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Review of One Woman Walks Wales 24/03/18

In 2011 Ursula Martin was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, stage 1A.  By 2012, following surgery and follow-up treatment she was feeling very lucky...

Review of Britain's Best Small Hills 11/12/17

I really like the premise of the book; that is providing easy walks with interest to encourage people to get outdoors and mobile....

A Review of Walking the Pembrokeshire Coast Path 09/06/16

Cicerone's guidebook to walking the Pembrokeshire Coast Path is another new edition, published in April this year. The guidebook describes the entire Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail, a scenic 180-mile long-distance walk from Amroth, near Tenby, to St Dogmaels, north of Newport. The route is divided into 14 stages of between 9 and 16 miles...

A Review of Walking the South West Coast Path 13/04/16

Cicerone's guidebook to walking the South West Coast Path was published in February of this year. Written by the prolific outdoor writer Paddy Dillon, this latest guidebook includes full descriptions covering 45 stages and maps for all routes. The book also includes information on places of interest, refreshments, accommodation and public transport...

A Review of Trekking the GR5 Trail 24/03/16

The author of Cicerone's Trekking the GR5 Trail is none other than Paddy Dillon, a prolific writer of guidebooks, who has written 30 books for Cicerone. Obviously writing walking guides means that Paddy is also an experienced walker and indeed he has walked all of Britain's National Trails at some point; so you know you're in safe hands with his guidance.

A Review of A Brush with The Coast 09/12/15

The first time I came across any mention of this book or heard of Sasha Harding was through being passed a short piece about the book launch in a Country Life article. I thought it was worth investigating ....

Review of Trailblazer's The Walking Anthology 16/12/14

Trailblazer's The Walkers Anthology draws on writings of more than 50 literary figures from around the world - Bill Bryson, Thomas Hardy, Charles Dickens, Daniel Defoe.....

Review of Monty Don's "The Road to Tholonet - A French Garden Journey" 01/08/14

If you purchased this as a coffee table book add-on to Monty Don's BBC TV series about French Gardens, you maybe somewhat disappointed. It's not that he doesn't revisit these gardens in the book....

Review of Wink Lorch's Book "Jura Wine" 15/07/2014

We purchased this beautiful book through the author's project on the Kickstarter crowd-funding website and we're so glad we did. A more comprehensive book on Jura Wine, you will not find.....

Review of Trailblazer's Guidebook Dorset & South Devon Coast Path 03/05/2014

Trailblazer's guidebook is the 3rd in the series that covers the last 217 miles of the South West Coast Path - Britain's longest national trail - and completes the 630 miles of the route....

Review of Cicerone's Guidebook Walking in the Auvergne by Rachel Crolla & Carl McKeating 26/07/2013

Cicerone's Walking in the Auvergne pocket guide contains 42 day walks across the varied landscape of the Auvergne region. The Auvergne encompasses the major part of the Massif Central ......

Review of Outdoor Photography by Jon Sparks & Chiz Dakin posted 19/12/12

Outdoor Photography is a book for anyone that enjoys the outdoors and, in photographing what they see, is sometimes disappointed by the end results. If you're a 'point and shoot' person who wonders why they don't get better results this book will start you on a journey.....

Review of Eastern Provence - Cote d'Azur to the Alps from Sunflower Books posted 18/11/12

Sunflower Book's Eastern Provence is a large pocket-sized book in full colour which forms part of their “Landscapes of” series and is the first of two volumes covering the south of France. As its title suggests, this volume covers the eastern portion from Aix-en-Provence in the west .....

Review of Walk & Eat Avignon from Sunflower Books posted 27/08/12

Sunflower Book's Walk & Eat Avignon is a pocket sized guidebook for walkers who love food. It contains walks in Avignon, Nimes, Arles, St Remy and the surrounding countryside. It has 10 varied day walks designed for visitors using public transport, so will necessarily omit some of the best countryside walks around this area. However, it does also detail.....

Review of The High Atlas by Hamish Brown posted 11/07/12

The High Atlas is a unique book both for its wide ranging coverage of Morocco and its unusual combination of practical guide book and travel writing. The book contains almost 50 different routes covering the majority of the Atlas mountain range from well-known Toubkal massif which contains highest peak in North Africa, Jbel Toubkal at 4167m, to off the beaten track ranges.....

 

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