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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! 

Coronavirus impact - as at 15/05/2020 

While we’re all stuck at home or unable to travel far it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that this isn’t going to last forever and that we will be out on the footpaths of Britain, the trails of Nepal, the back roads of Morocco and the rails of Japan again soon.

So it’s business as usual for Trailblazer and we're working from 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. 

Our online book sales and despatch (post free worldwide) is operating as normal so buy a book and plan ahead now. 

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...

Trans-Siberian Handbook - new edn
  
  • The World's Greatest Rail Journey 
    A trip across Siberia on the longest continuous railway track in the world is undoubtedly the journey of a lifetime. It's also a convenient way to reach China, Mongolia or Japan. Tickets are not expensive or difficult to arrange.
  • Practical information – organising a trip, visas, how to buy tickets and top tips for where to go.
  • Kilometre-by-kilometre route guide – A major feature of the book is the detailed km-by-km route guide.  All points of interest are included along the way. With 49 rail maps in English, Russian and Chinese: see where you are as you travel.
  • Siberia and the railway – the detailed history of Siberia, the construction and running of the railway today are of great interest not only to visitors but also to armchair travellers.
  • City guides with maps – the best sights, places to stay and restaurants for all budgets: Moscow, St Petersburg, Ulaanbaatar, Beijing and 35 other towns
  • 10th edition includes 91 maps
  • Plus – Russian, Mongolian and Chinese phrases, rail fares and timetables
  • All routes retravelled for 10th edition

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Trans-Canada Rail Guide
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Hadrian's Wall Path
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Coast to Coast Path: St Bees to Robin Hood's Bay
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West Highland Way: Milngavie to Fort William
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Trans-Siberian Handbook
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Cornwall Coast Path (South-West Coast Path Part 2)
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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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Pennine Way: Edale to Kirk Yetholm
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Cleveland Way
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Tour du Mont Blanc
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Thames Path: Thames Head to the Thames Barrier
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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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Adventure Motorcycling Handbook
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Peru's Cordilleras Blanca & Huayhuash - The Hiking & Biking Guide
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