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Here’s what the media say about our books …

 

Praise for the Official Guides to the Wales Coast Path series

“These excellent guides lay the whole Wales Coast Path at your feet, mixing practical information with the fascinating history, heritage and wildlife you will meet as you walk.”
Country Walking magazine

 

“Detailed ‘day sections’, distance charts, easy-to-follow directions and Ordnance Survey maps guide you on your way, while the superb photography and informative text will make this edition and its companions an essential reference library of the Welsh Coast.”

Caravan Club magazine

 

“These beautifully illustrated guides provide walkers (armchair or active) with a well produced resource containing additional information to make further research unnecessary. Well done Northern Eye Books.”

WalkingBritain.co.uk 

Praise for the Top 10 Walks series

“There’s little to fault in this winning formula – clear maps and instructions, concise and well laid out with the reader very much in mind. These are great value for money ”

— Judges comments, OWPG Awards for Excellence 2013

 

“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

 

“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

 

“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)

 

“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

 

“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)

 

“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

 

“You simply can’t go wrong 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 couple of 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

 

“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

 

Lake District: Top 10 Walks: Literary Walks — “This little guide could provide a perfectly comprehensive holiday schedule for any newcomer keen to absorb the history, literary connections and current loveliness of this exceptional area.”

The Beatrix Potter Society Journal and Newsletter

 

“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 |  walksaroundbritain.co.uk

 

“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

 

 

Praise for other Northern Eye Book titles

Mountain and Hill Walking in Snowdonia – Volume One

“This is a darned good book … Carl Rogers writes concisely and accurately — you can tell he’s a seasoned hillwalker — and readers will find his routes are well planned for splendid days out.”

— John Gillham, TGO magazine

 

“As a keen local walker, I look forward to local author Carl Rogers bringing out a new book. What makes Carl’s books so much better for me is the absolute clarity of route he achieves through his descriptions, maps and downright insistence on getting it right.”

— Emlyn Roberts, North Wales Chronicle

 

Understanding Welsh Place Names

“So, here’s another little gem to squeeze into the glove compartment of my car. This [book] is stylish, beautifully presented, and clearly produced with a great deal of love and attention.

An initial introductory section is followed by lists of place names and their meanings, usefully presented by county and interspersed with glorious photographs and brief explanations of the many geographical, social and cultural features that are reflected in Welsh place names. The author has also included some charming and carefully selected quotations from great writers from Wales and beyond, such as Gerald Manley Hopkins, R. S. Thomas and J. R. R. Tolkien, who said in his O’Donell Lecture of 1955 that, ‘Welsh is of this soil, this island, the senior language of the men of Britain; and Welsh is beautiful’.

He is right, of course; Welsh is beautiful, and it also speaks loudly of the country’’s heritage and traditions through its place names, recording and recounting in just a word or two stories and realities that remain concealed to anyone ignorant of the language. If you are one of the ignorant, whether visitor, incomer or non-Welsh-speaking Welsh, this is a great little book to have to hand.”

— Review from www.gwales.com, with the permission of the Welsh Books Council

 

Walking Cheshire’s Sandstone Trail

” In this excellent new and informative guide, the author uses his considerable skills to bring Cheshire’s Sandstone Trail to life. This is the book for you!”

The Long Distance Walkers’ Association

 

“At last, here’s a clear and well-written guide for walkers on Cheshire’s Sandstone Trail. With clear route descriptions — in both directions — large scale Ordnance Survey maps, superb photography, and fascinating historical and wildlife notes, it contains everything you need.”

— John Street, Sandstone Trail Ranger

 

“This book is a real treat — and a mine of information–that brings a new dimension to the walking experience. The Nature Notes are a special delight. Don’t walk the Sandstone Trail without this book in your pocket!”

— Carole Bentley, Cheshire Wildlife Trust

 

Walks in Mysterious Cheshire and Wirral

“The fourteen walks in this book certainly unearth the essential spice of life in Cheshire. Mysterious? You bet. Now read on.”

— Patrick O’Neill, editor of Cheshire Life magazine

 

Best Walks in North Wales

“A staff favourite and arguably one of the best Welsh walking books of recent years. Reliable routes through some of the loveliest landscapes in North Wales.”

Walking Wales magazine