Book review: Runner’s Guide to London

‘There is something truly special about running in London,’ Hayden Shearman insists in the introduction to his new book Runner’s Guide to London. I am not so sure. The longer you stay in a place and the more miles you trudge, the more cynical you become. The wonders you once marvelled at scarcely merit a…

The ‘agony and ‘ecstasy’ of the Scottish islands

Below is the text of a very recent review for Isles at the Edge of the Sea, written by Lee Allen, the man behind lovescottishislands.com – a neatly-presented website packed with enthusiastic information on the islands of Scotland. Having been to many of the islands that Jonny has visited, I approached this book with a certain amount…

Reviews for The UK’s County Tops

Reviews continue to come in for The UK’s County Tops. Good ones, I hasten to add. The most noteable is from Grough‘s Bob Smith, who calls the guide a ‘fascinating little book’. Meanwhile, there is a write-up on a walking blog, My Pennines. And there’s also an extract of one of the featured walks (Cornwall’s Brown Willy)…

A 5-hammer review!

Another positive review for The UK’s County Tops, this time from GearWeAre.com, a relatively new site established ‘to tell people what’s good – and what’s rubbish – in the world of the outdoors’. Fortunately, the people there have deemed the book ‘good’ in this review. This lot don’t have a zero-to-five star system for books; they use…

‘Needs more pubs’

Another review, this time from The Travel Editor. The reviewer loved the book (apart from a lack of pubs, it seems); I loved the review. The UK’s County Tops Pros: delightfully daft idea Cons: needs more pubs Verdict: superb travelwriting project Ranging from the 80m Boring Field in Huntingdonshire to the 1344m Ben Nevis in…

Outdoors Magic reviews The UK’s County Tops

Outdoors Magic has given an early welcome for The UK’s County Tops (the ‘ideal step’ for anyone weary of the usual hill lists), published last week. I’ve copied the text below – or click here to see the real thing. Just arrived is a new book from Cicerone, The UK’s County Tops by Jonny Muir,…

Undiscovered Scotland discovers Isles

Here is the review, and a link to the actual thing on Undiscovered Scotland’s website: Isles at the Edge of the Sea by Jonny Muir is a wonderful, inspiring book about a journey undertaken by the author to a series of Hebridean islands. His journey is as much about self discovery as it is about…

Isles at the Edge of the Sea reviewed by grough

Here is the text of a review of Isles at the Edge of the Sea by grough magazine, published this week: In 1773, Samuel Johnson joined his Scots friend James Boswell in a tour of the Hebrides that would produce not one but two accounts of the journey through the Highlands to the islands. Almost…