Author: Norman Taylor Barry Pope
Series title: Day Walks
Paperback publication date: 04 Jun 2020
Paperback ISBN: 9781906148164
Day Walks in the Peak District: 20 new circular routes features 20 circular walks, between 8 and 13 miles (14km and 21km) in length, suitable for hillwalkers of all abilities. The routes are split into three geographical areas – The High Moors, including the Kinder plateau and Bleaklow; Hills, Tors and Edges, including walks around the Eastern Edges such as Stanage and Burbage; and Limestone Country, with walks in the beautiful limestone dales and valleys of the Peak. Written by Peak District hillwalkers Norman Taylor and Barry Pope, each route features Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps, easy-to-follow directions, details of distance and navigation information, and refreshment stops and local information.
Norman Taylor has been a climber and fell walker since his teens. Since becoming a father with two children in the 1980s he began to plan walks to suit a young family. This resulted in his first publication, Family Walks in the White Peak. This spawned a nationwide series for Scarthin Books of Cromford, and Norman himself wrote a further five Family Walks guides. Since leaving the teaching profession and becoming manager of Foothills – the Outdoor Specialists in Sheffield – some years ago, he has been leading weekly, guided walks throughout the Peak District. Norman has also written Day Walks in the Peak District – 20 new circular routes. To help him in the venture, Norman enlisted friend and walking companion Barry Pope. A keen fell walker since his teens, Barry for many years roamed, explored and photographed the landscape of the Peak District National Park. In the process, he acquired an enviable knowledge of the natural history and archaeology of the area. Barry has also written Day Walks in the Peak District – 20 new circular routes.
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