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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!


Japan by Rail

 

Japan is steeped in legend and myth, perhaps the greatest of which is the popular misconception that the country is simply too expensive to visit. The truth is that flights to Japan are cheaper than they've ever been, accommodation can be great value, while the warm hospitality which awaits every visitor costs nothing at all. The real secret to travelling around the country on a budget, however, is the Japan Rail Pass. With this pass you can travel on some of the fastest trains in the world as often as you like for as long as you please - and all for one bargain price. Use this comprehensive guide in conjunction with a rail pass to get the most out of your trip to Japan.

Fully updated and expanded new edition

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Cornwall Coast Path

This guide to the coast path from Bude to Plymouth (288¼ miles/460km) covers the second section, Cornwall, of the 630-mile (1014km) South-West Coast Path.

This is some of the best coastal walking in Europe. The footpath takes in tiny fishing villages, rocky headlands, bustling resorts, wooded estuaries and golden surf-washed beaches. It is an area rich in wildlife, with seabirds, wild flowers, dolphins and seals.

Completely rewalked and all information rechecked for the new edition.

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Coast to Coast Path

The Coast to Coast Path is a 191½-mile (307km) trail that runs from St Bees on the Irish Sea across the width of Northern England to the North Sea at Robin Hood’s Bay. This spectacular two-week walk crosses three National Parks – the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the North York  Moors.

Completely rewalked and all information rechecked for the new edition.

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Adventure Motorcycling Handbook

'The first thing we did was buy the Adventure Motorcycling Handbook'

Ewan McGregor - The Long Way Round

 

Every red-blooded motorcyclist dreams of making the Big Trip – Chris Scott’s Adventure Motorcycling Handbook, now updated and in its 7th edition, is the comprehensive manual to make that dream a reality. Cape Town to Kathmandu or Patagonia to Mongolia, whether you're planning your own Big Trip or just enjoy reading about other people's adventures, this book is guaranteed to illuminate, entertain and, above all, inspire.

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Japan by Rail
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Dales Way: Ilkley to Bowness-on-Windermere
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Cornwall Coast Path (South-West Coast Path Part 2)
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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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Adventure Motorcycling Handbook
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Cotswold Way: Chipping Campden to Bath
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The Cyclist's Anthology
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Adventure Cycle-Touring Handbook
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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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South-West Coast Path Books 1-3
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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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Hadrian's Wall Path: Wallsend to Bowness-on-Solway
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Pennine Way: Edale to Kirk Yetholm
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Trans-Siberian Handbook
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