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The Lake District - AA 50 Walks - Walking is one
of Britain's favourite leisure activities, and with "50 Walks in The Lake
District" you can find a variety of mapped walks to suit all abilities -
from the casual walker to the experienced hiker. The book features all the
practical detail you need, accompanied by fascinating background reading on
the history and wildlife of the area, as well as other local points of
interest. All walks are annotated with places to visit along the way: 'While
You're There', featuring churches, country houses, museums, villages and
towns. Each walk also has refreshment information: 'Where to Eat and Drink',
including tea rooms and pubs, with extra details on their character and the
food on offer. A 'What to Look For' panel features more specific details of
urban and industrial heritage, flora and fauna. Every walk is given a
summary of distance, time, gradient, level of difficulty, type of surface
and access, landscape, dog friendliness, parking and public toilets.
Published April 08. K
Easy Miles No Steps No Stiles: In and Around the Lake District, Harriet Sharkey and John Barwise - This is the only book that offers 100 per cent access to the wonderful countryside of the Lake District. It features 30 gentle Lakeland walks without steps, stiles or other obstacles. These are ideal routes for pushchairs, wheel chair users, school groups - and absolutely anyone who enjoys easy strolls. This book includes routes with spectacular views and others of special scientific or historical interest. It also contains information on enjoyment, easy access and points of local interest on or close to the routes. It features clear, numbered maps and precise instructions to guide you along your way. It is based on the popular series in the "Westmorland Gazette". Many of the walks are accessible by public transport - no cars required, no car parks needed! Published September 06.
Countryside Dog Walks - Lake District South: 20 Graded Walks with No Stiles for Your Dogs, Gilly Seddon and Erwin Neudorfer - Written for all dog owners looking for hassle-free walks to enjoy with their dogs, this guidebook is beautifully designed and packed with stunning photography - giving dog owners access to 20 of the finest walks in the southern Lake District. Areas covered include: Langdale, Elterwater, Grasmere, Coniston and Windermere. With clear information, an introduction for each walk, and simple, easy-to-read maps, this beautiful book will appeal to all who want to venture out into the countryside with their dogs. Published Feb 13
This boxed set contains all seven of the Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells by the fell walking legend, A. Wainwright. For this Anniversary edition the pages were freshly reproduced from the original artwork and printed and bound to match the original books as closely as possible. Maps and text are as Wainwright wrote them. Since the guides were compiled half a century ago, they have been treasured by generations of walkers, and television programmes in the year of the centenary of Wainwright's birth introduced them to new enthusiasts. There were no guides like these before Wainwright devised them, and in the years since they were first published, they have never been matched. This boxed set of all seven books is the perfect gift for walkers and lovers of the Lakeland fells. Published May 07.
Wainwright's Way: A long-distance walk through Alfred Wainwright's life from Blackburn to Haystacks, Nick Burton - Wainwright's Way is a journey on foot through Wainwright’s life from Lancashire to the Lakes. This walking guide charts a 126-mile long-distance route linking the place where Wainwright was born - a Victorian terraced house in Audley Range, Blackburn - with his final resting place on Haystacks, his heavenly corner of Lakeland. Along the way, the walk, split into ten day stages, literally follows in the footsteps of Wainwright at work, linking the sights he sketched and wrote about in a succession of Lancashire guides. Published March 13.
Wainwright's Secret Lakeland, Chris Stanbury - Volume One of a trilogy designed to cover approximately 200 walks of a secretive and secluded nature in the Lake District covering the Northern, North-Western and Central Fells as defined by Alfred Wainwright. 75 of Wainwright's ascent and ridge routes in Lakeland are described, selected for their secret and secluded nature. The routes are described from a modern perspective
with a comparison where appropriate with how Wainwright described them in his day. Each walk is conveyed as a story with details along the way about features of geology, local history and associated literature. An excellent enabler for those walkers who want to get away from the crowds and away from the traditional popular routes. Published April 12.
Scrambles in the Lake District - South: 120 Classic Routes, Brian Evans - This is the first of a two-volume set of guides to scrambles in the Lake District. The set are based on "Scrambles in the Lake District" and "More Scrambles in the Lake District", two of the original scrambling guides to the Lake District by one of Britain's best-known climbers. Continually reprinted for 20 years these guides have now been fully updated and merged into two definitive guides, for southern and northern Lakes. The Lake District's rich mix of rocks, gills and crags offers the scrambler a complex variety of routes, often well removed from the beaten track. Scrambling - ascending rock that is not usually difficult or steep enough to warrant the term 'rock climbing' - means you often hardly touch a path and rarely see other people at close quarters. This is a way of getting back to a wilder Lakeland and enjoying the freedom of rough mountain country. The features include: this guide covers Langdale, Coniston, Duddon, Eskdale, Longsleddale and Kentmere; 126 scramble routes graded 1 to 4; advice on how to approach scrambling safely and with confidence; overview maps as well as sketch diagrams of the crags and routes; introductions to each area mentioned, indicating the type of rock and any recommendations; and information on the approach, character, grade and route of each scramble. Published March 05. K
Scrambles in the Lake District - North, Brian Evans - This volume covers Wasdale, Ennerdale, and Buttermere, Thirlmere, Patterdale, Mardale and Swindale. Published May 07. K
Scrambles and Easy Climbs in the Lake District, Jon Sparks and Judith Brown - This is the updated 2nd edition, now in full colour. "Scrambles & Easy Climbs in the Lake District" is about the appreciation of rock, the exhilaration of climbing, and the sheer pleasure of doing it in some of the most beautiful places on earth. By discarding the arbitrary division between scrambles and rock-climbs, the books makes its readers free to explore all the Lake District's rocky places. This book, by two experienced rock-climbers, Jon Sparks and Judith Brown, also offers sound advice on how to get started and how to progress; routes that are safe in the wet, and those that should be saved for perfect conditions; and, where to eat, drink and sleep between the ascents. But above all you'll find 69 routes, from scrambling Grade 1 to rock-climbing V.Diff, which explore the many faces of Lakeland rock. There is no better way to spend a Lakeland day than climbing Scafell Pike via the Esk Gorge, Thor's Buttress and Ill Crags. "Scrambles & Easy Climbs" offers a score of such expeditions, from valley floor to airy summit, with hands on rock almost all the way. Less arduous, but equally enjoyable, are days on valley crags like Shepherd's or stand-alone scrambles like Cam Crag Ridge. You can clamber on sunny Pikes Crag high above Wasdale Head; potter about above the oak woods of the Duddon valley; or climb Kirk Fell the wet way, through the waterfalls of Ill Gill. Published June 11.
Curious Cumbrian Walks: 40 Intriguing Lakeland Rambles, Graham K Dugdale - This is a Lake District walking book with a difference. Designed for all ages and abilities, walkers will delight in this unique collection of easy forays into the beautiful, lesser known and quieter parts of Cumbria. And to add another dimension, author Graham Dugdale reveals a fascinating nugget of history, a whimsical tale or a heinous crime
associated with each route. Graham's careful choice of routes, lively style, well-drawn attractive maps, and eye for a good story, guarantee both an excellent day out and a highly entertaining read. Published April 11.
Walking the Wainwrights with Stuart Marshall - After an introduction to the Lake District, the route descriptions are clearly presented with the two-colour sketch maps facing the descriptive text - so that the book can be carried flat in a standard map case. The walks average 12 miles in length but the more demanding ones are presented both as one-day and two-day excursions. Published January 09.
Walks to Waterfalls, Vivienne Crowe - This attractive and cleverly structured guide gives walkers ten of the finest walks to Lakeland waterfalls in a popular pocketable format. With clear information, an overview and introduction for each walk, expertly written numbered directions, large scale Ordnance Survey maps, superb, eye-grabbing panoramic photographs, and interpretation of points of interest along the way, these
guides set a new standard in clarity and ease-of-use. Featured waterfalls include: Lodore Falls, Aira Force, Scale Force, Stock Ghyll, Skelwith Force, Colwith Force, Stanley Ghyll Force, Tom Gill, The Howk and Holme Force. Published May 12.
Pub Walks, Vivienne Crow - This attractive and cleverly structured guide gives walkers ten of the finest walks to Lakeland pubs in a popular pocketable format. With clear information, an overview and introduction for each walk, expertly written numbered directions, large scale Ordnance Survey maps, superb, eye-grabbing panoramic photographs, and interpretation of points of interest along the way, these guides set a new
standard in clarity and ease-of-use. Featured pubs include: Kirkstile Inn, Loweswater, Old Dungeon Ghyll, Langdale, Sun Inn, Coniston, Dog & Gun, Keswick, Three Shires, Little Langdale, Tweedies Bar, Grasmere, Mortal Man, Troubeck, Bridge Hotel, and Buttermere. Published April 12.
Walks to Tarns, Vivienne Crow - This book is one of six books in the new "Lake District: Top 10 Walks" series. It is part of handy, pocket-sized, full colour walking guides written by experts, for under a fiver. This is the perfect impulse buy. Other titles in the series include: "Lakeside Walks", "High Fells", "Low Fells", "Woodlands & Waterfalls" and "Pub Walks". This attractive and cleverly structured guide gives walkers ten of the finest walks to Lakeland tarns in a popular pocketable format. With clear information, an overview and introduction for each walk, expertly written numbered directions, large scale Ordnance Survey maps, superb, eye-grabbing panoramic photographs, and interpretation of points of interest along the way, these guides set a new standard in clarity and ease-of-use. Published December 11.
The Southern Fells (Pictorial Guide) A Wainwright and Chris Jesty - A. Wainwright's legendary "Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells" have been best-sellers for the past fifty years. Now at last, they are being thoroughly revised and updated, with the blessing of the Wainwright Estate. Revised editions of each volume of the "Pictorial Guides" will appear over the next three years: all maps and ascent diagrams updated; paths and route indicators picked out in red for greater clarity; instructions on ascents and ridge routes revised; and, drawings and page layouts with the charm and originality of Wainwright's originals. "The Southern Fells" includes the highest, roughest, grandest fells in Lakeland. Wainwright writes of the 'glorious curves' and 'simple grandeur' of Great Langdale; of Wasdale, 'an emerald amongst sombre hills'; of 'enchanting Borrowdale; of the 'sparkling radiance' of the Duddon; and of the most delectable valley of all - Eskdale, 'sanctuary of peace and solitude'. Published September 07.
The Low Fells, Steve Goodier - This is one of six books in the new "Top 10 Walks: Lake District" series. These are handy, pocket-sized, full colour walking guides written by experts, for under a fiver. It is the perfect impulse buy. Other titles in the series include: "Lakeside walks", "High Fells", "Woodland & Waterfall walks", "Pub walks", and "walks to Tarns". This attractive and cleverly structured guide gives
walkers the ten finest, classic routes on the Lake District's lower fells in a popular pocketable format. With clear information, an overview and introduction for each walk, expertly written numbered directions, large scale Ordnance Survey maps, superb, eye-grabbing panoramic photographs, and interpretation of points of interest along the way, these guides set a new standard in clarity and ease-of-use. Featured low fells include: Lord's Seat,
Dodd, Catbells, Castle Crag, High Rigg, Haystacks, Helm Crag, Loughrigg Fell, Wansfell and Holme Fell. Published April 12.
The High Fells, Steve Goodier - This attractive and cleverly structured guide gives walkers the ten finest, classic routes on the Lake District's High Fells in a popular pocketable format. With clear information, an overview and introduction for each walk, expertly written numbered directions, large scale Ordnance Survey maps, superb, eye-grabbing panoramic photographs, and interpretation of points of interest along the way, these guides set a new standard in clarity and ease-of-use. Featured high fells include: Skiddaw, Helvellyn, Coledale Horseshoe, Litte Dale Round, Scafell Pike, Great Gable, Bow Fell & Esk Pike, Langdale Pikes, Fairfield Horseshoe, and, Coniston Old Man. Published July 11.
Short Walks in Lakeland: Book 1: South Lakeland, Aileen & Brian Evans - The first book in the "Short Walks in Lakeland" trilogy, which also covers North Lakeland (book 2) and West Lakeland (book 3). This guide divides South Lakeland into four regions: the Central Fells; the area around Coniston Water and Windermere; the Eastern Fells and Dales; the Limestone Fringe. 60 short walks are described, generally between 4 and 9 miles, enough to pleasantly fill a good half-day, and ideal for day visitors or family walkers. Some longer walks could be split, others combined. It is not a high fell walking guide, although several popular summits are included. Priority is given to the lower fells and dales, which are as rewarding as their higher brethren. The combination of detailed description and clear, easy-to-follow maps and evocative sketches makes this book ideal for anyone who wants to explore Lakeland. If you work your way through the walks you will retain many rich memories of some of England's most scenic countryside. Published February 08.
Short Walks in
Lakeland: Book 2: North Lakeland, Aileen & Brian Evans - Short walks in
North Lakeland has been divided into six sections:
Short Walks in West Lakeland, Aileen & Brian Evans - Focusing on West Lakeland, this guide provides details of 50 walks, covering: Duddon Valley and the coast; Eskdale; Wasdale; Ennerdale and the coast; and Lorton Vale, Buttermere and the north west. The walks are generally between four and eight miles - enough for a good half day. Published September 00.
Wainwright: The Podcasts: Eight Lakeland Walks
with Wainwright - Explore some of the Lakeland's finest fells in the company
in the one and only A. Wainwright with this handy volume of eight walks from
the Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells and the Outlying Fells of
Lakeland. Includes introductions to each walk by Eric Robson and a free CD
with a commentary narrated by Nik Wood-Jones (the voice of Wainwright on the
recent popular television series). The fells included in this volume are
Catbells, Coniston Old Man, Haystacks, Helm Crag, Latrigg, Nab Scar, Orrest
Head and Place Fell. Published October 08.
Eastern Fells 1 - 2nd Edition - For the first time since the original publication of Wainwright's Pictorial Guides, a sensitive programme of revision and updating by Chris Jesty, authorised by the Wainwright Estate, is underway. This new edition of the Eastern Fells is reissued with maps and text completely revised to take account of the many changes to footpaths and terrain since Wainwright himself walked the fells. The new edition features: Over 3000 corrections and revisions, but retaining the original hand-drawn character. All text, maps and ascent diagrams checked and updated for the twenty-first-century fell-walker. Paths and route indicators picked out in red for greater clarity. Drawings and page layouts remain faithful to Wainwright's originals. June 05
Windermere and Hawkshead with Bill Birkett, Bill Birkett - Walk Windermere and Hawkshead is a practical walking guidebook to twenty walks in the Lake District around and above Waterhead, Windermere, Bowness, Hawkshead, Lakeside, Finsthwaite and Sawrey. Including all the classic high tops, the low fells and easy valley walks around lake, wood, waterfall and tarn, each walk is presented on a double page spread with clear description, an excellent map, and
inspirational photographs. Published July 12.
AA 40 Short Walks Lake District - This compact and handy guide to short walks in the Lake District features walks between one and four miles long which can be covered in a morning or afternoon. There is an introduction for each walk giving background on the area, it's history, wildlife and other points of interest; plus key information panels providing a summary of distance, time, gradient and ascent, level of difficulty, type of surface and access, landscape, dog friendliness, refreshments, parking and public toilets. Each walk has a highly detailed map and clear, easy-to-follow route directions. Published June 11.
Lakeland Peaks Poucher Guide - W. A. Poucher's guides, first published in the 1960s, have become classics. They are some of the most popular books for fellwalkers, climbers and scramblers ever published. They are packed with guidance on clothing, equipment, accommodation, route finding, distances and times, all in an attractive pocket-sized format to slip into your rucksack. Aspiring landscape photographers will find a chapter of essential tips in each book to help them too. Since the author's death in 1988, the guides have been updated in consultation with John Poucher, the author's son. Frances Lincoln took over publication of W. A. Poucher's guides from Constable in 2004. Published August 05.
Mountain Walks the High Fells of Lakeland, Terry Marsh - A new Pathfinder walking guide to the Lake District, featuring 20 circular fell walks. Designed for adventurous walkers, the routes visit some of the highest mountain peaks in the area, from Scafell Pike to Skiddaw,
with all walks accompanied by GPS waypoints, Ordnance Survey maps and beautiful photography. Published July 11.
More Lake District Walks Pathfinder Guide, Terry Marsh - This selection offers interest, regional variety and balance of routes in the Lake District providing the best walks in the area. From an easy stroll through Orrest Head to the much more challenging walks around Crummock Water, this volume contains something for everyone. Covering walks through the whole of the Lake District both popular and little know scenic routes including Rydal Water, Bowscale Fell and Castlerigg. Published July 11.
Walker's Logbook Lakeland Fells: v. 1 - Record your experiences in these delightful log books as you walk in the footsteps of Wainwright. The opening page of each fell from the seven volumes of A. Wainwright's legendary Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells appears opposite a page with headings for the date, choice of ascent and space for notes about the walk, such as companions, weather conditions and, of course, achievement. Volume One covers The Eastern Fells, The Far Eastern Fell and the Central Fells. Published June 04.
Walker's Logbook Lakeland Fells: v. 2 - Volume Two covers The Southern Fells, The Northern Fells, The North Western Fells and The Western Fells. Published June 04.
Memoirs of a Fellwalker - This is the biography of Alfred Wainwright, born in Blackburn in 1907, he left school at the age of 13. A holiday at the age of 23 kindled a life long love affair with the Lake District. Following a move to Kendal in 1941 Wainwright devoted every spare minute of his days to researching and compiling the original seven pictorial guides. Published November 03.
|Kiddiwalks in Cumbria and The Lake District, Chris Bagshaw - A selection of twenty circular walks designed for children and familygroups which explore the flora and fauna, wildlife and history of the local
countryside. Published June 11.
Classic Fell Walks in the Lake District, Carl Rogers - This is a pocket-sized guide designed to be taken on the fells and outlines the many classic fell walking rounds to be enjoyed on the Lakeland fells. It is aimed at the moderate to advanced walker wanting complete circuits rather than detailed information on each fell. It includes classics like the Striding Edge - Swirral Edge round; the Coledale Horseshoe; Fairfield
Horseshoe; Mosedale Horseshoe; Langdale Pikes etc. A total of 79 Wainwrights are covered by the guide. The book is intended as an inspirational guide and uses many of the author's high quality photographs to inspire the user well before they set foot on the fells. Each route is outlined on the relevant Ordnance Survey map and includes information on distances, height gained and parking. Published May 11.
Lakeland Mountain Challenges A Guide for Walkers and Fell runners, Ronald Turnbull and Roy Clayton - The book, aimed at walkers and fell runners, includes detailed information on the challenging Lakeland Three Thousands; the Old County Tops; the Roman Road between Windermere and Penrith; the Eight Great Horseshoes; and Penrith to the Sea routes. Roy Clayton guides walkers through the routes, while experienced fell runner, Ronald Turnbull, gives the necessary advice for runners, and for walkers who wish to step up the pace in the tradition of the greats like Joss Naylor, Eric Beard and Colin Donnelly. Published August 10.
The Wainwright Memorial Walk,
A Wainwright - The Wainwright Memorial
Walk is the 102-mile route through the Lake District that A. Wainwright -
legendary author, artist and fell-walker - set out to walk with three
friends over the Whitsunday holiday of 1931. The route the friends took -
recorded in sketch maps at the time - is highlighted here on maps from
Wainwright's much-loved Pictorial Guides, accompanied by text from the
guides and Wainwright's other writings. Wainwright's walk - originally
planned to take six days - is here split into eleven manageable stages.
These can be taken either as independent one-day walks or as a whole. The
route starts in Windermere and ends in Ambleside. Along the way, Wainwright
promises to lead the walker everywhere worth mentioning in the Lake
District, on a route devised to make sure that 'Every lake, Every valley,
Every mountain, will be seen if not actually visited'. Born in Blackburn in
1907, Alfred Wainwright left school at the age of 13. A holiday at the age
of 23 kindled a life-long love affair with the Lake District. Following a
move to Kendal in 1941 Wainwright devoted every spare minute of his days to
researching and compiling the original seven Pictorial Guides. Other
guidebooks and sketchbooks followed. Following Wainwright's death in 1991,
Michael Joseph bought the complete list. In 2003 the rights were sold to
Frances Lincoln, and the printing of the Pictorial Guides returned to their
original location in Kendal. All seven Pictorial Guides and many other
guides and sketchbooks have been re-issued by Frances Lincoln in an on-going
programme of re-publication and revision. Published March 04.
The Inn Way...to the English Lake District, Mark Reid - "The Inn Way...to the English Lake District": 90 miles, 7 days, 44 pubs. First published in
1998 when it was picked out as "The Sunday Times" 'Travel Book of the Week' and awarded 'Highly Commended' in the Lakeland Book of the Year awards, "The Inn Way...to the English Lake District" has been rewalked, revised and updated for this new 2nd Edition, which is published in spring 2011. "The Inn Way...to the English Lake District" charts a 7 day circular walk through the heart of the Lake District, covering 90 miles (145-km) of paths and
passing 44 Lakeland inns along the way. Through hand drawn maps, with practical information about accommodation, services, public transport, and the ales in the hostelries along "The Inn Way...to the English Lake District", Mark Reid's newly revised guide gives all of the information needed to appreciate and enjoy the geology, wildlife and history encountered along this six day walk. Published March 11.
|Birdwatching Walks in the Lake District, David Hindle and John Wilson - This wonderful new collection of walks combines the spectacular and beautiful scenery of the Lake District with excellent opportunities to see some of the area's birds and other wildlife. Each walk is designed for all ages and abilities, and for both keen and casual bird watchers, making this lovely book the perfect guide to a wonderful day out for everyone. With helpful guide maps, interesting bird and habitat information, travel hints and a bird reference section, Birdwatching walks in the Lake District should ensure that walkers really can get the best out of this stunning National Park and its rich and varied bird population. Published May 10.||
Wainwright's Lost Tour, New Edition - Ed Geldard - May 1931 marked Wainwright's second tour to the lakes, following his life changing visit a year previously. In 1991, shortly after Wainwright's death, the one surviving member of the party WE Maudsley provided a route plan. We know that the poor weather that Witsun Holiday week made the 6 day trip a test of endurance, in other respects we have little to go on as
Wainwright himself did not leave any detailed notes on the trip . What makes the tour particularly interesting, however, is that it covers every lake, mountain and valley in the area, thus making this a perfect itinerary for modern day followers in the great man's footsteps. Professional photographer Ed Geldard, who formed a strong friendship with Wainwright towards the end of his life, recreates the tour in remarkable detail giving a detailed
breakdown of the route as it would have been had the weather been in their favour. The book is illustrated with over 180 magnificent full-colour photographs that will delight both armchair walkers and those looking for a genuinely informative guide to walking in the Lakes. Published March 13. Available for pre-order..
Best Pub Walks in the Lake District, Neil Coates - A ghostly army marching down a bleak valley; a medieval knight buried along with his horse; one of England's greatest military disasters; the last wolf and wild boar: strolling to and between the Lake District's pubs, you'll come across all of these and many other oddities when you follow the walks in this guide, an invaluable companion to accompany you on any visit to this
favourite corner of England. The area covered includes most of the National Park and dips into quieter adjoining countryside. Visiting both renowned tourist spots and villages where two is a crowd even in high summer, the walks in this guide have the distinct advantage of including around forty of the region's best pubs in which the thirsty rambler can quench that well-earned thirst. From easy lowland ambles to hair-raising leaps across foaming upland
torrents, there's a walk to satisfy most appetites; and with beers from home-brew pubs and tiny breweries up to regional and national favourites, a great day out is guaranteed! Published September 10.
Day Walks in the Lake District, Stephen Goodwin - 20 circular routes in the Lake District of between 5 and 13 miles in length, suitable for hillwalkers of all abilities. The routes are split into four geographical areas and include walks from the main tourist bases, such as Keswick and Ambleside, as well as sought after peaks such as Scafell Pike, Great Gable, Blencathra and Helvellyn. Also included for the adventurous are the Lake District's best known scrambles - Striding Edge and Sharp Edge, together with more accessible alternatives. Published May 09
The Northern Lakes: 40 Shorter Walks from the Easy to the Adventurous, Dominic North - First book in a two-book series exploring the Lake District, 40 shorter walks, most under 10km, traversing the history and landscape of the Northern Lakes. These inspirational and varied circular routes capture the diverse moods around Ullswater, Keswick, Buttermere and Borrowdale, presenting a fresh look at old friends, overlooked corners and new places to explore. Published Aug 09
Wainwright, The Man Who Loved The Lakes, Martin
Wainwright - Like "Coast", the book is a celebration of the British
landscape, specifically the Lake District, and it tells the remarkable story
of Alfred Wainwright who in 1952, decided to hand draw a series of guides to
the fells of Lakeland. For the next 13 years, he spent every weekend
walking, and every weekday evening drawing and writing - completing one page
per night. The result was Wainwright's "Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland
Fells". Although initially self published they have now sold over a million
copies and are still popular and much loved today. He went on to present a
series of TV shows on the BBC about walking in the Lake District that made
him even better known. Like Fred Dibnah he was an unlikely celebrity, he
preferred his own company and thought walking in the countryside should be a
solitary rather than group pursuit. This year marks the 100th anniversary of
his birth and this TV series and book are sure to introduce him to a new
generation of lovers of the countryside. It features some of Wainwright's
favourite walks and is lavishly illustrated including a large number of
aerial shots of Lakeland. Published June 07. K
Rock Trails, Lakeland, Paul Gannon - A guide to the geology and scenery
of the Lake District with 15 circular hill walks including Scafell,
Fairfield Horseshoe and Langdale Pikes. Published April 09
Lakeside Walks, Carl Rogers - This attractive and cleverly structured guidebook gives walkers the ten finest routes around or beside the Lake District's best-known lakes, in a popular pocketable format. With clear information, an overview and introduction for each walk, expertly written numbered directions, Ordance Survey maps, superb, eye-grabbing panoramic photographs, and interpretation of points
of interest along the way, these guides set a new standard in clarity and ease-of-use. Featured lakes include: Windermere, Coniston Water, Rydal Water and Grasmere, Ullswater, Thirlmere, Derwent Water, Buttermere, Crummock Water, Loweswater, and, Ennerdale Water. Published July 11.
Pocket Pub Walks: The Lake District, Jean Patefield - There are 15 circular walks in this book, ranging between 2 to 6 miles, taking you through the beautiful scenery of the Lake Distrct and then guiding you to a good country pub, recommended for its food and
hospitality. The books handy size fits neatly into a pocket. Published April 12.
From High Heels to High Hills, Tanya Oliver - The subtitle of From High Heels to High Hills is: one woman walking the Lake District in her own style. This is exactly what this very engaging book offers. The author Tanya Oliver, is determined to show that fell walking is not just for toughened walkers in North Face jackets and sturdy boots. You can like high heels, you can like the colour pink and you can still be a passionate and
experienced fell walker. The author is often amusing about her weakness for high heels and for pink, but her greatest passion is for the Lake District. For its mountains and tarns. She was taken there as a child and was initially a reluctant walker, but gradually the sublime beauty of the landscape got under her skin. She has walked all 214 of the Wainwrights. She describes her walks with a lot of humour and self-deprecation, but she is not afraid to
become poetic about just how wonderful a good climb and a glorious view makes her feel. I like the way her personality comes through so strongly. The book is full of great photos too. She writes in the introduction: "I am an ordinary walker and have no wish to be anything else. I simply love climbing mountains and I want to encourage others to do the same." I think this book will definitely encourage others to start walking the Lake District. Published
Julia Bradbury's Wainwright Walks: Coast to Coast, Julia Bradbury - The much-loved fellwalker Alfred Wainwright created one of the truly great walking challenges – to walk across the whole of England. The Coast to Coast route was AW’s last great venture and has become his greatest legacy to long distance walkers – a beautifully simple proposition, linking three national parks that lie between the Irish and the North Sea - The Lake
District, The Yorkshire Dales and The North Yorks Moors National Parks.
Accompanying the BBC television series, this book follows Julia Bradbury as she re-traces Wainwright’s grand traverse. The book collects together all six stages of the walk from the TV series, with Julia’s commentary on her experience of the walk accompanied by stills, evocative landscape photography, and AW’s celebrated line drawings. Julia crosses this changing landscape in sun, wind and rain, learns something of its history and meets the people that make up almost 200 miles of northern England’s most glorious countryside. Published April 13. Available for pre-order.
Waterside Walks in the Lake District, Colin Shellbourn - Beneath and between the famous fells, gentler but equally attractive scenery awaits the discerning walker, with no less than 16 beautiful lakes and over 400 tranquil tarns, complemented by hundreds of tiny streams, rushing rivers and wild waterfalls. Colin Shelbourn has devised 25 superb routes alongside, above and in some cases, even through water. They range from short stroIls to a 16 hour-110 mile circular walk around Derwent Water. Comprehensive information is provided on public transport around the Lake District and, for each walk, there are details of visitor attractions that can ensure a successful day in the countryside especially important for family outings. For those that complete all of the walks, there are even suggestions for additional waterside walks! Published January 11
Collins Ramblers Guide: The Lake District, John Gillham and Ronald Turnbull - This comprehensive guide to Lake District walks is produced in association with the Rambler’s Association. This updated guide combines detailed route descriptions, maps and photographs with information on the local history and wildlife. Among the most spectacular landscapes in Britain, the Lake District offers a unique combination of crag and café,
of ice-climb and ice-cream shop, or of the slippery gill and the hollyhocks of the cottage garden. It is this that makes the Lake District the perfect place for a walk on the wild – and yet civilised – side. The introduction gives information about the topography, geology and history of the area, and describes the flora and fauna inhabiting it. The main section of the book comprises 30 walks, suitable for all abilities, from young children to
experienced walkers. Each walk has a key illustrating principal features, such as level of difficulty and type of terrain, a route profile indicating altitude and distances, as well as a fact file summarising useful information, such as start and finish points, duration, safety advice and points of interest. Illustrated with colour maps from leading authority, Harveys, each walk is then described in detail with clear, easy-to-follow instructions. The
text gives the history of the main landmarks along the way and information about the natural history of the area, and is accompanied by stunning colour photographs. Published March 12.
Settle to Carlisle: Hill Walk with return by classic Rail Route, Hugh Stewart - With over 22,000 feet of ascent in 105 miles, this journey sets out from Settle, taking in some of the classic summits of the North Yorkshire Dales, Howgills and Eastern and Northern Cumbrian Fells. The walk ends at at Carlisle but your travels continue by returning to Settle on one of England's most scenic railway. This 8-day hill walk takes in the summits of Ingleborough, Whernside, Great Coum, before moving on to the Howgills including The Calf with routes over less known ridges into the Eastern Lakeland Fells. On this section of the guide the walk takes in Haweswater Head, High Street, Sheffield Pike, as well as the Dodds, Blencathra, Bowscale Fell and High Pike of the Northern Lakeland Fells. The author takes you through each walk - there are eight, one for each day - with maps and route descriptions and his own anecdotes. This is a new route that covers not only sections of classic routes but also visits less known areas of this beautiful and at times remote part of the British Isles. Ideal for confident and experienced walkers. Published Jan 11.
Family Walks in the Lake District: The Southern Fells, Alfred Wainwright and Tom Holman - Wainwright Family Walks brings together for the first time twenty of the easiest and best walks in the southern Lake District from Alfred Wainwright's classic collection of guides. Ideal for those with children and those just starting on their Lake District walking adventures alike, it is a perfect, accessible introduction to Wainwright. With the
emphasis on the lower peaks and manageable climbs, here is a selection of wonderful fell walks for all abilities. Sketches and notes from Wainwright's timeless guides are reproduced in their entirety for each of the walks so you can enjoy his peerless commentary on the Lakeland fells, while detailed and up-to-date directions guide you along some of Wainwright's recommended routes. There is also plenty of practical advice for getting to the start of
each walk and family-friendly facilities nearby, plus map and GPS references. With starting points across the southern Lake District and walks ranging from simple strolls to more challenging climbs, all that is left to do is lace up your family's boots and walk! Published July 12.
Family Walks in the Lake District: The Northern Fells, Alfred Wainwright and Tom Holman - A companion to 2012's Wainwright Family Walks: Volume 1 – The Southern Fells, this volume brings together for the first time twenty of the easiest and best walks in the Northern Lake District from Alfred Wainwright's classic collection of guides. Ideal for those with children and those just starting on their Lake District walking adventures alike, it is a perfect, accessible introduction to Wainwright. With the emphasis on the lower peaks and manageable climbs, here is a selection of wonderful fell walks for all abilities. Sketches and notes from Wainwright's timeless guides are reproduced in their entirety for each of the walks so you can enjoy his peerless commentary on the Lakeland fells, while detailed and up-to-date directions guide you along some of Wainwright's recommended routes. There is also plenty of practical advice for getting to the start of each walk and family-friendly facilities nearby, plus map and GPS references. With starting points across the southern Lake District and walks ranging from simple strolls to more challenging climbs, all that is left to do is lace up your family's boots and walk! Published July 13. Available for pre-order.
The Cumbria Way, Paddy Dhillon - The Cumbria Way begins at Ulverston and heads north for 73 miles (123 km) through the unspoiled dales with stone-built farms of the Lake District, running around charming lakes and passing beneath rugged fells. Busy tourist towns and villages contrast with woodland, wild fellside, high passes and remote moorlands. The Way passes over the summit of High Pike (658 m) with panoramic views, and descends to
the historic border city of Carlisle. Published April 13. Available for pre-order.
Insight Guides: Great Breaks Lake District - Great Breaks Lake District is a concise, full-colour travel guide to this most romantic national park, with a selection of clearly laid-out walks and tours complemented by beautiful photography and a wealth of practical information, all in a compact package.
The book starts by highlighting the Top Ten Things to Do, from taking a boat on gleaming lakes and tarns to exploring picturesque abbeys and stone circles. This is followed by an engaging introduction on culture and landscape, lifestyle and traditions, and an overview of where to find the best food and drink. This guide features 8 irresistible self-guided walks and tours that will take you on a journey through this poetic landscape of high green fells, clear waters and quaint villages that inspired the likes of William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. All are clearly timed and accompanied by easy-to-follow maps plus hand-picked places to eat, drink and shop en route. Special Features home in on what makes the Lake District unique: its prestigious literary heritage, local festivals and fascinating wildlife. Published April 13. Available for pre-order.
The Northern Fells, Mark Richards - Lakeland Fellranger walking guide covering 23 summits in the Northern Fells of the Lake District, with a wide range of ascents. Great fell days are to be had here, not only on Blencathra and Skiddaw but on the Caldbeck and Uldale Fells in their northern hinterlands. With clear Harvey map extracts and the author's original topos and panoramas. Published September 12.
The Far Eastern Fells, Mark Richards - A Lakeland Fellranger walking guide by Mark Richards exploring 33 summits in the Northern Fells of the Lake District, including a wide range of walks old and new, between Pooley Bridge to the north and Windermere to the south. Among the summits featured are Hallin Fell and Place Fell on the shores of Ullswater, Kidsty Pike above Haweswater and the fells of the famous Kentmere horseshoe to the south.
Author Mark Richards combines his passion for the Lake District and artistic flair with all the information the experienced walker needs to explore and enjoy the Western Fells. For each of the 33 hills covered, this guide offers a dedicated chapter, with full descriptions of a range of both undiscovered and time-honoured routes, full-colour Harvey maps and clear elevation diagrams, detailed summit panoramas and plenty of inspiring photographs. This
guide is the last to be published in Cicerone's 8-volume Lakeland Fellranger series, which provides a comprehensive new guide to the fells of the English Lake District, with a selection of new routes up more than 230 hills. Published July 13. Available for pre-order.
Great Mountain Days in the Lake District,
Mark Richards - This is an inspirational and detailed guide to fifty
memorable expeditions on the high fells of Lakeland. These circular routes
have been chosen to provide the moderately adventurous walker with a range
of essential walks for exploring the region. The walks are all graded,
making the guide equally suitable for less experienced walkers looking for
new summits and undiscovered areas. Only the mildest of scrambling will be
encountered as these are four-season walks. The next stage in your discovery
trail will be the fell-by-fell route planning detail of Lakeland Fellranger,
the contemporary master guide. This guide features: 50 graded walks
throughout Lakeland; and, routes illustrated with Harvey maps and the
author's pictorial route diagrams. Published March 08.
The Near-Eastern Fells, Mark Richards -
Cicerone's "Lakeland Fellranger" series is the modern rucksack reference for
the discerning fell adventurer. "Fellrangers" are inspirational and thorough
- and together the eight books in the series provide a comprehensive and
contemporary guide to the fells of the English Lake District. The guides in
the "Fellranger" series are ideal for practical use outdoors, and are
equally useful for armchair planning. Each fell has its own dedicated
chapter, and the variety of routes on the fell are carefully depicted on
Harvey maps and fellscape diagrams. The scenic qualities of the landscape
are illustrated by colour photographs and by detailed summit panoramas that
help to underpin the reader's appreciation of these magical mountains .The
Near Eastern Fells comprise the mighty range of hills, including Helvellyn,
lying between Ambleside and Threlkeld. The area is flanked to the west by
Grasmere, Dunmail Raise and Thirlmere, and to the east by Kirkstone Pass,
Patterdale and Ullswater. Published August 08.
The Southern Fells, Mark Richards - Cicerone's "Lakeland Fellranger" series. The Southern Fells are defined to the north by the 'lost' Roman road that crossed Hardknott and Wrynose passes, and led from Eskdale into Little Langdale. The fells run south, on both sides of the beautiful Duddon. The famous Coniston Fells lie to the east and sweeping horizons to the west. The area begins impressively upon Harter Fell and ends remotely upon the coastal reaches near Black Combe. Published March 09
The Central Fells, Mark Richards - Cicerone's "Lakeland Fellranger" series. The Central Fells comprise the high ground between Great Langdale and Keswick. The area is flanked to the west by Sticks Pass, Langstrath, Borrowdale and Derwentwater, and to the east by Grasmere, Dunmail Raise and Thirlmere. Published August 08.
Lake District AA 30 Walks (Cards) - This
original concept takes thirty of the most popular walks in the Lake District
from the AA's best-selling and newly updated walks database and packages
them on individual laminated cards in an easy-to-carry, durable box. Each of
the cards are pocket sized to carry with you on your walk and are durable
and weather proof to protect them from the elements. Each of the walks are
carefully selected to suit all levels of fitness and ability and clear route
directions and maps make them easy-to-follow. The small and handy size means
that the box can be stowed away in a pocket or handbag and single cards
extracted at each walk start point. Published October 09.
AA 30 Short Walks in the Lake District - Handy pocket-sized box of 30 short walking routes in the Lake District. Contained within the box are 30 cards each with a short walking route, so you can easily take it with you on the walk for reference. All of the walks featured are between 1 and 4 miles long meaning they can be tackled in a morning or afternoon. Key panels give details on distance, gradient, difficulty, surface and other practical advice. Published August 11.
HandiHikes is an innovative new range of 18 compact, waterproof hiking guides featuring 60 of the best walking routes in the Lake District. Each guide is printed on tough, durable plastic and includes: A carefully selected area of 1:25,000 scale Ordnance Survey® Explorer mapping data; A choice of 3 or 4 clearly annotated routes to suit your ability, or your mood; HandiHints for how to link up our routes to make your own; HandiLikes, including best viewpoints and our favourite places to eat or drink (very important after a day in the hills); Hints on navigation, if you need them; Practical tips for safer walking; and all this information on a single sheet which effortlessly folds away to fit neatly in your pocket, making it nice and easy to use on the hills. Published January 11.
Titles in the Series:
Helvellyn from Glenridding From Glenridding To Skiddaw from Keswick From Keswick To Blencathra From Grasmere More Walks from Grasmere From Ambleside Walk the Fairfield Horseshoe Walks from Great Langdale Walk the Langdale Pikes From Coniston From Borrowdale Walk to Great Gable from Seathwaite To Scafell Pike from Seathwaite Walks from Wasdale Head Walks from Buttermere From Patterdale
Lake District Short Walks, Terry Marsh - The
real beauty of the Lake District lies in its constantly changing
aspects-from dramatic geological shifts to the subtle play of light on fellsides and lowland pastures, or a breeze rippling across the surface of a
lake. Strictly speaking, in spite of its name, the Lake District has only
one lake-Bassenthwaite. All the others are 'tarns', 'meres' or 'waters'.
However, these are only one ingredient of Lakeland's unique landscape, which
also includes hills and fells, forests, valleys and picturesque towns and
village, including Keswick, Patterdale, Hawkshead, Windermere and
Braithwaite. Published December 09.
Walking with Beatrix Potter, Norman and June Buckley - The Beatrix Potter Society Newsletter, July, 2007 "Delightful... it is not without its humour... The book is primarily targeted towards the family outing... The connection of each walk to Beatrix is fully and interestingly described..." It would make a fine gift. Published May 07.
Walking With Wordsworth in The Lake District - William Wordsworth was an avid walker, composing and seeking inspiration on regular and often lengthy walks around his beloved Lake District. Here are twenty walks connected to his life and work, allowing you to follow in the Lakeland laureate's footsteps by the lakes and tarns, rivers and valleys he celebrated in verse. Fully set out with maps, clear directions, advice on car parking and refreshment suggestions, the walks are also illustrated with over sixty colour photographs. Ranging from two to twelve miles in length, the routes are mostly short and relatively easy. Most are circular, and the few linear walks have details of how to return to the starting point by bus or boat. Published March 10.
|Lake District West and South Lakeland, (Pathfinder Guide) Terry Marsh - The dales of western Lakeland are breathtakingly beautiful, rich in flora and fauna, wild moors, craggy heights, hidden dales and sundry secret ways, but they suffer from relative inaccessibility; there is no passage, other than on foot, through the middle of the Lakes to get into Wasdale, or Ennerdale Yet, for the walker, Ennerdale, Wasdale and Eskdale are as delectable as anywhere else, and arguably more so. By comparison, the Coniston fells, being much more accessible, are as popular as any in the Lake District. Between the two, one of Lakeland's hidden gems is to be found, Dunnerdale, the valley of the River Duddon. The river rises on Cold Pike and Pike O'Blisco above Langdale, but by the time it passes Cockley Beck in Wrynose Bottom, and changes direction to head for the sea, it has started to fashion the most breathtaking of dales, flanked by comparatively low fells, but summits that have great appeal and unrivalled views. Published November 09.||
Lake District Eastern Lakeland, (Pathfinder Guide) Terry Marsh -
This Lake District guide to walks in the Eastern Lakeland brings you the
best 28 walks in this Lake District region. Covering Ullswater, Haweswater
and Shap, these walks take you amongst the most stunning scenery in the east
of the Lake District offering walking routes for all abilities. -28 great
country walks from 2 to 14 miles with clear, large scale Ordnance Survey
route maps, GPS references for all route waypoints and where to park, good
pubs and places of interest en route. Published November 09.
||Lake District North and West Lakeland, (Pathfinder Guide) Terry Marsh - In this arrangement of walks, the reader is invited to explore a part of the Lake District that is for the most part comparatively little known, certainly compared with the honeypots that flank the central thrust from Windermere northwards to Keswick. The northern fells comprise two principal mountains Skiddaw and Blencathra that conceal a rash of lesser summits behind them, in the silent area known as Back o' Skidda'. Here there is the vast wilderness of Skiddaw Forest and the Uldale and Caldbeck Fells, a wild, intriguing place, unique in Lakeland, a place of wide, smooth-sided valleys, broad grass and heather uplands, and boggy flats more akin to the Pennines than Lakeland. The area vaguely called the north-western fells reaches westwards from Bassenthwaite lake and Derwent Water to embrace to lonely summits of Whinlatter and the lakes of Buttermere and the Vale of Lorton. Limited availability. Published November 09.|
|Lake District Pub Walks, Bob Steel - This is a pocket-sized, traveller's guide to some of the best walking and best pubs in the Lake District. The walks are grouped geographically around tourist hubs with plenty of accommodation, making the book ideal for a visitor to the Lakes. Lake District Pub Walks also explores some of the region's fascinating historical and literary heritage as well as its thriving brewing scene, and has useful information about local transport and accommodation. This is a companion volume to CAMRA's popular Edinburgh Pub Walks, Peak District Pub Walks and London Pub Walks. Published February 11.||Lake District Selected Walks, (Pathfinder Guide) Terry Marsh - This compilation volume of Selected Lakeland Walks draws upon 28 of the 112 walks created for the four brand new regional Pathfinders covering the Lake District. This selection offers interest, regional variety and balance in the chosen routes, providing some of the best Pathfinder walking in the Lake District. The Short Walks series is devised for all the family to enjoy. Each guide features 20 routes of 11⁄2 to 51⁄2 miles, with the emphasis on maximising enjoyment and minimising fuss. Each easy-to follow walk has points of interest for children, special features, refreshment stops and facilities, along with quality Ordnance Survey colour mapping and specially commissioned photography, all in a durable, pocket-sized format. Published November 09.||A Walk Around the Lakes, A Visit to Britain's Lake District, Hunter Davies - Special as much for its scenic beauty as for the literary and artistic creativity it has inspired, the lake District is one of the best known places in Britain or is it? Hunter Davies walked among its mountains and valleys and rediscovered what he thought he knew well. In A Walk Around the Lakes he retells his long and extraordinary journey, recapturing the varied beauty of the land and the people he met along the way. Using Wordsworth himself as a second narrative, he offers a complete and alluring appreciation of the Lake District and its great heritage past and present, whether you are walking or not. Published July 09.|
Short Walks in The Lake District, Collins Ramblers - A new range of practical little walk guides endorsed by the Ramblers. All the walks are 5 miles or under in length and can easily be completed in less that 3 hours. 20 walks are included and use clear maps to show the route plus easy to follow walk descriptions. Among the
most spectacular landscapes in Britain, the Lake District offers a unique combination of crag and cafe, of ice-climb and ice-cream shop, or of the slippery gill and the hollyhocks of the cottage garden. It is this that makes the Lake District the perfect place for a walk on the wild -- and yet civilised -- side. This compact little guide contains walks, all of which are 5 miles or under, which are ideal for an afternoon stroll. Published May 10. K
Lake District Natural History Walks, Christopher
Mitchell - If you have ever wondered what caused the scratch marks on a
layer of moss, or why there are scattered raven feathers on a wall, you can
now find the answers in this original easy-to-follow approach to discovering
new things about the Lake District - a type of forensic fellwalking. 18
walks from one to six miles suitable for all ages and abilities, encourage
you to look at the countryside in a different way. A leisurely pace allows
the walker the chance to experience what so often goes unnoticed. Each
walk description begins with information about the distance, ascent, time it
might take, terrain, equipment, footwear, parking, public transport, and a
local place to find refreshments. The maps, also provided for each
walk, are particularly well-detailed to include individual trees, animal
tracks and signs. Published January 09.
Waterside Walks in Cumbria and the Lake
District, Mark Eliot - Water always add something special to a walk and
Cumbria and the Lake District have many notable waterside landscapes to
explore. Stroll by delightful stretches of the Cocker, Derwent and Rothay
River to name a few, and enjoy the beautiful lakes and reservoirs, set in
stunning scenery, at such places as Derwentwater, Buttermere Lake and of
course Lake Windermere. Twenty circular walks in total which vary in length
from 2 to 8 miles. Published May 09.
North Lakeland Walks with Children, Mary Welsh -
The 34 Lake District routes included in this book reflect the stunning
diversity of landscape which characterises the region - observe birdlife
from observation platforms at St Bees Head, take the Ullswater ferry to
Howtown and walk back along the shore, or simply stroll around Buttermere.
None of the routes is too long for very young walkers, and older children
should be able to follow the clear instructions and join in the fun by
leading the walk. Along the way there are informative notes on wildlife and
a fascinating commentary on local and industrial history. There are
questions of interest to all the family, and answers which are frequently
illustrated by Christine Isherwoods' superb line drawings. This book will
appeal to families with children of all ages, and will be warmly welcomed by
parents of reluctant walkers! Published January 09.
South Lakeland Walks with Children, Nick Lambert - 20 walks of between 2 and 6 miles. Published July 97.
All Terrain Pushchair Walks North Lakeland, Ruth
Irons - Authors Ruth and Richard Irons are qualified outdoor pursuits
instructors and they know how important careful planning is for safe and
enjoyable walks. There are 30 walks in their book, covering North Lakeland's
superb walking landscape from Ennerdale Water to Lowther Park, and
Haweswater to Bassenthwaite. There's something to suit every type of walker
- from mostly level walks around pretty Lakeland villages, to more
adventurous but safe hikes across windswept fells. As Richard says, "We've
got walks for Sunday Strollers and Peak Baggers - and everyone else in
between!" Published January 09.
All Terrain Pushchair Walks - South Lakeland,
Norman Buckley - Following the success of "All-Terrain Pushchair Walks:
North Lakeland", well-known Sigma author Norman Buckley has compiled the
companion edition for the picturesque South Lakeland. Packed with sensible
advice for users of the new breed of all-terrain pushchairs (ATP), the walks
are carefully selected and specifically recommended for pushchair use. With
a total of 30 graded walks to choose from there is something for everyone -
from level routes around the pretty Lakeland villages to the more
adventurous (but safe) hikes across the windswept hills. But you don't have
to have a young family and a pushchair to enjoy these walks - they could
also appeal to those simply seeking a gentler ramble or to wheelchair users.
Detailed directions and a map accompany each route. So there's no excuse -
whatever the age of the family, from tiny tots to grandparents - here is the
ideal opportunity to escape into the wide-open spaces of the Lake District!
Published January 09.
Pub Walks in the Lake District, Ron Freethy - Twenty circular walks starting and finishing at a good local pub in this beautiful National Park. The selection of routes covers the whole of this popular region from Bassenthwaite in the north-west through to Kirkby Lonsdale in the south-east. Published June 05.
Short Walks in the Lake District, Brian Smailes
- 12 scenic walks of varying height and length, suitable for all ages.
Published December 08.
The Lakes -
Pocket Mountains, Nick Williams - This guide contains 40 circular routes in
the Lake District. Each route is accompanied by a full colour photograph,
contoured map and additional facts about the history, geology and wildlife
of the area. Includes Derwent Water and the Northern Fells, Ullswater and
the Eastern Fells, Grasmere, Langdale and Coniston, Buttermere and
Borrowdale, Wasdale, Eskdale and Dunnerdale. Published March 05.
The North West and The Lake District Exploring
Woodland, The Woodland Trust - Exploring Woodland is a series of guides from
The Woodland Trust that describe and illustrate beautiful woodland sites -
both publicly owned and private - in different regions throughout the UK.
Fully illustrated with site maps and photographs, these are the essential
woodland guides for all tree lovers. This guide covers woodlands in the Lake
District National Park and the north-west of England. Published April 08.
Best Walks in the Lake District, Frank Duerden
- The Best Walks series aims to select the very best walking opportunities
to be found in a region or national park. There is something for everyone in
these walking guides. Each book suggests thirty to forty good quality walks
- where possible, circular to avoid difficulties with transport. They are
clearly classified as easy strolls, moderately demanding walks or strenuous
routes more suitable for the experienced hiker. A clear route description
and exceptionally detailed map is included for each walk and there are
suggestions on transport to the region and accommodation once you're there.
Best Walks in the Lake District covers all areas of the National Park to
reflect the breathtaking landscape of this spectacular region. Published March 06.
Tour of The Lake District, Jim Reid - With a
flavour of each of the main Lakeland valleys, and time to stop and wonder at
their charms, the walk described in this book leads quickly away from the
busy tourist centres to the quiet pleasures of the fell country. Designed as
a scenic tour of the Lake District, the route is primarily one of valleys
and passes, rather than a tick list of peaks attained. The shepherds and
drovers chose their paths well, logical links from one valley to the next,
and many of these ancient ways have been chosen for this walk. All footpaths
and bridleways used are on established rights of way. The walk starts at the
railway terminus at Windermere town, quickly leaving the crowds behind and
passes through Ambleside, the Langdale valley, Coniston, Dunnerdale, Eskdale,
Wasdale, Ennerdale, Buttermere, Newlands Valley, Keswick, Borrowdale,
Grasmere then Ullswater, before returning back to Windermere via the
Troutbeck valley. Published March 07.
Way and Allerdale Ramble, Jim Watson - This
text describes two trails through Cumbria. The Cumbria Way (75 miles) runs
right through the heart of the county from Ulverston to Carlisle. This is
classic Lakeland walking taking in both farmland and mountin scenery:
Coniston Water, Tarn Hows, the Langdale Pikes, Langstrath, Borrowdale,
Derwent-water and Back o'Skiddaw. It is a balanced route that splits into
five sections of about 15 miles, on established paths along the valley
bottoms and through the fells. A walk of more variety and contrast is The
Allerdale Ramble (50 miles). Starting at Seathwaite deep in the Lakeland
fells, it travels to Keswick via a scenic walk, and continues through the
northern fells via 3000ft Skiddaw and Bassenthwaite Lake to the market town
of Cockermouth. Each of these walks can be completed comfortably in a week's
holiday for those who are reasonably fit, or can be split into shorter day
walks. Published June 01.
|Making Tracks in the Lake District, Joanne Wright - This bright and colourful pack includes 10 easy to follow walks, making walks fun and interesting for the children - helping to keep the adults happy. The 10 route booklets are in a hand written format with pictures in a coloured in format so children can relate to them well. The step by step instructions include fun, games and facts making this an educational and fun pack aimed at 6-11yrs. Published 99||
Walks in Ancient
Lakeland, Robert Harris - 24
varied walks in and around the Lake District, visiting sites and monuments
from the Neolithic and Bronze Ages, many following the ancient trackways
which link them. Visit many largely unknown sites: explore and discover
something about the lives of our ancestors who built these sites. Gain
insight into the natural history of the area: birds, flowers and landsape
that may have been just as familiar to our ancestors. Each walk is outlined
in detail and is accompanied by graphic descriptions which help to recreate
an image of the ancient landscape from remaining clues. Most of the walking
is away from the most popular tourist areas of the Lake District. Excellent
hand drawn sketches by the author accompany the text, making this an
attractive as well as informative read.
Published August 01.
One Hundred Hill Walks in the Lake District, Jim Grindle - A guide to 100 hill walks around the Lake District. A detailed map of every walk comes complete with Ordnance Survey references, making the guides both highly informative and simple to use. Published March 94.
Walks in Mysterious North Lakeland, Graham Dugdale -
An unusual collection of walks which provide a
unique opportunity to visit places with a strange and mythical history. 30
walks of between 4 and 10 miles. Published 98
Lakeland Fells,The Fell and Rock Climbing Club's Complete Illustrated Guide for Walkers - This guide has been produced by the Fell and Rock Climbing Club - Lake District's premier mountaineering club. It provides descriptions for ascending all 244 fells in the Lake District National Park over 300 metres (approx 1000 feet). Published January 96.
Tea Shop Walks in the Lake District, Ron Freethy - Twenty circular walks based around good local teashops including routes near Windermere, Keswick, Cockermouth, Penrith and Carlisle. With maps and photographs. Published 06.
|Lakeland Fells - Keswick & North, Paul Hannon - Borrowdale, Newlands, Thirlmere, Skiddaw. Info on pubs, toilets, parking etc. 25 walks of between 3 and 10 miles. Published June 98.||Drive and Stroll in Cumbria and The Lake District, Chris Bagshaw - A collection of twenty circular routes for those who enjoy a country drive to an attractive spot for a refreshing walk. Includes routes at Scaleby, Caldbeck, Alston, Buttermere and Crosby Ravensworth. With maps and photographs. Published May 08.|
Rocky Rambler's Wild Walks, Colin Shelbourne - A family walking guide which encourages children to choose and lead the walks. 10 routes, graded according to length and difficulty. Published Aug 07
Walks Around Windermere, Robert
Gambles - Aimed at beginners, families and those who
enjoy an easy ramble. All walks stay below 1500 ft, and are fully described
with easy to follow maps highlighting points of interest along the way. 10
walks of up to 6 miles. Published April 97.
Also: Walks Around Ambleside, Tom Bowker - Aimed at beginners, families and those who enjoy an easy ramble. All walks stay below 1500 ft, and are fully described with easy to follow maps highlighting points of interest along the way. 10 walks of up to 6 miles. Published April 97.
|On High Lakeland Fells, Bob Allen - This classic guide to both walks and scrambles on the Lakeland peaks, is now fully revised, with new maps and illustrations. Incorporating 84 walks, of which 73 are 'rounds' with the great convenience of returning to your starting place, and including 40 of the best scrambles - alternative, more adventurous and, to many people, more exciting ways to the high peaks and ridges - this is a unique and invaluable book. All the walks and scrambles are graded and star rated, while the text is enlivened by anecdotes and illustrated by nearly 100 superb colour photographs. Published July 05.|
|The Lakeland Pack: 20 Classic Walks, Peter Beresford - Durable, weather-proof walking cards with route descriptions of 20 outstanding circular walks, graded for suitability. The cards are contained in a box, along with a PVC card/map holder and fully comprehensive, straightforward User Guide booklet. Features Ordnance Survey mapping. Published April 93.||Furness Way, Paul Hannon - 75 mile South Lakeland crossing visiting Cartmel, Coniston, and Eskdale. 6 sections. Includes checklist of facilities. Published October 94.||After Wainwright, Eric Robson - The author's amusing story of a 190 mile walk around the remote peaks of the Lake District with a film crew, written like a diary rather than the usual dry and unentertaining guidebook. Illustrated with the relevant Wainwright maps. Eric Robson loves the Lakes and that feeling comes across in the way he writes about that landscape. And it's infectious! Limited availability. Published November 03.|
Family Walks Around Keswick &
Northern Lakeland, Timothy & Sylvia Bunker -
16 walks of up to 6 miles. Limited availability. Published June 96.
Short Scenic Walks: Ambleside and Langdale, Paul Hannon - Twenty short scenic walks of less than five miles. Limited availability. Published June 03
Westmorland Way, Paul Hannon - Across Lakeland from Appleby to Arnside. 7 sections. Includes checklist of facilities. It describes a 95 mile long distance footpath through the outstanding countryside of the old county of Westmorland, travelling all the way from Appleby-in-Westmorland to Arnside. The walk is broken down into manageable days with helpful tips about planning the walk as well as information on the facilities that are available as you pass through various villages. As well as details (in bold print) on the actual walk there is plenty of information on points of interest along the route (in lighter print). Many black and white sketches as well as hand-drawn maps help make this walk come alive, inviting the reader to go along its way. Buyer Review. Limited availability. Published February 98.
Walks Grasmere, Ambleside and Windermere, Richard Hallewell.
Limited availability. Published May 07.
Walks Ullswater and the Eastern Lakes Limited availability. Published May 07.
Walks the Western Lakes Limited availability. Published June 07.
Short Scenic Walks: Borrowdale, Paul Hannon - A full colour, pocket-sized walking guide to 20 classic walks in the Borrowdale Valley situated in the centre of the Lake District. The walks all start from popular villages like Grange, Rosthwaite and Seatoller, they are all less than 5 miles in length and ideal for a stroll or casual walk. Limited availability. Published June 09
Walks Around Ullswater,
Mary Walsh - I picked up a copy of this handy little guide from the
Ullswater Steamer ticket office at Pooley Bridge, as it contained details of
a walk - up Hallin Fell, from the steamer pier at Howtown - that we were
intending to do anyway. The walk was great, with stunning views of Ullswater
from the top of the Fell. As for the book, I'd certainly recommend it - the
instructions were clear, accurate and easy to follow, making effective
reference to key landmarks along the way. There were only a couple of points
along the entire 4 mile walk where the next step was in any doubt, and these
were soon resolved by reference to the relevant Ordnance Survey Explorer
map. However, the little map provided in the book met most of our needs,
benefiting from being drawn to scale. Buyer Review. Limited availability. Published July 05.
The Best of Wainwright - A personal selection of eighteen fells from Wainwright's Pictorial Guides by Wainwright's authorised biographer Hunter Davies. Includes more than 300 pages from the Pictorial Guides, plus fascinating insights into how they were created. A perfect introduction to Wainwright's work. Limited availability. Published November 04.
Lakeland Hikes: Off the Beaten Track, Doug Brown - This is a walking book with a difference - leading you off the beaten track - ideal for walkers who enjoy a challenge, like to test their navigational skills, want to practice using a GPS and get a buzz out of locating additional interesting features. Doug Brown has put together more than 30 similar walks for this beautiful and popular area that is Lakeland. Limited availability. Published March 07.
Lake District Wet Weather Walks, Chris Mitchell - This was the first wet-weather walking guide to the Lake District and has now been fully updated and revised. It offers a unique strategy for enjoying the outdoors in the wet describing walks to see waterfalls, spectacular ghylls, sheltered woodlands, stone circles and much more - all the walks are based around the popular towns of Keswick, Ambleside, Coniston and Pooley Bridge. Limited availability. Published March 10.
AA Leisure Guide The Lake District, Mike Gerrard - This activity guide from the AA tells you the best places to visit in
the Lake District and includes mapped walks, cycle rides and car tours.
Inside you'll find easy-to-use and modern layouts with newly commissioned
colour photographs to inspire you and area maps which show the area in
detail. The guide contains 10 walks, 3 cycle rides and 2 car tours, each
illustrated with a colour map. Each chapter tells you the best places to
visit in the Lake District and listings pages give reviews of pubs and tea
shops plus information on where to shop, local specialities, activities, and
local events and festivals. Limited availability. Published April 07.
AA Walkers Map Central Lake District - Covering an area of 50 sq km and with a large scale of 1:25,000, this map has the familiar look and style of OS mapping, with improved coverage of the featured areas. Aimed at outdoor enthusiasts in particular, the level of details ensures nothing gets missed and you won't get lost. Published April 12
AA Leisure Map Central Lake District - A brand new range of 30 AA sheet maps utilising the 1:50,000 data supplied by the Ordnance Survey. The Leisure series uses optimised map coverage centred on the more popular areas of the country for leisure activities, including towns and rural areas. This map has the familiar look and style of OS mapping, with improved coverage of the featured areas. Published April 12
Lakeland: East (Superwalker), Harvey. April 10
Collins Lake District Walking Map - Features detailed layer-coloured mapping on one easy-to-use sheet. Scale 1 inch to 1 mile (1:63 360). April 09
CUMBRIA COASTAL WAY
Classic Fell Walks
Midtown Cottages - 4* self catering cottages near Keswick with stunning views.
Northern Guiding - Navigation training, adventure days, guided walking and bespoke walking, walking breaks with open and private groups in the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District.