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Macc and the Art of Long Distance Walking

Graham Wilson, illustrated by Gerry Dale

Second edition

Macc and the Art of Long Distance Walking is Graham Wilson’s first book — an irresistible brew of walks, wit, literature and pubs. It first hit the bookstands in May 1998 and was such a success that it was reprinted almost at once. Now a minor classic, it has been issued in a new edition, updated and with an extra chapter. Seven of the walks are in the Peak District, including the Derwent Watershed, plus the Welsh Three Thousanders and the Bob Graham Round.

This book is a gem … The text is full of unexpected and engaging diversions into mountaineering literature, social history, the right to roam and maps … Dry humour and forthright opinions thread the book; anecdotes, quotes and thoughts range far and wide and make this one of the most refreshing reads I've had for a long time.

Kevin Borman, High

Definitely not for the mass market, thank goodness … Much of the writing is done in the bon mot style … which brings to mind the light-hearted and well-written air of the classic Jerome K Jerome, Three Men in a Boat.

John Muir Trust Journal & News

Once I’d started reading I couldn’t put it down … the author covers such diverse subjects as the problems of access to open countryside, the history of Munros and other tick lists. Other topics include aspects of the history of British mountaineering, rock climbing and its associated literature, legendary long-distance bog trotters … Highly recommended!

Jerry Rawson, TGO

170x120mm, xviii + 184 pp
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978 1 902173 245