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Welcome to Hayloft's website

Welcome to Hayloft Publishing, on the fells near Kirkby Stephen, on the edge of Cumbria, Yorkshire and Durham. Hayloft publishes local, national and international books on mountaineering, countryside, history, farming, walking and military. Since the company was founded it has published nearly 200 titles.

WINNER of the 2014 Hunter Davies Lakeland Book of Year Awards is Undressed for Dinner. This book by Simon Temple-Bennet also won the Zeffirellis prize for Cumbrian People and Business. 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.

Soldier, artist and Hayloft illustrator Richard Salter was one of only ten finalists from almost 6,000 entries to BBC One's The Big Painting Challenge. Full story on the Hombiss the Hare page. His painting 'The Poppy Tree' has been chosen as a 2015 Rememberance Day postage stamp.

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.

Rainbows, Recollections & Reality

Rock Queen

The Comet that fell to Earth

Escape to the Lakes

Colourful Characters, Cumbria's Eden Valley




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