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Britain's best small hills : a guide to wild walks, short adventures, scrambles, great views, wild camping & more

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Phoebe Smith
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214 x 136 mm
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Award-winning travel writer Phoebe Smith returns with more great outdoor experiences that are designed to be accessible for everyone, from novices and newbie hillwalkers to hardcore outdoor enthusiasts.

This book has 60 walking routes up some of the best hills in Britain. Each walk includes where to walk, and also curious facts and places, such as one of the best small hills with a café at the top, the hill where Captain Cook became inspired to travel, the only Wainwright the man himself couldn't summit, and the Welsh peaks where the rocks that form Stonehenge come from. There's also great tips from Phoebe on safety, walking kit, weather, walking responsibly, maps, and taking children, friends and reluctant walkers.

The routes vary from 1km (under a mile) to 13km (8 miles) with the hills from just 120m up to 609m high, and cover 20 hills each in England, Wales and Scotland

"When it comes to mountains society seems to be obsessed with height" says Phoebe Smith. "But those who shun peaks based on measurement are truly missing out. Following on from the success of Wilderness Weekends, people are always asking me where they can take a friend, partner or young child that will help convince them that the outdoors - and hills - are worth the effort. Answering that need is this book, it's all about minimum effort for maximum results."

Phoebe Smith has been exploring and writing about Britain for over 10 years, and is the author of 7 books on the British wilderness and the joys of camping. She is also one of the Ordnance Survey GetOutside Champions. In 2014 she became the first woman to camp at all the extreme points of mainland Britain on consecutive nights - these included the highest, lowest, northernmost, southernmost, easternmost and westernmost points of the country. In 2015 and 2016 she was shortlisted for the National Adventure Awards in the Inspiring Others category.

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