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General Guides

£  7.50   Stephen Ballard 1804-1890 "One of Nature's Gentlemen" An interpretation by Pamela Hurle  - To Order Only Order
£12.99   'In my own Time' by Richard Dobson
A historical walk through Herefordshire in the footsteps of 19th Century author & artist Henry Timmins
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£12.95   The River Avon - Tewkesbury to Source Order
£  5.00   Birds & Butterflies around the Malverns Order
£  4.95   Bredon Hill - A Guide to its Archaeology, History, Folklore & Villages - Includes some walks Order
£  4.50   Castlemorton, Upton, Welland & Hanleys -  Map/Atlas showing properties and their names  Order
£  7.99   Great Breaks Cotswolds - Insight    Order
£  2.99   Cotswolds - AA Mini Guide Order
£  7.99   Cotswolds  (inc. Oxford & Stratford) - AA Leisure Guide 
   The guide contains 10 walks of 2 - 10 miles, 3 family-friendly cycle rides & 2 Car Tours, each illustrated with a colour map. Each chapter tells you the best places to visit in the Cotswolds and listings pages give reviews of pubs and tea shops plus information on where to shop, local specialities, activities, and local events and festivals.
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£10.00   The Hanleys - A history of Hanley Castle & Hanley Swan Order
£17.99   The Forest & Chase of Malvern - Pamela Hurle Order
£14.99   The Malvern Hills - An Ancient Landscape  (Covers the Archaeology of the Hills from prehistoric to present day) - English Heritage Order
£13.95   The Malvern's & Westward - Travels through the Malverns & East Herefordshire - Pictorial Guide Order
£10.00   Pubs of the Malverns and nearby villages - by Tony Hobbs  -  History and stories of Hostelries in the Malverns Order
£16.99   The Malvern Hills - Pictorial Guide - Mike Smart Order
£25.00   Celebrated Spring of the Malvern Hills - by Bruce Osborne & Cora Weaver
 Photographs, old drawings & detailed maps tell the story of Malvern's spring water & it's rich & long history 
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£12.95   Severn's Southern Hills - by John Bradford
  A description of the hills flanking the river Severn between Bridgnorth & Gloucester with text and photos
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£12.95   Warwickshire Airfields in the Second World War - Countryside Books
   A full account of the part played by Warwickshire's airfields during the Second World War. The history of each airfield is described with the squadrons and aircraft based at them and the main operations flown. The effects of the war on the daily lives of civilians, and the constant dangers from raids and night bombing are also detailed. Fully illustrated.
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£18.99   Historic Worcester Streets - Terry Wardle   -     Their history & the people who lived & worked in them Order
£  1.50   Ancient Hills - Guide to geology & natural history of the Order
£  1.20   Malvern Hillforts Order
£  1.50   Malvern Chase Order
£  2.50   Upton upon Severn Guide Order
       
Harvey Maps
£6.95 1/10 000 Malvern Hills Order
£3.95 1/15 000 Wells of Malvern  Order
       
Long Distance Walking Routes
£  7.95   Cotswold Way - AZ Atlas  (1/25 000) Order
£11.99   The Cotswold Way - Trailblazer Guide
   Planning - Places to stay and places to eat.  Includes 44 large scale maps and guides to 48 towns and villages
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£14.99   The Cotswold Way - National Trail Guide
   Provides a description of the route divided into fifteen chapters, each covering one day's walk. This work includes: a 1:25 000 Ordnance Survey mapping marked with points of interest along the route; colour photographs; background information on local history, wildlife, archaeology and landscape; and a useful information section.
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£14.95   Cotswold Way - Two-way trail description - Cicerone Press Guide
   Guide to the 102-mile Cotswold Way (National Trail) between Chipping Campden and Bath. The route is described in both directions. It meanders through the beautiful Cotswold landscape, visiting honey-coloured villages and old market towns, and ends in the World Heritage City of Bath.
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£  7.95   Cotswold Way 1/25 000 Route Map Booklet - Cicerone Press Order
£9.95   The Geopark Way -  - 109 Walking trail through the Abberley & Malvern Hills Geopark 
  This trail guide is conveniently split into 17 comfortable day walks.  Each of these 17 sections describes and interprets the geological sites found along the trail.  The geology is peppered with interesting facts about the area, along with comprehensive route directions.  Each trail section within the guide is headed by a map detailing the route and sites of interest
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£  6.95   Gloucestershire Way Guide
  
The Gloucestershire Way provides a continuous walk of 100 miles through the distinctive areas of the Forest of Dean, Severn Vale and Cotswold. Beginning at Chepstow the route passes through Cinderford, Gloucester and Stow-on-the-Wold before finishing at Tewkesbury. The guide breaks the route down into eight sections each with a seperate chapter. These sections begin at Chepstow, Park End, May Hill, Gloucester, Crickley, Salperton, Stow-on-the-Wold and Winchcombe.
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£  8.99   The Heart of England Way - by Stephen Cross - 102 miles of linear walk or 225 miles of 32 linked circular walks Order
£  7.50   Herefordshire Trail - Hereford Ramblers Guide Order
£  5.95   St. Kenelm's Way
  St Kenelm's Way traces a route of 55 miles through Saxon Worcestershire from Clent to Winchcombe in the Cotswolds.
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£  9.75   The Macmillan Way Guidebook
   This 128 page full colour book describes the route from Boston to Abbotsbury and is complete with 60 maps and 72 illustrations.  

Location: Lincolnshire; Leicestershire; Northamptonshire; Oxfordshire; Warwickshire; Wiltshire; Somerset; Dorset

OS Maps: Explorer™ 261,249,248,234,227,224,207,206, 191,168,156,142,129,117; OL 45, OL15

The Macmillan Way is a 470km coast to coast long distance path that has been developed to increase public awareness of Macmillan Cancer Relief and to assist in raising funds for this charitable organisation. The trail first crosses the Lincolnshire Fens and then follows, as near as possible, the course of the long oolitic limestone belt which comprises stone known as 'Cotswold' in the Cotswold area, but which runs in slightly varying forms all the way from South Yorkshire to Dorset.

The Macmillan Way starts from Boston and then runs across the Fens to their western edge at Kate's Bridge near Bourne before joining the limestone belt. From here it runs to Stamford and then along the shore of Rutland Water to Oakham. It then heads south and west via Warmington to Stow-on-the-Wold in the Cotswolds. Then follows a glorious section through the Cotswold Hills via Cirencester and Tetbury to Bradford-on-Avon. Then through Somerset and into Dorset via Castle Carey and Sherborne to Abbotsbury, a coastal village noted for its lovely old limestone buildings.

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£  4.95   The Monnow Valley Walk - Llwybr Dyffryn Mynwy (Descriptive guide to a scenic 40 mile (65km) linear walk from Monmouth to Hay-on-Wye, including suggestions for circular walks) Order
£  5.95   The Mortimer Trail Official Guide Order
£12.95   The Severn Way - UK's longest river from source to sea - by Terry Marsh - Cicerone Press Guide
  The Severn Way is a 338km (210-mile) walk through the Welsh borders. Beginning at the River Severn's source in Powys, mid-Wales, this guidebook gives all the information needed to enjoy walking the route. The Severn Way meanders through superb landscapes, interesting towns and villages before finishing near Bristol, in south-west England.
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£  7.75   Shakespeares Way - This guide describes the 146-mile Shakespeare’s Way – a footpath running through the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, Blenheim Park, Oxford, the valley of the Thame, and the beech woods of the Chilterns. Beyond here it takes a surprisingly quiet route into London. The footpath tries to stay as close as possible to the route the ‘Bard’ may have taken on his own journeys between Stratford-upon-Avon and London. Order
£  7.00   From the Thames to the Wye 
  12 Walks between stations on line from Oxford to Hereford
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£  4.99   Winchcombe Way - The Official guide to the 42 mile route in the North Cotswolds Order
£  7.95   The Wyche Way by Guy Vowles - 
An innovative 79 mile linking walk from Kington to Broadway Tower
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£12.95   The Wye Valley Walk - Chepstow to Powys - Cicerone Press Guide
   The official guide to backpacking or walking the Wye Valley Walk, 136 miles through the Welsh borders, crossing between south Wales and Herefordshire, from Chepstow to Plynlimon. Easy walking through wooded gorges, riverside meadows and open moorland, passing sites such as Tintern Abbey, Goodrich Castle, Hereford Cathedral and Hay-on-Wye.
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£  5.95   The Wysis Way Order
       
Walking Guides
£  4.00   Walks from Ashton under Hill - (Bredon Hill) Order
£12.00   British Camp & Herefordshire Beacon - by Amanda Simons Order
£  8.99   Cotswolds Countryside Dog Walks - Graded walks with no stiles for your dog.  Easy to follow maps & guides Order
£12.95   Walking in the Cotswolds - 30 Classic Hill and Valley Walks - by Damiian Hall - Cicerone Press Guide
  Walking in the Cotswolds describes 30 circular walks set throughout the idyllic Cotswolds in southern England. 14 of the walks include parts of the Cotswold Way National Trail. The Cotswolds AONB has hills, woodlands and secret valleys, with plenty of remoteness, wilderness and epic views that show there is real hill walking country to be found
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£11.99   50 Walks in the Cotswolds - AA
   This guide offers over 50 walks around the Cotswolds, including Chippi ng Camden, Shipton on Stour, Chasleton House, Sherbourne and Wychwood Forest. A range of walks are featured to suit both the casual walker and the hiker, all between two and ten miles (3.2 to 16km) in length. Each walk takes a particular theme: wildlife, history, countryside, and following in the footsteps of the famous. A location map is included to indicate the starting point of each walk and the route to take, with clearly marked topographical features to guide you. Information on footpath signs, countryside access, walking tips, safety guidelines and dog-friendliness is included, and details include refreshment panels highlighting tea-room and pubs.
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£  7.99   The Cotswolds  - Short Walks for all the family - Jarrold Guide No 4 Order
£12.99   Cotswold Walks - Pathfinder No 6 Order
£11.99   More Cotswold Walks - Pathfinder Guide No 40 Order
£12.95   Walking in the Forest of Dean - Cicerone Press Guide
   A guidebook of 25 walks in the Forest of Dean, with all the information needed to enjoy a range of walks in the vales and glades of this ancient area. From short 4-mile walks to all-day sections of long-distance trails such as the Offa's Dyke Path and Gloucestershire Way, this guidebook is an ideal aid for exploring the forest and its history
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£  9.99   50 Walks in Gloucestershire - AA Guide
   Explore the beauty of Gloucestershire with this walking guide. It offers over 50 walks around the country, including the Cotswolds Water Park, Chipping Campden and Tewkesbury and provides places to visit along the way, or extensions to make them easier or more challenging. Each walk highlights a particular feature, for instance wildlife, history or the countryside and ranges from two to ten miles in length. A location map indicates the starting point of the walk while topographical features are clearly marked to guide you along the route. Information is also provided on footpath signs, countryside access, walking tips and safety guidelines and an introduction to the county provides a brief background to the area.
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£  2.50   Walks in the Hanleys (Hanley Castle & Hanley Swan) Order
£  4.95   Hay-on-Wye - Kittiwake Publication Order
£  6.95   Walks in the Country - Heart of England Order
£  6.99   Short Walks in Herefordshire and the Wye Valley - Jarrold Guide No 32 Order
£  3.95   Top Ten Herefordshire Walks by Herefordshire Ramblers - 10 walks of various grades around the county Order
£  7.95   Walks in and around Ledbury - An illustrated study and exploration of Ledbury and environs - 2 walks Order
£12.99   The Malverns to Warwickshire - Pathfinder Guide No 74 Order
£  7.95   A pictorial guide to the Malvern Hills - Book 1   - Carl Flint   -   North Malvern, West Malvern & Malvern Link.  Written in the 'Wainwright' style including walks Order
£  8.50   A pictorial guide to the Malvern Hills - Book 2  - Carl Flint   -   Great Malvern Town Centre to St. Ann's Wells Town centre walk.  An alternative Town Centre Walk plus The Breacon Race Walk Order
£  7.95   A pictorial guide to the Malvern Hills - Book 3  - Carl Flint   -    Malvern Wells, Welland, Little Malvern, British Camp, Castlemorton Common & Whiteleaved Oak Order
£  7.95   A pictorial guide to the Malvern Hills - Book 4 - Carl Flint   -    The Royal Well, Colwall & Alfrick Pound Order
£  8.99   Walks around the Malverns - Sigma Press
 25 walks around the Malverns and surrounding countryside
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£12.99   Walk around the Malverns - Discovery Guide
   30 detailed walks ranging from gentle strolls along the River Severn to strenuous hikes along the length of the Malvern Hills
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£  3.50   Malvern Hills Trail Maps - Includes five leaflets describing circular walks Order
£  5.99   Striding around Ross - Guy Vowles  (50 miles of interconnecting walks) Order
£  7.95   Walks in Severn Country - Meridian Guide Order
£11.99   Shakespeare Country, Vale of Evesham & Cotswolds - Pathfinder Guide No 33 Order
£  4.99   A Boot up the Shropshire Hills - 10 Leisure Walks of Discovery Order
£  6.95   Pub Strolls in Shropshire - Countryside
  30 short country pub walks. Includes routes near Ludlow, Church Stretton, Bridgnorth, Shrewsbury, Telford and Ellesmere.
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£11.99   Shropshire, Staffordshire - Pathfinder Guide No 14 - Jarrold Order
£12.95   The Shropshire Hills - Cicerone Press
   Explores Shropshire’s hills from Ludlow to the Wrekin, Bewdley to Stiperstones, Wenlock Edge and the Long Mynd in 21 half- and full-day walks. Special features on Ironbridge, Ludlow, Much Wenlock and Bridgnorth and Sabrina Fair.
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£  4.95   Walks in the Shropshire Hills - Kittiwake Guide Order
£  9.99   50 Walks in Warwickshire & the West Midlands - AA Guide
   A variety of mostly mapped walks to suit both the casual walker and the more serious hiker are contained in this illustrated guide. Detailed maps include information on the route - scenery, distance, terrain, places of interest - together with dog-friendly walks. Special features include: an introductory location map indicating the starting point of every walk; a summary of distance, time, gradient, level of difficulty, type of surface and access, landscape, dog friendliness, parking and public toilets; places to visit along the way; refreshment information; and a "what to look for" panel featuring more specific detail of urban and industrial heritage, flora and fauna.
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£10.00   The Worcestershire Cakes and Ale Trail - by Bob Bibby
  2-5.5 miles circular routes
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£  9.99   50 Walks in Worcestershire & Herefordshire - 50 walks of 2 to 10 miles, includes guidance for dog walkers - AA
   A variety of mostly mapped walks to suit both the casual walker and the more serious hiker are contained in this illustrated guide. Detailed maps include information on the route - scenery, distance, terrain, places of interest - together with dog-friendly walks. Special features include: an introductory location map indicating the starting point of every walk; a summary of distance, time, gradient, level of difficulty, type of surface and access, landscape, dog friendliness, parking and public toilets; places to visit along the way; refreshment information; and a "what to look for" panel featuring more specific detail of urban and industrial heritage, flora and fauna.
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£12.95   Walking the Wye Valley - Cicerone Press Guide
Guidebook to 30 varied walks of 3 - 10 miles, in the valley of the Wye, the most scenic river in England and Wales, between Chepstow in the south and Plynlimon. Landscape ranges from open moorland to wooded gorges and is dotted with the sites of Iron Age hillforts and castles. Centres include Ross-on-Wye, Hereford, Hay-on-Wye and Rhayader.
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£  6.99   Wye Valley (40 Hill and Riverside Walks) - Pocket Mountain Guide Order
£12.99   Wye Valley  & Forest of Dean - Pathfinder No 29 Order
       
Climbing Guides
£25.00   Wye Valley - Vol 1: Lower Wye Valley - Climbers Club Guide - Cordee Order
£17.50   Wye Valley - Vol 2: Symonds Yat - Climbers Club Guide - Cordee Order
£12.50   The Sandstone Outcrops of the Forest of Dean Order
       
Cycle Guides
£12.95   Cycling in the Cotswolds - Half and Full day routes and a 200km toiur of the cotswolds - by Chiz Dakin Order
£14.95   Cotswold Mountain Bike Guide - 20 Classic Rides - by Tom Fenton
   This book features 20 classic rides between 14km and 77km in length, suitable for mountain bikers of all abilities.  Each ride is described with easy-to-follow directions and is plotted on clear and easy to use Ordnance Survey 1:50 000 mapping.  Also included with each ride are details of distance, timings and difficulty gradings, plus refreshment stops and local knowledge.  A Bonus Section includes details of the downhill riding on Leckhampton Hill, plus top tens for descents, climbs and singletrack.
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£  6.99   Cotswolds - Cycling Country Lanes and traffic free family routes - Goldeneye Map
  The 28 circular routes on this map are designed to follow the quietest country lanes.  They also include traffic-free Family Cycling Trails; Stroud Valley, The Oxford Waterway and Forest of Dean Family Trails. 
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£  7.99   Cotswold-off-road bike route - Goldeneye Laminated Map
   10 circular touring routes off the beaten track to explore the very best trails in the cotswolds
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£  6.99   Cotswolds Mountain Bike Routes - Goldeneye Map Order
£  4.95   Forest of Dean & Wye Valley Cycling Guide Map - Inc. Family Trail- Waterproof, Ordnance Survey Base Map, Tearproof, Trails & Route details  (1/25 000) - Cordee Order
£  2.99   Forest of Dean Recreation Map - Central Area - A guide to the trails and forestry tracks of the central Dean Area for cyclists and walkers  (scale 1/30 000) Order
£  2.99   The Malverns Offroad Cycling Maps - Map 1 - East - Six circular routes on bridleways and quiet lanes to the east of the Malvern Hills Order
£  2.99   The Malverns Offroad Cycling Maps - Map 2 - West - Six circular routes on bridleways and quiet lanes to the east of the Malvern Hills Order
       
£  5.99   Herefordshire, Worcestershire & North Gloucestershire - Sustrans Pocket Map No 15 for National Cycle Network Order
£  8.99   Cycling Climbs of the Midlands - A Road Cyclists Guide Order
£  5.99   East Midlands - (includes The Cloud Trail, Erewash Valley Trail, Brampton Valley Way & 5 individual day rides ) Sustrans Pocket Map No. 21 for National Cycle Network Order
£  5.99   West Midlands Cycle Route - 162 mile route - Oxford to Derby via Birmingham - Sustrans Order
£  8.99   Shakespeare Cycle Way - Stratford upon Avon to London - Sustrans Order
£  5.99   Shropshire, Staffordshire & Black Country - Sustrans Pocket Map No. 22 for National Cycle Network Order
£  5.99   Severn & Thames - Sustrans Pocket Map No. 11 -  Includes Bristol, Bath, Chippenham, Stroud & Swindon and 5 individual day rides Order
£  5.99   Warwickshire & South Midlands - Sustrans Pocket Map No. 16 for National Cycle Network Order
       
Waterways Guide
£  9.95   Wye Canoe? - The Canoeists guide to the River Wye
   The Wye Valley attracts many thousands of visitors each year and the river is a popular resource for sport and recreation. About 250km long, one of the longest rivers in Britain and perhaps the most popular for paddlers of canoes and kayaks in the UK. It is popular for long distance touring, recreational paddling and white water paddling - including the rapids at Symonds Yat which is a nationally important site owned by the British Canoe Union. This is the 12th edition of "The Canoeists' Guide to the River Wye", published by the Environment Agency Wales which is the navigation authority responsible for the Rivers Wye and Lugg - it is their job to look after the environment and navigation for these rivers. The guide provides a comprehensive overview and the latest practical information to help plan a trip
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