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The Climbing Chronicles: A young climber exploring the mountains of Wales, the Lake District and Scotland in the 1940s

by Harry Parker & John Parker

The Climbing Chronicles record the 1940s climbing exploits of Harry Parker. Born in Blackburn on 29 February 1916, Harry started climbing before the war and continued to do so after its conclusion, exploring...


The Complete Guide to Nordic Walking

by Gill Stewart

Nordic walking – a specific technique for walking with poles that is far more effective in burning calories and whole-body toning than walking alone – is growing rapidly in the UK and worldwide.

Here at last...


The Coastal Headlands of Mainland Britain: A practical guide and much more....

by Griff Fellows

Many books claim to be unique. In this instance the claim is justified. There are walking guides to coastal footpaths, books devoted to beaches, local guides and general books about the coast. No other book...


Southern Rambles for Londoners: Walk the English countryside with S.P.B Mais' famous 1948 guidebook!

by S. Mais

In 1948 with post-war Britain’s sense “dulled by traffic and by bombs”, this pocket-sized book was a clarion call for readers to rediscover the beauties of the idyllic English countryside. Published by...


109 Walks in British Columbia's Lower Mainland

by Mary Macaree, David Macaree & Alice Purdey

From trails to spectacular waterfalls near Squamish and historic urban forests in South Surrey, coastal headlands in Howe Sound and ridgetop meadows in the Fraser Valley,109 Walks offers a route for everyone...


Pedestrianism: When Watching People Walk Was America's Favorite Spectator Sport

by Matthew Algeo

Strange as it sounds, during the 1870s and 1880s, America’s most popular spectator sport wasn’t baseball, football, or horseracing—it was competitive walking. Inside sold-out arenas, competitors walked...


Climbing Down: Long distance walks in the Scottish, Welsh and English hills in manageable chunks

by Graham Wilson & Gerry Dale

Graham Wilson’s Climbing Down, selected as a Travel Book of the Week in The Guardian, features long distance walks in the Scottish, Welsh and English hills — but in manageable chunks. Wilson makes an entertaining...


The Riddle of Sphinx Rock

by Ronald Turnbull & Colin Brash

‘Grand to look at, grand to look from, and grand to climb’ – so Great Gable was described over a hundred years ago. Probably the Lake District‘s best loved hill, it receives twenty thousand ascents each...


Great Himalaya Trail: 1,700 Kilometres Across the Roof of the World

by Gerda Pauler & Chris Bonington

The Great Himalaya Trail is one of the longest and highest trails in the world. It is a trail that winds for 1,700 kilometres through Nepal — across the ‘roof of the world’, over ice-covered passes, crossing...


The Trees of San Francisco

by Michael Sullivan

Trees of San Francisco introduces readers to the rich variety of trees that thrive in San Francisco’s unique conditions. San Francisco’s cool Mediterranean climate has made it home to interesting and unusual...


Walking Boston: 34 Tours Through Beantown's Cobblestone Streets, Historic Districts, Ivory Towers and Bustling Waterfront

by Robert Todd Felton

Boston is a walker’s town. It’s as clear as the brick red path marking the Freedom Trail, the bright blue signs of the Harborwalk, and the green of the Emerald Necklace series of parks. Boston’s nearly...


Charlie, Meg and Me: An Epic 530 Mile Walk Recreating Bonnie Prince Charlie's Escape After the Disaster of Culloden

by Gregor Ewing

For the first time, Bonnie Prince Charlie's arduous escape of 1746 has been recreated in a single journey. The author, along with his faithful border collie Meg, retraces the Prince's epic 530 mile walk through...


Julia Bradbury's Wainwright Walks

by Julia Bradbury & Derry Brabbs

The companion to the BBC series Wainwright Walks, with Julia Bradbury following in the footsteps of famous fell-walker and guide writer AW Wainwright. The series includes beautiful aerial sequences of Lakeland...


Walking Twin Cities: 34 Tours Exploring Historic Neighborhoods, Lakeside Parks, Gangster Hideouts, Dive Bars, and Cultural Centers of Minneapolis and

by Holly Day & Sherman Wick

Even though they’re often lumped together, the Twin Cities are two distinct cities with very different histories. Minneapolis is the Mill City, the City of Lakes, composed mostly of flat prairies. St. Paul...


Batsford's Walking Guides: The Cotswolds: 20 country walks for all the family

by  Jilly MacLeod

Batsford's Walking Guides is an exciting new gift series of walking books, aimed at the weekend, family walker. These small-format, portable, hardback books have an attractive retro feel, with nostalgic line...


Batsford's Walking Guides: Thames Valley: 20 country walks for all the family

by  Jilly MacLeod

An exciting new gift series of walking guides, aimed at the weekend, family walker. These small-format, portable hardback books have an attractive retro feel, with nostalgic line drawings and hand-drawn maps....


The West Highland Way: The Official Guide

by Roger Smith & Bob Aitken

Opened in 1980, the West Highland Way was Scotland's first Long Distance Route and remains the most popular, with more than 15,000 walkers tackling it each year. It runs from Milngavie, on the outskirts of Glasgow,...


Tucson Hiking Guide

by Betty Leavengood

The definitive, bestselling guide to hiking the trails in and around Tucson, Arizona, is now completely updated and revised, providing the latest information on this ever-changing landscape.


Walking Portland: 30 Tours of Stumptown's Funky Neighborhoods, Historic Landmarks, Park Trails, Farmers Markets, and B

by Becky Ohlsen

From a massive urban forest to the tiniest brewpub, Portland offers a huge variety of entertainments within a surprisingly compact area. Organic coffeeshops line the streets at the foot of an extinct volcano,...


Walking Baltimore: An Insider's Guide to 33 Historic Neighborhoods, Waterfront Districts, and Hidden Treasures in Charm City

by Evan Balkan

Walking Baltimore includes Charm City’s well-known neighborhoods — Downtown, the Inner Harbor, Mount Vernon, and Fells Point. But in the voice of its insider author, the book also covers lesser-known and...