Walking in the Bernese Oberland
Over 100 walking routes
By Kev Reynolds
This walking guidebook to the Bernese Oberland describes 113 day walks. Routes range from 2 to 24km and offer breathtaking scenery of the classic Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains, around Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, Gsteig and Meiringen. There are routes suitable for all abilities from short flat walks to adventurous treks.
SeasonsMay to end September is the best weather (but watch out for summer thunderstorms); huts manned in summer months
CentresGrindelwald, Wengen, Lauterbrunnen, Mürren, Adelboden and Kandersteg
DifficultyRange from walks suitable for families to strenuous routes with scrambling. All walks graded in the guide. Good waymarking.
Must SeeViews of the Bernese Alps, the Jungfrau, Eiger, Mönch and others; walks to the Schreckhorn and Rottal huts; Schynige Platte to First; Trümmelbach Falls
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Kev Reynolds was a freelance writer, photojournalist and lecturer. A prolific compiler of guidebooks, his first title for Cicerone Press (Walks & Climbs in the Pyrenees) appeared in 1978; he later produced many more titles for the same publisher. A member of the Outdoor Writers' Guild, the Alpine Club and Austrian Alpine Club, his passion for mountains and the countryside inspired a lifetime's activity, and he regularly travelled throughout Britain to share that enthusiasm through his lectures. Sadly, Kev passed away in 2021. He will be remembered fondly by all who knew him and by many more he inspired through his writing and talks.View author profile
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