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Our books cover all kinds of outdoor activities and pursuits. From walking books to survival guides, there's something for everyone who loves to get outside and enjoy life to the full.

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Outdoor Activities & Pursuits Books

  • The London Cycling Guide

    Tom Bogdanowicz

    Product Code: LNCC
    Paperback
    Hand-picked favourites
    With over 40 routes chosen by the capital's cycling experts, this book will show you the best ways of exploring London by bike.

    The comprehensive guide is packed with practical advice and detailed route maps and even offers tips on using London's self-service public bike-sharing scheme (or 'Boris bikes', as they used to be known...).

    Fully up to date, this book has full-colour photographs to capture the beauty of each ride. From the banks of the Thames to Camden and Soho and lots of landmarks, this book will help you discover them all on two wheels.
    • £1.00
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  • Triathlon

    Dominic Bliss

    Product Code: THLO
    Paperback
    Hand-picked favourites
    Get fit for 2018 with this guide to tackling your first triathlon. It covers all three elements - swimming, cycling and running - of the sport and explains why this event captures the imagination of so many people.

    Beginning with the basics, author Dominic Bliss looks over the history of the sport and discusses what it takes to compete in a race. He then talks about training, offering plans that will help you improve your time and advice on diets, swimming techniques and staying aerodynamic on a bike.

    After this, he looks at the equipment you'll need and then talks about the day of the race - all the way from pre-race nutrition to post-race warm-down and recovery.
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  • Boots and Brews

    Beth and Steve Pipe

    Product Code: CCGQC
    Paperback
    RECIPE FOR A GRAND DAY OUT Ingredients: This brilliant book Walking boots Sense of fun & curiosity An empty stomach Instructions: 1. Choose one of the easy circular walks 2. Walk through gorgeous countryside 3. Enjoy snippets of history & folklore 4. Partake of food and drink at some of the great pubs and cafes suggested 5. Go home happy and refreshed! From Fleetwood to Walney Island, make the best of one of the most beautiful bays in Britain using this entertaining guide.
    • £7.99
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  • Mountains Of The Mind

    Robert Macfarlane (Y)

    Product Code: BMFGL
    Paperback
    WINNER OF THE GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARDOnce we thought monsters lived there. In the Enlightenment we scaled them to commune with the sublime. Soon, we were racing to conquer their summits in the name of national pride. In this ground-breaking, classic work, Robert Macfarlane takes us up into the mountains: to experience their shattering beauty, the fear and risk of adventure, and to explore the strange impulses that have for centuries lead us to the world's highest places.
    • £8.39
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  • Great Pub, Great Walk

    Helen Petersen

    Product Code: AZWAE
    Other
    This guide brings together two supremely British past-times: pubs and walks. Each route has been carefully researched to unite a truly great walk and a truly great pub, and on these handy pull-out cards the pub walk has never been easier. Each card provides useful information on the pub: its ales, wines and food, interesting history of the building or landlord, and essential details for the day. The inclusion of a transparent plastic sleeve makes walking possible in every kind of weather, and the cards can be re-used again and again.
    • £11.69
    • RRP £13.99
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  • Canterbury and the Isle of Thanet

    Ordnance Survey

    Product Code: APBJP
    Other
    OS Explorer is the Ordnance Survey's most detailed map and is recommended for anyone enjoying outdoor activities like walking, horse riding and off-road cycling. The OS Explorer range now includes a digital version of the paper map, accessed through the OS smartphone app, OS Maps. Providing complete GB coverage the series details essential information such as youth hostels, pubs and visitor information as well as rights of way, permissive paths and bridleways.
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  • Crieff, Comrie & Glen Artney, Strathearn & Auchterarder

    Ordnance Survey

    Product Code: ANNRL
    Other
    OS Explorer is the Ordnance Survey's most detailed map and is recommended for anyone enjoying outdoor activities like walking, horse riding and off-road cycling. The OS Explorer range of OL maps now includes a digital version of the paper map, accessed through the OS smartphone app, OS Maps. Providing complete GB coverage the series details essential information such as youth hostels, pubs and visitor information as well as rights of way, permissive paths and bridleways.
    • £8.09
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  • New Forest, Southampton, Ringwood, Ferndown, Lymington, Christchurch and Bournemouth

    Ordnance Survey

    Product Code: ANNOQ
    Other
    OS Explorer is the Ordnance Survey's most detailed map and is recommended for anyone enjoying outdoor activities such as walking, horse riding and off-road cycling. The series provides complete GB coverage and can now be used in all weathers thanks to OS Explorer - Active, a tough, versatile version of OS Explorer. The OS Explorer Active range of OL maps now includes a digital version of the paper map, accessed through the OS smartphone app, OS Maps.
    • £13.39
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  • The Cheviot Hills, Jedburgh & Wooler

    Ordnance Survey

    Product Code: ANNNU
    Other
    OS Explorer is the Ordnance Survey's most detailed map and is recommended for anyone enjoying outdoor activities such as walking, horse riding and off-road cycling. The series provides complete GB coverage and can now be used in all weathers thanks to OS Explorer - Active, a tough, versatile version of OS Explorer. The OS Explorer Active range of OL maps now includes a digital version of the paper map, accessed through the OS smartphone app, OS Maps.
    • £11.99
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  • Microadventures

    Alastair Humphreys

    Product Code: AKAVN
    Paperback
    Refresh your life with a tiny little adventure that's close to home and easy on your pocket. Inspiration is abundant in this brilliant and beautifully-illustrated guide. What exactly is an adventure? Something that's new and exhilarating. Something that launches you from your comfort zone into a different place altogether. An adventure changes you and how you see the world. And all an adventurer really needs is bags of enthusiasm and boundless curiosity. Let Alastair Humphreys introduce you to the exciting world of microadventures - adventures that are close to home, cheap, simple, short, and yet very effective. A microadventure takes the spirit of a big adventure and squeezes it into a day or even a few hours. The point of microadventures is that you do not need lots of time and money to meet a new challenge. This practical guide is filled with over 50 ideas for microadventures and over 150 stunning photographs, plus tips and advice on safety and kit. Whether it is sleeping on a hilltop or going for a wild swim, cycling a lap of the Isle of Wight or walking home for Christmas, it's time you discovered something new about yourself and the world outside your window. Adventure is everywhere, every day, and it is up to us to find it.
    • £13.59
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For suggestions for the most beautiful walks and stunning hiking locations, explore our range of books on outdoor activities and pursuits. With everything from bird-watching to backpacking through Asia, no outdoor pursuits are overlooked in this adventurous category.

Find the best nature hikes

We have the best hiking books, featuring hikes from the coasts and islands of Britain to the mountains of the world. Check out our range of the best walking books to give you lots of ideas for your next walking holiday.

Rediscover the beauty of nature

With our stunning books showing you the beauty of the natural world around you, our range of walking books are nearly as beautiful as the picturesque settings they depict. Showcasing some of the best locations in the Britain, we have walking guides for every region of the UK.

Find out all you can do in the great outdoors

Along with all our brilliant walking and hiking books you can learn to identify all the animals around you with our guides to bird-watching and wildlife. Or, see if you could cope in the wild with one of our outdoor survival guides.

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