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The Lure of the Lake District

Author : Steve Goodier
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The fruit of a quarter of a century of walking, reading and thinking about the unique mountain playground of the Lake District, this book provides surprises for even the most ardent lover of the Lakes. Familiar with it in all weathers and all seasons, the author Steve Goodier describes his passion for fell-walking, explores little-known routes that will tempt and surprise even those who think they know the fells well, and uncovers some Lakeland oddities. He also reflects on favourite but generally disregarded mountains and finally discusses some of the writers who have shared his love of the Lakes, from the famous including Coleridge (the first recorded fellwalker), Wordsworth and Wainwright to the less well-known H.H. Symonds, W.T. Palmer and novelist Graham Sutton. By revealing and sharing the pleasure that the mountains have given the author and countless others over the years, this book takes its place amongst those that are essential reading for any lover of the lakes.

The Lake District

Author : Jules Brown
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The second edition gives comprehensive coverage to every attraction within the National Park and accounts of outlying towns such as Kendal and Penrith. There are informed features on the writers, artists and local characters who have shaped the history of the Lakes, together with full guidance on lakeland walks and advice on staying safe in the hills.The colour section features the author's choice of the Lake District's finest scenic, cultural and outdoors attractions.

The Rough Guide to the Lake District

Author : Jules Brown
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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.

Trail and Fell Running in the Lake District

Author : Kingsley Jones
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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.

Best Pub Walks in the Lake District

Author : Neil Coates
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This guide to pub walks in the Lake District ranges from easy lowland ambles to hair-raising leaps across foaming upland torrents - all offering stunning views. There are details of the refreshments provided in each pub - from home-brew to regional and national favourites

Great Mountain Days in the Lake District

Author : Mark Richards
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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.

Lure of the Mountains

Author : Michael D. Lowes
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Lure of the Mountains is the first published biography of accomplished photographer, ornithologist, teacher and 1924 Everest expedition member Bentley Beetham (1886-1963). Written by the late Michael D. Lowes, a pupil of Beetham's at Barnard Castle School in County Durham, and with a foreword by Graham Ratcliffe MBE, the first Briton to have summited Everest from both the North and South sides, and also a pupil of Barnard Castle School. Lure of the Mountains charts Beetham's life from childhood in Darlington, to rock climbing in the Lake District, to his selection by the Mount Everest Committee as a member of the infamous and ill-fated 1924 Everest Expedition on which George Mallory and Sandy Irvine disappeared high on the mountain. Many of Beetham's images, including those made on the 1924 expedition, were for over 25 years curated by Michael Lowes and are reproduced in this book with the kind permission of the Bentley Beetham Trust and Durham University. His images of Tibet are 'an important historical record of Tibetan culture and a way of life that in modern times has rapidly begun to disappear'. Beetham was a highly skilled rock climber and a pioneer of new routes in the Borrowdale Valley, where he established such notable climbs as Little Chamonix on Shepherd's Crag, and Corvus on Raven Crag. The author, like many other pupils Beetham inspired, was introduced to climbing by his teacher in the Lake District on club trips, and over the years he became a valuable source of information and expert on Beetham's life and work.

The English Lake District as Interpreted in the Poems of Wordsworth

Author : William Angus Knight
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A protest against the extension of railways in the Lake District With preface by J Ruskin

Author : Robert Somervell
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Legends of Westmorland and the Lake District

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Legends of Westmorland and the Lake District

Author : Westmorland
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The Lure of Lakeland

Author : E. D. Tinne
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Tacoma s Stadium District

Author : Joy Keniston-Longrie
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A telegram stating, "We have located terminus on Commencement Bay," was sent on July 14, 1873, by R. D. Rice and J. C. Ainsworth, Northern Pacific Railroad commissioners, to Gen. Morton Mathew McCarver in Tacoma and Arthur Denny in Seattle's Pioneer Square. This message set the iron wheels in motion for Tacoma's destiny and transformation from old-growth forests to the Stadium District of today. It is here that railroad tycoons, timber barons, industrial leaders, and everyday people built their homes and raised their families. Perched high on the bluffs overlooking Commencement Bay, Mount Tahoma (Rainier), and the Cascade Mountains is one of the best-preserved historical residential areas in the nation. Magnificent Stadium Bowl is an important gathering place, and the steep spires of Stadium High School have inspired thousands of Tacomans for more than a century.

Golddiggers Farmers and Traders in the Chinese Districts of West Kalimantan Indonesia

Author : Mary F. Somers Heidhues
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This study examines the changing role of the Chinese community of West Kalimantan, particularly its economic and social relationships. Heidhues explores the history of the community from the early nineteenth century establishment of the kongsis to the "Dayak Raids," which uprooted the rural Chinese population in the 1960s.

The Rough Guide to the Lake District

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'The Rough Guide to the Lake District' is the ultimate insiders’ handbook. Features include - Full-colour section introducing the region’s highlights; In-depth accounts of every attraction - lake cruises, literary homes and local museums; Practical coverage of the best walks, from Wainwright peak-bagging to valley rambles; Lively reviews of the best places to stay, eat and drink, in all price ranges; Informative background on topics as diverse as Wordsworth’s poetry and Kendal Mintcake; Maps and plans for every region.

The English Lake District Fisheries

Author : John Watson
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This book is concerned with?angling and fisheries?in the Lake District, as well as?the system of rivers, lakes and tarns in the region.

Staying Off the Beaten Track 98

Author : Elizabeth Gundrey
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Cycling in the Lake District

Author : John Crowe
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Literary Celebrities of the English Lake district

Author : Frederick Sessions
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This volume contains biographical sketches of literary notables associated withthe Lake District, including Wordsworth, Coleridge and Ruskin.

The English Lake District

Author : Molly Lefebure
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Cultural, geographic, historical and tourist guide to the land of the poets; John Peel, Wordsworth and Ruskin.