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Books

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Fishnet
  • Twenty-year-old Rona Leonard walks out of her sister Fiona`s flat and disappears.Six years on, worn down by a tedious job, child care and the aching absence in her life, Fiona`s existence is blown apart by the revelation that, before she disappeared, Rona worked as a prostitute. Determined to uncover the truth, Fiona embarks on a quest to... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • We Should All be Feminists
  • A personal and powerful essay from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the bestselling author of `Americanah` and `Half of a Yellow Sun`, based on her 2013 TEDx Talk of the same name. What does ”feminism” mean today? That is the question at the heart of We Should All Be Feminists, a personal, eloquently-argued essay - adapted from her much-viewed Tedx... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Walking in the Rain
  • Walking is medicine for the mind. It helps us slow down and think things through. It also helps us perk up and generate new ideas. There are few activities as readily available and revitalizing as a brisk walk, or as soothing and stimulating as a long walk. Wonderful things can happen when we set out on two feet.Within these pages, you will... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Walking Palestine: 25 Journeys Into the West Bank
  • Walk the plains and hills of Burqin, Jenin and Zebabde; experience the the cool springs of al-Bidaan; explore the tides of empire at charming Sebastia; indulge in Palestinian food, beer and hospitality in Taybeh and Birzeit; wander about in Palestine’s most colourful wadis around Aboud; descend through spectacular wadis towards the lows of the... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • The Way of a Pilgrim: Candid Tales of a Wanderer to His Spiritual Father
  • By the mercy of God I am a Christian, by my deeds a great sinner, by calling a homeless wanderer of the lowliest origins, roaming from place to place. Here, see my belongings: a bag of dry crusts on my back and the Holy Bible in my breast pocket; that`s it.In 1884 there appeared in Russia a slim volume containing four short tales. They told of... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Alan Stoob: Nazi Hunter: A Comic Novel
  • Alan Stoob, hero of this hilarious novel has been described as a new member of the great pantheon of British comic characters - genus awkward old bastard - that already includes Mr Micawber, Mr Pooter and Captain Mainwairing. Originally a Twitter sensation, whose fans include India Knight and Dara O`Brien, he now walks the pages of this book... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2013
  • Pilgrim Paths in Ireland
  • In recent times the popularity of the Camino de Santiago has prompted renewed interest in pilgrim walks in Ireland. Increasing numbers now follow ancient Irish pilgrim paths to such holy places as Glencolumbkille, Croagh Patrick, Lough Derg and Glendalough. John G. O`Dwyer has walked - or, in the case of Clonmacnoise, cycled - the pilgrim... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Under the Banyan Tree
  • “Under the Banyan Tree” is yet another book from one of the twentieth century’s greatest writers, R. K. Narayan. Here, he has crafted together a collection of short stories and tall tales that look warmly at characters from all walks of Indian life that are so well observed they all come together to give an insight into the human experience.As... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Bruges City Guide: 2017
  • This definitive little guide will lead you on an adventure through the heart of a city you thought you knew, introducing the best shops, hotels, bed and breakfasts, cafes and restaurants. It includes three atmospheric walks through the city, which showcase Bruges` range of diverse museums: from the Groeninge Museum, featuring fine art from the... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Well-Designed: How to Use Empathy to Create Products People Love
  • From Design Thinking to Design Doing Innovators today are told to run loose and think lean in order to fail fast and succeed sooner. But in a world obsessed with the new, where cool added features often trump actual customer needs, it`s the consumer who suffers. In our quest to be more agile, we end up creating products that underwhelm. So... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • The Blackbird Diaries: A Year with Wildlife
  • With its enchanting song, striking orange bill and endearing willingness to share our living space, the blackbird is one of our best-loved birds. But robins, swifts, goldfinches and blue tits can captivate us equally and, in The Blackbird Diaries, Karen Lloyd shares her deep-rooted affection for all our treasured garden wildlife. Over the four... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Dynamic World Global Mapping Wall Map ENCAPSULATED
  • With this encapsulated 1:40,000,000 scale wall map of the world, learn how natural phenomena creates our dynamic planet.The cartography displays contours through detailed shadings for both land and bathymetric formations. The map features detailed descriptions of plate tectonics, earthquakes and tsunamis, volcanoes, hotspots and impact craters,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Tielt NGI Topo 21/1-2
  • Topographical survey of Belgium at 1:20,000 from Nationaal Geografisch Instituut / Institut Géographique National, the country’s national survey organization. Each 20K map covers one quarter of the corresponding 1:50,000 map (with adjustments in the border and coastal areas). The maps provide all the information expected of topographic mapping... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Bertem - Leuven 20K NGI Belgium Survey Map No. 32/1-2
  • Topographical survey of Belgium at 1:20,000 from Nationaal Geografisch Instituut / Institut Géographique National, the country’s national survey organization. Each 20K map covers one quarter of the corresponding 1:50,000 map (with adjustments in the border and coastal areas). The maps provide all the information expected of topographic mapping... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Vise - St-Martens-Voeren
  • Topographical survey of Belgium at 1:20,000 from Nationaal Geografisch Instituut / Institut Géographique National, the country’s national survey organization. Each 20K map covers one quarter of the corresponding 1:50,000 map (with adjustments in the border and coastal areas). The maps provide all the information expected of topographic mapping... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Rothera Point - Wright Peninsula - Adelaide Island
  • Rothera Point - Wright Peninsula area of the Adelaide Island off the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula on a on topographic map from the British Antarctic Survey presenting it at 1:50,000 and 1:200,000. PLEASE NOTE: to see the list of other detailed topographic and specialist maps from BAS please click on the series link. BAS maps of wider... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • World heritage Region Anhalt - Dessau- Wittenberg
  • Dessau – Flaming on a waterproof, tear-resistant, GPS compatible cycling map at 1:75,000 from the ADFC (Allgemeiner Deutscher Fahrrad-Club - the official German cycling federation), in a series of maps with extensive overprint for long-distance and local cycling routes. GPS waypoints, route profiles, details of online links for information... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Estaimpuis - Pecq 20K NGI Belgium Survey Map No. 37/1-2
  • Topographical survey of Belgium at 1:20,000 from Nationaal Geografisch Instituut / Institut Géographique National, the country’s national survey organization. Each 20K map covers one quarter of the corresponding 1:50,000 map (with adjustments in the border and coastal areas). The maps provide all the information expected of topographic mapping... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Achel North
  • Topographical survey of Belgium at 1:20,000 from Nationaal Geografisch Instituut / Institut Géographique National, the country’s national survey organization. Each 20K map covers one quarter of the corresponding 1:50,000 map (with adjustments in the border and coastal areas). The maps provide all the information expected of topographic mapping... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Rebeque - Ittre 20K NGI Belgium Survey Map No. 39/1-2
  • Topographical survey of Belgium at 1:20,000 from Nationaal Geografisch Instituut / Institut Géographique National, the country’s national survey organization. Each 20K map covers one quarter of the corresponding 1:50,000 map (with adjustments in the border and coastal areas). The maps provide all the information expected of topographic mapping... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Genk - Zutendaal 20K NGI Belgium Survey Map No. 26/5-6
  • Topographical survey of Belgium at 1:20,000 from Nationaal Geografisch Instituut / Institut Géographique National, the country’s national survey organization. Each 20K map covers one quarter of the corresponding 1:50,000 map (with adjustments in the border and coastal areas). The maps provide all the information expected of topographic mapping... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Kruisstraat - Stekene
  • Topographical survey of Belgium at 1:20,000 from Nationaal Geografisch Instituut / Institut Géographique National, the country’s national survey organization. Each 20K map covers one quarter of the corresponding 1:50,000 map (with adjustments in the border and coastal areas). The maps provide all the information expected of topographic mapping... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Wasseiges - Braives
  • Topographical survey of Belgium at 1:20,000 from Nationaal Geografisch Instituut / Institut Géographique National, the country’s national survey organization. Each 20K map covers one quarter of the corresponding 1:50,000 map (with adjustments in the border and coastal areas). The maps provide all the information expected of topographic mapping... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Durban Pocket Tourist Map
  • Central Durban at 1:12,500 on an indexed street plan from the South African map publishers, Map Studio, with on the reverse a road map of the city’s environs at 1:100,000, plus a plan of the uShaka Marine World. Also included is a list of renamed streets giving both the old and the new names, plus on the plan itself newly assigned street names... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Achthoek (Neerpelt North)
  • Topographical survey of Belgium at 1:20,000 from Nationaal Geografisch Instituut / Institut Géographique National, the country’s national survey organization. Each 20K map covers one quarter of the corresponding 1:50,000 map (with adjustments in the border and coastal areas). The maps provide all the information expected of topographic mapping... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Kluisbergen - Mont-de l`Enclus 20K NGI Belgium Survey Map No. 29/7-8
  • Topographical survey of Belgium at 1:20,000 from Nationaal Geografisch Instituut / Institut Géographique National, the country’s national survey organization. Each 20K map covers one quarter of the corresponding 1:50,000 map (with adjustments in the border and coastal areas). The maps provide all the information expected of topographic mapping... Read more
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • The Glacier Express Rail and Hike
  • Ride the world Glacier Express panoramic journey through the Swiss alps and explore the Engadine and Zermatt on foot. Cross the Swiss Alps on the famous Glacier Express, a direct train from St Moritz to Zermatt; considered one of the most stunning rail journeys of the world. Get closer to the typical wooden chalets and sounds of Alpine cow... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Canada - The Spell of the Yukon
  • Reis in het voetspoor van goudzoekers en pioniers met in je achterhoofd de 'Goldrush' van 1898 in de Klondike, Yukon Territory, Noord-Canada. Kies niet voor een combi van Alaska en Yukon maar doe alleen Yukon. Dan beperk je de kilometers. Een fantastische roadtrip over verharde en onverharde wegen, door een leeg en onbewoond land waar het wild... Read more
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  • emputt 2016-02-16 01:33:01
  • Long distance hike in end of May/June?
  • Hi there,

    I am from the USA and am looking to do a long-distance hike in the end of May through early June, was thinking of doing about 21 days (give or take) and covering anywhere from 100-375km in that time (upper end would have to be an easier trail to cover the distance in my allotted time) and was initially looking into Europe (particularly Germany) but am really up to go anywhere in the world.

    What I want from it:
    - Stunning scenery - ideally GREEN landscape/rolling hills/mountains/forests to rivers to castles, etc etc.
    - Scattered small villages along the trail (they don't have to be every night but maybe every 3 nights at least?)
    - Not super overpopulated

    Any help would be much appreciated! Thank you!!
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  • Jeannette 2013-04-28 21:00:07
  • Suitable beginner trails for longer hike -3-6 weeks
  • What would be a recommended trail for beginners. We are considering the Camino due to the supportive infrastructure, so we can start with light loads, and that it does not require hanging from cliffs by your fingernails.We have heard it it extremely crowded but are planning to travel late Sept/Oct so maybe we are ok on that front, Any other trails we ought to consider - anywhere on the planet that give more peaceful experiences?

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    • Henk Nouws 2013-05-08 09:09:35
    • Hi Jeanette. October can be fine in southern and central Europe, but is not good for the UK and northern Europe. There will be snow in the mountains and mountain huts will be closed. But for the French and Spanish part of the Camino de Santiago it is okay and not too busy. The advantage is you will find accommodation easily. If you have 6 weeks, my suggestion would be to pick up a part of a European Long Distance path, because they cross borders and offer great variety and often the best routes. I would suggest the E3, start in Paris, and walk east.
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