Check out our new walks!
Bob Johnson has been busy developing new self-guided walking tours, and the first three series of three walks each are now available as full-color, pdf files. They cover additional areas of Berkeley and surrounding communities. The walks are free and can be opened and/or downloaded from this website. More walks will be added in coming months. For more details on the new walks, click here or go to the New Walks page by clicking above.
New Edition of Local Best-Seller Berkeley Walks
Book highlights what makes Berkeley such a fun and fascinating place to explore on foot
“I’ve been walking the streets of Berkeley for close to fifty years, and now for the first time with open eyes. This book overflows with information and anecdotes; what a generous gift to residents and visitors alike.”
— Malcolm Margolin, publisher, Heyday Books; and author, East Bay Out, The Ohlone Way
Coauthored by longtime residents and walk leaders Robert E. Johnson and Janet L. Byron, Berkeley Walks spotlights some of the things that make Berkeley such a fun and interesting city to explore by foot: historic architecture, fascinating history, beautiful parks and pathways, trees and gardens, and delightful surprises around every corner. The new edition includes extensively updated and revised content and three (and a half) new walks.
Originally published in 2015, Berkeley Walks included eighteen self-guided tours of historic Berkeley neighborhoods such as the University of California campus, downtown Berkeley, the Rock Parks, and Maybeck Country.
The new edition adds three walks: Park Hills and Hill Road, featuring Berkeley’s last planned subdivision; San Pablo Park, a historic African American neighborhood with the city’s first public park; and Berkeley Drinks District, an industrial area around Gilman Street that hosts numerous breweries, wineries and art galleries. A supplement to an existing walk takes walkers on a trail with great views of the city and the Bay to the “Big C” on the hill above the California Memorial Stadium.
Along with updated versions of all walks, Berkeley Walks: Expanded and Updated includes shortcuts on revised walk maps, some new photos, and a comprehensive index. Nine of the twenty-one outings are accessible for people with disabilities, those using wheelchairs or pushing strollers, or anyone who prefers an easy amble.
Bob Johnson and Janet Byron are available for interviews and events. For a review copy of the book or more information, please contact Deirdre Greene at email@example.com.
Berkeley Walks: Expanded and Update Edition * by Robert E. Johnson and Janet L. Byron
978-1938901751 * February 13, 2017 * 320 pp. * $19.95
Published by Roaring Forties Press * Distributed by PGW
Personally signed copies of Berkeley Walks make a GREAT gift for any occasion! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-528-4368 to order your books from the authors. We ship anywhere, and personally deliver to Berkeley, Albany, El Cerrito, Richmond, and North Oakland.
Bob and Janet are available for talks, walks, and events. Please inquire at email@example.com
About the Book
About the authors, bibliography, sample pages and more!
Check out exclusive new walks, not included in the book, created by Bob Johnson and available for purchase and download here.