Cicerone author Mark Richards called into the office last week to collect copies of his new Lakeland Fellranger guides.
Mark said “Exciting times, I’m three-quarters of the way to a personal life ambition – the completion of a very personal survey of all the fells of Lakeland. I have never been a peak-bagger, I simply love being on the fell. So the drive to create this series is more an attempt to embrace the magic of the whole fell environment in my mind’s eye. Books five – The Western Fells and six – The North-Western Fells have been two years in the making, good years for all the right reasons.
The Western and North-Western Fells have great character. One never ceases to take pleasure in visiting them over and over, as was necessary for a thorough view on the discerning routes to the top and connecting ridges. A guide is only a stepping stone and never a complete statement, the real journey of discovery is the one users of the guides undertake. I’m now wandering the quieter pastures of the Northern Fells, with only Blencathra a hark back to my days on Great Gable and Pillar.”