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Borders Abbeys Way

Borders Abbeys Way

21 November 2017

Author: Neil Mackay
Publisher: Rucksack Readers
Price: £12.99

Campaigners in the Scottish Borders are currently making the case for the area to become Scotland’s third national park, highlighting the mix of...

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From Source to Sea book

From Source to Sea

21 November 2017

Author: Tom Chesshyre
Publisher: Summersdale
Price: £16.99

Tom Chesshyre's account of his epic walk from Thames Head in Gloucestershire to the mouth of the Thames strongly reflects a particular time and national...

Stonehenge Sacred Landscape

Stonehenge: Story of a Sacred Landscape

21 November 2017

Author: Francis Pryor
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Price: £20

Perched solidly on the chalk uplands of Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, the megaliths of Stonehenge have become both an icon of prehistoric Britain and a...

Fingers in the Sparkle Jar

Fingers in the Sparkle Jar

21 November 2017

Author: Chirs Packham
Publisher: Ebury Press
Price: £8.99

Chris Packham has been an amiable TV presenter and passionate conservation campaigner for more than three decades, and it’s easy to fall into the trap...

One man and a mule

One Man and a Mule

21 November 2017

Author: Hugh Thomson
Publisher: Preface Publishing
Price: £20

One Man and a Mule: Across England with a Pack Mule begins with a warning that the book is “more interested in people than landscape, and in farmers...

Where Poppies Blow

Where Poppies Blow

21 November 2017

Author: John Lewis-Stempel
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Price: £20

In Flanders fields, the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row That mark our place, and in the sky The larks still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard...

steve chilton running hard

Running Hard: The Story of a Rivalry

07 September 2017

Author: Steve Chilton
Publisher: Sandstone Press
Price: £17.99

Fell running is both one of the hardest sports, but also one of the friendliest. In Running Hard Steve Chilton uses the careers of two of the sports finest...

There is no map in hell book cover

There is No Map in Hell

07 July 2017

Author: Steve Birkinshaw
Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing
Price: £12.99

Every so often, someone does something spectacular.There is No Map in Hell is the first-hand account of one such feat, an endeavour which was inspired by...

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...

Walking the Song by Hamish Brown

Walking the Song

07 July 2017

Author: Hamish Brown
Publisher: Sandstone Press
Price: £8.99

Hamish Brown’s Walking the Song is an engaging, informative and evocative read for anyone who loves hillwalking, particularly in Scotland. Brown is...

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...

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...

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...

Wild America David Muench Roly Smith

Wild America

28 May 2016

Author: David Muench and Roly Smith
Publisher: Rucksack Readers
Price: £14.99

This personal celebration of 21 of America's national parks and protected areas combines the stunning photography of David Muench and Roly Smith's...

Walking in Cornwall Graham Uney

Walking in Cornwall

28 May 2016

Author: Graham Uney
Publisher: Cicerone
Price: £12.95

A guide to 40 walks throughout the county, including classic coastal trails and routes on Bodmin Moor and the inland mining district around Redruth. The day...

Wales Coast Path Carmarthen and Gower

Wales Coast Path, Carmarthen Bay & Gower: Tenby to Swansea

28 May 2016

Author: Harri Garrod Roberts
Publisher: Northern Eye Books
Price: £12.99

The latest instalment of the official guide to the Wales Coast Path covers the 131-mile (210km) stretch between Tenby, at the start of the Pembrokeshire...

Walking the Jurassic Coast Ronald Turnbull

Walking the Jurassic Coast

28 May 2016

Author: Ronald Turnbull
Publisher: Cicerone
Price: £12.95

The World Heritage coastline of Dorset and east Devon is a stunning and exhilarating place to walk, but this guidebook goes beyond the obvious cliffs,...

Country Walks around Cambridge

Country Walks Around Cambridge

28 May 2016

Author: Phoebe Taplin
Publisher: Pitkin Publishing
Price: £5

In full, the Harcamlow Way forms a giant figure-of-eight walking route whose 141 miles (227km) encompass Harlow, Cambridge and Saffron Walden. This is the...

Lake District High Level and Fell Walks Vivenne Crow

Lake District: High Level and Fell Walks

28 May 2016

Author: Vivienne Crow
Publisher: Cicerone
Price: £9.99

This chunky colour guidebook (over 200 pages) brings together 30 of the best day walks on both the open fells and upland paths of the Lake District. They...

Ice Cream Cakes Very Long Walk Peter Youngs

Ice Cream, Cakes and a Very Long Walk

28 May 2016

Author: Peter Youngs
Publisher: Tricorn Books
Price: £14.95

There are plenty of accounts of walks from Land's End to John o'Groats, but Peter Youngs' 1,535-mile route was not just circuitous but also unhurried, spread...

Wayfarers Dole John Bainbridge

Wayfarer’s Dole

28 May 2016

Author: John Bainbridge
Publisher: Fellside Books
Price: £6.99

This engrossing book by writer, novelist and one-time chief executive of the Dartmoor Preservation Society, John Bainbridge, explores the ethos of rambling...

Lake District Walks to Viewpoints

Lake District: Walks to Viewpoints

28 May 2016

Author: Stewart Smith
Publisher: Northern Eye Books
Price: £5.99

The Top 10 Walks series continues with another slimline guide to Lake District routes, this time to particular viewpoints. The short walks are all circular...

Cambrian Way AJ Drake

Cambrian Way: The Mountain Connoisseur’s Walk

28 May 2016

Author: A.J. Drake
Publisher: Cambrian Way Trust
Price: £7.50

Tony Drake's classic upland walking route, devised in the 1970s, links Cardiff with Conwy via the Brecon Beacons, Plynlimon, the Rhinogs and Snowdon - a...

An Illustrated Coastal Year

An Illustrated Coastal Year

17 February 2016

Author: Celia Lewis
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Price: £20.00

Following on from the success of her previous book, An Illustrated Country Year, Celia Lewis deploys the same attractive combination of watercolours and...

Milestones to Millstones

Milestones to Millstones

17 February 2016

Author: Elaine Steane
Publisher: www.milestonestomillstones.co.uk
Price: £9.99

This original and well-written guidebook offers a total of 17 circular walks, visiting 23 mills in and around Oxford. As the author explains, mills long...

Lakeland Fells by Bernard Newman

The Lakeland Fells

17 February 2016

Author: Bernard Newman
Publisher: Mica Publishing
Price: £12.95

Extremely colourful and eye-catching, this pocket-size guidebook includes 60 walking routes of 2-9 miles graded from low level family strolls and woodland...

Three Castles & an Ironmaster's House

Three Castles & an Ironmaster's House

17 February 2016

Author: David Clarke
Publisher: Bretwalda Books
Price: £9.99

The cornerstones of this 50-mile (30km) circular history walk through Kent and Sussex, inspired by King Harold's march to battle, are the National Trust...

Two Saints Way

The Two Saints Way

17 February 2016

Author: David Pott
Publisher: www.twosaintsway.org.uk
Price: £12.99

The Two Saints Way is a new 92-mile (148km) pilgrimage route devised between the cathedral cities of Chester and Lichfield, visiting Nantwich,...

Two Islands Pilgrimage Walk

Two Islands Pilgrimage Walk

17 February 2016

Author: John Merrill
Publisher: The John Merrill Ministry
Price: £9.95

This new 64-mile (102km) self-devised walking route by John Merrill traces a succession of early Christian establishments in Kent. It begins at Ramsgate on...

Walking on the Gower

Walking on the Gower

17 February 2016

Author: Andy Davies
Publisher: Cicerone Press
Price: £12.95

Britain’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty remains one of the most popular, a scenic and surprisingly diverse peninsula that juts out from the...

Walking in Carmarthernshire

Walking in Carmarthenshire

17 February 2016

Author: Jim Rubery
Publisher: Cicerone Press
Price: £12.95

A choice of 30 day walks around Carmarthenshire in south west Wales, including coastal routes borrowing sections of the Wales Coast Path (Loughor Bridge,...

Rainforests of Britain and Ireland

The Rainforests of Britain and Ireland

17 February 2016

Author: Clifton Bain
Publisher: Sandstone Press
Price: £25.00

Up With the Lark by Joan Bomford

Up with the Lark

17 February 2016

Author: Joan Bomford
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Price: £20.00

When Joan Bomford was eight years old she was the first person in her family to drive a tractor and now, nearly eight decades on, she’s still at it....

Walking in Weardale Book 2

Walking in Weardale Book 2

17 February 2016

Author: Keven Shevels
Publisher: Trailguides
Price: £9.99

A further collection of walks in the valley of the Prince Bishops sees nine further routes around Weardale, all between 4-9 miles long and as before with...

Abode of the Gods

Abode of the Gods

17 February 2016

Author: Kev Reynolds
Publisher: Cicerone Press
Price: £19.95

Kev Reynolds has spent over 50 years exploring the world's greatest mountain ranges and this collection of eight arresting stories from his journeys in the...

Walking the Two Moors Way

Walking the Two Moors Way: Devon's Coast to Coast

17 February 2016

Author: Sue Viccars
Publisher: Cicerone Press
Price: £12.95

Devon's coast to coast route combines the well-known Two Moors Way between Ivybridge on Dartmoor and Lynmouth on the coast north of Exmoor, with the...

Pembrokeshire Coast Path

Wales Coast Path Pembrokeshire

17 February 2016

Author: Vivienne Crow
Publisher: Northern Eye Books
Price: £13.99

The latest instalment of the official guide to the Wales Coast Path covers the 186-mile (300km) Pembrokeshire Coast Path between Amroth and Cardigan,...

Along the Arun

Along the Arun

17 February 2016

Author: John Adamson
Publisher: The Alexius Press
Price: £11.95

This is the revised second edition of John Adamson's exploration of the Arun valley in West Sussex, starting from the river's mouth at Littlehampton, via...

Coleridge Way Companion

The Coleridge Way Companion Guide

17 February 2016

Author: Ian Pearson
Publisher: www.coleridgewaywalk.co.uk
Price: £10.00

This is the first guide to the 51-mile (32km) Coleridge Way long distance footpath, which runs from Nether Stowey in the Quantock Hills to Lynmouth in...

The Little John Challenge Walk

The Little John Challenge Walk

30 November 2015

Author: Revd. John N. Merrill
Publisher: The John Merrill Foundation
Price: £7.95

Well-known marathon walker John Merrill describes one of his favourite challenge walks in this self-published guide that first appeared as long ago as 1986....

20 Walks in Wealden Country

20 Walks in Wealden Country

30 November 2015

Author: Peter Titchmarsh
Publisher: White Horse Books
Price: £6.00

A guide to 20 short circular day walks in the High Weald of Kent and East Sussex, around Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge, Sevenoaks and Edenbridge, produced to...

Village Trails in Clydesdale and Tweeddale

Village Trails in Clydesdale and Tweeddale

30 November 2015

Author: Rosemary Turpie and Ian Gilchrist
Publisher: Quothquan Trails, order from quothquantrails@aol.com
Price: £7.95 (plus £1.50 p&p)

Another excellent book of local walks, this time around the historic villages of the upper Clyde and Tweed valleys and most within a ten mile radius of...

Walking in the Simonside Hills

Walking in the Simonside Hills

30 November 2015

Author: Keven Shevels
Publisher: Trail Guide Publications
Price: £9.99

The Simonside Hills lie between Coquetdale and Redesdale in the far east of Northumberland National Park, a ridge of sandstone hills south west of Rothbury...

Kent: Year Round Walks

Kent Year Round Walks

30 November 2015

Author: Michael Easterbrook
Publisher: Countryside Books
Price: £7.95

If ever there was a walking guidebook for all the seasons this is probably it, at least for the pleasant county of Kent. The 20 short circular walks are...

Wales Coast Path: Pembrokeshire

Wales Coast Path: Pembrokeshire, Cardigan to Amroth

30 November 2015

Author: Vivienne Crow
Publisher: Northern Eye
Price: £13.99

This is the fifth of seven volumes that make up the official guide to the 870-mile Wales Coast Path, stretching all the way from Chepstow and the Severn...

Heart of the Pennine Way

Heart of the Pennine Way

30 November 2015

Author: Tony and Chris Grogan
Publisher: Skyware
Price: £9.99

If you’re unwilling or unable to devote three weeks to walking the entire Pennine Way then this ‘mid Pennine Way’ option is for you. The...

Treasured Island: A Book Lover's Tour of Britain

Treasured Island: A Book Lover's Tour of Britain

30 November 2015

Author: Frank Barrett
Publisher: AA Publishing
Price: £16.99

From Thomas Hardy’s Dorset to Brontë Country, many parts of Britain proudly trumpet their literary links. In this personal odyssey, the Mail on...

The London Thames Path

The London Thames Path

30 November 2015

Author: David Fathers
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Price: £9.99

London-based walker and artist David Fathers has produced a beautifully illustrated guide to the Thames Path between Putney Bridge and the Thames Barrier, a...

Walking Hadrian's Wall Path

Walking Hadrian's Wall Path

30 November 2015

Author: Mark Richards
Publisher: Cicerone Press
Price: £14.95

Since it opened as a National Trail in 2003, the Hadrian’s Wall Path has become one of our most popular long distance footpaths, its 84 miles...

The Wealden Round

The Wealden Round

30 November 2015

Author: Peter Titchmarsh
Publisher: White Horse Books
Price: £4

Another guidebook produced as a fundraiser for the Hospice in the Weald, the Wealden Round is a 50-mile walk around the lovely countryside of the Weald of...

Walking in Dorset's Past

Walking in Dorset's Past

30 November 2015

Author: Sam Ferguson
Publisher: Trail Guides Publications
Price: £9.99

Archaeologist Sam Ferguson describes eight day walks around Dorset in this attractive volume, all delving into the county’s rich prehistory. They range...

Near the Motorways

Near the Motorways

30 November 2015

Author: Hugh Cantlie
Publisher: Cheviot Books
Price: £15.95

The revised 11th edition of this popular and enterprising guide lists over 200 pubs, restaurants, hotels and places of interest just five minutes’...

Wild Ruins

Wild Ruins

26 August 2015

Author: Dave Hamilton
Publisher: Wild Things Publishing

In our rationalist age, it’s healthy to be reminded that secrets and mystery wreath our landscape – it’s just that sometimes we don’t...

Wild Guide Southern and Eastern England

Wild Guide: Southern and Eastern England

26 August 2015

Publisher: Wild Things Publishing
Price: £15.99

Fancy playing poohsticks at Pooh Bear’s ‘real’ Poohsticks Bridge in Hartfield, or buying fish from Brinkley’s Fish Shed on Orford...

Field Guide to Invasive Plants Animals

Field Guide to Invasive Plants and Animals in Britain

26 August 2015

Publisher: Bloomsbury

The impact of invasive species on British landscapes, habitats and ecosystems continues – rightly – to garner column inches in the media. Despite...

The Walkers Handbook

The Walker's Handbook

26 August 2015

Author: Hugh Westacott
Publisher: Footpath Publications

This hefty tome certainly has everything you need to know about walking in the British Isles. I’d have liked a bit more on the delights of walking,...

Great Waterways Journeys

Great Waterways Journeys

26 August 2015

Author: Derek Pratt
Publisher: Adlard Coles
Price: £16.99

Tired of mountainous, inland hiking? Take the scenic, waterway route. As a photographer and specialist writer, Pratt has been involved with waterways for...

The Compleat Trespasser

The Compleat Trespasser

26 August 2015

Author: John Bainbridge
Publisher: Fellside Books
Price: £5.80

On a vagabonding tour through Britain’s most delightful countryside and forbidden tracts, Bainbridge charts the history of access and assesses the...

Field Notes from the Edge

Field Notes From The Edge

26 August 2015

Author: Paul Evans
Publisher: Rider Books
Price: £14.99

The half-hidden fascinates Paul Evans. As a writer, broadcaster and gardener, Evans believes that ‘life leaks from the cracks’, and this interest...

Wild Coast

Wild Coast

26 August 2015

Author: Marianne Taylor
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Price: £20

Nowhere in Britain is more than 113 kilometres from the coast, resulting in a strong connection. According to Wild Coast, research indicates that most...

At Night

At Night: A Journey Round Britain from Dusk to Dawn

26 August 2015

Author: Dixe Wills
Publisher: AA Publishing
Price: £16.99

At Night is a charismatic evocation of what it is to be awake while the rest of the world sleeps. Wills strides out across moorland, island, forest and...

Lake District Climbs and Scrambles

Lake District Climbs and Scrambles

26 August 2015

Author: Stephen Goodwin
Publisher: Vertebrate

The Lake District is the nation’s favourite honey pot for walkers, from weekend warriors to Wainwright-baggers. But Stephen Goodwin shows that it also...

SMC Grahams and the Donalds

The Grahams and The Donalds: Hillwalkers' Guide

26 August 2015

Publisher: Scottish Mountaineering Club

The Grahams and the Donalds do not get quite the same attention as their bigger brothers, the Munros and Corbetts, but they nevertheless offer a real...

The Countryside Book

The Countryside Book

26 August 2015

Author: Tessa Wardley
Publisher: Bloomsbury

This comprehensive book celebrates nature’s playground and offers a host of ideas for mums, dads and grandparents keen to instil a love of the outdoors...

High Point

High Point: A guide to walking the summits of Great Britain's 85 historic counties

26 August 2015

Author: Mark Clarke
Publisher: Vertebrate
Price: £14.95

A detailed account of the author’s personal quest to stand atop the highest points of each of Britain’s 85 historic counties, High Point is an...

Between the sunset and the sea

Between the Sunset and the Sea: A View of 16 British Mountains

26 May 2015

Author: Simon Ingram
Publisher: William Collins Books
Price: £18.99

Why is it that just a few centuries ago mountains struck fear and horror into people, but now they're more likely to inspire, thrill and even obsess us?...

Quick tide

QuickTide tables

26 May 2015

Author: Duncan Ogilvie
Publisher: QT International Ltd
Price: £7.99

QuickTide tables have long been established as useful references for walkers, holidaymakers and anyone who needs a reliable and fast way to determine tide...

The Moth Snowstorm

The Moth Snowstorm: Nature and Joy

26 May 2015

Author: Michael McCarthy
Publisher: John Murray
Price: £20

Acclaimed writer and commentator on environmental matters, Michael McCarthy suggests that the best way to protect our increasingly threatened natural world...

Natural Born Heroes

Natural Born Heroes: The Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance

26 May 2015

Author: Christopher McDougall
Publisher: Profile Books
Price: £16.99

From the author of the best-selling Born to Run, this is another original text that again urges us to swap the gym treadmill for a more natural outdoor...

Wildreness weekends

Wilderness Weekends

26 May 2015

Author: Phoebe Smith
Publisher: Bradt Guides
Price: £14.99

A selection of 26 ‘wilderness weekends’ at locations across Britain are chosen by the editor of Wanderlust magazine in this glossy volume. Each...

Saving open spaces

Saving Open Spaces

26 May 2015

Author: Kate Ashbrook
Publisher: Open Spaces Society / Pitkin
Price: £5 (including p&p)

Good illustrations abound in this concise 28-page history of the Open Spaces Society, exemplified by the back-cover shot of a Burnham Beeches beech-pollard,...

Eastern Fells

Wainwright’s Walking Guide to the Lake District Fells: Book 1 – The Eastern Fells

26 May 2015

Author: Alfred Wainwright
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Price: £12.99

To mark the 60th anniversary of the publication of Wainwright's first Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells the series is being fully checked, updated and...

Wild Swimming

Wild Swimming Walks

26 May 2015

Author: Kenwood Ladies Pond Association
Publisher: Wild Things Publishing
Price: £14.99

The famous swimming ladies of Hampstead describe 28 of their favourite walks in and around London, all reachable by train and each including a swim in a...

Born to walk

Born to Walk: The Transformative Power of a Pedestrian Act

26 May 2015

Author: Dan Rubinstein
Publisher: ECW press
Price: £15.90

The positive role that walking plays in transforming people’s lives may seem a familiar theme, but through personal experience and in-depth research...

Coastlines

Coastlines: The Story of Our Shore

26 May 2015

Author: Patrick Barkham
Publisher: Granta
Price: £20

Not so much a guide to walking the coast as a narrative ramble around some of the finest stretches of shoreline in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to...

Thames Path

Thames Path

26 May 2015

Author: Joel Newton
Publisher: Trailblazer Guides
Price: £11.99

Another polished and comprehensive Trailblazer title, this time to the 184-mile National Trail along the length of the Thames from rural Gloucestershire to...

Beacons Way

The Land of the Beacons Way: Scenery and Geology across the Brecon Beacons National Park

26 May 2015

Author: Dilys Harlow
Publisher: South Wales Geologists’ Association
Price: £7.95

This fascinating, well-illustrated and accessible book describes the landscape and geology of the Brecon Beacons National Park via the Beacons Way long...

Pathlands

Pathlands

20 May 2015

Author: Peter Owen Jones
Publisher: Rider Publishing
Price: £12.99

The transition from advertising executive to Anglican priest gives broadcaster Peter Owen Jones an interesting perspective and in this selection of 21...

Railway walks

Railway Walks in the Vale of Rheidol

26 February 2015

Author: Maurice Kyle
Publisher: Brodawel Publishing
Price: £7.99

A guide to 26 walks that start from railway stations on the preserved, 12-mile Vale of Rheidol line in Mid Wales, between Aberystwyth and Devil's Bridge....

Mudlark River

Mudlark River

24 February 2015

Author: Simon Wilcox
Publisher: Available from Amazon
Price: £7.99

After finding a Victorian map of the Thames in a London antiques shop, Simon Wilcox decided to use it as a basis for walking the 184-mile route from source...

Stepping out together

Stepping Out Together

24 February 2015

Author: Allan Jones & Gareth Thomas
Price: £3.50 (+75p p&p)

A brief history of Gelligaer Ramblers 1995-2015 When the coal mining industry around Gelligaer, in the Rhymney Valley of South Wales, closed down in the...

50 shades of hillwalking

50 Shades of Hillwalking

24 February 2015

Author: Ralph Storer
Publisher: Luath Press
Price: £7.99

Ralph Storer gives his own quirky view of messing about on mountains, as he puts it, and describes 50 of his more memorable hillwalking experiences. There's...

Top 10 Literary walks

Top 10 Literary Walks: Lake District

24 February 2015

Author: Steve Goodier
Publisher: Northern Eye Books
Price: £5.99

A pocket size collection of walks exploring the favourite places and landscapes of two of the Lake District's most famous authors. The Wordsworth walks...

Stone circles

Stone Cirles

24 February 2015

Author: Stone Ramblers
Price: £3.50

A revised and updated version of the group's popular collection of 20 local walks in rural Staffordshire, ranging from short strolls to a 36-mile challenge...

Britannia Obscura

Britannia Obscura

24 February 2015

Author: Joanna Parker
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Price: £16.99

All walkers know Ordnance Survey are the best maps by a 1:25,000 scale mile. But this intriguing book, subtitled Mapping Hidden Britain, explores the...

Walking up hills made easier

Walking up hills made easier

24 February 2015

Author: Geoffrey King
Publisher: Independent Design Executive
Price: £9.75

This illustrated guide purports to make walking up and down hills less physically and psychologically demanding by explaining how to get the basics right in...

Scenic walks in Herts

Scenic Walks in Hertfordshire and Essex

24 February 2015

Author: Phoebe Taplin
Publisher: Pirkin Publishing
Price: £4.99

A large, glossy guide to seven linear day walks that together form the southern loop of the Harcamlow Way, a 140-mile figure of eight route around the two...

Secret creek

Secret Creek

24 February 2015

Author: Graham Ross
Price: £7.50

An affectionate and highly individual portrait of "one of Britain's last wild places" - a tiny enclave of the backwaters of Essex, amid the tucked away...

Footsteps in summer

Footsteps in Summer

24 February 2015

Author: Russell George
Publisher: Troubadour Publishing
Price: £9.99

With early retirement beckoning, Russell George decided to embark on a solo 950-mile walk from John o'Groats to Land's End to raise money for Cancer Research...

That mighty heart

That Mighty Heart

24 February 2015

Author: John Elinger & Katherine Shock
Publisher: Signal Books
Price: £14.99

Visions of London Poems by John Elinger, illustrations by Katherine Shock Seven walks around the capital are presented in a very different but highly...

Suffolk coast walk

Suffolk Coast Walk

24 February 2015

Author: Peter Caton
Publisher: Troubador.co.uk/matador
Price: £9.99

This enjoyable book is a well-crafted combination of travel writing with a practical guidebook. The author records his journey from Norfolk to Essex along...

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Beyond the Horizon

28 November 2014

Author: Richard Parks
Publisher: Sphere Books
Price: £18.99

The former Welsh rugby international,Richard Parks, took his love of sport and physical adventure to a new level, setting himself the ‘737...

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Scotland’s Islands: A Special Kind of Freedom

28 November 2014

Author: Richard Clubley
Publisher: Luath Press Limited
Price: £9.99

Not so much a guidebook as a series of experiences from a lifetime visiting more than 60 Scottish islands. From Ailsa Craig to Shetland, Mingulay to St...

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The Splendour of the Tree

28 November 2014

Author: Frances Lincoln
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Price: £25.00

Cultural theorist Stephen Greenblatt based his career on the wonder of objects – the idea that they are loaded with the historical forces that shaped...

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Walking the Retreat

26 August 2014

Author: Terry Cudbird
Publisher: Signal Books
Price: £12.99

After the Battle of the Marne, in September 1914, more than a million French and British soldiers were forced to retreat on foot from Belgium. They marched...

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Llŷn Peninsula: Wales Coast Path Official Guide

26 August 2014

Author: Carl Rogers and Tony Bowerman
Price: £12.99

The first of a set of seven official guides to the Wales Coast path covers the Llŷn Peninsula, from Bangor to Porthmadog. It’s lavishly illustrated...

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Wales: A Walk Through Time – Harlech to Cemaes Bay

26 August 2014

Author: Brian E. Davies
Publisher: Amberley Publishing
Price: £14.99

The northern section of Brian Davies’s epic historical walk through Wales sees the author beginning at Harlech and heading through Snowdonia to reach...

Exmouth to Plymouth

Britain's Heritage Coast: Exmouth to Plymouth

26 August 2014

Author: Gary Hoplin
Publisher: Amberley Publishing
Price: £14.99

The latest in Amblerley’s coastal books series features the glorious South Devon coast of Dartmouth, Salcombe, Torquay, Paignton and Exmouth. Although...

Trig Point

Trig Point Walks on the Isle of Skye and Raasay

26 August 2014

Author: Ian Stewart & Alistair Christie
Publisher: Strupag Publications
Price: £9.95

Dubbed ‘56 walks to the best viewpoints on the islands’, this new take on exploring Skye on foot presents a variety of routes that encompass all...

DWG Lake District

A Dog Walker's Guide: The Lake District and Norfolk

26 August 2014

Author: Peter Naldrett and Angela Youngman
Publisher: Countryside Books
Price: £7.95

Two more titles in the popular series aimed at dog walkers, both books full of useful information to make sure that both you and your four-legged friend have...

WalkingtheLiterary

Walking the Literary Landscape

26 August 2014

Author: Ian Hamilton & Diane Roberts
Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing
Price: £12.95

A diverse collection of 20 walks spread across northern England, each with a literary association. The routes are between 3-9 miles long and include Hurst...

Lothian Berwickshire Coast

Lothian & Berwickshire Coast

26 August 2014

Author: Keith Fergus
Publisher: Mica Publishing
Price: £12.95

This super little volume describes 60 varied walks along the coast of Lothian and Berwickshire, between the Forth bridges west of Edinburgh all the way round...

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Walking in the Chilterns

26 August 2014

Author: Steve Davison
Publisher: Cicerone
Price: £12.95

A selection of 35 routes spread cross the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, ranging from 4-12 miles each and including easy ambles to more...

Ceredigian and Snowdonia Coast path

The Ceredigion and Snowdonia Coast Paths

26 August 2014

Author: John B. Jones
Price: £12.95

This guide to the 145-mile stretch of the Wales Coast Path between Porthmadog and St Dogmaels links the Lleyn Peninsula Coastal Path with the Pembrokeshire...

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Journeys Through England in Particular: On Foot

26 August 2014

Author: Sue Clifford and Angela King
Publisher: Saltyard Books
Price: £12.99

An absorbing look at what makes England so unique, taking the form of 60 short essays extracted from the authors’ previous title, England in...

RSPB Spotlight Otters

RSPB Spotlight: Otters

26 August 2014

Author: Nicola Chester
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Price: £9.99

I’d be hard pushed to think of any British animal cuter than an otter. So this handsome book’s photos of cubs playing and adults entwined for a...

Rons Rambles

Ron’s family friendly rambles round Oswestry and the borders

26 August 2014

Author: Ron Bond
Publisher: Ron Bond
Price: £4.95

The third of Ron Bond’s excellent guidebooks promoting walking routes around Oswestry contains 24 short rambles aimed at family groups, older ramblers...

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The Pennine Way

26 August 2014

Author: Chris Sainty
Publisher: DB Publishing
Price: £12.99

This new guide to the Pennine Way celebrates the 50th anniversary of the opening of Britain’s first official long distance footpath, in particular...

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Cape Wrath Trail North & Cape Wrath Trail South

26 August 2014

Publisher: Harvey maps
Price: £15.95

At a scale of 1:40 000, these two maps depict the route of the 200-mile Cape Wrath Trail from Fort William through north west Scotland to Cape Wrath. The...

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The Walker’s Guide to Outdoor Clues and Signs

29 May 2014

Author: Tristan Gooley
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Price: £20

Writer, navigator and explorer Tristan Gooley has produced a guide for the inquisitive walker, more specifically what the land, sun, moon, stars, plants and...

Severn Way

The Severn Way

29 May 2014

Author: Terry Marsh
Publisher: Cicerone
Price: £12.95

The UK’s longest river flows 220 miles from the high slopes of Plynlimon in mid Wales east to Shrewsbury and then south via Worcester to the Bristol...

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John Muir Way

29 May 2014

Author: Sandra Bardwell and Jacquetta Megarry
Publisher: Rucksack Readers
Price: £11.99

Printed on rainproof paper in a handy ring-bound format, this handsome guide describes a 134-mile coast to coast walking route across central Scotland from...

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Staffordshire’s 1,000-Foot Peaks

29 May 2014

Author: Jeff Kent
Publisher: Witan Books
Price: £14.75

In 2012 author Jeff Kent climbed all 65 of Staffordshire’s hills (ie over 1,000ft) and this chunky and knowledgeable book is the result. It’s part guide,...

Cotswolds

Walking in the Cotswolds

29 May 2014

Author: Damian Hall
Publisher: Cicerone
Price: £12.95

A pocket-size guide to one of England’s most popular walking destinations, describing 30 circular walks between 4 and 12 miles long, most of them...

Explore Bristol

Explore Bristol

29 May 2014

Publisher: ExploreWalks UK
Price: £7.99

Two further volumes from the Bristol-based publisher explore the Hotwells and Cliftonhead areas of the city. Both titles are really well produced, full of...

Glyndwr

Glyndwr’s Way National Trail map XT40

29 May 2014

Publisher: Harvey
Price: £12.95

Harvey’s map of the Glyndwr’s Way is at a scale of 1:40 000 and printed on tough, lightweight waterproof paper. It covers the 135-mile long...

Howgill

Walks on the Howgill Fells and adjoining Fells

29 May 2014

Author: A. Wainwright
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Price: £13.99

reviewed in tandem with: Walks in Limestone Country by A. Wainwright £13.99, Frances Lincoln, ISBN 978 0 7112 5486 4 The second editions of both these...

On Walking

On Walking

29 May 2014

Author: Phil Smith
Publisher: Triarchy Press
Price: £12.99

It takes a unique individual, and an even better writer, to pull off a book as scatological, free-ranging and whimsical as this. Thankfully, underpinning...

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The Woodland Book

29 May 2014

Author: Tessa Wardley
Publisher: Bloomsbury Natural History
Price: £14.99

This glossy, fun and informative book is full of suggestions of what adventures you can get up to in woodland, from den building and foraging to wildlife...

Tweet of the Day

Tweet of the Day

29 May 2014

Author: Brett Westwood and Stephen Moss
Publisher: Saltyard Books
Price: £25

I’ve always secretly wanted to be a twitcher. What’s that ‘hoo-it’, you’d ask. Why, the call of the redstart, I’d say. In...

DWG Berks

Berkshire: A Dog Walker's Guide

29 May 2014

Author: Ruth Paley
Publisher: Countryside Books
Price: £7.95

A colourful, easy to use guide to walking with your dog in Berkshire, this book takes you to locations like Upper Lambourn, Newbury, Wildmoor Heath and...

Making Tracks

Making Tracks in Mytholmroyd

29 May 2014

Author: Designed and illustrated by Jo Poyser for Mytholmroyd Walkers’ Action
Price: £1.50

This is a lovely and highly original walks booklet designed for children to explore the Mytholmroyd area of Calderdale in West Yorkshire. There are six easy...

Wey Navigation

Walking the River Wey and Godalming Navigations End to End

29 May 2014

Author: John N. Merrill
Publisher: The John Merrill Foundation
Price: £7.95

John Merrill’s guide to this 23.5-mile walk in Surrey is full of photos and notes, describing the route from Shepperton on the River Thames via...

Walking in Essex book

Walking in Essex

27 February 2014

Author: Peter Aylmer
Publisher: Cicerone
Price: £12.95

Another reliable county title from Cicerone, this time to the quiet and surprisingly diverse pleasures of Essex. From Epping Forest and the Lea Valley to the...

Coast to Coast book

A Coast to Coast Route Guide

27 February 2014

Author: Tony and Chris Grogan
Publisher: Skyware Ltd
Price: £9.99

A slim, pocket-size guide to Wainwright's Coast to Coast walk which depicts the popular route via a series of large-scale colour strip maps, all very clearly...

Nature's Peace book

Nature's Peace: A Celebration of Scotland's Watershed

27 February 2014

Author: Peter Wright
Publisher: Luath Press
Price: £16.99

This imaginative new title takes the reader on a journey along the "spine" of Scotland, 745 miles from the Borders ('the Reiver March') all the way north to...

Explore Bristol book

Explore Bristol

27 February 2014

Author: Julia Killingback and Michael Pascoe
Publisher: Tangent Books
Price: £7.99

The first two books from new Bristol-based publishing venture ExploreWalks UK present family-friendly walking routes around the Clifton area of the city. The...

Cal-Der-Went walk book

The Cal-Der-Went Walk

27 February 2014

Author: John Merrill
Publisher: The John Merrill Foundation
Price: £7.95

The Cal-Der-Went Walk is a 30-mile route across the Yorkshire and Peak District moors, from Horbury Bridge on the River Calder via Cannon Hall Country Park,...

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Walking in Norfolk

27 February 2014

Author: Laurence Mitchell
Publisher: Cicerone Press
Price: £12.95

A colourful and pocket-size guide to walks and walking throughout the county, ranging from sections of waymarked trails such as the Peddar's Way and Norfolk...

How To Connect With Nature book

How to Connect with Nature

27 February 2014

Author: Tristan Gooley
Publisher: Macmillan
Price: £7.99

This book answers a ‘big question’ of our time: how to integrate more harmoniously with the natural world. Explorer and natural navigator Tristan...

Northwest Way book

The North West Way

27 February 2014

Author: Steve Garrill
Publisher: Trailguides
Price: £16.99

This 13-day, mostly upland walk from Preston to Carlisle links a series of well-known long distance trails, beginning with the Ribble Way from Preston via...

Stonehenge book

Stonehenge official guidebook

27 February 2014

Author: Julian Richards
Price: £4.99

This revised official guidebook and accompanying map have been published by English Heritage to coincide with the opening of the new visitor centre at...

British Television Location Guide book

The British Television Location Guide

27 February 2014

Author: Steve Clark and Shoba Vazirani
Publisher: Splendid Books
Price: £9.99

Whether you’re drawn to the aristocratic splendour of Downton Abbey or going gaga for Game of Thrones, this guide does exactly what it says on the tin:...

National Trails book

A Journey Along the National Trails of England and Wales

27 February 2014

Author: John Bishop
Publisher: Bright Pen
Price: £19.95

Between 2005 and 2012, John Bishop walked all 15 national trails and this glossy, large-format book records those journeys through a variety of often...

Wildflowers book

Wild Flowers of Britain and Ireland

27 February 2014

Author: Marjorie Blamey, Richard Fitter and Alistair Fitter
Publisher: HarperCollins
Price: £18.99

Fully revised and updated, this classic field guide first appeared in 2003 and covers over 1,900 species found throughout the British Isles, including trees,...

Holyhead Road book

Holyhead Road: A journey along Thomas Telford's historic route

27 February 2014

Author: Ken Farrance
Price: £6.00

Not so much a walking guide, rather a route accompaniment. The route in question is the A5 road in North Wales between the Menai Bridge and Betws-y-Coed and...

Leading Matters book

Leading Matters

27 February 2014

Author: Peter Davies
Publisher: Grosvenor House
Price: £7.99

Subtitled 'how to enjoy and lead a walk in ten easy steps', experienced walking guide Peter Davies takes you on a very personal journey through the pleasures...

Eastern Fells book

Holiday Wainwrights - Book one: The Eastern Fells

27 February 2014

Author: Ray Pilling
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Price: £12.99

This is the first of a series of seven, self-published books designed to convert each of Wainwright's pictorial guides into practical and enjoyable 1-2 week...

Highest Mountains

Britain's Highest Mountain Walks

07 December 2013

Author: Jeremy Ashcroft
Publisher: Collins
Price: £20

Jeremy Ashcroft’s illustrated, hand-drawn 3D maps have always been a highlight of Trail magazine. His intricate pencil sketches and clear...

Hillwalks from the Settle to Carlisle Railway Stations

Hillwalks from the Settle to Carlisle Railway Stations

02 December 2013

Author: Hugh Stewart
Publisher: 2QT Limited
Price: £12.95

Following on from his 2010 title, Settle to Carlisle, a Hillwalk, Hugh Stewart has produced a series of 24 day walks leaving stations along the iconic...

Cotswold Way

The Cotswold Way: An Archaeological Walking Guide

02 December 2013

Author: Tim Copeland
Publisher: The History Press
Price: £14.99

Not so much a route guidebook, rather an archaeological companion to the 100-mile trail between Bath and Chipping Campden. It’s full of fascinating and...

Birdwatchers Year

The Birdwatcher's Year

02 December 2013

Author: Richard Williamson
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers
Price: £9.99

A practical handbook to help you through the birdwatching calendar, including interesting facts on all manner of birds and birdlife. Set out month by month,...

Sussex Walks

Sussex Walks

02 December 2013

Author: Deidre Huston
Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing
Price: £12

This colourful and packed little volume is a highly attractive guide to 20 walks on the Weald and South Downs. All circular and between 3.5 and 12 miles...

A Dales High Way

A Dales High Way

02 December 2013

Author: Tony and Chris Grogan
Publisher: Skyware
Price: £7.99

The new edition of this challenging, high level 90-mile walking trail across the Yorkshire Dales has been timed to coincide with the completion of the...

Cornish Mining WHS

A Walking Guide to the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site

02 December 2013

Author: Robert Westwood
Publisher: Coastal Publishing
Price: £4.95

Glossy and full of striking colour photos, this reasonably priced guide to the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site features ten short circular and linear...

Walkers Anthology

The Walker’s Anthology

27 November 2013

Author: Compiled by Deborah Manley
Publisher: Trailblazer Publications
Price: £9.99

Trailblazer has taken time out from its footpath guidebooks to publish this compact but entertaining compilation of short written pieces on the art of...

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1066 Harold’s Way

27 November 2013

Author: David Clarke
Publisher: Bretwalda Books
Price: £7.99

The 1066 Harold’s Way is a new 100-mile walking route from Westminster Abbey to Battle Abbey in East Sussex and traces the likely route taken by King...

Dales Way

Dales Way

27 November 2013

Author: Colin Speakman
Publisher: Skyware
Price: £11.99

Remarkably this is now the 11th edition of Colin Speakman’s original guide to one of northern England’s most attractive and enduringly popular...

South Devons Shipwreck Trail

South Devon’s Shipwreck Trail

27 November 2013

Author: Jessica Berry
Publisher: Amberley
Price: £14.99

The waters off South Devon have wrecks aplenty and this book delves into the fascinating stories of some of the most notable, including tales from survivors...

Family Walks in East Cheshire

Family Walks in East Cheshire

27 November 2013

Author: 978 1 85058903 7
Publisher: Sigma Leisure
Price: £8.99

East Cheshire offers a real variety of walking, all captured in this easy to follow guidebook. The walks are circular and range from the sandstone outcrops...

David McDowall

West Surrey: Walks into History

27 November 2013

Author: David McDowall
Publisher: David McDowall
Price: £9.99

A collection of 16 short circular walks exploring familiar walking locations in West Surrey, each with a historical theme, including Ranmore, Leith Hill,...

Lake District Woodland Walks

Lake District: Woodland Walks

27 November 2013

Author: Vivienne Crow
Publisher: Northern Eye Books
Price: £4.99

Another pocket size gem from Northern Eye Books, this time ten short to medium length woodland walks in the Lake District. All routes are circular, mapped...

Country Year

An Illustrated Country Year

25 November 2013

Author: Celia Lewis
Publisher: A&C Black
Price: £20

Artist Celia Lewis’ beautiful coffee-table book is a familiar cross between a country diary, field guide and recipe book, but she makes it entirely her...

Outdoor Survival

Outdoor Survival

25 November 2013

Author: Dave Pearce
Publisher: J H Haynes & Co
Price: £12.99

This glossy, large format guide is crammed full of tips for survival in environments from deserts and jungles to mountains and coasts. Separate chapters...

Walking Highland Perthshire

Walking Highland Perthshire

30 August 2013

Author: Ronald Turnbull
Publisher: Cicerone Press
Price: £14.95

A solid volume of 80 challenging routes grouped into ten areas across Perthshire. It inevitably includes all the Munros, plus many of the Corbetts and...

More Pub Walks Cheshire

More Pocket Pub Walks – Cheshire

30 August 2013

Author: David Pill
Price: £6.95

This neat little volume repeats the success of David Pill’s first title, presenting 15 further short walks (between 2 and 6.5 miles) in the Cheshire...

Angus Glens

Walking in the Angus Glens

30 August 2013

Author: James Carron
Publisher: Cicerone Press
Price: £14.95

The five main glens of Angus are Isla, Prosen, Clova, Lethnot and Esk, stretching roughly from Forfar north westwards into the Cairngorms towards Braemar....

25 Walks Around Teignmouth & Dawlish

25 Walks around Teignmouth & Dawlish

30 August 2013

Author: Teignmouth & Dawlish Ramblers
Price: £3.50

Devised and produced by Teignmouth and Dawlish Ramblers, this attractive volume features a variety of routes from 2-6 miles in length. They include coastal...

IsleOfWight

Walking on the Isle of Wight

30 August 2013

Author: Paul Curtis
Publisher: Cicerone Press
Price: £12.95

The Isle of Wight is a great place to walk, from the varied landscape and comprehensive footpath network through to the excellent public transport service....

No Fixed Abode

No Fixed Abode

30 August 2013

Author: Charlie Carroll
Publisher: Summersdale
Price: £8.99

Finding himself jobless and penniless, Charlie Carroll set out to tramp from Cornwall to London. He had basic supplies but was determined not to spend any...

The Ridgeway National Trail

The Ridgeway National Trail

30 August 2013

Author: Steve Davison
Publisher: Cicerone Press
Price: £12.95

A new guide to one of Britain’s oldest paths, covering the 87-mile Ridgeway National Trail between Avebury and Ivinghoe Beacon in 12 short stages....

Lakeland Fellranger

Lakeland Fellranger: The Far Eastern Fells

30 August 2013

Author: Mark Richards
Publisher: Cicerone Press
Price: £14.95

The latest title in Mark Richards’s tour de force covers the very eastern edge of the Lake District, from Penrith in the north to Kendal in the south...

East Sussex Year Round Walks

East Sussex Year Round Walks

01 June 2013

Author: David Weller
Publisher: Countryside Books
Price: £7.95

The Sussex-based author selects 20 local walks divided into the four seasons, although all can be enjoyed year-round, of course. They are circular, 4-6 miles...

Wainwrights Way

Wainwright’s Way

01 June 2013

Author: Nick Burton
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Price: £13.99

This 126-mile walking route traces the journey of Alfred Wainwright from his birthplace in a Victorian terraced house in Blackburn to the mountain of...

St Oswald’s Way and St Cuthbert’s Way

St Oswald’s Way and St Cuthbert’s Way

01 June 2013

Author: Rudolf Abraham
Publisher: Cicerone Press
Price: £12.95

Two Northumberland trails are brought together in this handy new volume. St Oswald’s Way runs 97 miles from Heavenfield, near Hexham, to...

Pub Walks in Dorset

Pub Walks in Dorset

01 June 2013

Author: Anne-Marie Edwards
Publisher: Countryside Books
Price: £7.95

A guide to 20 short circular walks between 2-6 miles long, all of them based on pubs which have been chosen for their good food, range of ales, history and...

International Mountain Trekking

International Mountain Trekking

01 June 2013

Author: Plas y Brenin Instructional Team
Publisher: UKMTB
Price: £18.95

As you would expect, the official handbook of the International Mountain Leader Scheme is a comprehensive and authoritative work. Billed as a practical...

Lady Anne’s Way

Lady Anne’s Way

01 June 2013

Author: Sheila Gordon
Publisher: Skyware
Price: £9.99

This guide to a 100-mile walking route between Skipton and Penrith follows in the footsteps of Lady Anne Clifford who, over 400 years ago, owned a string of...

Cumbria Way

Cumbria Way

31 May 2013

Author: Paddy Dillon
Publisher: Rucksack Readers
Price: £10.99

The prolific Paddy Dillon turns his attention to home ground this time, describing the 73-mile Cumbria Way that heads north through the Lakes. It begins at...

The Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path

The Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path

31 May 2013

Author: Phoebe Smith
Publisher: Cicerone Press
Price: £12.95

Mostly flat, accessible and traversing some attractive East Anglian countryside, these two inter-connecting trails are popular with day walkers and long...

Where to see wildlife in Britain and Ireland

Where to see wildlife in Britain and Ireland

31 May 2013

Author: Christopher Somerville
Publisher: Collins
Price: £20

Readers of his regular column in walk magazine will know that the author of this guide to our islands’ best wildlife sites draws on a lifetime of...

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Wild Guide: Devon, Cornwall and the South West

31 May 2013

Author: Daniel Start, Tania Pascoe and Jo Keeling
Publisher: Wild Things Publishing
Price: £14.99

A chunky, glossy paperback packed full of ideas for 30 weekends of family fun in the South West, all with a ‘wild’ theme. They include the best...

The Wild Weather book

The Wild Weather Book

31 May 2013

Author: Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Price: £9.99

There’s an old rambler’s saying that there’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad preparation. And this light-hearted book, aimed...

Walking Distance

Walking Distance

31 May 2013

Author: Robert and Martha Manning
Publisher: Oregon State University Press
Price: £35

The lucky husband-and-wife authors of this inspirational coffee-table book have walked all 30 of the international long-distance trails described here over...

Tarka Line Walks

Tarka Line Walks

31 May 2013

Author: Peter Craske
Publisher: Pathfinder Guides
Price: £9.99

Produced by the Tarka Rail Association in partnership with First Great Western, this handsome, detailed and enthusiastic guidebook describes 60 walks of...

Wales: A Walk Through Time

03 March 2013

Author: Brian Davies
Publisher: Amberley Publishing
Price: £14.99

The second of three books tracing a walk the length of Wales sees Brian Davies embark on the central section between Brecon and Harlech via Rhayader and...

Family Walks Around Odiham and Beyond

Family Walks Around Odiham and Beyond

03 March 2013

Author: Stephen and Pam Turner
Publisher: Elvetham Publications
Price: £3

Bob Rose first began publishing these popular local guides to family walks in rural Hampshire in 1990. Almost 20 years, later Ramblers members Stephen and...

Pathfinder Guide South Devon and Dartmoor

Pathfinder Guide: South Devon and Dartmoor

03 March 2013

Author: Brian Conduit and Sue Viccars
Publisher: Pathfinder Guides
Price: £11.99

This is a revised edition of an earlier title published by Jarrold, offering a choice of 28 graded and extremely varied walks of 2-10 miles. There are longer...

Rock Trails Scottish Highlands

Rock Trails: Scottish Highlands

03 March 2013

Author: Paul Gannon
Publisher: Pesda Press
Price: £14.95

The geology and scenery of the Highlands is laid bare in this knowledgeable but very readable guide. The first section looks at how the rocks were created...

From High Heels to High Hills

From High Heels to High Hills

03 March 2013

Author: Tanya Oliver
Publisher: Step Beach Press
Price: £16.96

In her entertaining first book, travel writer and self-confessed shoe addict Tanya Oliver combines practical information for walking in the Lake District...

The Countryside Companion

The Countryside Companion

03 March 2013

Author: Dennis and Jan Kelsall
Publisher: The Countryside Companion
Price: £11.99

It’s only when I started writing about the outdoors that I realised how rubbish my vocabulary was for describing it. Trees, grass, rocks, insects...

South Downs Way

South Downs Way

03 March 2013

Author: Paul Millmore
Publisher: Aurum Press Ltd
Price: £12.99

First published in 2003, this is the latest and fully revised edition of the official guide to the South Downs Way National Trail, the 100-mile bridleway...

A Peak District Anthology

A Peak District Anthology

03 March 2013

Author: Roly Smith
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Price: £16.99

Although not as popular with artists as the Lakes or Yorkshire Dales, the Peak District has always inspired writers, and this rich anthology brings together...

Walking in the South Wales Valleys

Walking in the South Wales Valleys

03 March 2013

Author: Mike Dunn
Publisher: Cicerone
Price: £12.95

There are 30 day-routes and 2 longer weekend routes described in this comprehensive round-up of walking options in the Valleys, loosely defined by Swansea in...

Scotland End to End

Scotland End to End

03 March 2013

Author: Cameron McNeish and Richard Else
Publisher: Mountain Media
Price: £20

Billed as Scotland’s longest walking route, the new 470-mile Gore-Tex Scottish National Trail runs from Kirk Yetholm in the Borders all the way to Cape...

The Hedgerows Heaped with May

The Hedgerows Heaped with May

03 March 2013

Author: Edited by Stephen Moss
Publisher: Aurum Press Ltd
Price: £20

Otherwise titled The Telegraph Book of the Countryside, this 300-page volume brings together a wide selection of writing from a century of the...

Julia Bradburys Wainwright Walks

Julia Bradbury's Wainwright Walks

03 March 2013

Author: Julia Bradbury
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Price: £14.99

This is a companion volume to Julia’s recent BBC series, in which she followed in the footsteps of the famous fellwalker. She retraces ten of...

Snowdon

Snowdon

03 March 2013

Author: Jim Perrin
Publisher: Gomer
Price: £14.99

Acclaimed outdoor writer, journalist and climber Jim Perrin tells the story of this famous mountain that he first ascended as a child, describing it as...

Soles of South Devon

Soles of South Devon

03 March 2013

Publisher: SDR Publications
Price: £5.99

Described as a collective autobiography of the first 30 years of the South Devon Ramblers, this is an engrossing compilation of memories, walks and stories...

Walking the Corbetts Vol 1

Walking the Corbetts Vol 1

03 March 2013

Author: Brian Johnson
Publisher: Cicerone
Price: £16.95

The Corbetts are those mountains in Scotland between 2,500 and 2,999ft in height – not quite high enough to be classed as Munros but no less...

Walking on Gower

Walking on Gower

03 March 2013

Author: Andrew Davies
Publisher: Cicerone
Price: £12.95

Already a popular destination for walkers, this compact guidebook presents 30 walks that cover the entire peninsula, from well-known routes, like Rhossili...

The Adventure Walks London Map

The Adventure Walks London Map

03 March 2013

Author: Becky Jones, Clare Lewis and Robert Littleford
Publisher: Adventure Walks Books
Price: £4.95

Simple and colourful, this eye-catching little fold-out map contains 20 short walks, featuring a range of family-friendly activities. You can search out...

 Rambling on and on

Rambling on... and on

03 March 2013

Author: Stuart Bell
Publisher: Quoin Publishing
Price: £12.99

Based on the author’s monthly walks column in the Whitby Gazette, this collection of 15 fine walks around the North York Moors are all accessible by...

50 Best Routes on Skye and Raasay

50 Best Routes on Skye and Raasay

03 March 2013

Author: Ralph Storer
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Price: £7.99

Ralph Storer’s acclaimed 1996 guide has been fully updated and expanded in this new paperback edition, but essentially it remains one of the most...

The Art of Wandering

The Art of Wandering

03 March 2013

Author: Merlin Coverley
Publisher: Oldcastle Books
Price: £12.99

From pilgrim to pedestrian, Romantic poet to modern radical, this fascinating and thoughtful book delves into the literary tradition inspired by the simple...

Phil Clayton Headwaters

Headwaters: Walking to British River Sources

03 March 2013

Author: Phil Clayton
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Price: £18.99

Underneath all the trappings of urban development, with its interlinking framework of roads and rail, it’s easy to forget that Britain has a far more...

Pennine Way Companion

Pennine Way Companion

03 March 2013

Author: Alfred Wainwright
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Price: £13.99

Wainwright’s original guide to England’s oldest long-distance path was first published in 1968, since when a lot has changed – most notably...

Rights of Way Restoring the Record

Rights of Way: Restoring the Record

03 March 2013

Author: Sarah Bucks and Phil Wadey
Publisher: Bucks and Wadey Publishing
Price: £30

In 2000, Parliament decided that old rights of way that had not been legally recorded by 2026 would be extinguished, pressurising the rights of way community...