These books are brilliant.
I have done many long distance walks over the years (Cotswold Way, Coast To Coast, West Highland Way), and my marked preference is to stay in a pub along the route to absorb the local atmosphere. I discovered Mark's books 6 or 7 years ago, and thought I'd give one a try, so I started with the North York Moors. Absolutely loved it - superb week, so much so that I've just spent my `walking week holiday' for the last 4 years undertaking the remainder of the series.
There is so much detail in these books - the path-instructions are incredibly easy to follow, the maps sufficiently detailed to guide your way (you really don't need an OS map unless you want to see the wider context of your surroundings), and the text is packed with interesting historical and geographical detail to enhance the walking day. The walks themselves are well thought out, providing a series of great full-days walks through the best of the local scenery, each day building together to form a very enjoyable, yet challenging and so-worthwhile week, the equal of any of the acknowkledged UK challenge-walks.
My only regret is - I've now finished them - what do I do now?