Press reviews

Praise for the Top 10 Walks series. Here’s what the media say about our books …

“Another pocket size gem from Northern Eye Books, this time ten short to medium length woodland walks in the Lake District. All routes are circular, mapped and fully illustrated with colour photos. Locations include outliers like Ravenglass and Staveley, as well as the more familiar Dodd Wood at Bassenthwaite, Ashness above Derwentwater and Grizedale Forest near Coniston. A very handy and colourful little volume, smartly laid out and exceptionally good value.

Walk magazine (UK Ramblers Association)

“These may be humble walking guidebooks, but in the quality of their writing, photography and general production, they can justifiably claim to be miniature artworks. They set a standard to which other guidebooks might hope to aspire.”

— Anthony Toole, Outdoor Focus magazine

 “If you like bracing short walks, this new series Wales Coast Path: Top 10 Walks from Northern Eye Books will provide plenty of inspiration.”

Daily Express Travel

“Despite their diminutive pocket-size, these two volumes certainly pack a lot of detail. Each features 10 circular, thematic walks in the Lakes and includes impressive colour photos and maps. A smart and compact series.”

— Walk magazine (UK Ramblers Association)

“And along comes No. 8 in this handy series at under a fiver each — you don’t get value like that much these days. Unashamedly going for the broader appeal, the mini-guides admirably fill the bill, concentrating here on Claife Heights, Grizedale Forest, Staveley, Grasmere, Dodd and Ashness woods, Haverthwaite Heights, Muncaster, Ennerdale and Silver Crag on Ullswater. You can pop one in your pocket for that price — and even afford to treat a friend!”

— Cumbria magazine

 “This book is handy in every way: robust covers on front and back with folds to tuck into the page you’re going to refer back to; sections of Ordnance Survey maps that avoid the need for carrying a full sheet; enough background information to whet the appetite, and clear directions.”

— Natur Cymru magazine

“The Top 10 Walks books are a very handy, A6 size – small enough to fit in just about any pocket. Despite their dimensions, they stand out on the shelf, offering readers a new, eyecatching standard in guidebook. Beautifully designed and filled with excellent photography, including several striking panoramas, everything about these titles says quality.”

— Cumbria Life magazine

“You simply can’t go wrong for under a fiver with these lightweight, pocket sized guides; there’s OS mapping, easy to follow directions and great pictures in a well presented small package. Coming soon in the series are the Low Fells, Tarn, Pub, and Waterfall walks. That’s all bases covered for less than the cost of a coupleof pints.”

— Cumbria Magazine

“A lovely set of pocket size walking guides published by Northern Eye Books is now available from good bookshops. These well illustrated and detailed little volumes have been targeted at a broad audience to provide local information along with purposefully easy to follow walks.”

— Lakes and Cumbria Today

“They stand out on the shelf, offering readers a new, eye-catching standard in guidebook. Beautifully designed and filled with excellent photography, including several striking panoramas, everything about these titles says quality …”

— The Cumberland News

“I think the whole set will make a delightful and affordable Christmas present. They are works of art by dedicated, very talented writers.”

— The Keswick Reminder

 Lake District: Top 10: Low Fells — “This attractive and cleverly structured guide book gives walkers the ten finest routes to the summit of Lakeland’s lower fells in a popular, pocketable format.”

— The Keswick Reminder

Lake District: Top 10 Walks: Woodland Walks — “Written by the indefatigable and dedicated fell-walker Vivienne Crow, this attractive guidebook gives walkers the ten best woodland walks in the Lake District in a handy, pocketable format.”

— The Keswick Reminder

“These new, eye-catching books give walkers the ten best circular routes for each section of the Wales Coast Path in an attractive, highly illustrated A6 book.”

— Tenby Observer

“The Top Ten series is a nifty little idea from Northern Eye. The books are pocket-sized, really pocket-sized, and are priced at £4.99. The idea is that none of the walks is too onerous for the casual walker (all are between four and seven miles).

 — ‘The Walker’s Wife’ blog

Ground breaking book on top walks. Discover the beauty of the North Cardigan Bay with the help of the rapidly growing Top 10 Walks: Wales Coast Path series of handy little books. These guides set a new standard in clarity and ease of use.”

— Montgomeryshire County Times

“Wales Coast Path: Top 10 Walks: Cardigan Bay North is the second in a series of ten books each describing ten circular walks on the 870 miles of the Wales Coast Path. It’s highly practical, pocket-sized and has a sturdy cover with a handy fold to bookmark your page. A great selection of walks makes it into the top ten. At £4.99 it’s excellent value …. that’s less than 50p a walk!”
— Nature Cymru magazine

“The book is beautifully designed with a two column per page layout affording an easy read of the detailed walking routes.  Having done several of these walks – or variations on them – I can attest to the detail in the route descriptions.”

Walks around Britain blog |

“Despite the book’s [Lake District: Pub Walks] small size and low cost, there is nothing cheap about its production values. This is a lovely guidebook.”

— Anthony Toole, Outdoor Focus magazine – Spring 2013

“Full credit goes to the author of these two books (Top 10 Walks: Peak District series: Moors & Tors, and Dales & Valleys) for not only selecting some remarkable walks and displaying wonderful pictures but also for explaining the rich heritage of the landscape.”

— Burton Mail

“These handy pocket sized books offer something a little bit special. Beautiful photography helps to capture the atmosphere of the Peak District. Clear to understand, easy to follow and with routes that provide some of the most spectacular views in the country, these handy little guides are certainly worth picking up ahead of a trip to the Peaks.”

— Natalie Wakefield, Staffordshire Newspapers