June 17th, 2013 in Book Catalogue by Sarah
Walked all the Wainwrights? Bagged all the Munros? How about finishing all the Fellrangers?
Cicerone’s 8-volume Lakeland Fellranger series provides a comprehensive guide to 227 fells of the Lake District.
Each fell has its own dedicated chapter, and you can track your progress with our handy peak bagging ticklists – simply download the list for each book below, and keep a note of the date and description you walked each fell.
The North Western Fells
The Northern Fells
The Mid-Western Fells
The Western Fells
The Southern Fells
The Central Fells
The Near Eastern Fells
The Far Eastern Fells
Let us know when you’ve completed all 227 fells…
June 15th, 2013 in Cicerone Office by Steph
It’s a few weeks ago now, but I recently had a fantastic day walking using Cicerone’s Walks in Silverdale and Arnside book – there’s just been so much going on that I haven’t had chance to share a few of the photos on here yet. So without further ado, here they are…
Our first walk was walk 10 in the book: Arnside, Far Arnside and Arnside Knott. The first section follows the coastline and so is nice gentle walking – which is great as it allows you to fully appreciate the stunning views across the Kent estuary.
The second part takes you inland, and up the modest sized hill that is Arnside Knott. Again, it’s quite a gentle climb, but with plenty to look at along the way – in fact I think the deer we saw surprised us more that we did it. The top of the Knott was also our picnic spot for the day, and I can think of few better, with panoramic views of the Lake District to enjoy over a sandwich and well-deserved brew. Read the rest of this entry »
April 14th, 2013 in Book Catalogue by Steph
Our latest addition to the Great Mountain Days series, exploring the Pennines, is aptly timed in more ways than one.
In Route 1 of this guidebook author Terry Marsh takes you to the summit of Thack Moor, a walk along pathways seldom trodden and below massive skies. Thack Moor is especially noteworthy however, as it has recently been announced as Britain’s newest mountain. The discovery was made by skilled amateur surveyors John Barnard, Graham Jackson and Myrddyn Phillips, who collected six hours of summit data over two trips to confirm the height. For a short video of the team shot during their survey, check out outdoor website Grough’s article.
Thack Moor from below Hartside summit – photo by Terry Marsh
Their data has been verified by experts at Ordnance Survey, who have agreed to update the official height to 610 metres – just 2cm above the 2,000 feet that classifies a hill as a mountain.
So, the addition brings the total number of English mountains to 254, and also adds to the Nuttall list – satisfying the criteria of 2,000ft high with a 15m drop. John and Anne Nuttall are also Cicerone authors of the two-volume set The Mountains of England and Wales – indeed, Thack Moor now warrants inclusion as it rises above 2,000ft by just the width of their guidebook!