Who doesn’t love a book which inspires adventures? I was lucky enough to receive a copy of The Adventurer’s Guide to Britain from fellow OS Champions Jen and Sim Benson. Having travelled to a lot of places in Britain I was interested to see if this book could really provide someone like me with inspiration.
Providing 150 adventures on land and sea, the book is structured according to regions, making it easy to navigate. Combining beautiful images with enough detail to get you out on the routes and a summary of the distance, starting point and challenge level – the routes are easy to follow and interesting to read.
Of course, there’s some routes in here I’ve done before or areas I’ve already visited, but the combination of running, walking, scrambling, swimming and cycling, means that there’s still plenty in here to inspire at whatever level of adventuring you want to do.
I’m so inspired to take up wild swimming from reading this book, I’m already looking at buying a wet suit and heading off to swim across Rydal Water in the Lake District!