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Wainwright's Coast to Coast Pocket Guide
by A. Wainwright

The book that started it all.  After an arduous experience walking the Pennine Way in 1968, the legendary walker Alfred Wainwright decided to plan his own long-distance trail. More details




Coast to Coast Guides

At the half-way-point on the Coast to Coast Walk, Mr Wainwright grants you a twenty-four hour respite 'in heaven' ... which is how the town of Richmond has often been described.

Writing in his world famous James Herriot's Yorkshire, the country vet recounts a story about a Richmond man who died and went to heaven. Welcome to Richmond
St Peter, at the gate, asked him where he was from.

"From Richmond," the man replied.

St. Peter shook his head sadly. "Ah well," he murmured,

"I'm afraid you aren't going to like it very much up here."

Indeed, as a place to visit, Richmond takes some beating but as a place to live, it's even better, and was recently voted one of the top ten places to live in England.

Okay, it's fair to say that in September of 1975, when Castle Hill Bookshop opened for business, 'cyberspace' was only accessible from the pages of a science fiction novel but, given time, two things happened.  (1) Our business grew because of the regular contact we had with customers worldwide and (2) Eventually the Internet caught up with us and we decided to launch our specialist book site.  Well, why not?

United Airlines Hemispheres MagazineSeriously, for years we have been sending books to discerning readers all over the world.  Many people first learned about us through The Sunday New York Times where our unusual adverts attracted much attention .... Some were told about our excellent reputation by organisations like The Sierra Club, who recommended us as the source for Coast to Coast maps and guides ..... And recently many new customers found us in a Smithsonian magazine article on the Coast To Coast walk.

Welcome to RichmondWe hope that we may now be able to serve you ..... If you are planning to take on the Coast To Coast walk, we will be pleased to send you all the relevant material you'll need to make the experience 'as enjoyable as possible' ...... On the pages that follow, you can read about what's available and what we recommend. We make it easy for you to place your order, either online using Visa, MasterCard or Maestro via our secure server, or feel free to give us a call on +44 (0)1748 824243 - the choice is yours.

We keep all the items listed on our site 'in stock' and are usually able to fulfil your order the same day we receive it.

Welcome to RichmondOur delivery charges are shown in the Terms and Condtions on the Checkout page, but we believe it is important that you know about these up front, rather than discovering them after you've spent time deciding what you want to buy. So here they are:

UK - for the Accomodation Guide only:

Second Class Post - £1.50
First Class Post - £2.00

For all other UK orders above £5.00:
Second Class Post - £2.85
First Class Post - £3.75

All overseas orders are despatched by Airmail:

Accommodation Guide only - £3.00
Order value £5.01 up to £24.99 - £4.00
Order value £25 up to £49.99 - £6.00
Order value £50 and over - £7.50

Rest of the World
Accommodation Guide only - £3.50
Order value £5.01 up to £24.99 - £7.50
Order value £25 up to £49.99 - £9.50
Order value £50 and over - £12.50

Happy Reading and Happy Walking,

Philip and Anne Wicks



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