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Cleveland Way: available to pre-order

Cleveland Way front cover

It's one of Britain's oldest National Trails, and incredibly popular because of its variety. The inland trail passes through the heather moorland of the North York Moors, whereas the coastal trail has some of England's finest clifftop walking. Each of these is over 50 miles long; together they make an epic journey of 108 miles (174 km). To view a superb gallery and sample pages, or to pre-order, click here. The official release date is mid-May, but we expect to send out pre-orders next week.


Post on forums and earn a free book

Please have a look at our forums: the index page is here. Do you know where to find real ale on the West Highland Way? Where is the extension of the Fife Coastal Path shown on a map? How can you hear Hugh Thomson's broadcast about Machu Picchu in Peru? Join the 1000 people who have read the awesome, truthful tale of the Great Glen Way in 4 days.  Even better, please consider posting. Anbody who posts on our forums will earn my appreciation. To make that tangible, anybody who makes four sensible, helpful posts before 31 May  can claim one free book worth up to £12.50.  My opinion on what is sensible or helpful is final:)


UK postal charges increase by up to 50%

Yesterday, UK postal costs went up massively. A second class stamp went up by "only" 39%, but some Air Mail weight increments were up by 50%. At Rucksack Readers, we know you have a choice of where to buy, and we greatly appreciate your direct custom. We will continue to absorb the cost of 2nd class letter postage in UK (currently £1.20 in stamps) but we had to pass on the cost of Air Mail. We now charge GBP5 for one book (up to 250g) by Air Mail worldwide and GBP3.50 to Europe. If you think that is too much, we agree! We make a slight loss on these stamps, and we now suggest that you can often get a better deal buying through our distributors in countries where they have already imported the books. We are also looking afresh at electronic alternatives.