Top positive review
A great, comprehensive guide
on 30 August 2015
This collection is a great idea - a set of country walks all reachable for a day trip from London, with details of how to get there and back as well as details of the walks themselves and advice on places to stop for lunch and so on. Thanks to the speed of trains 'near London' stretches out some way, such as to Dover, and some of the days are quite long, but they are all doable by public transport (and walking!) in a day.
There is a website linked to the book, which provides much of the information in the book - but not enough to make the book redundant. The main advantage of the website - http://www.walkingclub.org.uk/book_2/ - is that it provides the overall travel instructions in easy to print, clear sets of steps and using information which has been updated since the book came out.
The walks are not short - there's only two at 5 miles or under, and plenty that are over 10 miles.