I found In the Land of Giants, by Max Adams, a very accessible read and fairly well laid out. It contains narrative from a series of walks. Each walk is accompanied by a map and at least one relevant photo. Interspersed between each walk is a narrative of a walk along & around Hadrian’ Wall. The book contains a “plate section” with some very nice images in however I’d probably have been happy to see them in their relevant chapters. My copy was an ebook so that may not be the same in a paper copy.
There are a couple of appendices which I appreciated. One has information on the distances travelled on the journey. The other is a very useful timeline of the Dark Ages. The addition of notes and particularly “Recommended reading” is very good. While a little “left field” maybe the chapter/note on “Who are the British?” I found really interesting.
The walks take place in locations that have very deep histories. Some are now quite small and largely little heard of backwaters. Others, London would be a good example, have continued to develop and change since the Dark Ages. The style of writing makes for easy reading and there is fascinating background information about the places that Max Adams passes through on his walks. As archaeology is a major interest of the author’s it is unsurprising that there is some very good information about this aspect in many places visited.