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Cross Cotswold Pathway

Cross Cotswold Pathway guidebookA new revised 2024 edition of this Macmillan Way guidebook has just been published. The route covers the cream of Cotswold country, so much of which lies hidden away from the normal visitor. The guide contains detailed route directions divided into three chapters covering all 86 miles. There are 19 double page spreads each with inter-relating text, map, and colour photographs. Clear coloured sketch maps and detailed route-finding instructions make navigation a breeze. Click image for more information.

New Mortimer Trail Guidebook

Mortimer Trail GuidebookThe Mortimer Trail is a gorgeous 30-mile walking route between Ludlow and Kington which follows a succession of hills and ridges. The Trail passes through forests where tracts of broadleaved woodland give way to coniferous stands and later descends from the high ridges to the waters of the Teme, Lugg, and Arrow rivers, where kingfisher and heron can be seen. The guidebook has been out of print for a year, but now this new edition will make the walk more enjoyable and easier to navigate. There can be few better and less crowded places to walk in Britain than in the Marches through which the Trail passes. Click image for more information.

Oxfordshire Way

Oxfordshire Way GuidebookGreat news that a completely new guide to the Oxfordshire Way is now available, written by Nick Moon, who has excellent knowledge and experience of this route since its founding. An attractive full colour guide with OS 1:25,000 scale mapping, this book is now the essential resource for exploring the Oxfordshire Way long distance path.

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Nidderdale Way

Nidderdale Way Walking GuidebookThere has not been a guide to the Nidderdale Way in print for a while now, so its three cheers to Rucksack Readers who have just published an excellent new guidebook which ticks all the boxes of what a good walking guidebook should contain.

Nidderdale is perhaps the least known of the Yorkshire Dales valleys. This unique dale has three large reservoirs formed by damming the River Nidd. It boasts impressive natural features such as Brimham Rocks, Guise Cliff and How Stean Gorge. Walking the circular Nidderdale Way is a very enjoyable 4 to 6 day long distance walk.

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Walking in Northumberland
by: Vivienne Crow

Walking in Northumberland by vivienne crow Vivienne Crow has won the 2018 Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild award for Best Guidebook. The judges commented on the book: “An eminently competent and trustworthy companion, a good introduction to walking in Northumberland and a welcome new addition to a competitive field.”

We completely agree that this book is an excellent choice to exploring Northumberland on foot. It is well researched with informative and enjoyable well-written text. Vivienne has won awards for her books before and is definitely a master of her craft with a genuine love of the outdoors.

The book, published by Cicerone to their usual high standards, is well illustrated with colour photographs taken by Vivienne and includes Ordnance Survey 1:50000 scale mapping of the 36 walking routes.

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Three River Valley Walks in West Kent
by: Robert Peel

Three River Valley Walks in West KentWalkers wanting to explore the long distance paths of Kent have an early Christmas present. A brilliant new book published by Kent Ramblers provides complete route descriptions of three valley paths in west Kent. These are:

Darent Valley Path - 20 miles
Eden Valley Walk - 15 miles
Medway Valley Walk - 28 miles

Previous paper guides for these three walks have long been out of print. Here in one volume is the opportunity to discover their delights and achieve the satisfaction of completing them all.

As well as detailed descriptions of the routes and full-colour mapping at a scale of 1:25,000, the book includes information about the many points of interest and much background material about the geology, geography and history of west Kent. The book is nicely illustrated with plenty of colour photographs. The routes are described in sections and information is provided for planning how best to undertake the walks.

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Book of the Week

Day Walks in Cornwall Guidebook

This superb guidebook is lavishly illustrated with stunning colour photographs. Each of the routes includes Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 scale mapping with the route highlighted. Each walk entry begins with a description of the route and its features plus basic facts including distance, start point with grid reference and nearest post code, total ascent, estimated time and refreshment options. The routes are arranged into five geographical areas.

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