||Mercat Press walking books are practical guides and attractive souvenirs. Written by experienced authors, they can be used with confidence. The carefully selected local walks are accompanied by easy-to-use maps and colour photographs. The unique location of Edinburgh ensures an exhilirating variety of walks. Within the city itself, the Old and New Towns are full of fascinating corners to explore, and Arthur's Seat and Holyrood Park provide a rural space for the city walker. The whole of the Water of Leith Walkway is covered in this book and there are easy and enjoyable routes by the Firh of Forth and along the towpath of the Union Canal. More rugged walking can be sampled in the Pentland Hills, and there are excursions to outlying attractions such as Linlithgow Palace, North Berwick Law and the haunting and mysterious Rosslyn Chapel.