Walking is wonderful exercise and helps children become aware of the world around them. If kids are kept occupied and interested, they will walk much further than they think they can. There are many places throughout the country which have stories, legends, history attached to them. Not many people know them - but it can make a walk much more interesting to a child. It helps bring their surroundings alive, as it appeals to their imagination. By telling the stories as you walk, and having related games and activities to play along the way, it can help overcome the problem of trying to get kids to walk just that bit further. Every child enjoys the legends of Robin Hood - so why not explore those legends with a walk through Sherwood Forest, or discover Friar Tuck's activities at Fountaindale. Walk in the footsteps of the Pilgrim Fathers, discover the secrets of Black Annis. Learn to forage like Friar Tuck, or make an outlaw den. This book focuses on fun walking opportunities in of Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Leicestershire.
Angela Youngman is a freelance journalist and book author who writes regularly for a range of magazines, newsletters and websites. Her artist daughter, Karis, has drawn the original illustrations for this book.