Joss Naylor's Lakes, Meres and Waters of the Lake District

Loweswater to Over Water: 105 miles in the footsteps of a legend

By Vivienne Crow, Joss Naylor

DUE TO EXCEPTIONAL DEMAND THIS BOOK IS DUE TO SHIP NEXT WEEK. In 1983, the legendary Joss Naylor completed the little-known 105-mile Lakes, Meres and Waters route in a staggering 19hr 14min. This book interweaves tales of past and present as Naylor regales his 1983 epic on a re-walk 37 years later. Sure to inspire, it includes practical information for those looking to complete the route themselves.

Seasons

Joss completed the route in June. Walkers and runners should be able to follow in his footsteps all year round, but be prepared for snow and ice in winter.

Centres

Route: Loweswater - Buttermere - Ennerdale - Wasdale - Eskdale Green - Seathwaite (Dunnerdale) - Coniston - Skelwith Bridge - Ambleside - Troutbeck - Kentmere - Haweswater - Hartsop - Glenridding - Keswick - Over Water

Difficulty

The route covers a range of terrain, including valley paths, high passes and some rough, pathless fell sections. It also visits a couple of summits. No special equipment is needed, although map and compass skills are essential. Sections range from 9 miles (14.5km) to 13.9 miles (22.4km).

Must See

The Lake District's 27 lakes, meres and waters - Loweswater, Crummock Water, Buttermere, Ennerdale Water, Wastwater, Devoke Water, Goat's Water, Low Water, Levers Water, Coniston Water, Esthwaite Water, Elter Water, Grasmere, Rydal Water, Windermere, Skeggles Water, Kentmere Reservoir, Small Water, Blea Water, Haweswater, Hayeswater, Brothers Water, Ullswater, Thirlmere, Derwentwater, Bassenthwaite Lake and Over Water.
ISBN
9781786310873
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Published
Published
7 Sep 2021
Reprinted
21 Sep 2021
Edition
First
Pages
160
Size
24.0 x 22.0 x 1.3cm
Weight
610g
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Vivienne Crow

Vivienne is an award-winning freelance writer and photographer specialising in travel and the outdoors. A journalist since 1990, she abandoned the constraints of a desk job on regional newspapers in 2001 to go travelling. On her return to the UK, she decided to focus on the activities she loves the most – hill-walking, writing, travelling and photography. Based in north Cumbria, she has put her intimate knowledge of northern England to good use, writing more than a dozen popular walking guidebooks. She also contributes to a number of regional and national magazines, including several regular walking columns. Vivienne is a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild.

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