Jacquetta Megarry is a walker and photographer turned publisher, based in Dunblane. A late-onset interest in long-distance walking and trekking led her to devise and launch a new rucksack-friendly book format in 2000. By 2013 her list had over 32 titles. Rucksack Readers have drop-down route maps, concise text and lots of photos and other visuals on water-resistant paper. Early titles were mainly Scottish long-distance walks (e.g. West Highland and Great Glen Ways) soon followed by the Rob Roy Way – a route which (with another walker) she devised in 2001 (recognised in 2012 as one of Scotland’s Great Trails). Since 2009 her routes have extended into England with Coast to Coast, Cumbria Way, Dales Way, Settle to Carlisle Way, St Cuthbert’s Way and three National Trails (Cleveland Way, Hadrian’s Wall Path and South Downs Way). The Irish series comprises the Causeway Coast Way in Antrim; and Dingle, Kerry and WIcklow Ways in the Republic. International titles include the Tour of Mont Blanc, Mount Kilimanjaro (Tanzania), the Inca Trail (Peru) and the Great Wall of China. In 2005 she launched a pocket series of guidebooks to climbing the seven continental summits and has released Aconcagua, Denali, Everest and Kilimanjaro to date. In 2005 she published also the hardback “Call of the Wild” to celebrate 25 years of the OWG (now OWPG).
Proprietor, Rucksack Readers editor, author and photographer for Rucksack Readers; occasional magazine contributor (words and images)
Arran Coastal Way (updated 2011); Cateran Trail (2004); Cleveland Way (coauthor Gordon Simm, 2012); Explore the Great Wall (2003); Explore Mount Kilimanjaro (4th ed, 2013); Explore the Inca Trail (3rd ed 2011); Great Glen Way (co-author, 4th ed 2010); Hadrian’s Wall Path (co-author Gordon Simm, 2011); Kilimanjaro: Summit of Africa (2009); Rob Roy Way (3rd ed 2012); West Highland Way (4th ed, 2011); Wicklow Way (2nd ed updated 2011); [all published by Rucksack Readers]
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author, photographer, publisher
long-distance walking, trekking at altitude, skiing