Offering a unique glimpse into the UK's remarkable landscapes, history, culture and architecture, the rides in this guide range from the wild and ethereal mountain tracks of Snowdonia to fairytale woodland trails through the Forest of Dean and elegant city centre paths linking London's Royal Parks and palaces. Fully illustrated with maps and photographs, the guide includes routes for all ages and abilities, cycle-friendly places to stay and eat, bike hire centres, public transport links and things to see along the way.
Covers 170 miles of the National Cycle Network (and other cycle routes), stretching the length of Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site in the North of England. This title provides mapped cycle routes on traffic-free paths, quiet lanes and traffic-calmed roads. It features easy to read contours and route profiles. It also offers visitor information.
Tourism Management: managing for change is a complete synthesis of tourism, from its beginnings through to the major impacts it has on today's global community, the environment and economy. Provocative and stimulating, it challenges the conventional thinking and generates reflection, thought and debate. This bestselling book is now in its third edition and has been fully revised and updated to include complete set of brand new case studies, a new four colour page design to enhance learning and improved online companion resources packed with must have information to assist in learning and teaching. Tourism Management covers the fundamentals of tourism, introducing the following key concepts: * The development of tourism * Tourism supply and demand * Sectors involved: transport, accommodation, government * The future of tourism: including forecasting and future issues affecting the global nature of tourism In a user-friendly, handbook style, each chapter covers the material required for at least one lecture within a degree level course. Written in a jargon-free and engaging style, this is the ultimate student-friendly text, and a vital introduction to this exciting, ever-changing area of study. The text is also accompanied by a companion website packed with extra resources for both students and lecturers, including learning outcomes for each chapter, multiple choice questions, links to sample chapters of related titles and journal articles for further reading, as well as downloadable PowerPoint materials ad illustrations from the text. Accredited lecturers can request access to download additional material by going to http://textbooks.elsevier.com to request access.
This huge international bestseller, fully revised for non-American readers, is now in ebook. Last Child in the Woods shows how our children have become increasingly alienated and distant from nature, why this matters, and what we can do to make a difference. It is unsentimental, rigorous and utterly original. 'A cri de coeur for our children' Guardian Camping in the garden, riding bikes through the woods, climbing trees, collecting bugs, picking wildflowers, running through piles of autumn leaves... These are the things childhood memories are made of. But for a whole generation of today's children the pleasures of a free-range childhood are missing, and their indoor habits contribute to epidemic obesity, attention-deficit disorder, isolation and childhood depression. This timely book shows how our children have become increasingly alienated and distanced from nature, why this matters and how we can make a difference. Last Child in the Woods is a clarion call, brilliantly written, compelling and irresistibly persuasive - a book that will change minds and lives.
This book portrays a fresh approach to tourism. It argues for increased and radical change by the tourism industry and claims that this change is made necessary by the emergent sophistication and increased experience of tourists who require a different style of treatment and type of product. Dynamic Tourism is presented as a formula to meet the needs of the prevalent consumer society, to cater for its changing wishes, to reflect society’s contemporary concerns and to accommodate the ongoing projected growth of tourism. The focus is upon the tourist, highlighting the need for the tourism industry to give greater consideration to tourists’ changing needs, and to take a more flexible, modern and thought-out approach. The argument is delivered in three parts. First, the book indicates why Dynamic Tourism is needed as a method, and shows its first signs of appearing. It then delivers the detail and practicality of the process. Finally, the complete concept is outlined and the method of future implementation is projected. Examples from around the world are used to explain and illustrate the argument. Underlying the whole discussion is the recognition that the tourism arena is a resource of finite size, needing capacity for renewal and requiring the most intelligent, adaptable and considered use. The intended readership for this book includes all participants in the tourism experience: the tourism industry, its policy makers, operatives and stakeholders, and those students who intend to join their ranks, existing tourists who are disappointed with the limited provision offered to them at present and who wish for better in the future, along with the increasing number of new tourists whose outlook is very different from those of the past.
Published by Sustrans, the creator of the National Cycle Network, this is the official guide to the iconic ride using traffic-free paths and quiet roads. The fantastic ride from Land¿s End to John o¿Groats covers nearly 1,200 miles on the National Cycle Network, broken into 28 achievable stages using on-road and traffic-free routes and taking you through some of the most picturesque landscapes in England and Scotland. Explore the Forest of Bowland, Loch Lomond and the Cairngorms on some of the best cycle paths in the UK. This complete guide includes maps, directions, recommendations and much more to make your journey a happy and memorable experience, and we hope this book is the start of the ride of a lifetime.
Cycling is one of the most popular activities in Britain today. But one question all cyclists ask is “Where can we cycle safely away from the dangers, noise, and pollution of road traffic?” This need is at its greatest in the most built-up areas of the country, such as Southeast England and the Home Counties. In recent years local government, central government, and organizations such as Sustrans have seen the benefit of developing traffic-free cycle routes, and today it is estimated that 75 percent of Britain’s population now lives less than two miles from a section of the National Cycle Network. In this volume of Cycling Traffic-Free, cyclist Nick Cotton brings together a selection of the best routes in the area and offers advice including clear instructions for each route, where best to park and/or start the trip, distance, gradients and hills, places of interest, and suggested refreshment stops along the way or nearby.
For the first time all of the UK's signed cycle routes are brought together on one map. Using the outstanding quality and detail of Times Comprehensive Atlas mapping, route networks such as Sustrans' National Cycle Network and the National Byway are traced, together with details of their status to let cyclists know what to expect - traffic free or on road - as well as planned future routes. Other routes include regional routes such as county cycle ways and those National Trails on which bikes are allowed such as the Pennine Bridleway. A bespoke key highlights services of particular use to cyclists. The UK's rail network and its myriad of stations is detailed, showing at a glance where and how cyclists can combine bike and train to get access to the country's best cycling. Also featured are mountain biking centres (there have been tremendous developments in the building of trails for all levels of rider in recent times, especially in Scotland, Northern England and Wales). The UK's Youth Hostel network is also shown to complete what has to be the ultimate planning tool for any cyclist planning rides in the UK. As the scale of the map makes it suitable for planning rather than navigation, full details are given of where you can get larger scale maps of popular rides, such as the C2C, the Thames Valley and The West Country Way.