In the first edition of Blue Mountains Best Bushwalks, Veechi Stuart, local author and Blue Mountains resident of 20 years, combined her professional writing skills with her passion for bushwalking with consummate effect.
In under 2 years the `blue guide' has sold in excess of 10,000 copies and still sells as strongly each month as it did on publication, outselling competing guides by a ratio of 5 or even 10 to 1.
In her choice of the best bushwalks, she includes not only the classic walks listed in many guidebooks, but also the quieter tracks that few know exist, as well as some of the more historic walks that are in danger of being forgotten. Local nature photographer Scott Townsend complements these detailed descriptions with over 150 full-colour photos.
The guide has been updated with all walks re-walked and updated as required, and with a new section, Further afield, detailing some of the best walks just outside the core area of the Blue Mountains in places such as Jenolan Caves and Mt Wilson.