Walking Books from Where2walk

September 8, 2023

Where2walk have published a number of Guide Books on the walks and mountains of the British Isles. They are all written by local, walking enthusiasts with a unique knowledge of their local area and the best walks.

Most of the books are only available to buy via the Where2walk website or local bookshops. This therefore retains the income from their sales and supports the small, local specialist companies.

There are 6 books in the family: four featuring walking challenges in the Yorkshire Dales, another showcasing the 75 hills of the Peak District and a coffee table book on the 500 highest mountains in Britain. We have also included a book on walking in the lesser spotted Leicestershire countryside and a detailed and fascinating study of the effect of altitude whilst climbing in the Himalayas.

Each book has a full route description with maps, colour photography and a range of interesting and unusual information on each area.

1. Walks without Stiles

In collaboration with Access Champion, Debbie North, the book describes the best 32 ‘stile free’ walks in the Yorkshire and Cumbrian Dales.

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2. The ‘Dales 30’ Mountains

Already offering a popular challenge to local walkers the ‘Dales 30’ describe the highest mountains (and the best routes up them) in the Yorkshire & Cumbrian Dales.

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3. The Yorkshire 3 Peaks

The most popular (and in my opinion best) one day challenge in England is described in full as a guide to the walk but also includes information on the history and geography of the both the walk and the surrounding area.


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4. The Bracken Way

A guide to the best way of exploring the Yorkshire Dales in a 7 day walk. The Bracken Way visits all the famous sites, views and variety of scenery that typifies the area. Available as stand alone guide book or including the relevant O/S maps.

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5. Hills of the Peak District

For enthusiasts of the Peak District the hills have always been a draw. However were you aware there are 75 of them? All are described here with full route details and photography.

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6. Top 500 Summits of Britain & Ireland

A 340 page coffee table guide to the 500 highest mountains in Britain and Ireland. Not only are the best routes described but also many personal anecdotes from those of us who have climbed them.

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7. Gasping Thin Air

Settle back and read the in depth research that was undertaken to study the effect of altitude sickness on 15 mountain adventures across the Himalayas, Latin America and Africa.

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8. Hills of Leicestershire

An unusual title but for those living local to the ‘flatlands’ a perfect anecdote. A challenge for young and old to discover and climb the 31 hills of Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Ordnance Survey Maps are also available from our on line shop.

Enjoy your walking


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