Lake District: High Level and Fell Walks

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Author: Vivienne Crow

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783621656

Category: Travel

Page: 208

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This guidebook collects the best 30 high fell walks in the Lake District. Every route is graded for difficulty and ranges between 7-23km, and includes annotated OS maps and variant routes. The walks are divided into 6 sections according to where walkers can start: the Keswick area, Borrowdale and Buttermere, the Western Valleys, Coniston and Langdale, Ambleside, Grasmere and Windermere, or Ullswater. The walks combine Lakeland classics with lesser-known adventures. From classic horseshoes, such as the Newlands Round and the Fairfield Horseshoe, and traditional ascents of England's most iconic mountains, including its highest peaks Scafell Pike, Scafell, Helvellyn and Skiddaw, to routes onto some of the quieter summits including Gray Crag and Beda Fell, or quieter routes onto popular fells including Blencathra and Red Screes, the walks in this guide comprise all the best high-level fell walks to be had in England's largest, and beloved National Park. Covering both rocky terrain and grassy hills, with occasional boggy ground, most of the paths are relatively easy-to-follow in clear conditions, but may require good navigational skills when the clouds roll in. The guidebook also includes information to enhance your walking, from historical, geological and wildlife detail, to advice on travelling to and around the Lake District, and how to best prepare for an excellent day out on the fells.

Lake District: Low Level and Lake Walks

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Author: Vivienne Crow

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783620889

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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This guidebook describes 30 low-level day walks in the valleys, beside the lakes and on the low fells of the Lake District, suitable for walkers of all abilities. Each route is illustrated with OS map extracts, and range from 7 to 17km in length, with no technical difficulties over terrain from wide constructed trails to narrow paths on open fell. Walkers who know the Lakes well may have missed some of the lower gems covered here from delightful wooded glades and sparkling tarns hidden in green folds on the hillside to tumultuous waterfalls and glacier-carved valleys towered over by craggy mountains, this guidebook aims to seek out the best lower level walks the Lake District have to offer. Located across the whole of the Lake District, the walks are divided into five sections: South Lakes (Windermere, Coniston, Duddon and the south), Central Lakes (Ambleside, Langdale, Grasmere and Thirlmere), Western Valleys (Eskdale, Wasdale and the Buttermere area), North Lakes (Keswick, Borrowdale and Derwentwater) and Eastern Lakes (Ullswater and Patterdale).

Best Walks in the Lake District

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Author: Frank Duerden,Andrew Midgley

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Limited

ISBN: 9780711224216

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

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Part of The Best Walks series that aims to select the best walking opportunities to be found in a region or national park, this book covers various areas of the National Park to reflect the landscape of this region. This series features a route description, and a sketch map for each walk, along with suggestions on transport and accommodation.

Complete Lakeland Fells

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Author: Bill Birkett

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780007136292

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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A comprehensive and detailed route reference work on the Lakeland Fells, this book covers all the Fell tops over 1,000 feet (305m) in the English Lake District National Park. The legendary beauty, unique character and accessibility of the Lake District makes it irresistible to hill walkers of all levels. "Complete Lakeland Fells" gives walking distances and duration along with altitudes gained for every walk and the heights of the major fells encountered. The regions are divided into six geographical areas, with 129 circular walks chosen for their character, quality and practicality by a local author with years of climbing experience.

Great Mountain Days in the Lake District

50 Great Routes

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Author: Mark Richards

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1849653801

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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An inspirational guidebook to 50 memorable walks through the high fells of the Lake District. From the favourite summits of Scafell, Bowfell, Great Gable, the Crinkle Crags, to lesser-known fells, this guide offers only the best walks to explore all that is pure Lakeland. Some of the 50 walks described in is this larger format book are well known classic challenges - such as Scafell Pike and Esk Pike, or the Gable Girdle - while others approach a favourite mountain from a new angle or combine several in a testing way. Each one can be crammed into a single, long day or backpacked over two to spend a little longer in this rugged and addictive landscape. The circular walks are all graded, making this guidebook equally suitable for less experienced walkers looking for new summits and undiscovered areas of the Lake District, as well as experienced walkers looking for a challenging day out on the fells. All routes are illustrated with Harvey maps and the author's pictorial route diagrams.

The High Fells

Classic Walks on Lakeland's Highest Fells

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Author: Steve Goodier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780955355783

Category: Lake District (England)

Page: 64

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This guidebook gives walkers the ten finest routes on Cumbria's highest fells in a popular pocketable format. With clear information, an overview and introduction for each walk, numbered directions and Ordnance Survey maps, these guides set a new standard.

The Rough Guide to the Lake District

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Author: Jules Brown

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1409365085

Category: Travel

Page: 296

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The Rough Guide to the Lake District, features comprehensive reviews of the finest places to stay and eat for every budget, based on personal inspection by a long-time Lakes expert. Whether you're looking for a walker's hostel or boutique hotel, café or gastro-pub, farmhouse B&B or country-house hotel, this guide has the lowdown on all the best deals. There's detailed information on the best way to get around by public transport, while special features on the great outdoors focus on local walks, classic hikes, mountain climbs, lake cruises and family adventures. Whether you're on a walking holiday or family break you can discover all the facts you need - from current opening times to festival dates. There's also background information on the history, culture, nature and wildlife of the English Lakes, and plenty of special features - from the history of rock-climbing or a rundown of music festivals to the fascinating lives of the locals. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to the Lake District. Now available in ePub format.

Walking in Cumbria's Eden Valley

30 routes between source and sea

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Author: Vivienne Crow

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 184965851X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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Walking guide to 30 day walks in the Eden Valley, in the north of Cumbria, following the River Eden from Kirkby Stephen past Penrith and Carlisle to the Solway Firth. A wide range of day routes, from 4 to 17 miles in length, past ruined castles, churches and prehistoric settlements with stunning views of the Lake District, Pennines and Scottish hills. If Cumbria's beautiful Eden Valley were anywhere but next to the Lake District, it would be full of tourists. As it is, few venture this far, leaving locals to delight in the fact that they have this wonderful area, with its rich natural and human heritage, all to themselves. This new guidebook covers routes from the source of the River Eden, high in the wild Pennines, through undulating countryside and past red sandstone villages, right up to the vast, open expanses of the Solway marshes on the Scottish border. Walkers can enjoy anything from day-long moorland hikes to gentle riverside and woodland strolls, taking in attractive gorges, flower-filled meadows, limestone pavement and one of England's largest stone circles. Routes are graded 1 to 5, many linking with the Settle-Carlisle railway line. Packed with historical information.

Wainwright's Illustrated Walking Guide to the Lake District Book 4: Southern Fells

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Author: Alfred Wainwright

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711236578

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 344

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One name above all others has become associated with walking in the Lake District: Alfred Wainwright, whose seven-volume Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells, first published in 1955–66, has become the definitive guidebook. Wainwright’s meticulously hand-drawn maps, diagrams and drawings take walkers up the 214 principal hills and mountains of the Lake District, describing the main routes of ascent from different starting points, as well as lesser-known variants, showing the summit viewpoint panoramas and the ridge routes that can be made to create longer walks. Every page combines words and illustrations to present the routes in a way that is original, visually appealing and easy to follow. This new edition of Wainwright’s Walking Guide to the Lake District Fells has been comprehensively revised. Paths, maps, diagrams and route descriptions have been checked and corrected throughout. These revisions have been undertaken by writer and designer Clive Hutchby, author of The Wainwright Companion. The Southern Fells, Book Four of Wainwright’s Walking Guide, covers the great mountain systems of Scafell–Bowfell and the Coniston fells and includes some of Wainwright’s own favourite ascents, such as Scafell Pike, Bowfell and Crinkle Crags.

Trail and Fell Running in the Lake District

40 routes in the National Park including classic routes

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Author: Kingsley Jones

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783624833

Category: Travel

Page: 240

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The 40 routes in this guidebook offer some of the best trail running, fell running and sky running routes in the Lake District National Park, one of the world's great mountain running regions. Each route has been carefully graded to indicate terrain and difficulty so that the runner can select a route that suits their ability or aspirations for the day. Routes range from 5 miles to 21 miles, and include classics such as the Helvellyn skyline, Langdale Horseshoe, Borrowdale and Scafell Pike direct. Detailed route descriptions and OS map extracts accompany each route, along with key facts, including distance, ascent, descent, timings, maps, transport and parking. There is a useful introduction explaining the history of trail and fell running in the Lake District, along with advice about the best bases for a trail running holiday, equipment and adapting to running off road. There is a rich history of mountain running in the UK, and for many the Lake District is the spiritual home of fell running. Whether you want to follow the course of some of the classic fell races, or explore some of the quieter corners of the national park, the aim of this book is to inspire you to enjoy this thrilling sport in one of its greatest playgrounds.

Walking in the Haute Savoie: North

30 Day Walks - Salève, Vallée Verte, Abondance, Bellevaux, Morzine

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Author: Janette Norton,Alan Norton

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783625538

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 264

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A guidebook of half and full-day walks in the lovely Haute Savoie mountains of France. This guide describes 30 circular routes of between 7 and 13km, based around Evian-les-Bains, Morzine, Abondance, Châtel, St-Julien-en-Genevois, Bellevaux, Boège and Habère-Poche. Graded from easy to difficult, there are walks to suit most abilities, but a few have some exposed sections and need a head for heights. The guide is divided into 6 areas covering the Salève and Vuache, the Vallée Verte, the Vallée du Brevon, Pré-Alpes du Léman and Val d'Abondance. Alongside a detailed route description and map, each walk has a summary of all you need to know before you set out (distance, time to walk, ascent, maximum altitude and instructions for accessing the start). The guidebook includes advice on travel, accommodation and equipment, as well as information about local wildlife and Savoyard food and drink, and a glossary of useful French words. Visitors flock to the Chamonix area and the Mont Blanc range, but that is only part of what the Haute Savoie has to offer. With highlights including Cornettes de Bise, Mont de Grange, Dent d'Oche and Pic Boré, the walks in this guide will show you a quieter, less busy side to this outstandingly beautiful area. A companion volume, Walking in Haute Savoie: South, is also available (ISBN: 9781852848118)

Tour of the Lake District

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Author: Jim Reid

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1849654654

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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A guidebook to walking a scenic, seven-day circular route (93 miles) around England's Lake District. The tour gives a flavour of each of the main Lakeland valleys and their different character. The route starts at the railway terminus at Windermere village. Quickly leaving the crowds behind, it passes through Ambleside, Langdale valley, Coniston, Dunnerdale, Eskdale, Wasdale, Ennerdale, Buttermere, Newlands Valley, Keswick, Borrowdale, Grasmere then Ullswater, before returning back to Windermere via the Troutbeck valley. 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. 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 and illustrated with OS maps. High level alternatives are given, including options for ascents of Coniston Old Man, Scafell Pike and Helvellyn and also nine short walks from the overnight stops. Information on accommodation, facilities and transport are also provided for each day stage.

Unforgettable Walks

Best Walks With A View

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Author: Julia Bradbury

Publisher: Quercus Publishing

ISBN: 1784298832

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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A country girl at heart, Julia Bradbury's passion for walking and the great outdoors is a legacy from her dad and her childhood in rural Rutland and Sheffield where she went to school. She grew up exploring gently undulating hills and rugged green valleys. Now a mother of three, Julia once more pulls on her hiking boots and goes in search of Britain's Best Walks with a View for ITV. Join her as she sets out along eight of the UK's best-loved paths, showcasing Britain's beauty and opening our eyes to the sights and sounds, the flora and fauna and the stories, past and present, of the places and people she passes on the way. At once a practical guide and a love letter to the British countryside, Unforgettable Walks shows why our all-weather love affair with walking is still going strong. Julia's footsteps take her through the whole spectrum of Britain's diverse and beautiful landscapes, from the Jurassic coast of Dorset and the rich history of the South Downs to the breathtaking scenery of the Peak District and the Yorkshire Dales. Funny, inspiring and packed with beguiling characters, join Julia as she criss-crosses the country in sun, wind and rain, in search of the perfect walk, the perfect view - and the perfect pub. The Walks Dorset: The Golden Cap Walk Cotswolds: The Cleeve Hill Walk Anglesey: The Snowdon View Walk Yorkshire Dales: The Malham Cove Walk Lake District: The Borrowdale Valley Walk Cumbria: The High Cup Nick Walk South Downs: The Birling Gap Walk Peak District: The Kinder Scout Walk

Low Fells

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Author: Steve Goodier

Publisher: Northern Eye

ISBN: 9780955355776

Category: Lake District (England)

Page: 64

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These attractive and cleverly structured books give walkers the ten finest routes for each of six themes, in a popular pocketable format.

Walking in the Pentland Hills

30 Walks in Edinburgh's Local Hills

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Author: Susan Falconer

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783624094

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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This guidebook describes 30 circular walks in Scotland's Pentland Hills, a range of low summits which extends between Edinburgh and Biggar in South Lanarkshire. Ranging from 3 to 27km (2-17 miles), there is something to suit all abilities from the novice to the experienced hill-walker, with each route showcasing a different aspect of the area's unique character. Step-by-step route description is accompanied by 1:50,000 OS mapping and a wealth of interesting information on the region's rich natural and cultural heritage: its geology, history, wildlife and connections with literary greats such as Robert Louis Stevenson and Sir Walter Scott. Local place names are explained, local folklore explored and there is a helpful glossary of dialect terms. The Pentland Hills can be enjoyed in all seasons. Although the highest summit, Scald Law, stands at 579m, stunning vistas belie their modest elevation: this is a region of grass and heather-clad slopes which rise above picturesque valleys hiding streams and reservoirs. Walking in the Pentland Hills is an ideal companion to discovering great walking on Scotland's most accessible hills.

Walking in the Cotswolds

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Author: Damian Hall

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783623322

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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A guidebook to 30 circular walks in the Cotswolds, the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England. Ranging from 4 to 12 miles in length, the routes are graded from easy to strenuous, offering something for every walker. Fourteen of the routes described include sections of the Cotswold Way National Trail, a 102-mile walk that winds its way from Chipping Campden to Bath. Step-by-step route descriptions are accompanied by 1:50,000 mapping. There is plenty of information on the many points of interest passed en route, including Roman ruins, ancient stone circles, Neolithic long barrows and historic villages. Also included is a useful route table summary, information on accommodation, and details on the region's geology, landscape, plants and wildlife. Covering 790 square miles, the Cotswolds is home to lush green hills, picturesque valleys and beautiful beech woodlands. The impressive Edge - a remarkable limestone escarpment - offers ethereal views across the Vales of the Severn, Berkeley and Gloucester to the Malverns and the distant mountains of Wales.

Short Walks in Lakeland Book 3: West Lakeland

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Author: Aileen Evans,Brian Evans

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 184965283X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

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This guidebook of 50 short walks in the Lake District is the third in the Short Walks in Lakeland trilogy, covering the entire Lake District. This guidebook divides the west Lakeland region into five sections: Duddon Valley and the coast, Eskdale, Wasdale, Ennerdale and the coast, Lorton Vale, Buttermere and the north-west. The guide comprises 50 walks, generally between 4 and 8 miles, enough to fill a good half day or provide a leisurely full day, and ideal for day visitors or family walkers. It is not a high fell walking guide, although many worthwhile summits are included. Priority is given to the lower fells and dales. Interesting features are pointed out along the way, and the hand-drawn maps include relevant walk details. 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.

The Northern Fells

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Author: Mark Richards

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1849657610

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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A Lakeland Fellranger walking guide exploring 23 summits in the Northern Fells of the Lake District, including a wide range of walks between Keswick to the south and Caldbeck to the north. Among the summits featured are the massifs of Skiddaw and Blencathra, and the peace of the more modest fells of High Pike, Great Cockup and Carrock Fell further north. Each of the 23 fells has a dedicated chapter describing a plethora of walking routes of differing characters and difficulties (from wide bridleways up to easy scrambles), which can easily be combined to make ascents, descents, traverses or ridge routes. The chapter begins with a customised Harvey map that illustrates the routes, and shows ridge connections to neighbouring fells to assist in the planning of extended walks. In many instances pen and ink drawn diagrams show the routes from a given perspective to assist visualisation. The guidebook is fully illustrated throughout with clear elevation diagrams, detailed summit panoramas and lots of inspiring photographs. The Northern Fells is part of the eight-volume Lakeland Fellranger series by Mark Richards. Together they provide a comprehensive guide to explore and enjoy the fells of the Lake District, with a selection of routes up more than 220 hills.

Lake District

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Author: Terry Marsh

Publisher: Pathfinder Guides

ISBN: 9780319090169

Category:

Page: N.A

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Scafell Pike

Extract from the Mid-Western Fells

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Author: Mark Richards

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781852847616

Category:

Page: 20

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Pocket-sized Fellranger booklet describing 10 routes onto England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike, from all points of the compass, with tips on the safest descents and ridge routes to Great End, Scafell and Lingmell. Illustrated with Mark Richards' famous summit panoramas and topo diagrams, colour photographs and Harvey mapping.