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.

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Announcing the new Cateran Trail

CTT coverWe are pleased to announce that our all-new Cateran Trail guidebook is out now, including large-scale Footprint mapping and 90 colour photos. You can view sample pages, images and route map, or buy it online here.

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Notes for Novices

Are you new to long-distance walking? Read our Notes for Novices.

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.

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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
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 just wanted to pass on to you and the team what a triumph the Rucksack Reader was.”

“We liked having the route map so handy: the OS maps stayed in our rucksack all week.”