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Just what you'd expect for a Readers Digest book
on 27 May 2012
This book is probably not aimed at the "hardened" hillwalker as most of the walks are reasonably easy and well known, so it isn't breaking any new ground, however as a coffee table book it may well be of interest as a momento of walks done and areas visited. I bought this as a present for a "novice" walker as an introduction to the hobby and having sneaked a peek inside I can say it fulfils this purpose excellently. The maps are clear, the directions precise, the photos exocative and the prose interesting without being patronising. Sure if you want more detailed guides there are many area based ones out there and it's not exactly pocket sized in any case (you could always photocopy relevant pages I suppose) but this book will introduce you to some of the greatest scenic areas in Britain and encourage you to seek out other walks when you visit.