Walks with Winnie Book

(11 customer reviews)


A book of Dartmoor walks by Denise Horner, offering a selection of twelve favourites from the popular “Walks with Winnie” column in the Oke Links Magazine.

Beautifully illustrated throughout by Sara Nunan, with route descriptions, location details and photography to inspire.

Also stocked at: Artisan, The makers shop, Chagford, Sticklepath stores and cafe, Sticklepath, The Old School Tearooms, Belstone and Moorish Moments, Lisa, the mobile cafe, Fernworthy Reservoir Car Park.


In Walks with Winnie, Winnie, the Working Cocker Spaniel and now Scooby, a rescued Fox Red Lab, guide us through twelve beautiful walks in and around North Dartmoor, Devon. Taking picturesque paths through bluebell woods, over and around abundant rivers and reservoirs, walking up on to breathtaking open moorland, and visiting Dartmoor’s many tors, including High Willhays the highest tor on Dartmoor.

Denise Horner has been walking on Dartmoor for over thirty years. Having lived near the famous Warren House Inn for a time, Dartmoor was her back garden. Animals, dogs, sport and the outdoors has been her life.

With various dogs over the years, including Diesel, a Chocolate Lab, and now Winnie, Denise, with a background in fitness training, has been taking Nordic Walking groups out on the moors to explore and get fit since 2014.

The combination of walking with her dogs, and exploring Dartmoor with her groups whilst also keeping fit, has been the inspiration for producing this book.

Each walk has an illustrated map by Sara Nunan who has been illustrating and designing books and maps for over twenty years, together with photographs to help and inspire you along the way. It also includes a fun little flick book at each page corner, of Winnie and me walking with you.

Also stocked at: Artisan, The makers shop, Chagford, Sticklepath stores and cafe, Sticklepath, The Old School Tearooms, Belstone and Moorish Moments, Lisa, the mobile cafe, Fernworthy Reservoir Car Park.

11 reviews for Walks with Winnie Book

  1. Diane Reardon

    A delightful book of graded walks in Dartmoor National Park. Well written with easy to follow directions and descriptions of what to see, supported by lovely photos. Each walk is also accompanied by a beautifully illustrated map, helping the reader follow the directions. An interesting
    glossary and the little nuggets of information complete this interesting read.
    Without a doubt this book will whet the appetite of the reader to follow the walks, even if you don’t own a four legged friend!

    • Denise

      Diane, thank you for the great review, hope have enjoyed the walks! Denise and Winnie

  2. David Lewin

    What a lovely little book this is! The descriptions of each of the walks are tempting enough; the illustrations fire the imagination and the photos will have you reaching for your Nordic walking poles. Full of local knowledge this is a great planner for a walk on Dartmoor and it’s small enough top pop in your rucksack if you want to take it with you. Highly recommend.

    • Denise

      Hello Dave, what can we say, thank you! Denise and Winnie

  3. Julie & Henry

    Whether you are a Dartmoor diehard or a Dartmoor debutant the walks will take you to places you haven’t visited before and show you sights you haven’t seen before. The instructions are easy and informative with lovely hand drawn maps that make it more a personal story book than just a guide – it’s charming.

    • Denise

      Hello Julie and Henry, thank you for the review and great to hear you enjoy the story too! Denise and Winnie

  4. Sarah Gillett

    This is such a little gem.
    Although not a dog owner, I am a keen Nordic Walker and Walks With Winnie is an ideal guide book for walking on Dartmoor.
    In addition to the essential information of distance, time and grid reference location, it offers clearly described routes with many interesting facts about geographical, geological and historical features one may pass on the way.
    It is beautifully illustrated with a hand drawn depiction of each route, great photos and little extra drawings to add a bit of fun.
    I can’t wait to get out on the moor to follow in Winnie’s footsteps!

    • Denise

      Sarah, thank you! Enjoy your walks when you can. Denise and Winnie

  5. rachel short

    Walks with Winnie is a beautifully illustrated pocket size guide to some of the best walks in the area. Full of local information with clear maps and walk descriptions, it’s a great lockdown companion for you and your four legged friends

    • Denise

      Rachel, thank you for your review, we really appreciate it. Denise and Winnie

  6. Sheila Mead

    This book is the perfect companion for exploring the delights of Dartmoor, the walks including many of my favourite locations.
    Easy to follow with stunning photography and illustrations, it would be a great buy for anyone coming on holiday to the area and wanting to make the most of their stay. An excellent souvenir to take home afterwards as well.

    • Denise

      Sheila, Thank you! Pleased to hear we are covering some of your favourite walks too.. Denise and Winnie

  7. Jane Benson

    What a great little book, beautifully illustrated and the paw prints for levels of difficulty is a lovely idea.
    I cant wait for lockdown to be over to go out and explore Dartmoor.

    • Denise

      Thank you Jane for your review, pleased you like the paw prints, I will tell Winnie! Good luck with your exploring. Denise and Winnie

  8. Sian, Tony and Bonnie Born

    What a fantastic book…incredibly well written with beautiful photographs and illustrations. We can’t wait to try out the walks. We loved the fact that Winnie signed it for us with a lovely paw print!

    • Denise

      Hello Sian, Tony and Bonnie, Thank you for your review and we hope you enjoy the walks. Winnie says “you are most welcome”. Denise and Winnie

  9. Ros Ingleby

    Gorgeous pictures and maps, this is so much more than just a ‘guide book’. Can’t wait to try them!

    • Denise

      Hello Ros, Thank you, hope you enjoy the walks when you can. Denise and Winnie

  10. Becky Gilbert

    What a wonderful little book! It is so wonderful and I cannot wait to give this to my mother for Mother’s Day and take our two Labradors out to explore all this wonderful walks . The illustrations and writing are beautiful. A perfect gift, thank you ????

    • Denise

      Becky, thank you for your amazing comments, so pleased you like the book, hope you and the Labradors enjoy the walks! Denise and Winnie

  11. Sue Davies

    Just had to write to say how fantastic this book is! It’s really lovely, some great walks, beautifully designed and illustrated and full of lots of useful info. The use of “what3words” is excellent.. I’m ordering more copies as it will make a great present for friends and family.

    • Denise

      Sue, thank you for your comments, so pleased you like it and hope your friends and family will too! Denise and Winnie

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