Walking the Lake District Fells - Patterdale

Helvellyn, Fairfield and the East

By Mark Richards

Part of the Walking the Lake District Fells series, this guidebook covers a wide range of routes to 35 Lakeland summits that can be climbed from Ambleside, Grasmere and Patterdale and the Thirlmere and Ullswater valleys, with highlights including Helvellyn and Fairfield. Suggestions for longer ridge routes are also included.

Seasons

Year-round walking. Winter walks, even on the lower fells, are not for the inexperienced or under-equipped.

Centres

Patterdale, Hartsop, Ambleside, Rydal, Grasmere, Thirlmere, Threlkeld, Dockray, Glenridding

Difficulty

Straightforward ascents on sometimes clear, sometimes faint paths, and occasionally pathless terrain, to be used as a basis for readers' own walks. Navigational skills are needed but no specialist equipment. Any scrambling is easy and non-scrambling alternatives are always provided.

Must See

A fresh perspective on classic summits in the Lakes including Helvellyn, Fairfield, Catstycam, Dollywaggon Pike, St Sunday Crag and Red Screes, and an inspiring introduction to lesser-known Lakeland fells such as Sheffield Pike and Clough Head; superlative ridge walking including the iconic Fairfield Horseshoe
ISBN
9781786310347
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Published
19 Mar 2020
Edition
Second
Pages
280
Size
17.2 x 11.6 x 1.6cm
Weight
330g
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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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