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Enjoy the Lake District's Best Low-Level Walks with a Cicerone guidebook - Introduction

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Published
13 Jan 2017
ISBN
9781852847340
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First
Size
17.2 x 11.6 x 1.1cm
Weight
230g
Pages
192
1st Published
19 Sep 2014
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Lake District: Low Level and Lake Walks

by Vivienne Crow
Book published by Cicerone Press

This guidebook describes 30 of the best low-level walks in the Lake District. From delightful wooded glades and sparkling tarns, to waterfalls and glacier-carved valleys towered over by craggy mountains. The walks described aim to seek out the best walking that the lower areas of the Lake District have to offer.

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Description

The Lake District offers some of the best walking in the British Isles, and contained within this book are 30 of the best low-level walks within the Lake District. This is an area that is justly famed for its magnificent scenery: from serene lakes and wooded valleys to spectacular hills and hidden tarns. But you don’t have to climb its highest mountains to appreciate this beauty; some of the region’s best walking can be enjoyed in the valleys and on the low fells.

Those who are new to walking in this much beloved corner of England will find gentle strolls, such as the circuit of Buttermere, as well as walks that provide a straight forward introduction to the low fells, such as High Rigg.

With her intimate knowledge of the National Park, Vivienne Crow knows just where to go to experience the best of the Lake District. In this book, she guides walkers to well-known beauty spots as well as some hidden gems – with background information on both the human and natural history adding to the experience.

  • 30 graded day walks grouped by area, from 7-17km in length
  • with information about facilities en route and public transport options for each route
  • several routes in the South, North, Eastern, Western and Central Lake District
  • Seasons
    All year - each season holds its own delights, but there's a chance of encountering snow from December to March
  • Centres
    Coniston, Hawkshead, Grange-over-Sands, Grasmere, Ambleside, Elterwater, Windermere, Boot, Buttermere, Loweswater, Keswick, Braithwaite, Glenridding, Patterdale, Pooley Bridge
  • Difficulty
    wide range of terrain from constructed trails to open fell; most of the walks easy to follow on the ground, although a few include short stretches of boggy moorland; no technical difficulties
  • Must See
    Borrowdale's ancient woodland; beauty spots such as Tarn Hows and Orrest Head; tranquil lakeshore walks beside Ullswater, Buttermere, Grasmere and Crummock Water; spectacular waterfalls including Aira Force; Hardknott Roman Fort and stone circles; breathtaking views from Wansfell Pike, Latterbarrow and Hallin Fell
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Contents

Contents
Introduction
Geology
Wildlife and habitats
History
Weather
Where to stay
Getting around
Waymarking and access
Maps
Dogs
Clothing, equipment and safety
Using this guide
South Lakes: Windermere, Coniston, Duddon and the south
Walk 1 Tarn Hows and the Monk Coniston estate
Walk 2 Kelly Hall Tarn and Coniston Water
Walk 3 Swinside Stone Circle
Walk 4 Claife Heights, Windermere and Latterbarrow
Walk 5 Hampsfell
Walk 6 Seathwaite Tarn
Central Lakes: Ambleside, Langdale, Grasmere and Thirlmere
Walk 7 Elterwater, Little Langdale and the waterfalls
Walk 8 Great Langdale
Walk 9 Circuit of Loughrigg Fell
Walk 10 Orrest Head and Wansfell Pike
Walk 11 Grasmere and Rydal Water
Walk 12 Easedale Tarn and Tarn Crag
Walk 13 Thirlmere circuit
Western Valleys: Eskdale, Wasdale and Buttermere area
Walk 14 Stanley Ghyll Force and River Esk
Walk 15 Upper Eskdale
Walk 16 Hardknott Fort and Harter Fell
Walk 17 Loweswater Corpse Road
Walk 18 Buttermere
Walk 19 Crummock Water and Rannerdale Knotts
North Lakes: Keswick, Borrowdale and Derwentwater
Walk 20 Walla Crag and Great Wood
Walk 21 Derwentwater circuit
Walk 22 A Borrowdale ramble
Walk 23 Castlerigg Stone Circle and High Rigg
Walk 24 Outerside and Barrow
Walk 25 Wythop’s Fells
Eastern Lakes: Ullswater and Patterdale
Walk 26 Grisedale and Lanty’s Tarn
Walk 27 Aira Force and Gowbarrow
Walk 28 Steel Knotts and Hallin Fell
Walk 29 Ullswater shore
Walk 30 Ullswater and The Cockpit
 
Appendix A Useful contacts

Introduction

Grisedale, just one of the Lake District’s beautiful valleys (Walk 26)

Hardened hill-walkers who head only for the highest ground of the Lake District may look down, both literally and figuratively, on people exploring the low fells and valleys, but in fact they’re missing out on much of the natural beauty and drama of the National Park. Head up onto the lower hills or take a walk through any of Lakeland’s great dales, and you’ll discover that they are gorgeous, often spectacular and atmospheric places where attention to detail in the landscape will reward the observant walker.

From delightful wooded glades and sparkling tarns hidden in green folds on the hillside to tumultuous waterfalls and glacier-carved valleys towered over by craggy mountains, this guide aims to seek out the best that the lower areas of the Lake District have to offer. It visits fascinating historical sights, completes circuits of some of the most striking lakes and climbs several smaller fells for breathtaking views.

Those who are new to walking in this much beloved corner of England will find gentle strolls (such as the circuit of Buttermere, Walk 18) as well as walks that provide a straightforward introduction to the low fells (such as High Rigg, Walk 23). Those who already know the Lake District National Park will enjoy a new take on Lakeland classics (such as Outerside and Barrow, Walk 24) and a chance to explore less well-known areas (such as Seathwaite Tarn, Walk 6). Hopefully, we’ll also tempt some of those ‘hardened hill-walkers’ down from the tops!

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