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Walking the Lake District Fells - Wasdale

The Scafells, Great Gable, Pillar

Mark Richards' Walking the Lake District Fells series is a unique collection of eight guidebooks with all the routes to the summits of 230 Lakeland fells. This guide explores 25 summits from the Wasdale area. Designed so peak-baggers can create adventures using the complete route descriptions, HARVEY maps, fell-friendly paths, and hand-drawn topos.

Seasons

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

Centres

Wasdale Head, Nether Wasdale, Santon Bridge, Gosforth, Boot, Eskdale Green, Black Sail Hut youth hostel, Ennerdale Bridge, Lamplugh

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 Scafell Pike, Scafell, Great Gable, Pillar, Great End, Kirk Fell, Lingmell and Yewbarrow, and an inspiring introduction to lesser-known Lakeland fells such as Haycock and Slight Side
ISBN
9781786310316
Availability
Published
Published
20 Sept 2019
Reprinted
22 Jan 2024
Edition
Second
Pages
256
Size
17.20 x 11.60 x 1.40cm
Weight
300g
Overview

Ready for adventure in the Lake District Fells? Cicerone’s Walking the Lake District Fells guides are your ultimate fell-by-fell companions. A series of eight guidebooks, one for each of the main valley bases, cover ALL the routes up ALL the fells in each area – that’s 230 fells in total. 

This guidebook covers 25 Lakeland summits that can be climbed from the valleys of Wasdale, Eskdale and Ennerdale. Quieter and wilder than the eastern side of the national park, highlights include Great Gable, Pillar, Yewbarrow and Scafell, as well as England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike. Also included are a handful of classic ridge routes for longer fell days. 

Those with some previous hiking experience will find all the info needed to climb the fells with confidence, plus a fresh perspective on both classic and lesser-known fells. Keen summit-baggers can use our tick lists to tick off the fells as they go. 

What sets these guidebooks apart from the rest? 

  • Complete coverage – every route covered, not just the main one.  
  • Devise your own routes a variety of ascents, descents, and ridge routes, so you can choose to climb one fell or combine routes to craft your own adventure. 
  • Up-to-date route information – complete route description and HARVEY mapping for each fell. 
  • Hand-drawn topos and panoramas – easily see the routes up each fell and views from the top. 
  • Fell-friendly routes – designed to minimise environmental impact.  

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By 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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