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Wild Winter

21 May 2021

Author: John D Burns
Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing
Price: £9.99

Many years ago I met a campaigner for public access rights from the United States. After meeting various outdoors folk he set off to walk the Cape Wrath...

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Where the Wild Things Grow

21 May 2021

Author: David Hamilton
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Price: £20

We’re in the middle of an environmental crisis and record numbers of people have been forced to turn to foodbanks to feed themselves, yet according to...

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Wild Swimming Walks Cornwall

21 May 2021

Author: Matt Newbury & Sophie Pierce
Publisher: Wild Things Publishing
Price: £14.99

For anyone wanting to integrate wild swimming into their walks, this book is a lovely immersive starting point. It covers a broad range of places across...

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100 Great Walks with Kids

04 March 2021

Author: Jen and Sim Benson
Publisher: Conway
Price: £16.99

Jen and Sim are terrifically well equipped with the knowledge and experience to pick out the best and most suitable walks for children. As keen runners and...

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Day Walks in Fort William and Glen Coe

22 February 2021

Author: Helen & Paul Webster
Publisher: Vertebrate
Price: £14.95

Read during a dreich winter lockdown in Edinburgh, this book had me pining desperately for the west coast and the hills. And where better to go walking in...

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New Forest 222

19 February 2021

Author: Jodi Longyear
Publisher: Hammond’s Green Publishing
Price: £9.95

As a frequent visitor to the New Forest, I was keen to read whether Jodi Longyear’s guidebook, New Forest 222, would provide some new walk route...

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Walking class heroes – pioneers of the right to roam

24 November 2020

Author: Roly Smith
Publisher: Signal Books
Price: £9.99

This is a good addition to the canon of works about the access movement. It has a refreshing new approach which, after a scholarly introductory essay about...

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Secret Britain: Unearthing Our Mysterious Past

30 September 2020

Author: Mary-Ann Ochota
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Price: £20

For anyone looking for a ‘way in’ to the landscapes of the British Isles – in all their glory and diversity – this...

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The Compleat Trespasser, Journeys into Forbidden Britain

25 September 2020

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

There is a certain charm about trespassing (harmlessly of course) and John Bainbridge tells us how he does it, in this enjoyable little book which is...