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! 

Adventure Travel Show competition winner

Thanks to everyone who entered the competition to win £50-worth of Trailblazer guides last month. And the winner is ..... Vicky Robb! Congratulations; your books will be on their way to you as soon as you've selected them.

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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South Downs Way - 6th edition

The South Downs Way is a 100-mile (160km) National Trail that follows the line of chalk hills stretching from Winchester in Hampshire across Sussex to Eastbourne. Walking the length of the Downs is the best way to experience this beautiful landscape with its mixture of rolling hills, steep hanging woodland and windswept fields. You'll also pass picture-postcard villages with welcoming pubs, thatched cottages and quintessentially English country gardens.

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Morocco Overland

 Morocco Overland 3 is the full-colour route guide to exploring southern Morocco’s spectacular landscapes, from the snow-clad Atlas to the dunes of the Saharan fringe.

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Overlanders' Handbook

The second edition of this popular guide has been condensed into a more compact 480-page paperback with all the practical detail updated and now featuring colour trip reports by overland adventurers from around the world.

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South Downs Way: Winchester to Eastbourne
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The Inca Trail, Cusco & Machu Picchu
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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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Great Glen Way: Fort William to Inverness
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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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Thames Path: Thames Head to the Thames Barrier
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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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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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