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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The Fife Coastal Path out now

FCP coverWe are pleased to announce that our Fife Coastal Path guidebook is available for online customers, ahead of its official publication date. You can order, or view sample pages, images and zoom into its online route map here.

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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

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