This book features 100 wonderful walks right across Britain suitable for families with children from 0 upwards, including carrier- and buggy-friendly routes and themes such as mini mountains, walks with paddles, beaches, woodland, wildlife, circumnavigations of lakes, and walks from child-friendly cafes.
Starting with a useful and informative introduction with advice on making walks with kids successful and enjoyable (best clothing and equipment, food and drink, the countryside code, and a light-hearted troubleshooting guide for commonly-encountered problems), the book divides the walks themselves by geographical area:
- England: south-west, south-east, central north-west, north-east
- Wales: south, central, north
- Scotland: borders and south,central, north and islands
Each route is graded according to its relative difficulty but all will be short to moderate in length, and very achievable for anyone with a good level of fitness and symbols will indicate hazards, refreshments, toilets, dog-friendliness and buggy suitability. As well as being themed, each walk will include other points of interest along the way to keep the children engaged and encourage the idea that spending time outdoors is enjoyable and fun. Illustrated throughout with the authors' photography showcasing the beauty of Britain, this will be an attractive and inspiring guidebook for all families wanting to make the most of the great outdoors.
100 Great Walks with Kids
- Jen and Sim Benson are routes editors for Trail Running magazine, have a monthly column in Outdoor Fitness magazine, and are regular contributors to Trail, Country Walking and Runner's World. They're the authors of Wild Running (Wild Things, 2014), Amazing Family Adventures (National Trust, 2017), Day Walks in Devon (Vertebrate, 2017), The Adventurer's Guide to Britain (Bloomsbury, 2018) and Short Runs in Beautiful Places (National Trust, 2020). They're Active Outdoors Ambassadors for the National Trust and Ordnance Survey Get Outside Champions.
- Paperback | 256 pages | 9781844865758