The Walker’s Friend

A Miscellany of Wit and Wisdom

  • Imprint: Summersdale
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 208
  • Price: £9.99
  • Publication date: 7 June 2010
  • ISBN: 9781849530521

About the book

‘I have two doctors, my left leg and my right’ G. M. Trevelyan

As Henry David Thoreau said, an early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day – a time to breathe fresh air and feel the grass under your feet, replenish the spirits and calm the mind, and let the thoughts flow while enjoying nature’s bounteous pleasures.

Hikers, ramblers, dog walkers and casual strollers will savour this beautifully designed collection of quotations and excerpts from classic and contemporary writing, both humorous and evocative, interspersed with practical tips on everything from walking boots to where to spot wildlife.


'you'll never be short of amazing facts... an ideal gift for the Sunday stroller or dog walker in your life.'

Aberdeen Press & Journal

'an ideal gift for anyone with an interest in walking.'

Scottish Home & Country

'Packed full of practical tips from what socks to wear when walking to where to spot wildlife.'

Comfort Club

'charming book for all lovers of walking and the countryside… intended to remind everyone of the myriad pleasures of walking.'


'quotations and excerpts from classic and contemporary writing interspersed with practical tips.'

The Glasgow Herald