Walking Book Reviews

There are some great walking books around at the moment and one of my favourites is Great Scottish Walks by Helen & Paul Webster. As mentioned on the front cover, this guide spotlights the country’s best long-distance trails. In total, 26 walks are detailed within the 170-plus glossy pages. For me, this tome has everything. [...]

By | 2024-01-10T11:54:01+00:00 January 10th, 2024|Books/DVDs, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Walking the Bones of Britain – Christopher Somerville

I’ve always enjoyed reading Christopher Somerville’s numerous travel articles, usually about walking, in various national papers. Now, of course, he’s The Times’ walking correspondent. So when I heard about his latest book, I was keen to grab a copy. Walking the Bones of Britain is, as the cover details, a three billion-year journey from the [...]

By | 2023-09-22T12:31:11+01:00 September 22nd, 2023|Books/DVDs, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

“Moderate Becoming Good Later” – Toby & Katie Carr

Moderate Becoming Good Later - Sea Kayaking the Shipping Forecast by Toby & Katie Carr is an exhilarating and deeply moving story of one man’s attempt to sea kayak the areas of the Shipping Forecast, which has charmed millions of listeners and helped generations of seafarers for decades. The book is full of so many emotions, including [...]

By | 2023-08-02T12:23:58+01:00 August 2nd, 2023|Books/DVDs, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Lost in the Lakes by Tom Chesshyre

I have a predilection for books about the Lake District so was intrigued when I heard about Tom Chesshyre’s new publication. I’ve enjoyed several of his previous titles so had high expectations of this offering, in which he charts his 379-mile trek around the Lakes, England’s largest national park and now a UNESCO World Heritage [...]

By | 2023-06-13T10:15:18+01:00 June 13th, 2023|Books/DVDs, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

1001 Walking Tips

This book is advertised as a “light-hearted and informative guide to all kinds of walking” and it’s certainly that. Boasting a staggering 1001 tips, this beautifully produced volume is divided into categories – everything from navigation and staying safe to walking long distances and clothing. Don’t be fooled into thinking that this is a dry, bog-standard [...]

By | 2022-02-15T12:30:40+00:00 February 15th, 2022|Books/DVDs, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Day Walks on the Isle of Skye

The authors, Helen and Paul Webster, have lived on Skye for five years and written – among others – 15 Scottish guidebooks so it’s safe to say that they know their way around Scotland.           Their latest book makes you realise just how beautifully dramatic the Isle of Skye is, not that I needed reminding. [...]

By | 2022-02-15T11:46:38+00:00 February 15th, 2022|Books/DVDs, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

England & Wales Island Bagging by Lisa Drewe

You can always rely on Vertebrate Publishing to create lavishly-illustrated, beautifully designed, informative books – and Lisa Drewe’s England & Wales Island Bagging is no exception. For anyone like me, who has a fascination with islands, this deliciously comprehensive tome is a must-have. As the author’s profile confirms, Drewe is a “self-confessed islomaniac” having explored [...]

By | 2021-09-24T13:47:11+01:00 September 24th, 2021|Books/DVDs, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

North Korea – Like Nowhere Else

What a fabulous book! If, like me, you have a fascination with the secretive, mysterious North Korea then you’ll love this beautifully-bound volume written by Lindsey Miller. Lindsey – a musical director and award-winning composer – spent two years in Pyongyang, the hermit state’s capital, and as a resident foreigner was free to explore the [...]

By | 2021-05-19T14:06:57+01:00 May 19th, 2021|Books/DVDs, Latest News, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

The Plant Power Doctor by Dr Gemma Newman

You’re probably wondering why we’re reviewing a book titled “The Plant Power Doctor” on a travel website. Well, leading a healthy life in terms of diet can only be a good thing if you want to be fit and able to enjoy your adventures. Plus, we follow vegan and vegetarian diets, too, so have an [...]

By | 2021-03-25T11:17:51+00:00 March 25th, 2021|Books/DVDs, Latest Reviews, Products|0 Comments

Vertebrate Publishing – Book Reviews

Vertebrate Publishing, based on the edge of the Peak District, pride themselves on producing books which enable people to enjoy the outdoors whatever their age; what’s more, they only publish books that they’d want to read or use themselves. Glancing at their website, it’s clear to see that they have a back catalogue containing some [...]

By | 2020-09-28T14:32:49+01:00 September 28th, 2020|Books/DVDs, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

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