The GR5 Trail Vosges and Jura

Author: Les Smith
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 9781783624959
Release Date: 2017-04-30
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Guidebook to a principal north-south long-distance walking route through eastern France, traversing the Vosges and the Haut-Jura plateau along the GR5/GR53. The 687km (427-mile) waymarked path traverses the entire length of the Vosges, and then climbs up onto the plateau of the Haut-Jura before dropping down to Nyon on the shores of Lake Geneva. The GR5 is one of the great walking routes across Europe, crossing the continent from the Dutch coast to the Mediterranean, and the route described here is the central section (518km) from Schirmeck down to Lake Geneva. In addition, the GR53 in the Northern Vosges from Wissembourg to Schirmeck (169km) is described as an offshoot of the GR5 that allows walkers to complete the entire chain of the Vosges. The route is presented in 11 chapters, which in turn are broken into short sections of a few hours each, allowing for a flexible itinerary and easy route planning. There are also suggestions for shorter circular routes making use of sections of the GR53/GR5, as well as an overview of other long-distance routes in the region. A summary of local history, plants and wildlife and delicacies can be found in the introduction and appendices offer details of facilities on route and full accommodation listings.

Trekking in the Vosges and Jura

Author: Les Smith
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 9781849656207
Release Date: 2012-04-26
Genre: Sports & Recreation

This is a practical guidebook to the trekking possibilities in the Vosges and French Jura mountains. These mountains, which contain three regional parks and contrasting landscapes and wildlife habitats, are of a relatively moderate height, and have a well-developed network of waymarked paths that provide a wealth of opportunities for the walker. The book will be useful to anyone who plans to explore this lesser-known corner of France on foot, whether by means of short excursions or longer trails. The main part of the guide describes a continuous long-distance route (672km, 418 miles) which traverses the Vosges and Jura ranges from the German border in the north to Lake Geneva in the south, much of it along the GR5 footpath. Walking the entire route is a significant undertaking, amply rewarded by the diversity of landscapes and villages encountered along the way. The guide has suggestions for circular walks using selected sections of the GR5, ideas for shorter walks from centres throughout the region, and information on alternative long-distance routes. The background section, written with the walker in mind, covers the history, wildlife and landscape of the region.

Walking the GR5

Author: French Ramblers Association
Publisher: McCarta
ISBN: STANFORD:36105020696170
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Travel

The walking guides based on trails created and marked by the French Federation of Hiking Clubs.

Walks in Silverdale and Arnside

Author: Brian Evans
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 9781849655439
Release Date: 2012-02-15
Genre: Sports & Recreation

A popular walking guide to the Silverdale and Arnside Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), at the top of Morecambe Bay in Cumbria and Lancashire, north west England, overlooking the Lake District. 21 day walks are described and hand-illustrated, between Carnforth, Holme, Milnthorpe and Arnside, climbing wooded hills and limestone escarpments with views of the Lake District fells, visiting nature reserves including Leighton Moss RSPB reserve, crossing the Bay itself to Kents Bank and following the canal. Many are the visitors who have speeded past to more renowned National Parks, who, when they do turn off to Silverdale or Arnside, wonder why they didn't come to this beautiful area before. The combinations of rocky coastal scenery, woodland and rough limestone hills either side of the M6 in north Lancashire, make this a paradise for walkers. There is an extensive network of well walked paths through an intricate rocky landscape, a joy to explore. The area is renowned for its flora and fauna, its historic buildings and interesting geological features. Walks are between 2 and 8 miles but packed with interest, taking longer than their mileage implies, and can be combined for longer days.

The Ascent of Snowdon

Author: EG Rowland
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 9781783620241
Release Date: 2013-11-12
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Snowdon is the highest peak south of Scotland in the UK. It certainly looks a mountain from all points of the compass. Five rocky ridges radiate from the summit. Between them are five dark cwms, mainly with sunless depths, that give a forbidding aspect to the approaches. For Snowdon has no sylvan graces. Once the valleys are left behind, it is a treeless waste. There is little heather on its slopes and the grey grass on its less stony sides gives scant nourishment to the hardy mountain sheep that roam on its barren sides. But there is a beauty in this wildness, and the many lakes that lie in its cwms and the small streams that run down into them help to relieve the stern landscape. After describing a tour round the mountain, this book gives details of the five well-marked regular paths up the mountain, the Mountain Railway and the famous Horseshoe Walk. It then deals with a few of the lesser used variations from the beaten track and then concludes with a few hints to budding hill walkers.

Scotland s Far West

Author: Denis Brook
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 9781849654852
Release Date: 2012-03-02
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The guide describes 34 mountain walks in Scotland's far-west peninsula - including Morvern, Ardnamurchan and Ardgour - and on the island of Mull. Mull, Scotland's third largest isle, and for bard Dugold MacPhail 'Of Isles the Fairest', has something for everyone. Those with interests in archaeology, geology and history will be captivated; naturalists will be fascinated by its flora and fauna; but its universal magic is tranquillity, while affording you all the joys of walking in the great outdoors. Across the narrow Sound of Mull, lies Morvern with Ardgour and Ardnamurchan. Here the enchantment continues to develop. At its farthest reaches, approached by a narrow road meandering through the finest scenery, is the most westerly part of the British mainland, Ardnamurchan Point. The allure of Mull, Morvern, Ardnamurchan and Ardgour is outstanding, and once you have seen them, you will want to visit Scotland's far west time after time.

Paris

Author: Barrie Kerper
Publisher: Fodor's Travel Publications
ISBN: STANFORD:36105028642135
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Travel

Patricia Wells, Saul Bellow, Jan Morris, and Mavis Gallant delight readers with the sights, sounds, and history of the City of Light. Unlike other travel guides, this book immerses readers in a place, culture, and people other than their own while offering a wealth of information every traveler needs.

Provence

Author: Barrie Kerper
Publisher: Fodor's
ISBN: STANFORD:36105110150765
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Travel

Brings together previously published essays and articles by such writers as Peter Mayle, Patricia Wells, and Judith Thurman with detailed tips and advice on the region's history, culture, food, drink, accommodations, and natural wonders. Original. 10,000 first printing.

A Long Walk South

Author: Sean Rothery
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105025957361
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Travel

An account of a 2000 mile walk along the Grand Radonne Cinq, or the GR5, a long-distance trail first devised by the French, from the Hook of Holland to Nice. A fine piece of travel writing with the author's own pencil sketches.

France

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: 0864426127
Release Date: 1999
Genre: France

The Camargue village of Les Saintes Maries de la Mer hosts a three-day annual pilgrimage by gypsies, who honour their patron saint, Sarah. This guide to France has a special section on food and wine, covers outdoor activities in the Alps and the Pyrenees, and includes a detailed language guide.