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Tour of the Lake District

Tour of the Lake District

Tour of the Lake District

by: Jim Reid
This 93 mile circular route starting at Windermere is ideal for a relaxed week's holiday. It is also the only long distance path completely contained within the Lake District National Park. Offering a flavour of each of the main Lakeland valleys, and time to stop and wonder at their charms (a hidden waterfall in Eskdale, the morning mist over Buttermere), the tour described in this book leads quickly away from the busy tourist centres to the quiet pleasures of the fell country. Designed as a scenic tour of the Lake District, the route is primarily one of valleys and passes rather than a tick list of peaks attained. The shepherds and drovers chose their paths well, logical links from one valley to the next, and many of these ancient ways have been chosen for this walk.

The route is divided into 12 stages, allowing you to create your own itinerary. There are also high-level alternatives and day walks described. Detailed route directions are supported by OS Landranger mapping with the route highlighted, making navigation very easy. The guide is well researched and provides all the factual and practical information you could require including information on accommodation options and facilities along the route. An informative introduction and plenty of excellent colour photographs completes an impressive package.

The starting points of the 12 stages are as follows: Windermere; Ambleside; Elterwater; Coniston; Eskdale; Wasdale; Black Sail; Buttermere; Keswick; Rosthwaite; Grasmere; Patterdale.

ISBN 9781852844967 pages 221 (2007) 115mm x 171mm (plastic cover)

Price: 10.50