Rocky Rambler's Wild Walks by Iain Peters & Colin Shelbourn
The first Lake District walking guide which puts the children in charge!
ROCKY RAMBLER'S WILD WALKS is the first Lake District walking guide to put the children in charge! Written by Iain Peters and illustrated throughout by Colin Shelbourn, each of the ten walks is presented like a board game which crosses the landscape.
There are puzzles, poems and jokes along the way and lots to challenge and stimulate the children leading the walk. Join Rocky, his sister Rachel plus helpful guides Syd Squirrel, Harriet Herdwick and Monty the Mountain Goat and learn to explore the fabulous Lake District landscape.
The book is aimed at 6 to 16 year olds. Each walk is graded for length and difficulty. There is an overview of the route plus handy parking and public transport information. All the walks are easy to navigate with landscape features visible on the page as you follow the walk. There are a few simple rules at the beginning, the most important of which is: "Grown-ups can help but don't let them become a nuisance!"
ROCKY RAMBLER'S WILD WALKS was first published in 1991 and has been in print continuously ever since. Winner of the Lake District Book of the Year Award, it has sold many thousands of copies and received rave reviews from press and readers alike. If you have a reluctant junior walker in the family, this is for you.
ROCKY RAMBLER'S WILD WALKS is published by Cicerone Press and is spiral-bound for ease of use on the walk. Size is 18 x 25cms and full colour throughout. ISBN 1 85284 347 0.
REVIEWS: "Buy Rocky Rambler's Wild Walks ...I'm going to be a Rocky-Bagger and do all the walks before I'm seven." Harry Hartsop, aka Cameron McNeish, The Great Outdoors
"A junior Wainwright ... adults should definitely sneak out and buy the book and do the walks themselves." Hunter Davies, The Good Guide to the Lakes
"I was amazed at how brilliant it was. Anything which starts by putting grown-ups in their place ... is a sure-fire winner. Apart from that, it is very, very funny and beautifully illustrated." Louise Nandy, Granada Television