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Long of Leg in Le Languedoc
on 14 September 2012
The upside of this book is that it will get you by car to some beautiful areas.
I am no novice when it comes to hiking, but I did doubt my abilities to follow what surely ought to have been simple instructions after failing to reach the end of the first two walks as guided by Mr Cross. I was then joined by a friend who tracks wild game in Africa for a living. We got half way into one walk; renamed the author John Double-Cross, stuffed the book in a back pocket and carried on of our own accord with brows freed of furrows.
On reaching a rocky summit with no trails up or down, being told to turn "half left" is, to put it politely, not helpful. Being told to go straight ahead on reaching the fork in the track is, quite simply, nonsensical. Taking into account the author is a translator, one page dedicated to a glossary of terms may also have been a worthwhile addition.
To reiterate, this is a very useful book to get you to some beautiful areas. But my advice is: Once parked up - leave the book on the dashboard.