New walking guidebook

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A new guidebook will open up the wild walking of the Southern Uplands to those looking for day walks.

The guidebook has been written by Ronald Turnbull an award-winning author, who has written many guides on walking in Scotland.

The book includes 44 day walks in these often empty hills, ranging from two to 31km, and often including a number of summits.

The Southern Uplands roll from the Atlantic to the North Sea; from England to Edinburgh. Roughly the size of the Pennines, these hills offer real remoteness and wild walking.

The routes are divided into six areas; the Galloway Hills, Lithsdale and Lanarkshire, Moffatdale, Monor Hills to the Tweed, Lothian, and the Cheviots on the Anglo-Scottish border.

The guidebook provides each walk with a wealth of detail; from distance, timing and ascent information, to the terrain and where to park, all accompanied by annotated OS maps and alternative routes.

Other information such as how to get to and around the area and advice on preparation and accommodation, or background knowledge on the range’s geology, history and wildlife is also included.

The result is an essential guide to discovering the best of the SouthernUplands.

The guide, published by Cicerone, priced £14.95 is available from all good bookshops, or from the publisher. Visit www.cicerone.co.uk