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 — John Cleare

TRAILBLAZER             Route guides for the     adventurous traveller

Travel guides written by travellers for travellers

Since 1991 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. Take a look at our booklist and be inspired! 

Trailblazer British Walking Guides App

Our partner, Atlas Guides, has produced a British Walking Guides App that now includes the South Downs Way, West Highland Way, and the Ridgeway. Additional trails are coming soon. More here...

North Downs Way - 2nd edn
 

Henry Stedman and his faithful dog Daisy have re-walked and re-researched The North Downs Way, and the new edition is out now. This 131-mile (211km) National Trail runs from Farnham in Surrey to Dover in Kent via Canterbury, winding its way through the protected landscape of two Areas of Outstanding National Beauty, the Surrey Hills and the Kent Downs. The path passes medieval churches, castles, Neolithic burial sites, vineyards and numerous WWII defences. There are literary associations with Swift, Cobbett, Dickens and Jane Austen.

  • 84 large-scale walking maps – at just under 1:20,000 – showing route times, gradients, where to stay, interesting features; includes GPS waypoints
  • Guides to 44 towns and villages – where to stay, restaurants and pubs
  • New second edition – includes extra colour mapping and trail profiles

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Kilimanjaro - The Trekking Guide - 5th edn

At 5895 metres (19,341ft) Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest mountain. Yet with no mountaineering skills necessary to reach the summit, even non-climbers can experience the thrill of climbing one of the world’s greatest peaks. Taking you from the dusty plains of East Africa through jungle and moorland to the glacier-clad summit, this is one of the most beautiful and challenging treks there is.

  • The most authoritative and detailed guide to climbing Africa's highest mountain.

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Dorset & South Devon Coast Path - 2nd edn

This guide covers the third and last section of the South West Coast Path, from Plymouth to Poole Harbour (217 miles).  This beautiful route includes 95 miles within England’s only Natural World Heritage Site, the Jurassic Coast, and passes dramatic cliffs and headlands, Chesil Bank’s impressive spit and Lulworth Cove, winding through idyllic seaside villages such as Beer and Lyme Regis.

  • 97 large-scale walking maps – at just under 1:20,000 – showing route times, gradients, where to stay, interesting features; includes GPS waypoints
  • Guides to 48 towns and villages – where to stay, restaurants and pubs

Read more and buy the book.

 


Tour du Mont Blanc
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Thames Path: Thames Head to the Thames Barrier
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Madeira Walks - 37 selected walks
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North Downs Way: Farnham to Dover
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Trekking in the Everest Region
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Norfolk Coast Path & Peddars Way
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Coast to Coast Path: St Bees to Robin Hood's Bay
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Kilimanjaro - The trekking guide to Africa's highest mountain
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Dorset & South Devon Coast Path (South-West Coast Path Part 3)
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South-West Coast Path Books 1-3
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South Downs Way: Winchester to Eastbourne
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The Inca Trail, Cusco & Machu Picchu
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Scottish Highlands Hillwalking guide
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Morocco Overland
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Overlanders' Handbook
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Great Glen Way: Fort William to Inverness
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Hadrian's Wall Path: Wallsend to Bowness-on-Solway
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Exmoor & North Devon Coast Path (South-West Coast Path Part 1)
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The Ridgeway: Avebury to Ivinghoe Beacon
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Japan by Rail
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Dales Way: Ilkley to Bowness-on-Windermere
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Adventure Cycle-Touring Handbook
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Offa's Dyke Path: Prestatyn to Chepstow
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Adventure Motorcycling Handbook
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Peru's Cordilleras Blanca & Huayhuash - The Hiking & Biking Guide
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Nepal Trekking and the Great Himalaya Trail
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Moroccan Atlas - the Trekking Guide
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Trans-Siberian Handbook
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