New Edition Out Now | The Bluffer's Guide to Hiking

Simon Whaley updates the ultimate survival manual for walkers.

Never again confuse LEJOG with JOGLE, a Munro with a molehill, or a Corbett with a cairn. Bask in the admiration of your fellow enthusiasts as you pronounce confidently on the comparative merits of an Active Explorer and a Wainwright, and effortlessly learn how to solve any imponderable problem in the Great Outdoors.

The guide coaches readers on how to become all-round hiking bluffers. There are chapters covering the ins and outs of trespassing, survival techniques and what to never ever leave behind on the kitchen table. There's even one on how to navigate an outdoor shop (which The Independent called 'hilarious').

A 5-million-copy bestselling series, The Bluffer's Guides® have been helping people out of sticky situations for over four decades. Now relaunched, they're back – and not just in paperback. E-books are available from all major online bookstores. Bluffer's mission is to eradicate social embarrassment from this world, and (with the help of their witty experts) they're well on their way to doing just that. 

The Sunday Telegraph described the original series as containing 'an amazing amount of solid fact disguised as frivolous observation' and Daily Mail hailed the guides as providing a 'means to apparent instant erudition without actually having to know or study anything.'

Simon has been wandering aimlessly for years and is still trying to locate magnetic north. He has trodden many footpaths, bridleways and cowpats in the course of exploring the British countryside, and has discovered that holding the map the right way up sometimes helps. Readers of Country Walking and Country & Border Life magazines have followed in his footsteps for several years, showing a refreshing confidence in his professed ability to find some of the best hikers' pubs in the country. For his forthcoming midlife crisis, Simon is planning to walk the South West Coastal Path. Having spent his early career in banking, and latterly in local government, he has realised that the best way out of any situation is to get up and start walking.

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E-book available for Kindle and iPad at Amazon.co.uk and iBookstore (RRP £4.99). Print edition now available at Waterstones and other retailers (RRP £6.99).

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A 5-million-copy bestselling series, The Bluffer’s Guides® have been helping people out of sticky situations for over four decades. Now relaunched, they’re back – and not just in paperback. The Bluffer's brand now encompasses a website (publishing mini Bluffer's Guides as editorial features), an app, and a weekly newsletter. Bluffer’s mission is to eradicate social embarrassment from this world, and (with the help of their witty experts) they’re well on their way to doing just that.

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Quick facts

Never again confuse LEJOG with JOGLE, a Munro with a molehill, or a Corbett with a cairn.
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The guide coaches readers on how to become all-round hiking bluffers.
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Having spent his early career in banking, and latterly in local government, Simon has realised that the best way out of any situation is to get up and start walking.
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Quotes

Pithy advice on how even the most lax of hikers can hold their own when mixing with those craggy men of the mountain.
Scotland Outdoors
A witty rundown of everything from navigation to nutrition via good kit and angry cows.
Country Walking
Lots to interest and amuse in this light-hearted guide to the world of walking. The chapter on how to cope in an outdoor shop is hilarious!
The Independent
A humorous insight into the world of hiking with a rucksack full of gems and handy hints.
Lakeland Walker