Published June 2011  Published November 2010 Published 2008. Reprinted 2010.


Deirdre's latest guidebook is out now! Day Walks on the High Weald is available from all good bookshops.

Deirdre's guidebooks are published by outdoor specialist, Vertebrate Publishing.

"Sussex Walks" offers a selection of walks across weald and downland and rather like a delicious box of chocolates, you can pick the one you fancy on any given day. In "Day Walks on the South Downs", she explores the monumental beauty of the South Downs National Park from its well-known highlights to her favourite hidden corners.

Recently updated "Cycling Days Out South East England" is just the ticket if you're looking for traffic-free trails where you can enjoy close encounters with your bike - and the countryside! Her first guide, co-authored with Marina Bullivant, is "Cycling in Sussex" and offers plenty of inspiration for the Sussex cyclist. To help you decide which book is right for you, please see individual book pages.  

You can expect detailed and accurate directions which have been thoroughly tested. Routes are outlined alongside Ordnance Survey mapping and vital statistics on food, drink, parking and public transport. And then there's the extras: historical snippets and rumours, wildlife pointers and some ecological background to explain what makes each habitat unique. Sussex Walks also includes "Creative Starting Points" for photographers and writers.

Evocative photography makes it all real - and motivates you to turn those weekend plans into reality.

Have fun reading the books and most of all, enjoy being outdoors. Happy exploring!

The guidebooks are available from Waterstones and independent bookshops. You may purchase direct from Vertebrate Publishing or many other outlets, including  Amazon where you can now look inside all 5 titles. If you like one of my books, please leave a quick review on Amazon. It really helps! Thank you.