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Batsford’s Walking Guides: South Downs

Jilly MacLeod



ISBN: 9781906388867

Price: £8.99

Publication date: 31 March 2011

Category: Humour, Popular Culture & Games

Batsford’s Walking Guides is an exciting new gift series of walking books, aimed at the weekend, family walker. These small-format, portable, hardback books have an attractive retro feel, with nostalgic line drawings and hand-drawn maps.

Each of the 20 walks have been carefully selected to appeal to family walkers, most are circular and none are too strenuous. Each walk contains the following:

  • Clear, easy-to-follow route directions
  • Detailed hand-drawn maps
  • Refreshments and pubs
  • Parking information
  • OS map references

In addition, each walk contains information on wildlife, or other special attractions to watch out for while walking. The ideal gift for anyone wanting to explore the countryside within easy reach of London.


Jilly Macleod studied Zoology at University College, London before joining a leading publishing company as a book editor.  She worked on the successful Natural History list at HarperCollins and recently helped compile The National Trust Book of the Countryside. She is a keen walker and British countryside enthusiast and recently hiked Hadrian’s Wall.