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The 10 Best walking guides


1. The Mournes Walks by Paddy Dillon

£7.99, obrien.ie

Walks in the Northern Irish Mourne mountains that take in the rugged coast and beautiful forest parks.

2. The Inn Way... to the English Lake District by Mark Reid

£10.95, innway.co.uk

This takes you on a 90-mile circular journey around the Lake District over seven days and 44 pubs.


3. The Big Walks of the North by David Bathurst

£8.99, summersdale.com

Split into the 10 long-distance footpaths, which are, in turn, split down into manageable day walks.


4. Britain's Best Coastal Walks by Andrew McCloy

£12.99, newhollandpublishers.com

Let Andrew McCloy take you on a trek along the 15 best coastal walks in England, Wales and Scotland.


5. Wildlife Walks by Malcolm Tait

£13.49, acblack.com

This beautifully produced, top-notch guide spans 500 of the Wildlife Trusts' nature reserves.


6. The Most Amazing Places to Walk in Britain by Readers Digest

£14.99, readersdigest.co.uk

200 of Britain's best walks, each with a memorable landscape, off-kilter attraction or unbeatable view.


7. Walking The Dog by Lezli Rees

£4.99, veloce.co.uk

Perfect for anyone with children or car-sick pooches, as it is composed exclusively of walks within five minutes of motorway exits.


8. A Coast to Coast Walk by Alfred Wainwright/Chris Jesty

£13.99, franceslincoln.com

The newly revised version of Alfred Wainwright's pocket-sized guide to his 190-mile coast to coast walk.


9. The Bluffer's Guide to Hiking by Simon Whaley

£4.99, ovalbooks.com

You'll find lots to interest and amuse in this light-hearted guide to the world of walking.


10. History Walks in Britain by AA Publishing

£9.99, theaa.com

The starting point for each of the 50 themed walks in this book is a historic trail or building.