AN OWNER of holiday cottages in Exmoor loves to recommend Somerset walks to her guests - and so she decided to write a book to share her family friendly rambles.

The Little Book of Walks was put together by Lucy Green, owner of Exmoor Character Cottages, and her friend and photographer, Julia Amies-Green.

The pair walked the routes and illustrated them with Ms Amies-Green’s photographs.

The book covers all practical aspects of each route including a guide to the distance, parking, toilets, and where to stop for a bite to eat.

The 12 walks are individual leaflets in a laminated folder which will fit inside the smallest rucksack.

During her well-trodden research, Lucy uncovered information on ancient and modern history, geography, geology and nature, and the hikes span dramatic windswept beaches, picturesque villages, and nature reserves with 330 different types of lichen.

There are also seasonal walks in the book including Snowdrop Valley at Wheddon Cross in February and Dunster in December.

Exmoor is an area of 268 square miles, with 34 miles of coastline and over 70% of its diverse landscape in Somerset.

The Little Book of Walks is out now and costs £12.

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