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TRAILBLAZER Route guides for the adventurous traveller
Travel guides written by travellers for travellers
For the last 21 years we've been publishing a select list of practical guidebooks written by travellers for travellers. Trailblazer authors have a voice and these books are opinionated. They tell it like it is – bad as well as good.
We've concentrated on providing readers with information on routes as we believe the interest can be as much in the getting there as in the final destination. The range now includes adventure travel guides, rail guides, worldwide trekking guides and British walking guides. Look at our booklist and be inspired!
MOROCCO OVERLAND 2ND EDITION
DUE EARLY JUNE 2013
Thrilling adventures in Morocco are about to get even better with the forthcoming new edition of Morocco Overland. Read more.
JAPAN FESTIVAL, LONDON, 26th-28th JULY
We are delighted to announce that Japan by Rail will be at Hyper Japan at Earls Court Two, London, on 26th-28th July. If you are thinking of going to Japan this will be an ideal chance to find out more about the country, try some food and, of course, buy a copy of Japan by Rail!
Q: What single item should a Great Rail Journeys passenger in Canada make sure they pack?
A: Melissa Graham's excellent Trans-Canada Rail Guide (Trailblazer)
The Daily Telegraph, 23 February 2013
INTERVIEWS WITH JAPAN BY RAIL AUTHOR
Japan by Rail author, Ramsey Zarifeh, on travelling in Japan.
1) National Geographic Radio, USA
2) 'Steve Wright in the Afternoon', BBC Radio 2, UK
WEST HIGHLAND WAY – NEW EDITION
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The West Highland Way passes through some of the most spectacular scenery in all Britain. Read more.
NEW SOUTH-WEST COAST PATH SERIES
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The South-West Coast Path (SWCP) is Britain's longest national trail and runs for 630 miles (1014km) from Minehead in Somerset along the North Devon, Cornwall, South Devon and Dorset coastline to finish at Poole. It's a spectacular coastal walk that takes most people between six and eight weeks to complete.
We've now released all three books in the new three part series to the South-West Coast Path.
Exmoor & North Devon Coast Path (SWCP Part 1)
This book covers the initial 124.5 miles (200.3km) of the trail. Starting at Minehead in Somerset, the 10-12 day route runs through the Exmoor National Park and, after navigating the whole of North Devon’s coastline - the highest in England - it ends just across the border at Bude in Cornwall. Read more.
Cornwall Coast Path (SWCP Part 2)
Covers the middle section from Bude to Plymouth 288 miles (460km) of the trail. It comprises some of the best coastal walking in Europe. Read more.
Dorset & South Devon Coast Path (SWCP Part 3)
Covers the third section from Plymouth to Poole Harbour 217 miles (350km) of the trail. Includes the 95-mile Jurassic Coast, now a World Heritage Site.
Adventure Motorcycling Handbook – 6th edn
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Every red-blooded motorcylist dreams of making the Big Trip. Chris Scott's revised and expanded 6th edition of the Adventure Motorcycling Handbook is the comprehensive manual to make that dream a reality. Read more.
Read interview with Chris by Into the Wild http://gapyearblog.org.uk/blog/2012/9/6/into-the-wild-meets-chris-scott-adventure-travel-writer.html