Book and DVD reviews

Theres Always the Hills

There's Always the Hills

09 March 2018

Author: Cameron McNeish
Publisher: Sandstone Press
Price: £19.99

Having known Cameron McNeish for many years as Ramblers Scotland’s vice-president and also from TV as perhaps the most well-kent outdoors face in...

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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...

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...

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...

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...