"The Best Walks" series - now fully revised, updated and
illustrated with colour photographs - explores the very best
walking opportunities to be found in a region or national park.
There is something for everyone in these walking guides. Each book
suggests thirty-six good quality walks - where possible, circular
to avoid difficulties with transport. Walks are clearly graded as
easy, moderate, challenging or strenuous/difficult routes more
suitable for the experienced hiker. A clear route description and
exceptionally detailed map is included for each walk and there are
practical suggestions on transport to and within the region plus a
section with useful addresses and telephone numbers. All routes
were recently checked or re-walked by the author. "Best Walks
in North Wales" covers Snowdonia National Park - one of
Britain's most popular walking areas. "Best Walks in
Southern Wales" covers the area south of Snowdonia, from
Plynlimon to Monmouth, taking in the Gower Peninsula, the
Pembrokeshire coast, the Brecon Beacons, the Wye Valley and the
Forest of Dean.
Richard Sale is one of the world's leading Arctic scholars and explorers and a professional glaciologist. He has written widely on Polar history, exploration and wildlife and is the author of many books, including To the Ends of the Earth: The History of Polar Exploration which was the 2003 UK Outdoor Writers Guild Best Book on an Outdoor Theme, and The Gyrfalcon (Popatov and Sale), which was the US Wildlife Society's Book of the Year for 2006.