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Macmillan Way Walking Guidebook

Macmillan Way Walking Guidebook

by: Macmillan Way Association
This 290-mile coast to coast long distance path has been developed to increase public awareness of Macmillan Cancer Relief and to assist in raising funds for this charitable organisation. The trail first crosses the Lincolnshire Fens and then follows, as near as possible, the course of the long oolitic limestone belt which comprises stone known as 'Cotswold' in the Cotswold area, but which runs in slightly varying forms all the way from South Yorkshire to Dorset. The Macmillan Way starts from Boston and then runs across the Fens to their western edge at Kate's Bridge near Bourne before joining the limestone belt. From here it runs to Stamford and then along the shore of Rutland Water to Oakham. It then heads south and west to Abbotsbury in Dorset, a coastal village noted for its lovely old limestone buildings.

This highly detailed full colour guide has full route details on 58 double page spreads with inter-relating text and corresponding coloured sketch maps based upon OS mapping. The guide divides the route into nine sections, each allocated a chapter. The navigation text is written in short step-by-step paragraphs each allocated an identifying letter which is also shown on the map, plus the grid reference. There are also 75 colour photographs depicting places of interest along the way, GPS waypoints and details of places of interest. There are alternative route directions to visit Cirencester and Tetbury.

We would recommend this route and the guide, not just because of the joy of walking this varied and rewarding route, but because by doing so you are helping a very worthy cause.

The nine chapters are as follows:
Boston to Obthorpe - 30 miles
Obthorpe tp Oakham - 25 miles
Oakham to Flore - 43 miles
Flore to Warmington - 22 miles
Warmington to Maugersbury (near Stow-on-the-Wold) - 24 miles
Maugersbury to Coates - 26 miles
Coates to Bradford-on-Avon - 37 miles
Bradford-on-Avon to Bruton - 32 miles
Bruton to Abbotsbury - 51 miles

ISBN 9780993361227 Pages 128 (2022) 148mm x 210mm

Price: 11.95