Husband and wife launch ‘Fun Walks’ book series

Paul and Heather Hampton with their ‘Fun Walks’ books and merchandise

HUSBAND and wife Paul and Heather Hampton are encouraging residents and visitors to get out and explore the local area with their series of ‘Fun Walks’ books. 

Paul and Heather have released three books suggesting walking routes around Lyme Regis, Charmouth and Axminster. The walks vary from one to five miles and are aimed at families, local residents and those on holiday. Each book also contains at least one pushchair and mobility friendly walk.

As well as containing fully-described walks with route maps and pictures, the books also have optional puzzles and games for families and the young at heart to enjoy on their walk.

The couple came up with the idea for the books when Heather was volunteering at the Axminster Tourist Information Centre.

They commented: “Having noticed a lack of local walks and fun things for families and children to do in the area, we thought there was an opportunity to meet this demand by producing these ‘Fun Walks’ books.

“Not only do they address what we feel is a gap in the market, they also help promote the towns and encourage tourism.

“Having written the Axminster book, we then extended the idea to cover Lyme Regis and Charmouth and plan to expand the series into other local areas such as Bridport and West Bay and beyond.”

The books are supported by a ‘Fun Walks’ website, where you can find extra games, challenges and competitions.

The books also have a strong tie-in with the Fun Walks’ website where there are extra games, challenges and competitions.

You can order the books via the website or find them at local outlets including Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre, Serendip bookshop  and Newlands Holiday Park shop in Charmouth.

Any other outlets that would be interested in stocking the books should contact Paul and Heather by emailing

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