While the route descriptions are good, the mapping is poor and there is no index, making it difficult to find hills or places of interest. The location map is appalling, making it difficult to place the area in the context of southern Scotland. The route maps, while taken from the OS are often of a postage stamp size, again giving very little idea of where the routes are in area covered. Route titles are "smart alec" type so you have no way of knowing if the route is one you are interested in, but the major complaint is the lack of index. In this day it is unbelievable that a book of this type can be published without and index, which is indispensable to anyone planning on visiting the are.