Books and Maps
This section is designed to include a summary of recently published books and mapping useful for all walkers in the British Isles. Links are provided so you can obtain further detailed information and complete on-line purchases.
An excellent range of guides and maps produced by a publisher dedicated to outdoor activities including walking, scrambling and cycling. The following are a selection from their exhaustive catalogue. 25% off all printed guides to 30th June 2017.
Guidebook offering detailed descriptions of 40 day walks, plus 10 traffic-free cycle routes along old railway trackbeds. Together they cover 450 miles and spread all over County Durham to show the region's history and natural wonders. The terrain covered ranges from field paths to open moorlands, from the North Sea to the high Pennines.
An essential guidebook to walking the Dales Way. This picturesque 78 mile long distance route through the Yorkshire Dales between Ilkley and Bowness on Windermere is one of the gentlest multi-day walks in Britain. The route is described in both directions, visiting Grassington, Kettlewell, Buckden, Dent, Sedbergh and Staveley en route to Bowness.
Guidebook to 33 walking routes on the beautiful Isle of Wight, from 4 to 18 miles long. The routes are suitable for all abilities and are accessible all year round. Includes a complete circuit of the island's spectacular coast as well as walks exploring forest trails and downland, and visiting the towns of Yarmouth, Cowes and Ventnor.
This guidebook contains route descriptions for 42 day walks in the Dartmoor National Park and its surrounding area. The walks all vary in length from 2 to 12 miles long and each route is graded by difficulty from easy to moderate or hard. Most of the walks are circular with a few longer routes that are linear and involve ascents of tors.
This guidebook contains 57 short half to full-day walks in the northern Lake District. Walking areas include Borrowdale, Newlands, Bassenthwaite, Thirlmere, Ullswater, Haweswater and the area north of Keswick up to Caldbeck. Part of a three-volume series, and predominantly focusing on low-level walks between 2 to 9 miles, and graded for difficulty.
The excellent digital mapping suplied by Anquet is available in a range of formats. Probably the most popular with walkers are their digital format and detailed OS Explorer maps at 1:25k scale. OS Landranger 1:50k maps are also available although showing less detail. Harveys produce Superwalker maps at 1:25k and British Mountain Maps at 1:40k both offering a different style of mapping to the more familiar OS maps. Harvey maps often include additional detail, including more paths, not shown on OS mapping.
For regular walkers there are a number of packages available which offer considerable savings:
|OS Explorer 1:25k Mapping of Complete Great Britain||More Information|
|OS Explorer 1:25k Mapping of British National Parks||More Information|
A-Z Adventure Atlases - British National Parks
The A-Z Adventure Atlases provide a convenient way to carry OS maps when out for a walk. Using a handy booklet format there is no more fighting with sheet maps flapping in a gale force wind. The initial offering covers most of the OS Explorer sheets covering the British National Parks and other important areas for walking. A useful directory of place names featured in the Atlas is also included. The most popular titles are:
|A-Z Adventure Atlas 1:25k||Lake District Northern Fells||BUY ATLAS|
|A-Z Adventure Atlas 1:25k||New Forest||BUY ATLAS|
|A-Z Adventure Atlas 1:25k||The Broads||BUY ATLAS|
|A-Z Adventure Atlas 1:25k||Yorkshire Dales (South)||BUY ATLAS|
|A-Z Adventure Atlas 1:25k||Brecon Beacons (East)||BUY ATLAS|
|A-Z Adventure Atlas 1:25k||Brecon Beacons (West)||BUY ATLAS|
Other titles include - Ben Nevis, Yorkshire Dales (South), Snowdonia, The Broads, Brecon Beacons (East & West), Surrey Hills, New Forest, Isle of Wight, Exmoor and Dartmoor.
A-Z Adventure Atlases - National Trails
Following the same format as the Atlases for the National Parks, this series concentrates on a selection of British National Trails. Long distance footpaths often require a number of maps to cover the route but this convenient format provides all the necessary mapping in a single booklet.
|A-Z Adventure Atlas 1:25k||Pennine Way (North)||BUY ATLAS|
|A-Z Adventure Atlas 1:25k||Pennine Way (South)||BUY ATLAS|
|A-Z Adventure Atlas 1:25k||South Downs Way||BUY ATLAS|
Other titles include Cleveland Way, Cotswolds Way, Glyndwr's Way, Hadrian's Wall Path, North Downs Way, Offa's Dyke Path, Peddars Way & North Norfolk Coast Path, Pennine Bridleway, Pembrokeshire Coast Path, South West Coast Path, Thames Path, The Ridgeway and the Yorkshire Wolds Way.