Hobbledown Heath is home to a variety of new characters, all of whom will be brought to life in our brand new children's book, Hobbledown Heath, due to be published later this year. Get ready for a brand-new Hobbledown adventure!
Trouble arrives in Hobbledown Heath, as a mysterious merchant rolls in with a cart full of strange wares…
The hobblers of Cribble Creek and Wilderness Wood have never gotten along. The woodland hobblers think the creek hobblers are too noisy – always banging and clanging and hammering and inventing! – and the creek hobblers think it’s very strange how the woodland hobblers live in the trees and talk to birds.
But when a strange travelling merchant arrives in Hobbledown Heath, bringing with him a mysterious ancient gemstone, two young hobblers from the opposing villages will be sent on a wild chase to get it back.
Join Robin the birdkeeper and Stella the (apprentice) blacksmith as they adventure through enchanted woods and mining villages, ride on rabbit-drawn carriages and backpack-rafts, and meet mischievous baby goats, yaks who just want a nap, and some very grumpy fairies…
Meet the characters
A mysterious traveler, passing through Hobbledown Heath with his cart of wares and his trusty yak. Where does he comes from? Nobody knows...
The merchant’s trusty pack-yak, who carries all his wares. She likes eating grass and taking breaks.
Our main character. He’s the village birdkeeper of Wilderness Wood, and friend to all birds. A little nervous, but brave at heart. His least-favourite hobbler is Stella.
Our other main character. She’s an apprentice blacksmith from Cribble Creek, and loves hammering, tinkering, and inventing. Her least-favourite hobbler is Robin.
Robin’s baby owl. Extremely noisy, and extremely fluffy.
The beautiful, motherly head fairy of the Quercus oak. She thinks it’s tiresome how the Wilderness Wood hobblers and the Cribble Creek hobblers are always bickering with one another.
A clumsy young fairy, in charge of driving the rabbit sled. (He's not very good at it...)
Hopper, Stompit and Bounce
The three Flemish Giant rabbits who pull the rabbit sled. It's impossible to tell them apart...
A naughty baby goat, or ‘kid’. Like all goats, he loves to cause mischief - even if he doesn't realise he's doing it.