Adventure books that would make great Christmas gifts
- Friday 12 November 2021
Photo by Andrew Locking – andrewswalks.co.uk
Featuring a selection of our bestselling adventure titles of the year, the books in this list will make a great present for anyone who loves going on outdoor adventures ...
FOR WALKERS & EXPLORERS …
Big Trails: Great Britain & Ireland // £14.39
Big Trails: Great Britain & Ireland features 25 long-distance trails in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland, and includes a general overview of the trails, specific technical information, overview mapping, key information and stunning photography.
Big Trails: Great Britain & Ireland Volume 2 features twenty-five long-distance trails in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland, and includes a general overview of the trails, specific technical information, overview mapping, key information and stunning photography.
Peak Bagging: Wainwrights // £16.00
Peak Bagging: Wainwrights by Karen and Dan Parker features forty-five routes designed to efficiently link all 214 Wainwright fells. Features 1:40,000-scale maps, elevation profiles, public transport and parking details, downloadable GPX files for each route and custom timings.
England & Wales Island Bagging by Lisa Drewe is a stunning and informative guide to the islands of England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. Almost 300 islands are included, from larger, populated islands to remote, uninhabited islets; the author has described the best ways to experience each one.
Scottish Island Bagging // £16.00
Scottish Island Bagging by Helen and Paul Webster, founders of Walkhighlands, is a guide to the islands of Scotland. Focusing on the 99 islands that have regular trips or means of access, plus 55 other islands without regular transport but of significant size or interest, the authors have described the best ways to experience each one.
The Farthest Shore (SIGNED) // £11.96
In February 2019, award-winning writer Alex Roddie left his online life behind to walk 300 miles through the Scottish Highlands. The Farthest Shore is the story of his solo trek along the remote Cape Wrath Trail. Journeying through a vanishing winter, Alex learnt about solitude, nature and the threats faced by Scotland’s mountain landscape.
Waymaking (SIGNED) // £14.39
Waymaking is an anthology of prose, poetry and artwork by women who are inspired by wild places, adventure and landscape. With contributions from a variety of adventurers, it is an inspiring and pivotal work published in an era when wilderness conservation and gender equality are at the fore.
FOR RUNNERS …
1001 Running Tips // £20.00
1001 Running Tips by Robbie Britton is a light-hearted and informative guide to all kinds of running. Covering a vast range of topics, from training plans and racing to fell running and kit, this book will help both beginners and those with more experience to improve their running and enjoy themselves in the process.
Lake District Trail Running (SIGNED) // £10.36
Lake District Trail Running by Helen Mort is a comprehensive guide to off-road running in the Lake District National Park. With 20 runs, from 5.1km to 17km in length, this book is suitable for runners of all abilities.
In It for the Long Run (SIGNED) // £10.39
In It for the Long Run is ultrarunner Damian Hall’s story of his Pennine Way record attempt in July 2020. With dry wit and humour, Hall tells of his nine-year preparation for his attempt, and of the run itself. He also gives us an autobiographical insight into the deranged world of midlife crisis ultramarathon running and record attempts.
Broken (SIGNED) // £10.39
In Broken, Ally Beaven takes an entertaining look at just why 2020 was so unusual and historic for long-distance running in the UK. With his interest in Fastest Known Times (FKTs) piqued, Beaven immerses himself in the scene. Through the stories of numerous incredible records, Beaven brings us an inside look at the FKT machine.
FOR CYCLISTS …
1001 Cycling Tips // £20.00
1001 Cycling Tips by Hannah Reynolds is a huge collection of small tips to make a real difference to your cycling, whether you’re into road cycling, mountain biking, have an ebike, gravel bike or commute to work on your bike. Features: choosing your bike, essential kit, clothing, navigation, fitness, nutrition, maintenance and travelling.
Bikepacking England // £16.00
Bikepacking England by Emma Kingston contains twenty great multi-day off-road cycling adventures across England, including the Peak District, Jurassic Coast, South Downs, Lake District and Dartmoor. Illustrated with stunning action photography and overview mapping; downloadable GPX files are also included.
Big Rides: Great Britain & Ireland // £16.00
Big Rides: Great Britain & Ireland features twenty-five long-distance cycling trails in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland, and includes a general overview of the trails, specific technical information, overview mapping, key information and stunning photography.
Traffic-Free Cycle Trails // £16.00
Traffic-Free Cycle Trails by Nick Cotton contains over 400 cycle routes in Great Britain. This book includes a great variety of routes on former railway paths, canal towpaths and forest trails in England, Scotland and Wales, with every ride away from traffic, and it is perfect for families and leisure cyclists.
Great British Bike Rides // £20.00
Great British Bike Rides by Dave Barter brings together 40 of the best road rides in England, Scotland and Wales, searching out the country's most celebrated routes, toughest climbs and scenic roads. Features detailed route information, bespoke mapping and a statistical breakdown of every detail cyclists require. Downloadable GPX files available.
FOR WATER-LOVERS …
Wild Waters // £16.00
Wild Waters by Susanne Masters is a celebration of the wildlife that can be found in and around our varied waterways. Armchair explorers can read about how aquatic plants and animals enrich human life. Swimmers, paddleboarders, and anyone with a passion for the outdoors can learn about local wildlife. With stunning illustrations by Alice Goodridge.
The Outdoor Swimming Guide (SIGNED) // £16.00
The Outdoor Swimming Guide features over 400 great places to swim outside in Great Britain. It includes lidos, rivers, lakes and other stretches of water specifically designated for open water swimming. It’s the perfect guide for the travelling swimmer and an essential companion when heading on holiday with the family or children.
Swimming Wild in the Lake District by Suzanna Cruickshank is an informative and inspiring book for both new and experienced wild swimmers, exploring the larger lakes in the beautiful Lake District National Park. Contains all the inspiration, practical advice and local knowledge you need to plan your next adventure.