NUMBERING THE SERIES
Shortly after we published the first Pocket Walks Guide – Walks Deeside, in 1994 – it dawned on us that it might be possible to produce similar guides for the whole of Scotland, and that the existence of such a series – providing seamless coverage, split into small areas – might prove useful to the general walker. Since then we have gently progressed towards that goal – slowed by rewalks and by enjoyable diversions into England along the way – and with the completion of the two Wester Ross guides we feel that the north of the country is sufficiently well covered that we can begin to number the series, north to south.
At present we have 29 Scottish guides (with another due this year: watch this space), describing 802 walks. When we are finished there will be 38-40 guides, describing over 1,000 walks from Shetland to the Solway. It may take a little while to reach the last area, but from now on we shall be showing the (rough) boundaries of the anticipated books beside those of the books which have been completed. At this juncture I would like to pause to thank all those of you who have bought books from the series in the past, and who have passed on comments on the routes. Good walking to you all! Here’s hoping for a decent Summer, and I hope you will continue to find the new guides – and the completed series – useful.