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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.

Soldier, artist and Hayloft illustrator Richard Salter is one of only ten finalists from almost 6,000 entries to the BBC One's Big Painting Challenge. Full story on the Hombiss the Hare page.

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.

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.

Colourful Characters, Cumbria's Eden Valley

Susan Breeks of Helbeck

Souls of Lonely Places

hombiss the hare book

Where, Oh Where is Hombiss the Hare?

espen ash lad book

Espen Ash Lad




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