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Walking Books is a small independent publisher of quality UK walking guides.

The decision to publish our first book, over 20 years ago came about through our love of the countryside and walking in the hills and fells and we also wanted to provide walkers with something better and, crucially, more user-friendly that wasn’t at the time available.
After months of trialling different ideas we decided on our concept of putting the walks on handy, durable, weather-proof walking cards with a unique combination of concise, easy-to-follow routes local information and professional mapping. To complete our pack we added a useful user guide and decided to provide a custom made map-case for the walking card which meant the walker had everything they needed for their walk on an A5 weather-proof card that could be carried conveniently around the neck or in a jacket pocket.

Our attention was then turned to the next generation of walkers and how best to encourage children away from the TV or Play Stations and X Boxes and out into the great outdoors to enjoy the countryside.
After quickly realising there were already dozens of books on the market that claimed to be ‘Walks for Children’ but were in fact simply short walks, poorly presented and with nothing to attract a child to use it, we struck on the ‘Making Tracks – Fun Walks for Kids’ concept.
Our unique series is a fun activity walking pack created especially for children and designed for them to take the lead, reading the easy-to-follow routes and following the child-friendly maps whilst looking for things of interest along the way. The books are packed full of projects to do before, during and after the walk that will help do away with the “Are we there yet?” or “I’m bored!”
Now children can have fun packed days with Making Tracks in the Yorkshire Dales, Peak District, Lake District and North York Moors with more areas to follow.