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21 April 2014

Footpaths for Fitness Kent
Michael Easterbrook
Countryside Books
Publication Date
Non-Fiction, Travel, Maps

Book Description:
Twenty circular walks to help the young and not so young improve their fitness. The routes range from 1 - 10 miles and are graded by length and degree of energy needed.

We all want to remain fit and healthy and enjoy a log life. Exercise plays a vital part - but it doesn't have to become a trial or chore.

Walking is one of the best forms of regular exercise. It is also one of the most enjoyable. A brisk walk in the open air raises energy levels, burns off calories, and it makes you feel good. Not only that - it's free.

Here is a carefully selected combination of country walks in the beautiful Kent countryside. The 20 graded circular routes have been designed as a simple programme for those who want to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The routes are between 1 1/4 and 6 1/2 miles in length and include:

  • How to get to the start
  • Estimate of calories used
  • details of distance and terrain
  • recommended refreshment stop
  • numbered route directions
  • points of interest along the way
There is not much more I can add to the above, as it pretty much describes exactly what is contained within the book. I would really like to get more into walking, and decided to take it a bit further than just walking around my town, so best to start with my local county. 

All the maps in the book are very clear for beginners and the walks and descriptions of it are designed for a walker who wants to take their sport a bit further afield. - perfect for me. I guess if you are an accomplished walker those walks might be too simple for you? Still, it is always good to find new walks. What I do like about the guide is that it gives you options for parking near the beginning of the walk, and the walks are circular. 

The Author lives near Maidstone and is a member of the Ramble's Association.