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’.