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About Misty's Mini Guides

Hiking Guides for People with BIG dogs!

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Misty's Mini Guides is the other half to our story - they are a series of Lake District guidebooks specially written for big dog owners, to help visitors and locals alike enjoy fabulous Lakeland walks without struggling to lift their dogs over stiles (also suitable for small dogs!!).  Misty's Mini Guides also have their own website - learn everything you need to know about the guides here​ or email us at


The guidebooks are priced at £11.99 each and each book contains 20 great walks of varying lengths and grades. They also come with free GPX files for your compatible app or GPS device. (please email us at with proof of purchase to receive your free files)

Why not come and see us at various shows throughout the year? See our Facebook page for full details!


There are currently 6 titles available; 

  1. North & West Lakes

  2. East & Central Lakes

  3. South Lakes

  4. 20 Valley & Woodland Walks, and;

  5. Favourite High Level Mountain Walks (Please note book 5 contains some very steep ascents/descents and rocky bits) 

  6. Favourite Walks in the Eden Valley & North Pennines 

  7. Coming soon - Walks for Elderly Dogs & Pups (with notes for disabled explorers)

Our current stockists (except book 6) are:

  • Amazon - ask us first if you wish to buy book 5

  • Bookends - Keswick & Carlisle

  • Catstycam - Glenridding

  • Sam Read Booksellers - Grasmere

  • Podgy Paws - Keswick (Books 1-3)

  • Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway (Books 1 & 3)

  • The Cumbria Way, Ulverston

  • Cogito Books, Hexham

  • Alpacaly Ever After (Basecamp) just off the A66 between Penrith & Keswick (books 1, 4, 5 & 6)

  • The New Bookshop, Cockermouth 

  • (Click HERE)

  • LiBi Loves (Rothay Garden Hotel online shop - all 6 guidebooks)

  • The Coppermines Lakes Cottages, The Bridge, Coniston (Book 3 only)

  • Pawprints 3D, Whitehaven

Book 6 Stockists:

  • Amazon

  • Catstycam - Glenridding

  • Cogito Books - Hexham

  • The New Bookshop - Cockermouth

  • Bowlees Visitor Centre - Teeside 

  • Appleby Tourist Information Centre

  • Kennedy's Fine Chocolates, Orton 


  • Pawprints 3D, Whitehaven

Some of the guides may also be borrowed by guests of the following superb dog-friendly holiday lets/hotels - please ensure you return them after use so others may enjoy the routes too..

  • Coldgill View, Great Broughton, Cockermouth

  • Birch House Cottage, Backbarrow

  • Rothay Garden Hotel, Grasmere

  • Bongate House, Appleby-in-Westmorland

  • One of the Gold Cottages, The Coppermines Lakes Cottages, Coniston

  • Rose Cottage, Caldbeck nr Wigton

  • The Bridge Hotel, Buttermere

  • Lane Head Farm Country Guest House (vegetarian & Vegan), Troutbeck nr Keswick

Why not get your Misty's Mini Guides today? (Personalised copies are available, and there's discounts for bundles when buying direct from us - please ask for details).


Note: All but a couple of the walks are completely stile-free, but where there are stiles, these are mentioned in the book(s) and are dog-friendly, with a dog-gate fitted for your dog to pass through.

Enjoy the walks - We hope you have a fantastic time!

Misty, Laney & Sharon 

Misty's Mini Guides - Free GPX Files Information - If you can’t read a map or simply prefer to use GPS navigation, we provide free GPX tracks which are available by emailing us for all of the walks in our books.  We've had to change the way we provide the files and you'll need to ask us in advance of your trip for either the links to our Outdooractive routes or a copy of the downloaded GPX files.  We strongly recommend that you treat the GPS files as a secondary means of route-finding, whose main purpose is to clear up any ambiguity, for example where there have been changes on the ground. If you can't read a paper map, why not book on a fun navigation day with our qualified mountain leader? If you opt to use the GPX files, you will be able to follow each route on either a dedicated GPS device, or a smartphone using an appropriate app. How you utilise the GPX files will depend on the device and/or app you choose to use for this purpose. We are unable to provide detailed information on how to use, or provide recommendations for, any particular GPX device or app.  Bear in mind that the GPS device or smartphone is something additional to be carrying, and you should consider the battery life, especially on a smartphone. Remember you may need it if you need to call for help. Consider taking a back-up battery. For those who are relatively new to using a GPS device, it is worth being aware that even in perfect conditions they are rarely accurate to just a few metres, and the routes on the computer map may not match those physically on the ground. 

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