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on 11 March 2017
This book is outdated and should be up dated or withdrawn from circulation.
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on 5 September 2012
I'm new to rambling, although have often enjoyed walking around country parks and around local villages. Before purchasing this book, however, I've never had my eyes opened to the many inconspicuous rights of way that intersect our countryside.

Being a Northamptonian, the book is perfect for some afternoon strolls across open countryside in and around the many attractive out-lying villages that course through Northamptonshire. Being pocket-sized is a stroke of genius, as it's easy to take with you in a pocket and keep handy as you refer to the easy-to-follow directions that accompany each walk. Each route is circular, so you never have to retrace your steps and retread old ground and, as the title suggests, begin and end at a country pub. Nothing like motivating you towards the end of a long walk than the thought of a nice, cold pint at the pub to quench the thirst you've built-up! Brief directions are provided to reach the pub that will form both the starting and finishing post, together with a little snippet of info about the pub itself (with opening times) and a small 'thumbnail' style map is provided for each walk. This is useful when used in conjunction with the written directions in cases where you think you may have wandered a little too far right or left, or gone 1 field too far, etc. Speaking of the directions, they're clear and easy to understand, making use of visual references (eg. cross-over the stile to the left of a metal gate and cattle trough) and way markers. Since each walk is between 3 and 5 miles in length, it's ideal for casual ramblers like myself and would suit walkers of all abilities. Most walks seem to take around 2-3 hours when taken at a reasonable pace and taking time to snap a view pics along the way and the occasional pitstop to admire the scenery.

All-in-all, this book is a real gem and I'm so glad I bought a copy... it's so nice to 'get away from it all' and every walk is an adventure. Without this book as your guide, you would assume you were trespassing on private land and often find yourself crossing fields containing livestock, etc. On that note, I would like to say that walking through a herd of cattle is quite an unnerving experience... who would've thought rambling could get the adrenaline pumping! Even sheep (esp. when in lamb) are quite intimidating in numbers!

Get this book and spend your afternoons getting closer to nature and our wonderful countryside (not to mention some lovely little country pubs); you won't regret it!
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on 3 July 2013
Great little book and we are looking forward to some warm Sundays when we will walk pub to pub in the sun and enjoy the English countryside. Love the tips on the pubs and the history of what you are seeing along the way. This book will be used !!!!
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on 25 June 2014
Great book. Circular walks that begin and end at a Pub - happy days. Walks average 4.5 miles so not challenging at all unless you are doing it high heels or flip flops. Done about 5 walks from this book and all the pubs have been happy to let you park up while out walking. Then when you are back from your stroll pop in for some food or a little light refreshment. Walk map is basic but ok. Route instructions good and easy to follow, which includes little bits of info on the places you are walking round. Get your walking boots on and explore.
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on 16 October 2016
Purchased as a small gift for a friend who has just started going on long walks. And what better way to get you exercising than knowing at the end there's a nice cold beverage waiting for you. We live in Northamptonshire and know some for the pubs in the book, would recommend!
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on 3 December 2014
Lovely book
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on 17 February 2015
Bought as a present for a couple of walkers moving into the area.
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on 11 January 2017
the people book bought for very pleased with it
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