I HAVE always had a soft spot for travel writer Hilary Bradt. She sounds like my cup of tea. Straight-forward and always looking for the next adventure.
So reading Connemara Mollie was a real treat. Hilary has loved horses since childhood and always dreamed of completing a long-distance ride. To quash her thirst, Hilary enjoyed short treks to Ethiopia and the Peruvian Andes, but these rides just proved to be the calm before the storm.
In 1984 she hopped on her horse and enjoyed a thousand mile journey riding solo through the west of Ireland. The book is testament to the wonderful journey she enjoyed, bonding with her horse and reliving the people she met and the adventures she enjoyed. Its a lovely, light and easy going book, which will get you booking the riding lessons, the minute you put it down!
Connemara Mollie: An Irish Journey on Horseback by Hilary Bradt, £9.99. To claim a 30 % discount, post and packaging is free in the UK, please quote the code BURN30 when ordering from www.bradtguides.com before December 31st.