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

The Rock Queen herself Catherine Destivelle wins the Mountaineering History Award at this year's 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, announced on November 3 at this year’s Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival.

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.

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

Hombiss the Hare is Lost in the Snow

Water-Power Mills of South Lakeland

A Native Breed

An Ocean without Shells




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