Hiking has always been a way of life for Harri and me. Long before we met, we were both keen (some might say obsessive) walkers who regularly dragged our unsuspecting friends for ‘a little walk’. So when Harri told me he had always wanted to be an outdoor writer, I was more than happy to support his dream.
Harri has now published several hiking guidebooks. Some are available in print, while those we published ourselves are available in digital format as ebooks.
While it’s exciting to see Harri’s books on display in bookshops and in local tourist information centres, there’s no doubt that the traditional publishers tend to play it safe and stick with popular hiking destinations (here in Wales that means the Brecon Beacons, Snowdonia and Pembrokeshire National Coast Park).
Digital hiking books
The advantages of digital publishing (self-publishing in our case) is that it allows us to stray off the beaten track and introduce others to our favourite places, many of which are not currently popular hiking areas. The Rhymney Valley is a great example of a beautiful landscape that is mostly overlooked by many hikers.
Harri’s guidebooks include routes of varying lengths; some can be completed in a morning or afternoon, while others are full day hikes and demand a reasonable level of fitness.
He provides very detailed route instructions so even the most inexperienced walkers need not worry about getting lost.
Our current titles
We really hope you like our current selection of ebooks. We have lots of other projects in the pipeline so why not check out the Walker’s Wife blog from time to time to see what we’re up to.