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Authors - John Chapman, Monica Chapman, John Siseman
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Day Walks Melbourne
$40 or with cover $43 (postage included)

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See note below - book posted December 20th 2017


Day Walks Melbourne, 192 pages, 115 colour photographs, 41 colour maps, ISBN 978 1 920995 17 1, Recommended Price A$39.95.
NOTE - we will be away walking from November 12th until December 18th 2017. Our house sitters collect mail but cannot process orders.
On our return we will process and post all orders on December 19th and 20th 2017.
If you want a book before Christmas, we suggest ordering direct from
 Open Spaces Publishing (they are one of our distributors and stock all our books)


The second edition is now available. The text has been fully revised and changed where necessary. Some walks have been dropped due to fire or flood damge and replaced with new walks. Delivery is scheduled for Ocober 23rd and we will post advance orders as soon as possible after delivery.

Describes 41 walking areas around Melbourne with a total of 94 walk variations. For each walking area, one walk is described in detail and a series of variations based on the main walk are also given if appropriate. Areas covered range from Torquay, Barwon Heads, Geelong, You Yangs, Brisbane Ranges, Creswick, Daylesford, Lerderderg Gorge, Altona, Westerfolds Park, Jells Park, Braeside Park, Mordialloc, Birds Land, Sherbrooke Forest, Olinda Forest, Kinglake, Maroondah Dam, Cathedral Range, Lake Eildon, Gembrook, Powelltown, Cape Woolami and Fort Nepean..

Walks range from 4 to 23.5km in length. Grades range from Easy to Hard and the grading is similar to that used by most walking clubs in Victoria hence there is something for everybody. The guide includes walks of all standards, while many of the Easy walks are suitable for families, some of the Hard walks require some scrambling and are intended for experienced walkers.

The book is a full colour production with colour topographic maps. Map sizes range from half page to 2 pages for each walk and standard metric scales of 1:25,000 or 1:50,000 are used . The guide also includes a 2 page key map of the Melbourne area and a 6 page Walk Index designed to assist with selecting a walk. An innovation over some books are the inclusion of gradient profiles showing climbs and descents, all at identical scales enabling easy comparison between different walks.

 
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 Last updated : November 11th  2017