Short Walks in Lakeland Book 2: North Lakeland

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9781852842321
Published
19 Jan 2015
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First
Pages
272
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17.2 x 11.6 x 1.7cm
Weight
340g

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This guidebook contains 57 short half to full-day walks in the northern Lake District. Walking areas include Borrowdale, Newlands, Bassenthwaite, Thirlmere, Ullswater, Haweswater and the area north of Keswick up to Caldbeck. Part of a three-volume series, and predominantly focusing on low-level walks between 2 to 9 miles, and graded for difficulty.

Seasons Seasons
Year round walking but be prepared for winter conditions.
Centres Centres
Keswick is the main town, also Penrith further east. Numerous villages and facilities such as Rosthwaite, Braithwaite, Glenridding, Pooley Bridge, Shap, Caldbeck and Hesket Newmarket.
Difficulty Difficulty
Fairly straightforward half- and full-day routes, mainly exploring valleys and lesser-known hills, but with a few peaks thrown in.
Must See Must See
Lakeside routes, valley and beck routes, viewpoints, smaller peaks, tarns, some of the very best of the north Lakes.
Availability
Published
ISBN
9781852842321
Published
19 Jan 2015
Edition
First
Pages
272
Size
17.2 x 11.6 x 1.7cm
Weight
340g
  • Overview

    This guidebook of walks in the Lake District is the second in the Short Walks in Lakeland trilogy, which also includes guides to walking routes in South Lakeland (Book 1) and West Lakeland (Book 3).

    The guide comprises 57 walks generally between 4 and 8 miles, enough to fill a good half-day or leisurely full day, and ideal for day visitors or family walkers. It is not a high fell walking guide, although many worthwhile summits are included. Priority is given to the lower fells and dales, which are as rewarding as their high brethren. Some of the walks are classic and well used. Others seek out lonely miners' tracks or medieval hollow ways which are still green and a joy to walk. Interesting features are pointed out along the way, whilst the specially drawn maps include relevant walk details. The combination of detailed description and clear, easy-to-follow maps and evocative sketches makes this book ideal for anyone who wants to explore the Lakeland.

    This guidebook divides the north Lakeland region into six sections:

    • Borrowdale
    • the Northern Fells
    • Thirlmere
    • Newlands & the North West
    • Patterdale & Ullswater
    • the Eastern Fells and Dales.

     

  • Contents

    Introduction

    CHAPTER 1: BORROWDALE
        Walk 1:   Around Derwentwater by boat and shore
        Walk 2:   Cat Bells & Derwentwater Shore
        Walk 3:   Castle Crag from Seatoller
        Walk 4:   Borrowdale Wad and Stone
        Walk 5:   Seathwaite Fell & Sprinkling Tarn
        Walk 6:   Combe Gill Horseshoe
        Walk 7:   Langstrath Valley Walk
        Walk 8:   Dock Tarn and Great Crag
        Walk 9:   Brund Fell and King’s How
        Walk 10: Through the Jaws of Borrowdale to Watendlath
        Walk 11: Walla Crag and Derwentwater Shore
        Walk 12: River Greta and the Keswick Railway Walk

    CHAPTER 2: NEWLANDS AND THE NORTH WEST
        Walk 13: Hindscarth via the Dale Head Miner’s Path
        Walk 14: Scope Beck
        Walk 15: Ard Crags and Keskadale Edge
        Walk 16: Newlands - Outerside and Barrow Ridge   
        Walk 17: Barf, Lord’s Seat and Whinlatter Forest
        Walk 18: Wythop and Sale Fell

    CHAPTER 3: THE NORTHERN FELLS AND DALES
        Walk 19: Skiddaw House and Lonscale Fell
        Walk 20: Below Blencathra
        Walk 21: Dodd Wood and the Watches
        Walk 22: Great Scar Fell via Trusmadoor
        Walk 23: Glenderamackin, Scales Tarn & Bannerdale
        Walk 24: Bowscale Tarn & Mosedale
        Walk 25: Carrock Fell and High Pike
        Walk 26: Roughton Gill & High Pike
        Walk 27: Around Caldbeck and The Howk

    CHAPTER 4: THIRLMERE AND ST JOHN'S VALE
        Walk 28: Shoulthwaite & Bleaberry Fell from Castlerigg
        Walk 29: Shoulthwaite Gill
        Walk 30: High Rigg & St John’s Vale
        Walk 31: Threlkeld Knotts, Clough Head & the Old Coach Road
        Walk 32: Thirlmere East Shore and Great How
        Walk 33: Raven Crag & The Benn from Armboth
        Walk 34: Behind the Forest to Armboth
        Walk 35: Launchy Gill Trail from Armboth
        Walk 36: Harrop Tarn & The Beacon

    CHAPTER 5: PATTERDALE
        Walk 37: Steamer Walk over Bonscale Pike to Pooley Bridge
        Walk 38: Hallin Fell & the Three Dales
        Walk 39: Steamer Walk - from Howtown to Glenridding over Place Fell
        Walk 40: Steamer Walk - from Howtown to Glenridding by the Shore
        Walk 41: Angle Tarn from Hartsop
        Walk 42: Dovedale
        Walk 43: The Elmhow Zig-zags & Arnison Crag
        Walk 44: Keldas
        Walk 45: Glenridding & Red Tarn
        Walk 46: Glenridding Dodd
        Walk 47: Sheffield Pike & Glencoyne Balcony Path
        Walk 48: Aira Force and Gowbarrow Fell
        Walk 49: Great Mell Fell

    CHAPTER 6: THE EASTERN FELLS AND DALES
        Walk 50: Circuit of Willdale
        Walk 51: Four Stones Hill & Haweswater
        Walk 52: Naddle Ridge, Harper Hills & Haweswater Shore
        Walk 53: The Tarns of High Street
        Walk 54: Old Corpse Road & Selside
        Walk 55: Swindale & Seat Robert
        Walk 56: Knipe Scar
        Walk 57: Lowther Park
  • Maps

    OS Outdoor Leisure (1:25,000)

    Nos: 4,5

    OS Pathfinder Sheet 576

    Harvey’s Superwalker

    Sheets: Northern Lakeland, Western Lakeland, North-Western Lakeland, Eastern Lakeland.

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    April 2009

    page 17

    There is a mistake in the first line of the description of Walk 1. 'Set off past the blue Century Theatre' should, of course, now read 'Set off past the Theatre by the Lake'.

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Aileen Evans

Aileen Evans has spent all her life enjoying climbing, walking and travel. She is author or co-author of several Cicerone guides, mainly to the Lake District, where she and her husband Brian have spent many years walking and climbing.

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Brian Evans

Brian Evans, one of the UK's leading climbers in the 1960s and 70s, has brought his wealth of mountain experience to this guide. He and his wife are well-known figures in the outdoor community and have provided walkers with a number of exceptional guides to exploring the countryside, particularly the English Lakes, on foot. Brian is a member of the Outdoor Writers' Guild. Brian was a founder of Cicerone Press and is the authority on scrambling in the Lake District.

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