Hill Walking in the UK. Top Tips & Advice from the man who walked the 500 Highest Summits in the UK Friday 7th February at 7pm

Hill Walking in the UK. Top Tips & Advice from the man who walked the 500 Highest Summits in the UK Friday 7th February at 7pm in the Bookshop LE12 5HZ

HIll Walking in the UK

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Have you ever thought about climbing Snowdon, the highest mountain in Britain outside Scotland, or doing the Yorkshire 3 Peaks, the best one day walk in England?

A talk by Barry Smith about Hill Walking and the Relative Hills Society. This Society is responsible for the various relative hill lists of Britain. Perhaps the best known of these is the ‘Marilyns’ listed by Alan Dawson in 1992. The Marilyns are every hill in Britain with a 150 metre drop (just under 500ft) on all sides . The list includes some very tough ascents, including two rock stacks situated near the remote St Kilda islands but closer to home you will find the Bardon Hill in the list of 1,577 hills.

Who Should Attend? Anyone planning to climb summits for the first time, or wanting to know which ones to tackle next – and how to plan a safe and successful walk.

The Top 500 Summits are the highest 500 mountains in Britain and Ireland with a 500 foot drop on all sides, the highest is Ben Nevis (4,411ft) and number 500 on the list is Knockanaffrin near Clonmel in Southern Ireland (2,477ft). Barry has put together the book using notes from his last forty years of hill walking together with contributions and stories from many of those he walked with. He also outlines a good route with sketch map up each of the 500 mountains.

A 30 minute talk, followed by questions and answers where your personal issues can be addressed and advice given. Refreshments will be served and if you want a copy of Barry’s book ‘The Top 500 Summits’, he will sign a copy for you. Cost: £2.75 each and includes: Tea, coffee or cold drink and cake/biscuits,

HOW BOOK A PLACE: ONLY 12 places are available in the Tearoom, so Booking your place is ESSENTIAL. Phone 0773 773 8018 to book and pay on arrival, or pop into the Bookshop any day from Tuesday to Saturday, between 8am and 7pm and buy a ticket. Email us to book here: hello@oldcuriositybookshop.co.uk You can also message us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to reserve your place

You are always welcome to visit the Bookshop and Tea Room. Free WiFi and Coffee, Tea, Cold Drinks, Cake and Sandwiches are always available. Tuesday to Saturday, 8am to 7pm