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Cicerone Guides: Short Walks in Lakeland, Book 1: South Lakeland

Walking / Outdoor Guide

Series: Cicerone Guides

By: Aileen Evans and Brian Evans

Cicerone Press

Paperback | #75592 | ISBN-13: 9781852841447
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The first book in the "Short Walks in Lakeland" trilogy, which also covers North Lakeland (book 2) and West Lakeland (book 3). This guide divides South Lakeland into four regions: the Central Fells; the area around Coniston Water and Windermere; the Eastern Fells and Dales; the Limestone Fringe. 60 short walks are described, generally between 4 and 9 miles, enough to pleasantly fill a good half-day, and ideal for day visitors or family walkers. Some longer walks could be split, others combined. It is not a high fell walking guide, although several popular summits are included. Priority is given to the lower fells and dales, which are as rewarding as their higher brethren. The combination of detailed description and clear, easy-to-follow maps and evocative sketches makes this book ideal for anyone who wants to explore Lakeland. If you work your way through the walks you will retain many rich memories of some of England's most scenic countryside.


Introduction CHAPTER 1: THE CENTRAL FELLS Helm Crag and Greenburn Easedale Tarn , Codale Tarn and Tarn Crag Silver How Alcock Tarn and Grasmere Around Rydal Water Loughrigg Elterwater, Little Langdale and Great Langdale Langdale- Blea Rigg and Stickle Tarn The Langdale Pikes Little Langdale, Lingmoor Fell and Blea Tarn Crinkle Crags and Cold Pike from Wrynose Pass Greenburn Copper Mines, Rough Crags and Wrynose Pass Tilberthwaite Round Holme Fell, Hodge Close and The Cathedral Old Tracks on the Yewdale Fells Coniston Coppermines Valley, Levers Water and The Goose Bield Coniston Old Man and Goat's Water Tarn Hows from Coniston Tarn Hows, Black Crag and Holme Fell Walna Scar and Brown Pike from Torver The Lickle Valley and the White Maiden Stickle Pike and Caw CHAPTER 2: AROUND CONISTON WATER AND WINDRMERE The Woodland Valley from Broughton- in- Furness Blawith Knott, Tottlebank Height and Great Burney The Furness Fells Horseshoe- Pool Scar, Yew Bank and The Beacon Beacon Tarn and The Beacon form Blawith Common Torver Back Common, Coniston Water West Shore and Coniston Hall Coniston East- Top o; Selside and Bethecar Moor Coniston East- Parkamoor to Brantwood (Gondola Walk) The Grizedale Forest 30A. Carron Crag 30B. Sculpture Walk from Bogle Crag Around the Dale Park Valley Latterbarrow, Blelham Tarn and Windermere Shore Claife Heights Windermere- Lakeside to Bowness (return by steamer) Finsthwaite Tower and High Darn Leven and Rusland Bigland Barrow and the Tarns Beyond Raven's Barrow and the Five Tarns Gummer's How The Winster Valley and Rosthwaite Heights Lord's Lot CHAPTER 3: THE EASTERN FELLS AND DALES Troutbeck Valley- A Walk Round Troutbeck Tongue Kentmere and Hollow Moor Upper Kentmere and The Ullstone Upper Longsleddale (Wren Gill Quarries) and Kentmere Pike Longsleddale, Skeggles Water and Brunt Knott The Drove Road Section 1: Longsleddale to Kentmere The Drove Road Section 2: Kentmere to Troutbeck The Drove Road Section 3: Troutbeck to Ambleside (Wansfell) The River Kent and Tarns of Potter Fell Low Borrowdale and The Lune CHAPTER 4: THE LIMESTONE FRINGE Cunswick Scar and Scout Scar Brigsteer Woods and Scout Scar Whitbarrow North- the Circuit of Township Allotment Whitbarrow East and the Lord's Seat Whitbarrow West (Lord's Seat) and Witherslack Yewbarrow and Beck Head Hampsfell Humphrey Head Cartmel and the Ellerside Ridge Selected Bibliography

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Aileen Evans, now retired after a career in teaching and book production, has enjoyed a lifelong love of the outdoors. She has climbed, walked, skied and camped in many parts of Europe and North America and considers the Isle of Man a favourite which continually draws her to return. She prefers to linger on a walk, allowing time to appreciate views, to enjoy flowers and wildlife, and delve into things of historical interest. Aileen has always enjoyed adventure sports and sampled most, including pot-holing, wild-water canoeing and alpine mountaineering. She still particularly enjoys rock climbing and exploring little-known places away from mainstream tourist areas. Recently, with encouragement from her grandson, she has taken up mountain biking. Some of Aileen's more memorable tours include cross- country ski-backpacking in France, walking across the remote interior of Iceland and a trek to Iceland's North Cape, and completing the Tour of Mont Blanc and the Alpine Pass Route. At home in Lancashire, with her husband, Brian, and collie, Meg, she enjoys her garden, particularly the visiting birds. Brian Evans, now retired after a career in printing and publishing, has enjoyed a lifetime's love of the outdoors. He has climbed, walked, skied and camped in many parts of Europe and North America, yet always returns to the Lake District, which has a special place in his affections. He prefers to explore out-of-the-way places, preferably with the added attraction of rock, to which he has been addicted since childhood. Brian has always enjoyed adventure sports including pot-holing, wild-water canoeing, skiing and alpine mountaineering. He still particularly enjoys rock climbing in all its forms, from long adventurous climbs where route-finding skills are necessary to single-pitch bolted sports climbs in the Mediterranean sun. Recently, with encouragement from his grandson, he has taken up mountain biking. Some of Brian's most memorable trips include multi-day alpine climbs such as the West face routes of the Dru and the Aiguille Noire; walking across the remote interior of Iceland; ski-backpacking in France; canoeing tumultous alpine rivers; and delving deep underground in the Vercors potholes. At home in Lancashire with his wife, Aileen, and collie, Meg, he enjoys drawing and painting, and planning the next adventurous trip.

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