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Lake District Low Level and Lake Walks Cicerone Guidebook

Lake District Low Level and Lake Walks Cicerone Guidebook

by: Vivienne Crow
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. 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.

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.

The walks are grouped by area and vary from 7 to17km in length. There is information about facilities along the way and public transport options for each route. The book is beautifully illustrated with colour photographs and has clear route finding instructions and coloured Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 map extracts. An introduction included information on geology, wildlife and habitats, history, weather, where to stay, maps, dogs, clothing, equipment and safety.

The walk locations are:
South Lakes: Windemere, Coniston and Duddon
Tarn Hows and the Monk Coniston estate - 6.5 miles
Kelly Hall Tarn and Coniston Water - 7 miles
Swinside Stone Circle - 4.75 miles
Claife Heights, Windermere and Latterbarrow - 10.4 miles
Hampsfell - 4 miles
Seathwaite Tarn - 6 miles

Central Lakes: Ambleside, Langdale, Grasmere and Thirlmere
Elterwater, Little Langdale and the waterfalls - 7 miles
Great Langdale - 9.25 miles
Circuit of Loughrigg Fell - 7 miles
Orrest Head and Wansfell Pike - 8 miles
Grasmere and Rydal Water - 6 miles
Easedale Tarn and Tarn Crag - 7 miles
Thirlmere circuit - 10.25 miles

Western Valleys: Eskdale, Wasdale and Buttermere
Stanley Ghyll Force and River Esk - 4.5 miles
Upper Eskdale - 8.25 miles
Hardknott Fort and Harter Fell - 4.25 miles
Loweswater Corpse Road - 5.5 miles
Buttermere - 4.75 miles
Crummock Water and Rannerdale Knotts - 9 miles

North Lakes: Keswick, Borrowdale and Derwentwater
Walla Crag and Great Wood - 4.5 miles
Derwentwater circuit - 8.75 miles
A Borrowdale ramble - 10 miles
Castlerigg Stone Circle and High Rigg - 8.5 miles
Outerside and Barrow - 5.25 miles
Wythop's Fells - 7.25 miles

Eastern Lakes: Ullswater and Patterdale
Grisedale and Lanty's Tarn - 7.25 miles
Aira Force and Gowbarrow - 4 miles
Steel Knotts and Hallin Fell - 6 miles
Ullswater shore - 7 miles
Ullswater and The Cockpit - 5.25 miles

ISBN 9781852847340 Pages 186 (2017) 116mm x 172mm

Price: 9.50