Food for the road - A cookery book of local recipes for ramblers

PUBLISHED: 16:49 23 September 2010 | UPDATED: 17:53 20 February 2013

Stephen Throup with one of his very happy free range hens

Stephen Throup with one of his very happy free range hens

There is nothing better than a cream tea after a walk. But two friends have taken the idea further and created a cookery book of delicious rewards for ramblers.Plus 25% discount for all readers

Two long-time friends Elizabeth Guy and Pat Kirkbride have come up with a collection of recipes inspired by Alfred Wainwrights Coast to Coast walk which crosses the country from St Bees, in Cumbria to Robin Hoods Bay, in North Yorkshire.

Its a trek of about 200 miles across three national parks from the Irish Sea to the North Sea, guaranteed to work up big appetites along the way. Pats mother, Doreen Whitehead together with her husband Ernest, ran a farmhouse bed and breakfast which sits on the Coast to Coast trail at Keld, in the Yorkshire Dales and where they have welcomed hundreds of walkers into their home for more than 20 years.

That connection and Elizabeths and Pats own love of food, farming and the landscape sparked the idea for Ramblers Rewards: Cooking from Coast to Coast. The book follows a walk through the day from hearty and healthy breakfasts to lunch at home or on the move, teatime treats and suggestions for supper.

They recommend ingredients from food suppliers found on the Coast to Coast route pie made with fish from Whitby, traditional lamb from the Yorkshire Dales, sausage pie with Cumberland sausage meat.

Our aim is to give recipes that inspire you to plan a great day out as well as to celebrate the glut of wonderful produce available, say the friends who first met when they both worked at Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes.

Although we have selected suppliers from the North of England, from the west coast to the east, we would encourage you to take a closer look at your own locality and find some of the small producers in your own area who are passionately involved in making a difference to the quality of food we consume.

Suppliers included in the book are brothers, Barry and Derek Brown, who run Fortunes Smokehouse, in Whitby and prepare kippers. It is the only surviving smokehouse in the area. Another is Chippendale Foods, a 20-acre family smallholding at Kingsley Farm, near Harrogate where Nick and Lorna Chippindale, third generation to run the company, are specialists in grading, packing and distributing eggs on behalf of a growing network of farmers across Yorkshire, the Humber and the North East.

The book includes traditional desserts such as Yorkshire parkin, perfect as part of a packed lunch and local ale fruit loaf laced with ale from Wold Top Brewery, Wold Newton, near the Yorkshire coast.


Rambler's Rewards: Cooking from Coast to Coast

Elizabeth Guy, Photographs by Derry Brabbs

Published by Frances Lincoln, RRP. 20.00

To get 25% off the RRP including UK p&p readers should go to's_Rewards.html

and enter the code RRYL2010 at the checkout.

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