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Great Mountain Days in the Lake District

50 classic routes exploring the Lakeland Fells

The best days out in the Lake District mountains, including Scafell Pike, Fairfield, Helvellyn, Skiddaw, and Blencathra and other lesser-known but wonderful Lake District mountain walks. Each route offers a Great Mountain Day, a challenging walk exploring the beauty of the Lake District.

Seasons

Suitable all-year round, but you must be experienced and suitably equipped for winter walking in the Lake District.

Centres

Ambleside, Keswick, Patterdale, Seatoller, Boot, Ennerdale, Wasdale Head

Difficulty

Circular routes, between 4 and 14 miles in length and graded for difficulty. No special equipment required but navigational skills needed.

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The best days out in the Lake District mountains, including Scafell Pike, Fairfield, Helvellyn, Skiddaw, and Blencathra and other lesser-known but wonderful Lake District mountain walks. Each route offers a Great Mountain Day, a challenging walk exploring the beauty of the Lake District.
ISBN
9781852845162
Availability
Published
Published
27 Mar 2008
Reprinted
24 May 2022
Edition
First
Pages
288
Size
24.00 x 17.00 x 2.00cm
Weight
840g
Overview

An inspirational guidebook to the best days out in the Lake District mountains, including Scafell Pike, Fairfield, Helvellyn, Skiddaw, and Blencathra and other lesser-known but wonderful Lake District mountain walks. Each route offers a Great Mountain Day, a challenging walk exploring the beauty of the Lake District.

This larger format book is perfect for choosing the next mountain to summit whether that will be a well-known classic challenge or revisiting a favourite mountain via a new route. Ideal for those new to the Lake District or those who think they know the Lake District well! Centres include Ambleside, Keswick, Patterdale, Seatoller, Boot, Ennerdale, and Wasdale Head.

Each of the 50 great mountain days can be hiked in one day or are suitable for backpacking adventures. The circular walks are between 4 and 14 miles in length and all graded for difficulty, making this guidebook equally suitable for less experienced walkers and those looking for a challenging day out on the fells. All routes are illustrated with Harvey maps and the author's pictorial route diagrams.

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Mark Richards Cicerone author RICHAR

By Mark Richards

In 1980 Mark Richards began his three-part guide to the Peak District for Cicerone Press, and in 1987, with Chris Wright, wrote a guide to walking around the former county of Westmorland. He now lives in Cumbria and, after 14 years' dedicated research, has completed his series of Lakeland Fellranger guides covering the entire region. He has also written a guide to Hadrian's Wall.

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