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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...

Ninebarrow’s Dorset – Musical walks in a magical landscape

15 June 2020

Author: James LaBouchardiere & Jon Whitley
Publisher: Yonder Stile Ltd
Price: £15

I first became aware of multi-award-winning folk duo Ninebarrow when they appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Ramblings with Clare Balding in October 2019....

Birds in the Ancient World: Winged Words

15 June 2020

Author: Jeremy Mynott
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Price: £16.99

For all their Parthenons and Colosseums, imperial ambitions and endless warfare, ancient Greek and Roman societies were deeply connected to nature. These...

Day walks on the South Downs

15 June 2020

Author: Deirdre Huston
Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing
Price: £14.95

This is the second edition of the book (first published in 2011) and is written by an experienced walker and cyclist who also has a keen interest in local...