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Bristol author’s second walking book goes on sale

Published: 19th September 2019 15:44

BRISTOL author and keen walker Robin Tetlow’s latest book ‘Beyond Bristol Walks 2’ has gone on sale this month at Taunton Leisure’s Bristol store in Bedminster (September 2019).

Robin who is a regular visitor to Taunton Leisure – Bristol has copies of his book now stocked in-store for customers to peruse and purchase. 

He explained: “I have had an interest in walking, travel and the natural environment all of my life. I grew up in the Midlands and lived elsewhere in the UK before moving to Bristol more than 30 years ago.”

In the process of getting-to-know the area down the years, Robin has completed more than 300 different walks and has now had his second book on the topic published.

Taunton Leisure – Bristol’s Manager, Braam Van Der Walt said: “We’re delighted to be stocking Robin’s second book. For anyone who enjoys walking, wants to get out more or simply would like some ideas of where to get started and hasn’t yet explored the countryside that’s close to us in Bristol, then Robin’s book is perfect for you.”

Taunton Leisure on Bedminster Parade in Bedminster has been helping its customers get the right clothing, footwear and outdoor leisure equipment for more than 40 years.

The Bristol store has close links with many of the city’s rambling groups too.

 “The Beyond Bristol Walks 2 features 24 walks through Robin’s most-loved landscapes of the West, including deep cut valleys, woodlands, uplands with panoramic views and ancient settlements. His first book Beyond Bristol: 24 Country Walks’ is also available from us.”

The book includes detailed instructions for each walk featured, supplemented by a coloured OS map extract with the route clearly marked and is illustrated throughout with scenic photographs.

Robin added: “They are all serious walks; but should be within the capability of anyone who is reasonably fit. 

“I would urge anyone considering taking up walking to give it ago. It is a healthy and relaxing pastime. Apart from the physical exercise, a countryside walk is an ideal way to escape the stresses of modern life, especially if you leave your phone switched off!”

From walking boots to climbing shoes or tents to outdoor cookware, Taunton Leisure supplies more than 3,500 products online or in-store and has friendly knowledgeable staff on hand to offer expert advice too.

Customers travel specifically to visit the store as it is well-known and respected for its specialist expertise and skills.


The Bristol store has experts in camping, especially cycle touring and backpacking, on the team. It also offers expertise in hiking, climbing and trail running and offers a boot fitting service.

Braam added: “Our expert boot fitting service goes above and beyond what any other retailer offers and it’s what we are really known for here. We provide exceptional boot fitting knowledge and expertise free of charge and as we’re all keen walkers, hikers and climbers, we know how important this is.

“It’s essential for anyone going out walking to have the correct footwear and to have their boots properly fitted, so they are comfortable, pain-free and safe whatever the conditions.”

Taunton Leisure, which has stores in Exeter and Taunton as well, stocks well-known brands such as Altberg, Rab, The North Face, Vango, Outwell, Osprey, Mountain Equipment and Meindl.


It also provides niche products and is the only retailer in the UK to sell Snow Peak Titanium Cookware.


For more information, please visit Taunton Leisure on Bedminster Parade in Bedminster, Bristol or www.tauntonleisure.com. Alternatively, please call 0117 9637640.


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