The UK's County Tops

Reaching the top of 91 historic counties

By Jonny Muir

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Inspiring guide to 82 walking routes reaching the tops of the UK's 91 historic counties in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, from Inverness-shire's Ben Nevis (1344m) to Huntingdonshire's Boring Field (80m) visiting 10 national parks and the full range of UK countryside. OS maps, colour photography, many county facts.

Seasons

Seasons

suitable for all seasons; experience of winter conditions is vital for the highest mountains in the Highlands, Pennines and Lake District during the December-April period; spring and autumn are ideal times to climb Ben Nevis, Helvellyn, Pen y Fan, Scafell Pike and Snowdon, which can be very busy in summer
Centres

Centres

anywhere in the UK!
Difficulty

Difficulty

walks to suit all abilities, from 30min strolls over easy ground to day-long expeditions across high land and wild country; difficulty ratings 0-5, distances and time estimates given for each walk; no specialist equipment required for any of the routes outside winter months
Must See

Must See

the Cairngorms, Dartmoor, the Lake District and Northumberland; following Offa’s Dyke, the Pennine Way and the Ridgeway; visiting Leith Hill Tower, Cairnpapple Hill prehistoric site and Snowdon mountain railway; crossing the Carn Mor Dearg Arete and Striding Edge ridges.
ISBN
9781852846299
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Published
13 Sep 2011
Edition
First
Pages
208
Size
21.0 x 14.8 x 1.4cm
Weight
360g
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Jonny Muir

Jonny Muir first visited the UK's 91 historic county tops in a continuous 5000-mile cycling and walking adventure over a three-month period in 2006. His first book, Heights of Madness, published in 2009, is an account of that journey. A journalist for six years at newspapers in Cheltenham, Peterborough and Inverness, he now works as an English teacher in London.

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