Both of our Walks books can be bought locally at:

Melbourne News, Market Place, Melbourne
The Gift Shop Melbourne Hall
Hilary’s Books Breedon Priory
Staunton Harold Nurseries
Swarkestone Nursery
Swadlincote TIC

or by post. 

Walks Around Melbourne: Further Afield – Published May 2012


Our new book contains 12 brand new walks that all start within the National Forest. Most of the walks are within five miles of Melbourne but we have included some interesting ones in areas of South Derbyshire and North West Leicestershire that are not often visited.

The majority of walks are circular though several can be done in a linear format. Many starting points are accessible by public transport.

Each walk is accompanied by detailed hand drawn maps by John Sheppard and illustrations by Edward Gildea. The routes were devised by Barry Thomas and he co-edited the text with Claire Sturges. All walks have been thoroughly tested by members of the Civic Society. Graphic design was implemented by Anthony Freeman of Origin Design, Melbourne.

Walks around Melbourne: Further Afield is priced at £6.00 per copy.

Walks Around Melbourne – Published 2007


Our first guide to local walks features 44 pages of walks with descriptive
text, detailed maps and sketches.

In total 14 walks are described from 2 to 9 miles (3 to 15 km) in length.

Walks Around Melbourne is priced at £5.00. This is available through Amazon.

Buy from 

Both books can be ordered direct by post from:

MCS Walks Booksales, 8 Station Road, Melbourne, DE73 8EA.

Add £1.30 per book for p&p, cheques made out to Melbourne Civic Society. Please clearly include your return name and address.

Our Latest Publication


Published 2013, this is a superb self-guided tour of the town’s historic core – 12 pages with a central map. It is available from Melbourne News, The Fair Trade Place , Melbourne Hall Gift Shop and Swarkestone Nursery priced at £1.00 only.

By post £1.80 from MCS Booksales, 8 Station Road, Melbourne, Derby DE73 8EA. Cheque made payable to Melbourne Civic Society.