Stanfords Staff Selects: London Fiction

Here at Stanfords we sell maps and books from all over the world, but sometimes there is no place like home. We currently have a buy one get one half price offer on a selection of our favourite London books, gifts and guides. To give you a real taste of this wonderful city, here is some of our favourite London fiction: Read More Stanfords Staff Selects: London Fiction

Land Rover Bursary

If you were given £30,000 and the use of a Land Rover to make a geographical journey, where would you go and what would you do?

The Land Rover Bursary, run by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) on behalf of Land Rover, is aimed at people who want to undertake a challenging geographical journey. Whether you are conducting a research project or connecting with local schools and communities, the Land Rover vehicle must be integral to your expedition.

Past recipients have mapped the first long-distance hiking trail across the Lesser Caucasus mountain range, driven the length of Peru and Chile to study 15 active volcanoes, and chased the onset of winter across Eurasia to the coldest inhabited place on Earth.

Inspiring and engaging with others is a key part of the Land Rover Bursary. Whether this is mapping trails for hikers, developing school resources or documenting your journey through videography, reaching out to a wide variety of audiences is an important part of sharing your experiences with the world.

The deadline for the next Land Rover Bursary is 10 June 2018 – apply now for the opportunity to make your geographical adventure a reality.

For more information on the bursary and how to apply, visit the RGS-IBG website.

Books and charts for Atlantic Sailing

Planning your next big sailing adventure? We have some new products for the Atlantic Islands and coast of Portugal and Spain to help you plot your route in this amazing part of the world. Read More Books and charts for Atlantic Sailing

5 Reasons Why Mountain Huts Are Special

Huts are more than just shelters. They can be meeting places for climbers. They can be staging posts for trekkers on a multi-day tour. Or they can be somewhere to visit on a there-and-back day’s hike from a valley base; somewhere to stop for lunch perhaps, to sit outside in the sunshine, enjoy the view, and then move on. In The Mountain Hut Book, author Kev Reynolds draws on his vast experience of mountain exploration, giving examples of huts throughout the Alps,  outlining his favourites and suggesting hut-to-hut routes. Here he tells us why mountain huts are so special: Read More 5 Reasons Why Mountain Huts Are Special

Stanfords Staff Selects: Books About Running

Feeling inspired by all those marathon runners? We’ve chosen some of our favourite books about running so you can put your feet up and have a marathon reading session. Read More Stanfords Staff Selects: Books About Running

Events this spring at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

The Society’s full programme of events for the spring is available online. Members of the Society receive discounted entry to public events and membership is open to all. Find out how you can become a member today. Read More Events this spring at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

A cartographic taster from the National Army Museum

We asked Robert Fleming, the Templer Study Centre Manager at the National Army Museum to give us a few tasters of some of the fascinating collections related to survey and cartography held at the museum. Read More A cartographic taster from the National Army Museum

5 mind-blowing places in Wales that you’ve probably never heard of

 

Wild Guide Wales is Daniel Start’s new compendium of adventures, from the best-selling Wild Guide series. The guide contains over 1000 hidden places to explore. Here he highlights five reasons to explore Wales this summer, and five iconic adventures that few people know about. Read More 5 mind-blowing places in Wales that you’ve probably never heard of