Trailblazer’s British Walking Guides explore a range of popular walking routes and long-distance footpaths in England, Scotland and Wales and are one of the leading outdoor guide-book publishers. Designed with practicality in mind, each guide describes a long-distance walking route in clearly defined stages, allowing walkers to easily identify which parts of the route that they want to attempt. There is also extensive commentary on sites along they way, including areas of historical interest and outstanding beauty, in addition to cultural and social background, as walkers pass through the landscape. Detailed, large-scale walking maps are included in each title – a unique feature of Trailblazer guides – which include important information on walking times, directions, tricky junctions, places to stay and eat and general points of interest.
Each title in the series is organized in a similar way to enable walkers to make the most of their trip. A ‘Planning Your Walk’ section gives general practical guidance on walking, as well as profiling the walks and giving information on budgeting, when to go, itineraries, what to take and getting to and from the route described in the guide. Extensive information on the environment and nature, including local fauna and flora, is provided in a dedicated chapter. A Minimum Impact Walking and Outdoor Safety section also informs readers of the economic and environmental impact of walking as well as practical safety tips for walkers. There is practical information for a range of budgets, including food and drink and accommodation, with personal recommendations of particular highlights by the author en route.