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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!

 

Some of our latest new editions and new books for 2017 include:
 

Pembrokeshire Coast Path

The Pembrokeshire Coast Path follows a National Trail for 186 miles (299km) around the magnificent coastline of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in south-west Wales.

Renowned for its unspoilt sandy beaches, secluded coves, tiny fishing villages and off-shore islands rich in bird and marine life, this National Trail provides some of the best coastal walking in Britain.

With accommodation, pubs and restaurants in detailed guides to 47 towns and villages including Tenby, Pembroke, St David's, Fishguard and Cardigan.

Read more and buy the book.

 


Great Glen Way

The latest addition to our expanding list of British Walking guides is the Great Glen Way.

The Great Glen Way long-distance footpath begins where the West Highland Way ends – at Fort William – and follows the Great Glen faultline to finish at Inverness after 79 miles (127km). The trail passes Loch Lochy, Loch Oich and Loch Ness and also follows the towpath of the Caledonian Canal. It’s a relatively easy week-long walk amongst beautiful Highland scenery but there’s a high level option between Fort Augustus and Drumnadrochit that gives even better mountain views.

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Scottish Highlands Hillwalking Guide

Scotland's Highlands and Islands contain some of the finest mountain scenery in Europe and by far the best way to experience it is on foot.

Completely rewalked and all information rechecked for this new edition.

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The Ridgeway

An 87-mile (139km) National Trail, the Ridgeway runs from Overton Hill near Avebury in Wiltshire to Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire. Part of this route follows Britain’s oldest road, dating back millennia. Taking 5-7 days, this is not a difficult walk and the rewards are many: rolling countryside, Iron Age forts, Neolithic burial mounds, white horses carved into the chalk downs and picturesque villages.

With accommodation, pubs and restaurants in detailed guides and maps to 24 towns and villages including Marlborough and Avebury.

Read more and buy the book.

 



Overlanders' Handbook
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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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Scottish Highlands Hillwalking guide
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Pembrokeshire Coast Path
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Great Glen Way: Fort William to Inverness
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The Ridgeway: Avebury to Ivinghoe Beacon
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The Walker's Anthology - Further Tales
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South-West Coast Path Books 1-3
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Japan by Rail
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Dales Way: Ilkley to Bowness-on-Windermere
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Coast to Coast Path: St Bees to Robin Hood's Bay
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Adventure Cycle-Touring Handbook
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The Cyclist's Anthology
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West Highland Way: Milngavie to Fort William
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Thames Path: Thames Head to the Thames Barrier
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Adventure Motorcycling Handbook
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Peru's Cordilleras Blanca & Huayhuash - The Hiking & Biking Guide
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Cotswold Way: Chipping Campden to Bath
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Nepal Trekking and the Great Himalaya Trail
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Moroccan Atlas - the Trekking Guide
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Pennine Way: Edale to Kirk Yetholm
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Trans-Siberian Handbook
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