In Hike and Bike Bowland Jon Sparks will show you around. On his well chosen 24 walks, 7 road bike and 4 mountain bike rides he will take you to places high and low, by river, through woods and onto the tops. In these fine landscapes you can lean back on a warm rock and listen to the call of the curlew or amble through meadows glowing with buttercups or, for those of you with a zest for something more daring, take a white-knuckle ride on the rocky mountain bike trails of Gisburn Forest. There’s even a long distance route, which can be broken up into six linear walks, with good transport links making it straightforward to tackle them individually. The author provides fascinating background information on flora and fauna, history, legend and literature. The book is sumptuously illustrated with the author’s photographs and simple but clear full-colour mapping.
Jon’s high photographic ability turns Hike and Bike Bowland into a splendid celebration of the Forest of Bowland’s extreme beauty and, being a local (Jon lives in Garstang), he has the experience to show his readers all the best routes to the best places. Although it’s a guidebook Hike and Bike Bowland’s high quality printing and illustrations will make this desirable winter fireside reading and a popular Christmas present.
24 walks and 11 cycle rides including a long distance circular walk
160 pages 140mm by 200mm
95 full colour photos 25 full colour maps
Jacket is printed both sides in colour and with 70mm flaps
ISBN 978-1- 902017-03-7 Price £10.95