Lake District

An extensive range of Cicerone guidebooks to walking, running, scrambling and cycling in The Lake District National Park, home of England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike.

England’s ‘Adventure Capital’ offers unrivalled options for mountain and fell walks. For some Great Mountain Days in the Lake District, this book has 50 graded full-day expeditions, enough to help you explore the entire range every weekend of the year, and for 'peak baggers' to tick off a good number of the 230 Fellrangers (or 214 Wainrights). If you are collecting summits in the Lake District, then the series of eight guidebooks by Mark Richards will give you details of all the fells and all the routes. Formerly called 'Fellranger guides', they have been fully revised and modernised, and are now more compact yet no less useful in guidebooks called Walking the Lake District Fells. Areas covered are Langdale, Wasdale, Buttermere, Patterdale, Mardale and the far east, Keswick, Coniston and Borrowdale. (Buttermere and Keswick will be published in October 2020, and the final two guidebooks will be available in Spring 2021). There is also a single guidebook with 30 suggested routes for High Level and Fell Walks, which include ascents of Lakeland's favourite peaks, iconic horseshoe routes and some quieter summits to get away from the crowds.

Families and the less active will find a good selection of 30 carefully graded Low Level and Lake Walks, while for entertaining kids under 12, you will find a multitude of Outdoor Adventures with Children that include walking, cycling, orienteering, paddling, boating, hostelling and more.

Lake District Winter Climbs is a joint publication between the Fell and Rock Climbing Club and Cicerone, providing a single guidebook to the regions winter climbs – nearly 1000 of them! For scrambling, there are two guidebooks by original co-founder of Cicerone Brian Evans, dividing the Lake District into north and south. New scrambles guides to the Lake District are currently in preparation for 2021.

Other sports are covered by Cicerone guidebooks to the Lake District, including trail and fell running, including the Bob Graham Round, one of the UK's Big Rounds, mountain biking and cycling. Home of the Cumbria Way, and starting point for the Coast to Coast walk, Hadrian's Wall Path, the C2C cycle route and Hadrian's Wall Cycle route, the stunning scenery of the National Park is truly England's Adventure Capital.

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