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). The foot of each page also has a clickable list of all titles.

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.

John Muir Way guidebook and map

John Muir Way coverOur John Muir Way guidebook and map have just been published. Cycle or walk 134 miles across Scotland from Helensburgh to Dunbar, where John Muir was born in 1838. Scotland's First Minister launched the route on 21 April.

For more info or to order, click 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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About our ebooks

Our second ebook Explore Mount Kilimanjaro is on sale for Kindle Fire/HD and for Apple iPad.

Our first ebook was the Cleveland Way also for Kindle Fire/HD and for Apple iPad.

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

What people say about us

“It's a wee gem: chatty, informal, literate but lightweight (essential for a backpack).”

“We have devoured your books in anticipation and we really think they are superb.”