Product Review – Pocket Mountains Ltd

10/12/2021 | 0 comments

We were very happy to receive a rainbow stack of little Pocket Mountains to review and they made our mouths water and our imaginations fire at the possibility of adventure.
The size is absolutely perfect for slipping in your handbag if you are taking your children on a day out or into your backpack if you are more of a rambler. The covers of these special little books are covered in beautiful illustrations, highlighting a particular gem for the relevant county, so Somerset shows Glastonbury Tor, Dorset has a glorious Durdle Door painting, the Yorkshire Dales a village nestled in the hills … tempting you to open the guide and dive in.
​Inside you’ll find a very generous selection of town and country walks each with an illustrated map (usually a circular route) and very clear instructions of how to get there, where to park and which way to turn but the highlights, for me, are the nuggets of interesting facts which accompany your walk whether it’s a blast of history or a fabulous factoid which will make your visit come alive (and keep those accompanying you following happily!)
​These are beautifully accessible guides and genuinely written to appeal to all ages. The language is succinct yet inspiring and the variety of walk lengths means there really is something for everyone included in each edition whether it’s city visits or countryside rambles that are your thing.
​Pocket Mountains started their range of books back in 2003 and have sold over 150,000 copies of their Scottish range. Since then they have published cycling, easy walking, wildlife and running guides to various parts of Scotland, England and Wales. Over 50 guides are now available written by a variety of authors and their love for their chosen part of the country is apparent in their books. 
​Given the current times we live in, the desire to stay local has surged and we think that having a couple of these guides on your bookshelf can only be a positive step (excuse the pun). I would be inclined to keep a local one in the glove box of my car to whisk out when the time allowed. The team also felt that they would make glorious gifts or stocking fillers and they won’t break the bank. Why not pop one in your basket next time you’re at your local farm shop?

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