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Kent Coast Path guidebook

Kent Ramblers Guide to the Kent Coast Path

07 July 2017

Author: Robert Peel and Peter Smith
Publisher: Kent Ramblers
Price: £7.50

Known as the ‘garden of England’, Kent’s pastoral landscape is rightly celebrated – but that doesn’t mean that its superb...

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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...

Ultimate Guide to the Munros Vol 5

Ultimate Guide to the Munros Vol. 5, Cairngorms North

16 December 2016

Author: Ralph Storer
Publisher: Luath Press
Price: £9.99

Nowadays it’s easy to plan routes by poring over online maps, long before you get to the hills. So is there still a need for a book like this which...

Lakeland A Personal Journey

Lakeland: A Personal Journey

16 December 2016

Author: Hunter Davies
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Price: £16.99

The culmination of half a century spent exploring and writing about the Lake District, Hunter Davies’ Lakeland: A Personal Journey gives us a...

No Way But Gentlenesse Richard Hines

No Way but Gentlenesse

28 May 2016

Author: Richard Hines
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Price: £16.99

Barry Hines, who died earlier this year, is remembered for his seminal novel Kes, written in 1968, but this classic tale of a young boy's relationship with a...

Landskipping Anna Pavord

Landskipping

28 May 2016

Author: Anna Pavord
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Price: £20

Anna Pavord's absorbing and wide-ranging exploration of our relationship with the land and how we have responded to the notion of landscape begins with the...