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Paddy Dillon is a prolific outdoor writer with over 90 guidebooks to his name, and contributions to 40 other publications. He has written for a variety of outdoor magazines, as well as many booklets and brochures for tourism organisations.
Paddy lives near the Lake District and has walked in every county in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales; writing about walks in every one of them. He enjoys simple day walks, challenging long-distance walks, and is a dedicated island-hopper. He has led guided walks and walked extensively in Europe, as well as in Nepal, Tibet, Korea, Africa and the Rocky Mountains of Canada and the United States.
While researching routes, Paddy works directly onto a tablet, so that his descriptions are precise, having been written at the very point at which the reader uses them. He takes his own photographs, has appeared on radio and TV, and is a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild.Website: http://www.paddydillon.co.uk
Map of part of the southern section of the 630 mile (1014km) South West Coast Path National Trail. Covers the trail from Plymouth to Poole along the coastline of Devon and Dorset. This convenient and compact booklet of Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps shows the route, providing all of the mapping you need to walk the trail in either direction.
Map of part of the southern section of the 630 mile (1014km) South West Coast Path National Trail. Covers the trail from St Ives to Plymouth along the west Cornwall and Devon coastline. This convenient and compact booklet of Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps shows the route, providing all of the mapping you need to walk the trail in either direction.
Map of the northern section of the 630 mile (1014km) South West Coast Path National Trail. Covers the trail from Minehead to St Ives along the north Devon and Cornish coastline. This convenient and compact booklet of Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps shows the route, providing all of the mapping you need to walk the trail in either direction.
Map booklet of the Cleveland Way National Trail, a 177km (110 mile) walk around the North York Moors National Park. This booklet is included with the Cicerone guidebook to the Cleveland Way and the Yorkshire Wolds Way, and shows the full route of the Cleveland Way on OS 1:25,000 maps.
Map of the 270 miles (435km) Pennine Way National Trail, between Edale in the Peak District and Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders. This booklet is included with the Cicerone guidebook to the trail, and shows the full route on OS 1:25,000 maps. This popular long-distance route typically takes three weeks to complete.
Guidebook to the Pennine Way National Trail with OS map booklet. The 270 mile route from Edale to Kirk Yetholm takes three weeks to walk and is suitable for fit and experienced long distance walkers. The route crosses the Peak District, Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines National Parks. Includes separate OS 1:25,000 map booklet of the route.
This guidebook describes 50 day walks across the North Pennines, England's remotest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty taking in parts of Cumbria, County Durham and Northumberland. Most of the routes are circular and they range from 5 to 14 miles, with something to suit all abilities. Route descriptions are accompanied by 1:50K OS mapping.
Map of the 79 mile (124km) Great Glen Way (one of Scotland's Great Trails), between Fort William and Inverness. This booklet is included with the Cicerone guidebook to the trail, and shows the full route on Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps. The route typically takes a week to walk, and is suitable for walkers at all levels of experience.
Guidebook to walking the GR20 through Corsica's high mountains. A challenging trail between Calenzana and Conca that includes hands-on scrambling, the 190km trek can be completed by fit walkers in about two weeks. The guidebook includes high and low-level alternatives, plus extra mountain climbs, and all you need to know for this tough route.
Guidebook to walking the GR221 Drystone Route (Ruta de Pedra en Sec) traversing Mallorca's Serra de Tramuntana between Pollença and Andratx. Following rock, paved paths and mule tracks between welcoming villages, the 140km (87 mile) trek is in 10 day stages and showcases the island's forests, mountains and drystone structures.
Guidebook to 25 short, easy walks exploring the Channel Islands of Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm. Including the Guernsey Coastal Walk, the routes cover a total of 140 miles mainly on paths, tracks and quiet roads, and can be easily combined to make longer journeys. Includes notes on travel and the fascinating history of the islands.
An essential guidebook for walking the GR5 trail, 660km from Lac Leman (Lake Geneva) to Nice or Menton, through the French Alps. Includes all the main variant routes as it passes Mont Blanc, then through the Vanoise, the Queyras and the Mercantour National Parks. Includes accommodation, profiles and maps. Suitable for fairly experienced hikers.
The 45 walking routes in this Isle of Arran guidebook range from easy 3km (2 miles) nature trails to long arduous mountain routes with scrambles (up to 32km) providing thorough coverage of Arran, including the ascent of Goatfell and nearby Holy Isle. Most routes are 10 to 15km long but many give opportunities to create longer cross-island walks.
A walking guidebook to the Cleveland Way and Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trails, plus the Tabular Hills Walk. Crossing the North York Moors National Park, coastal scenery and quiet countryside, the three routes can be joined to create an easy circular route of over 250 miles (400km). Includes a 1:25,000 scale OS map booklet of the Cleveland Way.
This guidebook describes 33 walks on Malta and its neighbouring islands of Gozo and Comino. Walks generally range from 3 to 17km, and include Valetta, heritage trails, coastal walks and explorations inland, including the 30km 'Victoria Lines' route between Mgarr and Bahar ic-Caghaq. Malta offers year-round walking.
A guidebook to 11 easy walks (2.5 to 16km) and 4 boat trips on the Scilly Isles. The routes explore Tresco, St Martin's, St Mary's and Bryher, as well as some of the smaller Scilly Isles, all designated as an AONB. The guide includes information on the history, geology and ecology of the islands, which are designated as Heritage coast.
This guidebook to walking routes in Iceland offers 49 day walks and 10 multi-stage treks including the classic Laugavegur Trail. The total of 100 days of routes described cater for most abilities, from waymarked walks to challenging glacier crossings. Information on public transport, accommodation, facilities and budget travel tips also included.
Guidebook to walking the Great Glen Way, a 79 mile National Trail along the Caledonia Canal from Fort William to Inverness. Easily walked within a week in all seasons, the Great Glen Way is an ideal introduction to long-distance walking in Scotland. The route is described in both directions, and a separate OS 1:25K mapping booklet is included.
Guidebook covering the best walks to be found on the island of Tenerife. The 45 routes range from simple day walks, to long distance trails along the GR131, and hiking routes on El Teide. Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, boasts walking routes of many types, set in stunning natural scenery.
Guidebook describing 24 day walks on Jersey in the Channel Isles. Parts of many routes can be combined to make longer routes, including the 48 mile Jersey Coastal Walk and part of the Channel Islands Way. Walks are between 3 and 8 miles, mainly on good paths and tracks, although occasionally rugged cliff paths explore the beautiful coastline.
Guidebook offering detailed descriptions of 40 day walks, plus 10 traffic-free cycle routes along old railway trackbeds. Together they cover 450 miles and spread all over County Durham to show the region's history and natural wonders. The terrain covered ranges from field paths to open moorlands, from the North Sea to the high Pennines.
This inspirational guidebook looks at each of the UK's 19 National Trails, with information that allows ease of comparison and contrast, inspiring you to find out more and to take up a long-distance challenge. Some Trails are short and easy, others much longer, many have strong themes - they may follow a coastline, or traverse ranges of hills.
Guidebook to walking the entire South West Coast Path National Trail. The route runs for 630 miles from Minehead to Poole along the north Devon, Cornish, south Devon and Dorset coastline. Divided into 45 stages, this long-distance coastal trek could be completed within 4 weeks, or walked in sections. Guide includes maps and essential information.
A single guidebook to walking the whole Wales Coast Path - 1400km (870 miles) the length of Wales from Chester to Chepstow, including Anglesey, described in 57 stages. The route passes through the Snowdonia and Pembrokeshire National Parks and many AONBs and can be linked with the Offa's Dyke Path for a complete circuit of Wales.
Guidebook to Glyndwr's Way, a mid-Wales long-distance National Trail of 135 miles taking 9 days to walk, and 2 days (and 29 miles) to complete the loop down the Offa's Dyke Path to create a circular trail. It loops west from Knighton via Machynlleth to Welshpool and covers quiet hills, forests and rolling countryside.
This guidebook explores Menorca through 16 mostly inland one-day walks plus a 4-day coast to coast and the 10-day GR223 trek of 185km round the whole coastline. The trek uses historic bridleway trails to offer plenty of opportunities for walking, cycling and horse riding. Easy walking generally but routes can be combined.
An essential guidebook for hiking the Arctic Circle Trail. At just over 100 miles long, and taking 7 to 10 days to complete, the Arctic Circle Trail crosses the largest ice-free patch of West Greenland. This splendid backpacking route, lying 25-30 miles north of the Arctic Circle runs from Kangerlussuaq to Sisimiut - both with airport access.
This guidebook describes 50 day walks (7km to 31km) exploring the north east of Sardinia, across Gennargentu, Ogliastra and Barbaglia, from the mountains in the middle of the island to the dramatic eastern cliff coastline. Much of the walking is tough with some scrambling, through the wildest and most dramatic parts of Sardinia.
A walking guidebook for exploring La Palma in the Canary Isles. The 45 routes include both day walks and long distance trails including the GR130 and GR131. The routes vary in terrain ranging from trails in Caldera de Taburiente national park to mule tracks and pilgrim trails in Santa Cruz. Includes routes that suit all abilities.
This book offers 45 walks on Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, including 14 walks on the long-distance GR131 trail, which crosses both islands. Lanzarote has a fascinating volcanic national park; Fuerteventura has famous golden beaches. Both islands are crossed by new trails.
Walking on Gran Canaria describes 45 day walks in eight areas of the island. A long-distance coast-to-coast route on the GR131 is included, and shorter walks can be linked to form longer itineraries. Gran Canaria, one of the larger Canary Islands is a hugely popular spot for tourists, but offers many peaceful, rural areas perfect for walking.
A walking guidebook for exploring La Gomera and El Hierro with 45 day walks and treks for all abilities from rugged mountain treks to coastal walks. This wide selection of walks cover long distance trails such as Camino de la Virgen, GR131 on La Gomera and some of GR132 across the Canary Islands. Plenty of variety for all to enjoy.
A book to 20 classic trekking routes in the Alps. Exploring the best trekking areas, outline descriptions and photographs illustrate the classics such as the Tour of Mont Blanc, and Chamonix to Zermatt, as well a number of trekking routes in Slovenia, the Italian Dolomites, the French Alps, Austrian Alps and Swiss Alps. Ideal for inspiration.
A walking guide to Madeira and Porto Santo, the sunny volcanic islands of the mid Atlantic Ocean. The 60 day-walks explore the dramatic cliff coastline, wander along level levada paths, penetrate dense laurisilva forests and traverse stone-paved paths from peak to peak in the high mountains.
A guidebook to walking the Reivers Way. Follow in the footsteps of the border reivers on this 240km (150 mile) route running from Corbridge to Alnmouth. The reivers route wanders through wild and scenic parts of Northumberland, and can be walked in 9 days. The book also includes variants and alternative routes.
The 80 varied walking routes in this guidebook cover 4 areas around the island of Mallorca - Pollenca and the north, The Central Mountains, Andratx and the south, and the Serra de Llevant. Explore Mallorca's diverse terrain - from rugged mountains to remote valleys and breathtaking cliff coastlines.
Guidebook to the Teesdale Way. The 100 mile walk follows the Tees from its source near Dufton to the North Sea near Teesmouth. Described in eight stages, which takes up to 2 weeks to complete. It also includes route descriptions for a selection of 10 circular walks based on and around the River Tees.
This guidebook describes 50 circular day walking routes in the North York Moors. The moors offer no great height but cover seven regions; the Tabular Hills, Hambleton Hills, Cleveland Hills, Northern Moors, High Moors, Eastern Moors and Cleveland Coast. There is also a four-day route following the classic Lyke Wake Walk.
The guidebook describes walking the 370 mile waymarked route through Ireland from Dublin in the east to Bray Head in the southwest on the Atlantic coast. Created by linking the Wicklow Way, South Leinster Way, Munster Way, Avondhy Way and the Kerry Way. An opportunity to discover the heart of the Emerald Isle.
A guidebook to 33 circular day walks and 7 longer expeditions in the Galloway Hills, including Merrick, Corserine, Millfore and the Rhinns of Kells, a 5-day tour and a brief description of the Southern Uplands Way. Explore an area of rocky, heathery wilderness, much of which is designated as the Galloway Forest Park, with almost unlimited access.