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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.

From September 2018 Simon Boyd's book Lady Sybil will feature in the Last Tsar exhibition which will run for six months at the Science Museum in London. The author will give a talk at the Science Museum about Lady Sybil and her work with the Anglo-Russian Hospital before and during the First World War.

Andrea Meanwell's book Lakelanders is entered in this year's Lakeland Book of the Year Award. Her first book A Native Breed is currently being reprinted and her second book In My Boots is also being reprinted as there are only a very few first editions left.

In July 2018 Dr Brian Frost-Smith, author of A Country Doctor was honoured to be invited to the NHS 70th anniversary celebrations in London and spoke of his time as one of the first doctors in the National Health Service.

Hayloft's book Remember to Smile: Looking for Kate was recently reviewed in The Guardian and in Good Housekeeping magazine.

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. Three Hayloft books were on to the 2017 shortlist: An A-Z of Cumbria and The Lake District on Film by David Banning, Stop for Breakfast by Simon Temple-Bennett andThe Lakeland Dales by Robert Gambles

The Rock Queen herself Catherine Destivelle won the Mountaineering History Award at the 2016 International 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.

Reflections from the Lakes

Spitfire over Everest

Lakelanders: Stories and Poems

Men of Swaledale

Remember to Smile: Looking for Kate

Shadow Cast by Mountains

Shadow Cast by Mountains

A Country Doctor

A Country Doctor: A Lifetime in General Practice

Black Dog's Day

Black Dog's Day

In My Boots

In My Boots: A Year on a Lake District Farm


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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