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Looking for an inspiring walk or challenging trek - check out our range of walking guides that cover both UK and overseas destinations
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The Southern Upland Way http://

Guidebook to the Southern Upland Way, Scotlands Coast-to-Coast Walk. It runs for 212 miles (341km) from picturesque Portpatrick on the west coast across the Galloway and Border Hills to Cockburnspath on the east.

Trekking in the Everest Region http://

Trekking in the Everest Region : Practical Guide with 27 Detailed Route Maps & 52 Village Plans

Walking in Rum and the Small Isles http://

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Trekking Annapurna: 14 treks http://

The area around Annapurna is the most popular trekking area in Nepal. This comprehensive guide feature 14 routes, including the classic Annapurna Circuit and the Annapurna Sanctuary 

The High Atlas http://

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Walking the Isle of Skye http://

Walking in the Isle of Skye covers 87 walks and scrambles on this iconic Scottish Island. Walks range from coastal walks to Munros with exposure for experienced scramblers.

Scrambles in Lake District - South http://

Featuring some of the most exhilarating scrambling in England, Scrambles in the Lake District (South) feature 126 routes around Langdale, Easedale, Coniston, Duddon Valley, Howgills, Eskdale, Longsleddale and Kentmere

Mont Blanc Easy Ascents and Glacier Hikes http://

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Aconcagua and Southern Andes http://

At 6962m the mountain of Aconcagua in the southern Andes is the highest peak in the world outside of the Himalayas.  Although seen as a trekking peak, it is not to be underestimated

Walking in the Cairngorms http://

Guidebook describing a selection of over 100 walks in the Cairngorms National Park and Lochnagar, covering low-level, mid-level and mountain routes.

Chamonix to Zermatt - The Classic Walkers Haute Route http://

One of Europe's classic trekking routes; The Chamonix - Zermatt Walkers Haute Route takes you through the heart of the Swiss Alps and some of the most amazing mountain scenery.

The GR5 Trail http://

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Walking in Sardinia http://

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Three Peaks, Ten Tors http://

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The North York Moors - A Walking Guide http://

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Walking in La Gomera and El Hierro http://

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22 Walks Around Fort William - Brian Smailes http://

This great little guide from Challenge Publications that gives you lots of ideas for walks, both easy and more challenging, in and around Fort William and Glen Coe. From 2 -12 miles in length

Trekking in Ladakh http://

This Cicerone Guide to trekking in the Ladakh region of the Himalayas, covers eight treks in the Ladakh, Zanskar and the Markha Valley of north India, including details on combinations and alternative routes

Walking on Gran Canaria http://

Gran Canaria, one of the larger Canary Islands is a hugely popular spot for tourists, but offers many peaceful, rural areas perfect for walking. This guide features 45 day walks on the island

Ski Touring and Snowshoeing in the Dolomites http://

This Cicerone Guide features 50 ski touring and snowshoeing routes in the Italian Dolomites. With a variety of graded routes to suit all abilities, this is the essential guide to explore this winter wonderland

The West Highland Way http://

One of the UK's most iconic treks; this Cicerone guide gives you all you need to know to complete the West Highland Way National Trail, from Milngavie to Fort William. 

Mountain Walking in Snowdonia http://

Featuring 40 of the very best routes, Mountain Walking in Snowdonia by Terry Fletcher is a indispensable reference for anyone looking to explore the high peaks of the stunning North Wales landscape

Ben Nevis and Glencoe: 100 walks in Lochaber http://

This guidebook contains 100 walks around Ben Nevis and the popular Lochaber area. It includes classic mountain days like the Carn Mor Dearg Arete and the Aoanach Ceagach Ridge.

Walking on the Brecon Beacons http://

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Mountain Adventures in Maurienne http://

The Haute Maurienne in the French Alps is an adventure playground with climbing, walking, cycling (both on and off road), Via ferrata and multi day treks. This guide will give give you lots of inspiration for things to do in this amazing area

Walking the Forest Bowland and Pendle http://

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Walking on La Palma http://

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Walking in Northumberland http://

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Via Ferrata in the Italian Dolomites - 2nd Volume http://

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Skye Scrambles - SMC http://

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Trekking In The Alps http://

Trekking in the Alps is an inspirational guidebook to 20 classic treks in the Alps. As well as introducing new hiking areas in the Alps, classics such as the Tour of Mont Blanc, and Chamonix to Zermatt are included.

The Great Glen Way http://

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Walking the Munros Vol 2: Northern Highlands and Cairngorms http://

This second volume of a two-part series of guides to the Munros details routes to 145 Munros in the Cairngorms, northern highlands (north of the Great Glen) and Skye.

Walking in Italys Stelvio National Park http://

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Trekking in Ladakh http://

The Ladakh region, in northern India, is a remote and wild environment where trekking is extremely challenging, but for adventurous trekkers it's the perfect destination.

Walking in Austria http://

A guide to walking in the beautiful Austrian Alps by alpine trekking authority, Kev Reynolds.

Tour Of Mont Blanc http://

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Walking on the Isle of Arran http://

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The National Trails - Paddy Dillon http:// This inspirational guidebook, by Paddy Dillon, looks at each of the UK's 19 National Trails. Presenting the information in a way that allows ease of comparison and contrast, with practical details to help you plan your walk
The Way of St James - Spain http://

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Walking in Madeira http://

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Hiking and Biking in the Black Forest http://

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