Rucksack Readers are guidebooks to some of the finest long-distance walks in the world. With 60-80 colour photographs each, they make great souvenirs. Because they are field-tested and updated regularly, they are reliable companions.

Our rucksack-friendly format is unique. Each book:

  • is waterproof
  • has a route map
  • is bound to open flat
  • is lightweight (115-175g/4-6 oz).

Click Bookstore to see all our book covers (or use white headings above to select only books on Scotland+England, Ireland and so on). Click Route maps for links to our detailed, zoomable route maps.

Click for a list of Rucksack Readers authors, or try the links at top of any page for Contact, Links, About, FAQs, Forums and a personal Blog.

Announcing Wild America

WA coverWe are delighted to announce details of our new Wild America hardback, including 90 stunning photos by David Muench. You can view sample pages and images, or ask to be notified when it is published, click here.

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Why buy from us?

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Our ebooks

Cleveland Way
Kindle Fire/HD | Apple Store

Explore the Inca Trail
Kindle Fire/HD | Apple Store

Explore Mount Kilimanjaro
Kindle Fire/HD | Apple Store

Great Glen Way
Kindle Fire/HD | Apple Store

John Muir Way
Apple Store

All our ebooks are fixed format: each page stays intact, but with pinch-and-zoom you can enlarge maps, images and small text.

What people say about us

“Every feature of the book seemed to be designed with passion and perfectionism.”

“Robust, waterproof, comprehensive and enjoyable an essential companion.”