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.

Trek to Everest: in print and in ebook

TTEWe are proud to say that we just won the guidebook Award for Excellence from the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild. Nepal is a superb trekking destination, and you'll find a warm welcome. Find out about book and ebook here.

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Notes for Novices

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

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 was thrilled at how quickly I got your guide and I think the layout is brilliant; I have purchased other guidebooks and found them very wordy by comparison.”

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