walking book reviews

walking book reviews

Pennine Way by Damian Hall book review 

We always have difficulty with guides associated with the Ordnance Survey in that we feel the pages of maps are superfluous on walks such as the Pennine Way where you would and should have the actual Ordnance Survey map with you.

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cumbria way by paddy dillon

book size145mm x 220mm x 5mm book weight kg 172g 6⅛ oz

Another great guide from Rucksack Readers packed with information and easy to read descriptions and maps and as always "rain proof"!

Cumbria Way Paddy Dillon Rucksack Readers

With two geologists on our team we are always impressed with walking guides that give geological information about the terrain you are about to walk over and our farmer was also impressed by the Herdwick Sheep page, especially how to count them?

Even Eric Robson, Chairman of Cumbria Tourism and broadcaster has got in on the action. He says

"if there's one walk that captures the sheer variety of the Lakeland landscape, this is it... If you're new to long-distance walking, this is the perfect introduction."

The guide gives four alternative route breakdowns for you to complete the walk in 5, 6, 7 or 10 days which is very useful with lots of photos and diagrammatic images.

Cumbria Way example of map in Rucksack Readers guide

As with all Rucksack Readers guides the Cumbria Way has travel, accommodation and general info for each section.

Very good bus route, rail route and ferry map on page 7! Bus numbers very useful.

Cumbria Way Rucksack Readers page description

We look forward to reviewing it out in the field soon but very good so far!


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UK Price £10.99

ISBN 978-1-898481-57-7