From the Mountains of Mourne to the Giant's Causeways, and Fermanagh's lake district, Northern Ireland offers rugged mountain peaks and spectacular coastal scenery, and one of the best ways to see it is to take a walking tour. In "Northern Ireland: A Walking Guide," Helen Fairbairn has written a guide to the best routes, from challenging hill walks to shorter woodland and waterside excursions. Routes vary from two-hour strolls to eight-hour upland challenges.

(The Collins Press / 235 pages / $19.95 /Dufour. [email protected])