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.