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
Symbols indicate easy parking, toilets, child-friendly cafes, baby changing, dog-friendliness and buggy suitability. QR codes by each walk link to free online OS maps for those routes, so readers can read the walk description and get the map up on their phone, then choose to bring the book with them or not.
Each route is graded according to its relative difficulty but all are short to moderate in length, and very achievable for anyone with a good level of fitness. As well as being themed, each walk includes 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 is an attractive and inspiring guidebook for all families wanting to make the most of the great outdoors.
Jen & Sim Benson are award-winning outdoor adventure writers and photographers. Their books include: 100 Great Walks with Kids (Bloomsbury, 2021), Short Runs in Beautiful Places (National Trust Books, 2020), Wild Running (Wild Things Publishing, 2019), The Adventurer's Guide to Britain (Bloomsbury, 2018), and Amazing Family Adventures (National Trust Books, 2017). They are Ordnance Survey GetOutside Champions and contributors to Trail, Country Walking and Runner's World magazines, routes editors for Trail Running magazine, and gear experts for The Ramblers' quarterly magazine, Walk.