Edinburgh – 40 Town and Country Walks

This pocket sized book by Kerry Nelson does just what it says on the packet. It creates 40 walking routes in and around the Capital. The walks are divided into four geographical areas, Old and New Town, South Edinburgh and the Pentlands, East Edinburgh and the Coast and North and West Edinburgh and Beyond (i.e. West Lothian!)


Within these areas, the walks are themed, such as ‘A Day at the Museums’. The walk itself is a mere 3km but if you take in all the Museums as well, that could be a whole day taken care of! Most of the walks are like this, short in themselves but taking in a number of points of interest. The beauty of them is that if you know Edinburgh at all, you will be delighted by the imaginative concept of turning everyday areas into Walks. That’s Walks with a capital W as in something to do.

Each walk is illustrated with a good quality, original photograph and a helpful map. The book is neat and beautifully presented and ideal for carrying in your pocket (so that you don’t look like a tourist).

Pocket Mountains is a small publisher based in Bo’Ness. Their enthusiasm for the outdoors extends to walks on cycling and wildlife. This book is classified as ‘Easy Walking’.

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About Suse Coon

Suse Coon started life training to be an architect but ended up as a fashion buyer then civil servant. After some time out to bring up her family of three, she returned to what had been a hobby and entered the field of freelance journalism. After becoming regional correspondent, then editor of the orienteering magazine CompassSport, she formed Pages Editorial & Publishing Services. In this guise, West Lothian Life was launched, while Suse maintained a level of freelancing and wrote the award winning children's novel Richard's Castle. In 1999, Suse bought over CompassSport and found her time taken up pretty well exclusively with the two magazines. In 2004, West Lothian Life was expanded to form Lothian Life, however, the workload was too great. In 2006, CompassSport was sold and Suse concentrated on the web version of Lothian Life. Her hobbies include gardening, orienteering, sea kayaking and Tai Chi.
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