Another excellent travel book covering all areas of Britain.Again giving distance, terrain and suggested maps to use in conjunction with. Although a map is shown of the walk and route directions, it is better to plan the walk on an OS map as the writing in the book is quite small to follow when walking and the book is too heavy to carry about - would have been better is spiral bound so that map/walk could be detached if necessary.
We bought this book on spec at the start of our three month holiday in the UK. It was one of the best purchases we made. We walked dozens of walks from this book often walking quite off the beaten track and saw some spectacular and interesting places. We cut the directions out of the book for each walk we did so we only carried with us the third of a page that related to the day's walk. Although we got lost at times and the directions weren't always clear, we found the directions to be just as good or even better than some of the regional books we obtained which devoted 2 or 3 pages to each walk. We ended up going back to the 1001 Family Walks book each time. We found that we had to allow more time than the book allowed for most walks possibly because we took many photos and we also took morning tea. We really enjoyed the walks from the book that related to the Isle of Skye, northern Wales, the Lake District, Yorkshire Moors and Dales and the Cotswolds. We also used it for walks from or out of London. We've recommended this book to friends and will buy another copy when next we visit the UK. We would have rated this five stars had the directions always been a clear however we didn't really have any major problems and mostly everything went to plan.