eBooks from Rucksack Readers
Our printed books are rainproof and need no battery or cellphone
signal, but we have bowed to demand for ebooks. They are all available
for both Kindle and Apple platforms. Our first three titles are:
John Muir Way
Explore Mount Kilimanjaro
Explore the Inca Trail will be uploaded within a few days, and the Great Glen Way
will follow in early August. Please contact us if there are other
titles that you would like to see as ebooks. They are all fixed-format
and very labour-intensive to create. Having spent 14 years obsessing
over keeping text and image together, and making cross-references and
the index work, we saw no alternative.
Due for launch on 5 August by Cameron McNeish are the two new High
Route sections of the Great Glen Way. This project has taken 10 miles
(16 km) of the Way above the tree line, and the views over Loch Ness are
breathtaking. The image shows a viewpoint on the High Route above
With help from the route managers, we have already hiked the High Route
and our guidebook has been expanded to 72pp to make room for detailed
route description, new photos and other features. Our 5th edition Great Glen Way will be out by mid-August: click for an email notification
or to Pre-order.
Working out which maps you need to cover a route can be a fiddly
exercise, especially if you shop online and can't unfold the sheets. We
try to help with this page which
gives sheet numbers, scale and price for British routes, with tabs for
routes in Ireland and Worldwide. We always tell you about the best-value
option (e.g. strip maps where available).
Whenever a new map comes out, we aim to update the ISBN, price and
link. For example, we recently switched our Cumbria Way map
recommendation from Harvey's (£12.95) to Footprint (£9.50 and the same scale). Please have a look and let us have any suggestions.