We recently treated ourselves to a new book on walks and tried one out for size, walking around Trenchford reservoir. Why is it so nice to look at a body of water I wonder? It was lovely and we do like walking as a family.
I say a book of walks, but actually it is a set of cards. 50 short walks in Devon, by AA. Well designed I think as you can just take the selected card with you, in it’s protective envelope and not drag the whole book around complete with fumbling to find your place and so on. Sometimes we find walks just by setting out and seeing where we go, other times we pour over maps and plot a route, but sometimes it is nice to follow ready made instructions. We don’t always stick to them either (rebels!) but we did this time to see how accurate it was. And it was very good, clear instructions at every point and we walked it in about the time they suggested. There is a set for every county and sets of longer walks too. I shall be buying more.