Rocky Rambler's Wild Walks The First Lake District Walking Guide to Put the Children in Charge. by Iain Peters, Colin Shelbourn


Rocky Rambler's Wild Walks The First Lake District Walking Guide to Put the Children in Charge. by Iain Peters, Colin Shelbourn

This unique guidebook to family walking in the English Lake District describes 10 walks between 1.2km and 5.2km on varied terrain. Aimed at encouraging children aged from 6 to 14 to take the lead, and enjoy fun walks in the Lake District. Rocky Rambler's Wild Walks is unlike any other Cicerone guide: it is aimed at the young walkers and puts them in charge! It has beautiful illustrations and a light-hearted approach, along with with clear enough instructions to ensure that no one gets lost. With six friendly characters to lead the young rambler along the Lake District pathways, the little ones are bound to have fun - and it will keep them occupied so you too can also enjoy the walk.


'Introducing children to fell walking can be a tricky business but help is at hand in Rocky Rambler's Wild Walks, a guide to ten easy walks for budding peak baggers. Cartoon style in presentation, it brims over with colour and fun as Rocky and his friend Rachel, helped by Monty the Goat, Sid the Squirrel, Harriet the Herdwick and Kevin the Cat lead the way (as junior will head the family safari) over stiles and bridges, through muddy patches and gaps in walls, with pauses to look at interesting features, identify plants and trees, and here and there dish out warnings of possible dangers and obstacles. Riddles and rhymes add to the fun. Youngsters will rise to the challenge as they purposefully show mum and dad the way to Tarn Hows or Brandelhow, Eskdale or the Bowder Stone. Without realising it, they are taking their first steps towards sampling wanderings over the fell tops.'

, The Keswick Reminder)

About the Author

Colin Shelbourn is a outdoor enthusiast and author of many successful walking books, mainly to the Lake District. He is resident cartoonist for the Westmorland Gazette.

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Spiral bound
80 pages


Iain Peters, Colin Shelbourn
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Publication date

1st January 1985



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