Local Walking Books

The Mountains of England and Wales: Vol 1 Wales


This book is a comprehensive guide to getting to the top of every mountain in Wales that is 2000ft or higher - the Nuttalls - in only 49 routes. This new edition covers 190 summits (the authors have discovered three new tops and one has been demoted after recent surveying work) and routes have been updated throughout, to include changes to paths, stiles and other features, including facilities available at the start of walks and the maps required.

Walking on the Brecon Beacons


The Brecon Beacons National Park in South Wales is a place of beautiful and diverse landscapes – majestic valleys, dramatic waterfalls and high mountain peaks and ridges. From west to east, Mynydd Du, Fforest Fawr, the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains offer a wide range of options for walkers.

40 Classic Walks in the Brecon Beacons National Park


This new version of Chris Barber’s very popular guidebook is richly illustrated in full colour and contains seven additional routes.

Undiscovered Wales: Fifteen Circular Walks


Even while rambling in the most rugged and remote parts of Wales, one is liable to stumble upon some mysterious link with the past - a ruined building, a track that leads nowhere, an obviously man-made hole in the ground. All these pose questions that insist on an answer. Mountain expert Kevin Walker has spent hundreds of days tramping the Welsh mountains and moorlands and has uncovered the stories behind some of these special places, which are rich not only in landscape and scenery, but also in heritage and people, myth and legend, past lives and long-forgotten tales.

The Beacons Way


By Chris Barber, Arwel Michael & John Sansom

The Beacons Way is a 95 mile trail through the Brecon Beacons National Park, which takes eight days to complete as one journey, or can be broken up into a series of enjoyable linear walks.  This book is an invaluable travel companion and a cracking good read for countryside lovers.


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Helen Exley