Walking Books


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The first Hallewell Pocket Walking Guide was published in 1995 and the series now covers most of Scotland, much of the North of England and parts of South and South-West England. The books are compact, light and inexpensive.  The geographical area covered by each book is small, so that each contains as great a density of walks as possible.

The books are regularly rewalked, to keep the information as accurate as possible.  The date of the book’s most recent check is printed on the cover.

Each book contains routes which are suitable for walkers of all abilities and to suit all tastes.  Serious mountaineering routes are generally avoided, but otherwise the books can include anything from gentle quarter-mile strolls to the gruelling ascent of Ben Nevis.  The qualities looked for in the routes described are that they are worth doing, easily followed (ideally with a clear path) and generally recognised and accepted.

Each walk has a brief description, a two-colour sketch map and a grade (to help the reader find a walk suitable to their abilities and needs).  Grid references are given to help find and follow the routes on UK Ordnance Survey maps (necessary for all A and A+ routes).  The guides are illustrated with line drawings.  To view a sample walk, please click here.