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CAMRA Wild Pub Walks Book

CAMRA’s Wild Pub Walks
by Daniel Neilson
Published 22nd May 2017
£11.38 on Amazon.co.uk

Now, I’m no real ale fan, but I don’t need much of an excuse in order to hunt down a good pub after a long walk. In fact, now don’t tell anyone this, but one of my favourite things about going on a big old day-hike is an enormous meal and a glass of cider afterwards.

Whilst I still class myself very much as a novice walker I’m proud to have recently made a good start on ticking some great UK walks off my list, from Kinder Scout to Snowdon and more recently Ben Lawers. I’ve well and truly got the walking bug, and despite hating it at the time I seem to be particularly partial to hill walks. Perhaps all that extra exertion makes me feel less guilty for tucking into big pub meal as a reward, or perhaps I’m just a bit mad; I suspect a little of both.

CAMRA Wild Pub Walks Book

The CAMRA Wild Pub Walks book contains 22 routes, all of which take in dramatic, wild scenery across the UK and there’s plenty of recommendations for real-ale pubs close to each route. The book’s packed full of beautiful photography and contains additional information about each route, containing practical tips and some fascinating local insights.

They are decent walks too, averaging out at around 8/9 miles, though there are a few shorter walks, including Langdale Pike in Cumbria which comes in at 5.5 miles and is one that I’ve added to my own list.

CAMRA Wild Pub Walks Book

The fact that I’m not a real ale drinker didn’t detract from my enjoyment of the book at all – if you’re a walker you’ll find it makes a great read and if you’re into real ale, well that’s a bonus! With fathers day coming up too, I think it would make a fabulous gift.