Meet the latest childrens’ book hero – the Adventurous Salmon!

Follow the epic 1,900 mile journey of a brave Atlantic salmon, from Cumbria’s tiny becks to the sea and back again. Along the way you’ll meet lots of other friendly faces that live in our rivers, lakes and oceans.

The Adventurous Salmon introduces young readers to some of Cumbria’s native species and sparks discussion about their habitats and conservation.

Read more about the book’s background and launch

Read The Adventurous Salmon 

Buy a copy

Copies of The Adventurous Salmon are available from:

  • Our visitor centre at 32 Lake Road, Keswick
  • Bookends bookshop in Keswick or Carlisle
  • Online: Visit our Donate page and send us £7.95 via Paypal (£5 + £2.95 P&P). Then drop us an email on with your address for delivery. 

£5 from each of these copies goes directly to West Cumbria Rivers Trust, supporting our work to care for the rivers and lakes of West Cumbria.

About this project

The Adventurous Salmon was written and published in partnership with Eden Rivers Trust, with funding from Copeland Community Fund, United Utilities and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.