Trailblazer Guides are produced by people who know exactly what information is needed - not just to get from A to B but to be entertaining as well as informative.
 — The Great Outdoors

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! 

Coronavirus impact

While we’ve been unable to travel far we've been hard at work at home getting the new editions of Henry Stedman’s Hadrian’s Wall Path and Chris Scott’s Adventure Motorcycling Handbook (among others) off to press. They're both now in stock here.

Many of us are now beginning to come out of lockdown and take short trips as the world starts to return to normal so buy a book and plan ahead. It won't be long before we're out on the trails of Nepal, the back roads of Morocco and the rails in Russia and Japan again. 

Bryn Thomas (Publisher)

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...

Adventure Motorcycling Handbook
  • 8th edition now in full colour 
  • Re-researched and expanded – 25% more pages of valuable advice and ideas
  • Practical information – Essential documentation, choosing and equipping your bike, travel health and shipping, life on the road: borders, money, comms and much more
  • Route outlines – Asia, Africa, Latin America 
  • Epic trip reports – from 25 intrepid travellers

Read more and buy the book

 

Hadrian's Wall Path – 6th edition
  • Re-researched and rewritten two-way edition – with routes rewalked in both directions
  • New two-colour style

Read more and buy the book

 


Adventure Motorcycling Handbook
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Hadrian's Wall Path
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Nepal Trekking and The Great Himalaya Trail
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Coast to Coast Path: St Bees to Robin Hood's Bay
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Trans-Canada Rail Guide
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Trans-Siberian Handbook
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Cotswold Way: Chipping Campden to Bath
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Offa's Dyke Path: Chepstow to Prestatyn & Prestatyn to Chepstow
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Cornwall Coast Path (South-West Coast Path Part 2)
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Cleveland Way
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West Highland Way: Milngavie to Fort William
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Pennine Way: Edale to Kirk Yetholm
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Thames Path: Thames Head to the Thames Barrier
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Tour du Mont Blanc
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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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Madeira Walks - 37 selected walks
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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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Morocco Overland
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Scottish Highlands Hillwalking guide
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Overlanders' Handbook
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Great Glen Way: Fort William to Inverness
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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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Peru's Cordilleras Blanca & Huayhuash - The Hiking & Biking Guide
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