BY all accounts, books giving short walks, of up to seven miles from pubs, are selling well.
Keith Wadd, from Harrogate, vice-chairman of the local area of the Ramblers' Association, has come up with something that takes the idea a bit further.
His book Adventurous Pub Walks In West Yorkshire And The Dales, sets out 20 circular walks of from nine to 14 miles.
Each walk starts and ends at a good local pub providing great food and ale and comes with a sketch map, details of where to park and about the sort of food and drink you can expect.
Keith, a seasoned walker, is also the publicity officer of the West Riding Area of the Ramblers' Association and he rates a good walk as one that has variety, good views, a physical challenge and little roadwork.
He also likes them to be more adventurous, more challenging and a little off the beaten track.
The 20 he offers here, chosen to avoid the obvious honeypots, are in West and North Yorkshire.
Furthest south are two local ones, based on the Fleece at Holme and the Railway at Marsden. Furthest north is No 18, a walk in Upper Swaledale from Muker, where Keith rates the area around Keld and Kisdon as "one of the most beautiful places on Earth".
Adventurous Pub Walks In West Yorkshire And The Dales. Keith Wadd/Countryside Books. £7.95.