Not just another guide to walking in the Lake District, Mary Welsh's North Lakeland Walks with Children has been written specifically with the needs, entertainment and safety of children in mind.
The routes reflect the stunning diversity of landscape which characterises the region - observe birdlife from observation platforms at St Bees Head, take the Ullswater ferry to Howtown and walk back along the shore, or simply stroll around Buttermere. None of the routes are too long for very young walkers, and older children should be able to follow the clear instructions and join in the fun by leading the walk.
Along the way there are informative notes on wildlife and a fascinating commentary on local and industrial history. There are questions of interest to all the family and answers which are frequently illustrated by Christine Isherwoods's superb line drawings.
Distance: 1 to 8.5 miles
About the Author:
Mary Welsh has lived in Cumbria for 18 years and has more than 25 walks guides to her credit. She has, however, found researching this book a particular delight, "Going back over familiar routes with a different perspective has been a fascinating experience. It has also been great fun speaking to children I have met on the walks and listening to what they have to say." Such enthusiasm and attention to detail is typical of Mary's approach - it will convert another generation to the pleasures of walking in Northern Lakeland.