Rucksack Readers publishes award-winning guidebooks to adventurous walks worldwide. Because they are updated regularly, they make reliable companions as well as attractive souvenirs.

Our rucksack-friendly format is unique. Each book:

  • is weatherproof and opens flat
  • has 70-100 colour photographs
  • has concise directions and a route map
  • is lightweight and rucksack-friendly.

Why buy from us?

  • It's fast, safe and secure.
  • Always get the latest edition and updates.
  • Make direct contact with publisher/authors.
  • P&p is free in the UK.

If in doubt, please Contact us.

Click Bookstore to see all our book covers (or use white headings above to select only books on Scotland+England, Ireland and so on).

Use links at the top of any page for Contact, Links, FAQ and so on. The foot of each page also has a clickable list of all titles; here are our authors.

Borders Abbeys Way launched in Melrose 18 June 2017

BAW coverWe are proud to have released our Borders Abbeys Way at the Borders Book Festival in June 2017. It covers a splendid 67-mile circuit of the four ruined abbeys with many other places of interest en route, and approachable wildlife.

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Notes for Novices

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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

Trek to Everest
Kindle Fire/HD | 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

“I have never seen as accurate a description of a walk before, so congratulations on its production. I love the layout of it, too.”

“We were surprised by the small-scale mapping, but it worked well and gave us the big picture.”