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What can an award-winning Rucksack Reader guidebook do for you? It can inspire you to choose your adventure, it makes a reliable companion while you’re on the trail, it stays usable in all weathers and, once you’re back home, it becomes an attractive souvenir.

Click to download our 2023 brochure and/or our top tips for hikers.

Our rucksack-friendly format is unique. Each book:

water-feature-icon is easy to use in wind and rain
images-feature-icon has 70-150 full colour photographs
map-feature-icon has concise directions and includes mapping
rucksack-feature-icon is lightweight and rucksack-friendly

What our customers say ...

  • I ordered your guidebook online at 14:57 yesterday and it arrived this morning: most impressive.
  • Thanks for excellent service: the book I ordered only two days ago arrived at this northern isle of Orkney today!

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New to long-distance walking?

With sensible planning, preparation and some basic equipment, anybody can enjoy a rewarding and healthy holiday.

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