A writer from Amersham has won a top award for his latest travel book on the Basque country.

Murray Stewart won Best Travel Guidebook of 2016 at the British Guild of Travel Writers' awards dinner, held at the Savoy Hotel, London for his book The Basque Country and Navarre.

Published in April by the Chalfont St Peter based Bradt Travel Guides, it is the most comprehensive English-language guidebook to the region.

Murray Stewart from Amersham has won the Best Travel Guidebook of 2016 at the British Guild of Travel Writers' awards dinner

Mr Stewart said: "This is an area of northern Spain and south-west France that is steeped in history, rich in traditions, and with a strong sense of identity.

"And for gastronomes, the Basque cuisine is truly outstanding.

"Although not unknown, it certainly deserves more visitors from the UK.

"I am absolutely delighted to have been recognised by my peers with this award."