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A History of the World in 500 Walks

A History of the World in 500 Walks

16 December 2016

Author: Sarah Baxter
Publisher: Aurum Press
Price: £20

Everywhere we walk, someone has gone there before us. This book is a magical reminder of our tie with the earth and our ancestors. Walking allows us to...

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Planet Earth II

Planet Earth II

16 December 2016

Author: Stephen Moss
Publisher: BBC Books
Price: £25

This is a beautiful companion book to the BBC series Planet Earth, complete with stunning images, stills from the programme and a readable accompanying text....

Poacher's Pimgrimage

Poacher's Pilgrimage - an Island Journey

16 December 2016

Author: Alastair McIntosh
Publisher: Birlinn
Price: £20

In 2009, Alastair McIntosh walked for 12 days from the south of Harris to the butt of Lewis, those beautiful, conjoined islands of the Outer Hebrides. He...

Walking the Thames Path

Walking the Thames Path

16 December 2016

Author: Leigh Hatts
Publisher: Cicerone
Price: £15.95

Leigh Hatts' classic guide is a great book for Thames Path walkers to take along on the trail. I particularly like the fact that unlike some other guides to...

50 Greatest Walks of the World

The 50 Greatest Walks of the World

16 December 2016

Author: Barry Stone
Publisher: Icon
Price: £8.99

This book is packed full of information about many of the walking routes that make me proud to be British, but it also features a number of far flung walks...

The Great British Colouring Map

The Great British Colouring Map

16 December 2016

Author: Ordnance Survey
Publisher: Laurence King
Price: £19.95

As a keen cartophile, walker and also the owner of a number of colouring books, I was excited by the prospect of this super-sized, map filled colouring book....

Classic Mountain Scrambles in Scotland

Classic Mountain Scrambles in Scotland

16 December 2016

Author: Andrew Dempster
Publisher: Luath Press
Price: £14.99

Scrambling is notoriously hard to define, with one person’s pleasant, airy walk being another’s death-defying climb. I’ve previously found...

Benny Rothman - a fighter for the right to roam, workers’ rights and socialism

Benny Rothman - a fighter for the right to roam, workers’ rights and socialism

16 December 2016

Author: Mark Metcalf
Publisher: Unite the Union
Price: £5

Benny Rothman is best known for the major part he played in the historic mass trespass on Kinder Scout in April 1932. This moving book charts other areas of...

Exploring Thomas Hardys Wessex

Exploring Thomas Hardy’s Wessex

16 December 2016

Author: Tony Fincham
Publisher: The Dovecote Press
Price: £7.95

Literary associations add spice to any walk, not least in the Hardy country. Anyone who’s had the thrill of tracing the footsteps of the carolling...