Recommended products for walking and hiking including maps, guides, clothing and equipment

A list of trusted and endorsed walking and hiking goods such as maps, guides, clothing and equipment. I only recommend products I have bought and used myself or I know have been approved by other experienced walkers. The page contains links to items on the Amazon website and as an Amazon Associate I may earn from qualifying purchases, but this is at no additional cost to you.


Walking guidebooks

Three very good paperbacks from the Amazon Cicerone store. There are many others to choose from. Although I make up my own walking routes, I regularly look at these guides for inspiration.

Walking in the Yorkshire Dales. North and East Walks. Howgills, Mallerstang, Swaledale, Wensleydale, Coverdale and Nidderdale.
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Walking in the Yorkshire Dales. South and West Walks. Wharfedale, Littondale, Malhamdale, Dentdale and Ribblesdale.
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The North York Moors. 50 walks in the North York Moors National Park. Includes the Lyke Wake Walk.
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Natural history books

Written by biologist and photographer Paul Sterry, these field guides have set new standards in terms of image quality and the role that photography has to play in the identification of plants and animals. I refer to them regularly to help me learn about the wildlife I see in the English countryside.

Collins complete photographic guide to the common species of British wildlife.
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Collins complete photographic guide to the common species of British trees.
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Collins complete photographic guide to the common species of British birds.
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Ordnance Survey maps

Excellent maps which clearly display footpaths, rights of way, open access land and vegetation on the ground, making them ideal for walking, running and hiking. Visit Amazon’s Ordnance Survey page to see the extensive range which covers all of England, Scotland and Wales.

Ordnance Survey map of the Yorkshire Dales Southern & Western Area, reference OS Explorer OL2.
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Ordnance Survey map of the Yorkshire Dales Northern & Central Area, reference OS Explorer OL30.
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Ordnance Survey map of the North York Moors Western Area, reference OS Explorer OL26.
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Ordnance Survey map of the North York Moors Eastern Area, reference OS Explorer OL27.
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Ordnance Survey map of the Howgill Fells & Upper Eden Valley, reference OS Explorer OL19.
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Ordnance Survey map of the Lake District North-Western Area, reference OS Explorer OL4.
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Ordnance Survey map of the Lake District North-Eastern Area, reference OS Explorer OL5.
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Ordnance Survey map of the Lake District South-Western Area, reference OS Explorer OL6.
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Ordnance Survey map of the Lake District South-Eastern Area, reference OS Explorer OL7.
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