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 instruction manual. Here, the author has compiled a fascinating collection of tips which many of us would never have thought of but will make a real difference when out walking.

The author – who’s penned several books – is an experienced walker, as you’d hope, and a mountain rescue dog handler so certainly knows a thing or two about staying safe and making the most of every walk, that’s for sure!

Running to 192 pages with myriad colour photos, its inviting design means it’s a book to simply browse through as well as using it to inform when just about to embark on a walk.

As the promotional material states: “This is a huge collection of small tips to make a real difference to your walking, whether you’re on a leisurely stroll in your local urban area, exploring a national park, planning a long-distance trail or hiking in the mountains in winter – this book will help you make the most of every walk”. And that’s certainly true!

1001 Walking Tips by Paul Besley is available in paperback, price £25. For further information, visit