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Bardwell, Sandra, Helen Fairbairn & Gareth McCorma Walking in Ireland 1999 >>
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Fairbairn, Helen Ireland's Best Walks - A Walking Guide
 
Publisher: The Collins Press Published: 2014 Last revision: Added by aidand
224 pages, many full colour photographs. The book describes 65 walks throughout Ireland. Each walk has an outline map and full route description.
aidand
2014-08-25 09:21
This is a very fine book. It is well written and beautifully produced. The photographs in the book are very impressive. The book describes 65 walks throughout Ireland. These range from moderate hikes to very serious challenges. While many of the routes have been described elsewhere, it is a book that any Irish hillwalker will gladly add to their collection. The title of the book is very subjective – we all have our own favourite walks. However, it is hard to argue with the fine selection of walks in the book. As well as featuring most of the higher mountains in Ireland, the author has included some fine island walks such as the Great Blasket and Inisturk. The book also includes some superb coastal walks such as the North Antrim Coast and Howth Head. Each walk is given 3 or 4 pages in the book. These include an outline map, one or two photographs and a paragraph or two introducing the walk. The actual route descriptions are readable and easy to follow. The author avoids the dreaded instruction manual style of some guidebooks. The format will be very familiar to readers of Walking World Ireland magazine. The book is small and sturdy enough to pack in your rucksack. The last twenty years has seen a remarkable leap forward in the quality of mapping available to Irish hillwalkers. We have also witnessed a boom in both the number and quality of walking guidebooks. Helen Fairburn’s book is up there with the best of them. I once heard a veteran walker berating the walking themed presents his family used to give him for Christmas. ‘If I’d wanted a whatsit I’d have bought one years ago’ he proclaimed. I’m sure that even he would welcome a present of this fine guidebook. Definitely recommended for hillwalkers new and old.    

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