Our top ten bestselling books of the autumn (so far!)

November 23, 2021 3 min read

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(#1) Beastmaking by Ned Feehally

Beastmaking by Ned Feehally is a book about training for climbing. It is designed to provide normal people – like you and me – with the tools we need to get the most out of our climbing. It features sections on finger strength, fingerboarding, board training, mobility and core, and includes suggested exercises and workouts.

(#2) 1001 Running Tips by Robbie Britton

1001 Running Tips by Robbie Britton is a light-hearted and informative guide to all kinds of running. Covering a vast range of topics, from training plans and racing to fell running and kit, this book will help both beginners and those with more experience to improve their running and enjoy themselves in the process.

(#3) The Mountain Path by Paul Pritchard

In 1998, Paul Pritchard was struck on the head by a falling rock as he climbed a sea stack in Tasmania. Close to death, Pritchard kept himself going with a promise that he would ‘at least attempt to live’. The Mountain Path is an adventure book like no other, an exploration of a healing brain, a test of will and a triumph of hope.

(#4)  Peak Bagging: Wainwrights by Karen & Dan Parker

Peak Bagging: Wainwrights by Karen and Dan Parker features forty-five routes designed to efficiently link all 214 Wainwright fells. Features 1:40,000-scale maps, elevation profiles, public transport and parking details, downloadable GPX files for each route and custom timings.

(#5) The Farthest Shore by Alex Roddie

In February 2019, award-winning writer Alex Roddie left his online life behind to walk 300 miles through the Scottish Highlands. The Farthest Shore is the story of his solo trek along the remote Cape Wrath Trail. Journeying through a vanishing winter, Alex learnt about solitude, nature and the threats faced by Scotland’s mountain landscape.

(#6) Big Rides: Great Britain & Ireland

Big Rides: Great Britain & Ireland features twenty-five long-distance cycling trails in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland, and includes a general overview of the trails, specific technical information, overview mapping, key information and stunning photography.

(#7) England & Wales Island Bagging by Lisa Drewe

England & Wales Island Bagging by Lisa Drewe is a stunning and informative guide to the islands of England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. Almost 300 islands are included, from larger, populated islands to remote, uninhabited islets; the author has described the best ways to experience each one.

(#8) Wild Waters by Susanne Masters

Wild Waters by Susanne Masters is a celebration of the wildlife that can be found in and around our varied waterways. Armchair explorers can read about how aquatic plants and animals enrich human life. Swimmers, paddleboarders, and anyone with a passion for the outdoors can learn about local wildlife. With stunning illustrations by Alice Goodridge.

(#9) The Vanishing Iceby Iain Cameron

Iain Cameron is Britain's foremost expert on snow patches. He takes us on a tour of Britain which includes the Scottish Highlands, the Southern Uplands, the Lake District and Snowdonia, seeking isolated patches of snow which can linger into summer and beyond. The Vanishing Ice is a eulogy to snow, the mountains and the great outdoors.

(#10) In It for the Long Run by Damian Hall

In It for the Long Run is ultrarunner Damian Hall’s story of his Pennine Way record attempt in July 2020. With dry wit and humour, Hall tells of his nine-year preparation for his attempt, and of the run itself. He also gives us an autobiographical insight into the deranged world of midlife crisis ultramarathon running and record attempts.