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Welcome to Hayloft's website

Hayloft publishes local, national and international books on mountaineering, countryside, history, farming, walking and the military. Since the company was founded 20 years ago it has published more than 200 titles.

Hayloft's newest book Remember to Smile: Looking for Kate reviewed in The Guardian, May 2018 and Good Housekeeping magazing, June 2018 - click link to see reviews and more information about the book.

The Lakeland Dales by Robert Gambles won the Striding Edge Productions Prize for guides and places at the 2017 Hunter Davies Lakeland Book of the Year Awards. A total of five Hayloft books were on the 2017 longlist: An A-Z of Cumbria and The Lake District on Film by David Banning; A Native Breed by Andrea Meanwell; Native of Eskdale by Margaret Armstrong-Elliot; Stop for Breakfast by Simon Temple-Bennett and The Lakeland Dales by Robert Gambles. Three of these titles went on to the shortlist: An A-Z of Cumbria and The Lake District on Film, Stop for Breakfast and The Lakeland Dales.

The Rock Queen herself Catherine Destivelle wins the Mountaineering History Award at the 2016 BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM & BOOK FESTIVAL Catherine Destivelle is one of the world's most famous climbers and Rock Queen is the first English version of her incredible story. The book finalists for the 2016 Banff Mountain Book Competition have been described as “irreverent”, “intoxicating”, and “magical”, and were picked from a longlist of finalists to compete for the Grand Prize.

Remember to Smile: Looking for Kate

Close Your Doors: Keep the Monsters OUT!

Lady Sybil: Empire, War & Revolution

Richmond & Swaledale: An Illustrated Visit to a Beautiful Dale

Shadow Cast by Mountains

Shadow Cast by Mountains

Words from the Wildwood

Words from the Wildwood

The Police and Me

The Police and Me: As the Thin Blue Line Got Thinner

An A-Z of Cumbria and the Lake District on Film

Hombiss the Hare is Lost in the Snow

At the 2016 Hunter Davies Lakeland Book of the Year Awards Susan Breeks of Helbeck by Rosemary Blackett-Ord won the Bookends Award for Arts and Literature. WINNER of the 2014 Hunter Davies Lakeland Book of Year Awards was Undressed for Dinner. This book by Simon Temple-Bennet also won the Zeffirellis prize for Cumbrian People and Business and is now out in a new edition with a foreword by Hunter Davies. Simon also spoke at the 2017 Words by the Water Festival. Apples and Orchards of Cumbria was short-listed for the Bill Rollinson prize for Landscape and Tradition. In previous years several Hayloft books have been short-listed and five books went on to win awards: Lakeland in the 1830s, Walking on Bridges, 104 Men, Stone Circles of Cumbria and Hoofprints in Eden.

You can browse through our online catalogue if you click the links on the right, or for a complete list, go to the site index page. If you can't find what you need on our website or have a question please get in touch via the contact us page. Or, even better, keep your bookshop in business, and order a Hayloft book at your local bookshop.

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