Walk! The Brecon Beacons
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Travel Book of the Week. As a wannabe walker, I'm much taken with the Discovery Walking guides new Walk! UK series which covers all the major walking destinations from the Lake District to Exmoor. Walk! The Brecon Beacons, GBP12.99 by Bob Greaves, is a handsomely produced book of 160 pages in full colour with Ordnance Survey mapping and a spiral binding. Each itinerary includes a route summary, ratings for effort, time, distance, ascents/descents, refreshments and vertigo risk, a fully detailed walk description, global positioning waypoints along the route for pin-point navigational accuracy and a full-colour 1:40,000 scale map of the route. There is a good choice of walks for all abilities. Frank Barrett --The Mail on Sunday March 5 2006 Book Description There are forty great walks here, ranging from a gentle stroll around Usk Reservoir to a challenging four peaks in a day on our Grwynne Fawr route. All the walks are within the Brecon Beacons National Park, an area of great beauty and tremendous variety.High peaks hide glacial lakes in ancient moorland, man-made reservoirs and canals blend with their natural surrounding, waterfalls cascade down secret gorges, while ancient castles, churches and monasteries stud the landscape. All 40 walking routes include: walking route summary, ratings for Effort Time Distance Ascents/Descents Refreshments and Vertigo risk, fully detailed walk description including frequent timings to aid navigation and check your progress, GPS waypoints at every key point on every route for pin-poimt navigational accuracy, full colour 1:40,000 scale Ordnance Survey licenced mapping for each route.