The Haute Savoie region of France lies in the southeast of the country below Lake Geneva. While the region is probably best known for its famous Mont Blanc range, this guide opens up to walkers the dozens of other, less frequented mountains in the Haute Savoie, which are just as delightful. This guide is the first of a series of two volumes covering the walking possibilities in the Haute Savoie. This book describes 30 walks in the northern part of the region, which includes the gentle pre-alps south of Lake Geneva (Chablais, Salve and Valle Verte) across to the Swiss border. Book 2 covers the higher peaks to the south, between Annecy and Chamonix. Both volulmes of the guide also give historical background, descriptions of the different areas the walks start from, plus additional information regarding the towns and villages which can be used as centres. There are chapters concerning how to get there, equipment, walk explanations, flora and fauna.