"The 25 Walks" books are practical guides and attractive souvenirs. Written by experienced authors, they can be used with confidence. The carefully selected local walks are accompanied by easy-to-use-maps and colour photographs. More than walking guides, they are packed with interesting historical facts and local information."Dumfries and Galloway" describes 25 walks in the beautiful southwest corner of Scotland. The site of many battles between the Scots and the English, it is here that Robert the Bruce began his 14th century campaign for independence and here that Robert Burns spent his final years. A visit to St Ninian's Cave, views across the Merrick Hills to Arran, and walks in historic Kirkudbright are just some of the treats on offer.
Tom Whitty is a Countryside Ranger with Dumfries and Galloway council, with particular responsibility for the Southern Upland Way and local path networks.