Latest publications from Cicerone Press are a triumverate of guidebooks covering the Hebrides on foot and wheels.
Cicerone Press has three new guidebooks covering the Hebridean islands of Scotland - a cycling guide to the Hebrides and walking guides to 'Rum and the Small Isles' and 'Uist and Barra'.
Cycling in the Hebrides by Richard Barrett does pretty much what it says on the can, being an overall guidebook with '22 link routes, 37 day rides and 11 suggested island tours throughout the Inner and Outer Hebrides and the Firth of Clyde'. It also includes ferry schedules and timings and a full 600-mile tour covering the entire region, which sounds pretty damn good to us. Out now for £14.95.
Walking Rum and the Small Isles by Peter Edwards covers walking and backpacking n Rum, Eigg, Muck, Canna, Coll and Tiree. Routes, it says here. include 'a tough 55km backpack around the coast of Rum, a circuit of the Rum Cuillin and an ascent of An Sgurr (Eigg)'. There are 16 routes in total, 15 of them day-walks and the other that three-day backpack around Rum. Routes are illustrated with OS map extracts and colour images. Price again £14.95.
Finally Walking on Uist and Barra by Mike Townsend is a the Uists and Barra, in the Outer Hebrides with 40 graded day walks across the island group and including the likes of Berneray, North Uist, Grimsay, Benbecula, South Uist, Eriskay, Barra, Vatersay and Mingulay. Is there a better place name than Benbecula anywhere? Again there are OS maps and colour photos and a price of £14.95.
Last but very definitely not least, you may recall our news article last week about the Glagow launch of all three guides at Cotswold Outdoor on 7 July where not only can you meet a selection of Cicerone guidebook writers, there will also be free samples of Jura Whisky on offer. Full details.
Information, online purchase plus samples of routes, images, mapping etc from all three books at www.cicerone.co.uk.