill climber’s paradise. Venue to arguably the finest Grand Depart the Tour de France has ever seen in 2014, Yorkshire is now recognized as the home of cycling in Britain. The question is now, where to begin?

50 Classic Cycle Climbs: Cumbria and the Lake District

Author: James Allen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781785001246

Category:

Page: 128

View: 7211

Riding up hills is the ultimate challenge for a cyclist. This guide is a compilation of some of the best hills in Cumbria and the Lake District. It's not just a definitive list of the Top 50 toughest climbs; instead, author James Allen has selected some of the most iconic, thrilling, interesting, varied and, of course, challenging hill climbs that this beautiful region has to offer.

Trail Running - Chamonix and the Mont Blanc Region

40 Routes in the Chamonix Valley, Italy and Switzerland

Author: Kingsley Jones

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783623292

Category: Nature

Page: 240

View: 1018

A guidebook describing 40 trail running routes in the Chamonix Valley and around the Mont Blanc massif, visiting France, Switzerland and Italy. The routes, which range from 3.8km (21⁄2 miles) to 168km (104 miles), are graded from 1 to 5 and categorised as trail running, fell running or skyrunning. Starting from Chamonix, Les Houches, Servoz, Champex, Courmayeur, Orsières and Vallorcine among others, and covering classic ultra trail routes as well as shorter day runs, there is something for every runner. Step-by-step route descriptions are accompanied by 1:100,000 mapping and route profiles, with notes on safety and useful tips for runners. Also included is a comprehensive equipment checklist plus information on running at altitude, adapting to the Alps, navigation, maps and mountain safety. GPX files for all routes are available for download after you have purchased the book by logging in to your Cicerone account. Renowned as a mecca for trail runners, the Chamonix Valley and Mont Blanc region is home to some of the greatest trail running races in the world, including the Tour des Géants and Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc. The landscape, with its dramatic mountain scenery and ethereal vistas, offers diverse trail options and true adventure - the perfect playground for this exhilarating sport.

Canyoning in the Alps

Northern Italy and Ticino

Author: Simon Flower

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1849657653

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 448

View: 2399

The Alps rank high among the world's foremost destinations for canyoning. This book brings together all the most celebrated descents in the Alpine regions of northern Italy and Ticino in Switzerland, including classic limestone canyons and superb granite-gneiss water sculptures. Divided into five areas, the descents described in the guide present a huge variety of terrain, rock and styles of canyoning. Route difficulty is split into seven grades, from easier canyons suited to beginners, through to the strongest aquatic and technical challenges, which demand experienced rope skills, physical fitness and a calm head for high water. The guide provides comprehensive background information on equipment, hazards and techniques, as well as details of Alpine geology and the history of canyon exploration. The book also features additional nearby routes in Austria, Slovenia and in the Valais Alps, as well as the climbing, via ferrata and walking options in the surrounding hills and mountains.

Yorkshire Dales (Slow Travel)

Author: Mike Bagshaw

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1841625493

Category: Travel

Page: 192

View: 7211

The Yorkshire Dales is one of the best loved and most visited National Parks in Britain. This guide celebrates the beautiful limestone landscapes it contains, both above and below ground. It encourages visitors to stray away from the honey-pot venues, sampling wildlife in the hidden corners and meeting the true Dales-folk in sleepy villages off the beaten track.

Cycling the Pennine Bridleway

Lancashire and the Yorkshire Dales

Author: Keith Bradbury

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1849657017

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 5264

This guidebook covers the northern stages of the Pennine Bridleway, through Lancashire, Yorkshire and Cumbria, a dedicated and waymarked mountain biking and horse-riding trail that opened in 2011. Using part of the Mary Towneley Loop, the route is described for mountain bikers from Summit, just outside Rochdale all the way to Ravenstonedale in Cumbria, in about 176km. 11 circular day mountain bike routes in the Yorkshire Dales using the Bridleway are also included. A grand total of 384km of trail are covered, mapped using OS map extracts and illustrated with profiles, photographed and described in enough detail to suit all levels of navigational ability. Appendices also offer information on local facilities, accommodation, bike shops and other useful contacts for planning your days out or longer trip along the Bridleway, and information provided before each route description includes distance, ascent, grading, estimated time and percentage of route off-road, as well as maps needed and pubs and cafes en route.

Slow Travel: Yorkshire Dales

Local characterful guides to Britain's special places

Author: Mike Bagshaw

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1784776092

Category: Travel

Page: 208

View: 7757

This new, thoroughly updated edition of Yorkshire Dales, part of Bradt's series of distinctive 'Slow' guides to local UK regions, remains the most comprehensive guide to the area and covers the whole of the recently extended Yorkshire Dales National Park and Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty as well as some 'slow' and historic towns and villages just outside the boundaries. Dale by dale, each chapter covers wildlife, folklore, history and local food and drink, and suggests routes to follow to see the best of it all. Walking and cycling are included, as well as all the attractions and advice needed for a memorable visit. Written by an expert who has lived and worked in the area for over 30 years, the guide draws from his personal experiences as an outdoor enthusiast, naturalist and beer connoisseur. The Yorkshire Dales is famous internationally for its caves, scenic rivers, waterfalls and limestone flora but the lives and culture of the Dales folk that live there are just as fascinating. These days the area is also known for the Tour de Yorkshire, now firmly established as a hugely popular annual cycling event. Ease the pace and discover the delights of the north Pennines, where rivers from the limestone uplands have forged the dales that give the region its name. Drop in to the Tan Hill Inn, the highest pub in Britain, where sheep regularly find their way in to warm themselves by the roaring fire; journey into the depths of Gaping Gill, one of the largest underground chambers in Britain; or take a scenic rail trip on the famous Settle-Carlisle line, crossing the longest railway viaduct in the country at Ribblehead en route. The Yorkshire Dales offer hundreds of square miles of open-access land to explore, popular long-distance footpaths including the Pennine Way and Coast to Coast Walk, renowned medieval castles such as Skipton and Richmond, quaint stone villages and an exceptionally rich wildlife particularly associated with clean rivers and limestone-pavement flora. Discover all this and more with Bradt's Slow Travel Yorkshire Dales, the perfect companion for a successful trip.

Ivory Towers and Dressed Stones

Exploring the Follies, Prospect Towers & Other Curiosities of Northern England

Author: Jim Jarratt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: England, Northern

Page: 172

View: 4130

Cycling Great Britain

Cycling Adventures in England, Scotland and Wales

Author: Tim Hughes,Johanna Cleary

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780933201712

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 2508

The Active Travel Series Cycling Great Britain By Tim Hughes & Johanna Cleary.

Trekking in the Caucasus

Author: Yury Kolomiets,Aleksey Solovʹev

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 211

View: 8856