The Big Walks of the North

  • Imprint: Summersdale
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • Price: £8.99
  • Publication date: 1 March 2010
  • ISBN: 9781849530231

About the book

From the Great Glen Way to the Coast to Coast Path, there is no better way to discover the spectacular diversity of northern Britain’s landscape than on foot. Whether you enjoy exploring green and gently rolling dales or tackling rugged mountain paths, there are walks here to keep you rambling all year round.

An indefatigable walker, David Bathurst has unlaced his boots to produce this invaluable and definitive companion to the ten best-loved long-distance footpaths in the north of Britain, with each split into manageable sections. Combining practical, detailed descriptions with an appreciation of the beauty and history of the British countryside, this in an indispensable guide for both experienced and novice walkers alike.

About the author

David Bathurst has walked all the complete National Trails of Great Britain as well as the Coast to Coast Walk, the entire south coast of England, the highest points of all the English counties and the peaks of England, Wales and Scotland. Now semi-retired but working part-time as a criminal lawyer, he lives near Chichester in West Sussex.


'these collections of walks by David Bathurst combine practical tips with descriptions of the countryside they pass through.'

Best of British

'David Bathurst is the knowledge on Britain's long-distance footpaths.

Adventure Travel

'once I started reading them I became transfixed... Indispensable guides for both experienced and novice walkers.'

The Burton Mail

'could be ideal... instantly superior to those walking books which merely put the OS map into words.'

Solihull News

'includes helpful information… good advice… this book is sure to put you well and truly on the right path.'

Lancashire Evening Post

'It gets you excited about the British Countryside… there is sure to be a route for you in this guide.'

Real Travel

'Covering walks such as Hadrian's Wall Path… David Bathurst gives ample description of the terrain and history of these routes.'

The Westmorland Gazette

'Go up hill and down dale with this guide to the walks of the north of England. The book is split into the 10 long-distance footpaths that traverse Yorkshire, Lancashire and the surrounding counties, and which are, in turn, split down into manageable day walks.'

The Independent

'read about one of the best hiking areas in the world'

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