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Books & Maps

Even in this world ruled by the web, just about every kilometre square in North Wales is covered by one guidebook or another. Outdoor people still know that the information they need to get the best out of their time outdoors is waiting, tucked safely between the covers of a good quality guidebook.

North Wales is home to some of the most committed and prolific guide book writers in the UK and we have worked with many of them to bring you the ultimate guide to the best outdoor spaces and places in North Wales.

Once you you have a flavour of what is available at each of the venues, we have made it easy for you to get your hands on the right guidebooks at the right price, just click the “Purchase” button.

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Books, Guides & Maps

North Wales Rock North Wales Rock

North Wales Rock

The very best rock climbs at crags all over north-west Wales. A lifetime's worth of climbing, all in one handy sized book.

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Welsh Sea Kayaking Welsh Sea Kayaking: Fifty Great Sea Kayak Voyages

Welsh Sea Kayaking

As well as providing essential information on where to start and finish, distances, times and tidal information, the book does much to stimulate and inform our interest in the environment we are passing through.

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North Wales Scrambles

North Wales Scrambles

A modern guide to the 50 best mountain scrambles in Snowdonia.

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Walks around Y Bala & Penllyn

Walks around Y Bala & Penllyn

Twenty great self-guided walks to suit all abilities.

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Walks around Dolgellau

Walks around Dolgellau

Twenty self-guided walks suitable for all abilities.

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Walks around Coed y Brenin

Walks around Coed y Brenin

Twenty self-guided walks suitable for all abilities.

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Walks around Llangollen and the Dee Valley

Walks around Llangollen and the Dee Valley

Twenty five great walks suitable for all abilities.

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Walks around Ruabon Mountain, the Clywedog Valley and Hope Mountain

Walks around Ruabon Mountain, the Clywedog Valley and Hope Mountain

Twenty eight great walks suitable for all abilities.

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Walks around Holywell & Halkyn Mountain

Walks around Holywell & Halkyn Mountain

Twenty great circular self-guided walks.

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Walks in and around Barmouth Town

Walks in and around Barmouth Town

20 great walks suitable for all abilities.

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North Wales Mountain Bike Guide

North Wales Mountain Bike Guide

27 of the best mountain biking routes in North Wales.

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Walking in the Vale of Clwyd & Hiraethog

Walking in the Vale of Clwyd & Hiraethog

19 circular walks in the undiscovered moors and valleys of Mynydd Hiraethog and the Vale of Clwyd.

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Coastal Walks around Anglesey

Coastal Walks around Anglesey

22 great circular walks exploring the Isle of Anglesey.

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Walks around Porthmadog and Blaenau Ffestiniog

Walks around Porthmadog and Blaenau Ffestiniog

20 great walks in this fascinating area

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Walks around Betws y Coed

Walks around Betws y Coed

25 great walks around Betws y Coed and the Conwy Valley

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Walks in the Heart of Snowdonia

Walks in the Heart of Snowdonia

36 great walks suitable for all abilities.

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Walks on the Clwydian Range

Walks on the Clwydian Range

22 great walks suitable for all abilities.

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Meirionnydd

Meirionnydd

Definitive climbing guide to crags in the Southern Snowdonia area.

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Ogwen

Ogwen

Definitive climbing guide to the Ogwen Valley; also includes some crags in Dyffryn Mymbyr.

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Clwyd Limestone

Clwyd Limestone

Definitive guide covering limestone crags in the Clwyd area.

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Llanberis Slate

Llanberis Slate

The definitive guide to climbing in the slate quarries around Llanberis. 900 sport and trad routes detailed in this unique climbing area.

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North Wales Limestone

North Wales Limestone

The definitive guide to the North Wales Limestone crags, with all profits going to the bolt fund to support ongoing route maintenance.

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North Wales Winter Climbing

North Wales Winter Climbing

Full definitive coverage of winter climbs in the most popular areas, including: Ysgolion Duon (Black Ladders), Llech Ddu, Cwm Glas Bach, Cwm Lloer, Glyder Fach, Clogwyn Du, Cwm Idwal, Craig y Rhaeadr and Clogwyn y Garnedd. Plus updates for other areas.

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Walks on the Lleyn Peninsula

Walks on the Lleyn Peninsula

22 circular walks exploring the coast and hills of the Lleyn Peninsula

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North Wales Bouldering

North Wales Bouldering

The definitive North Wales bouldering guide with thousands of superb problems at bouldering venues all over the area.

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Hillwalking in Snowdonia

Hillwalking in Snowdonia

A handy guidebook to nearly 70 hillwalking routes throughout Snowdonia.

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Day Walks in Snowdonia

Day Walks in Snowdonia

20 circular walking routes in North Wales.

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