IN MEMORIAM

Country Walking Magazine (UK) - - Identifier The Fields Of Britain Are In Full Bloom -

A salute this is­sue to Walt Unsworth, who founded the Cicerone guide­book range and who passed away on 7th June aged 87. He was renowned for his ar­ti­cles and books on climb­ing, in­clud­ing his 1975 En­cy­clo­pe­dia of

Moun­taineer­ing. But he also wrote three nov­els for chil­dren, set in the wild places of north­ern Eng­land dur­ing the In­dus­trial Rev­o­lu­tion: Grims­dyke, Whistling

Clough and The Devil’s Mill. CW deputy ed­i­tor Nick Hal­lis­sey re­mem­bers them fondly: “I read them all at pri­mary school and im­me­di­ately dragged my par­ents to their lo­ca­tions, like soggy An­glezarke Moor in Lan­cashire and beau­ti­ful Cress­brook Dale in Der­byshire. I hope there are other big kids out there who went walk­ing be­cause of Walt Unsworth.”  You can still find all three nov­els on Ama­zon as well as Walt’s other books.

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