256 pages, col throughout
This is an inspirational and detailed guide to fifty memorable expeditions on the high fells of Lakeland. These circular routes have been chosen to provide the moderately adventurous walker with a range of essential walks for exploring the region. The walks are all graded, making the guide equally suitable for less experienced walkers looking for new summits and undiscovered areas. Only the mildest of scrambling will be encountered as these are four-season walks. The next stage in your discovery trail will be the fell-by-fell route planning detail of Lakeland Fellranger, the contemporary master guide. This guide features: 50 graded walks throughout Lakeland; and, routes illustrated with Harvey maps and the author's pictorial route diagrams.
Foreword by Sir Chris Bonington; Preface; Introduction; About the guide; Caring for the fells; Fix the Fells; Weather to walk? Before you start; The Routes; 1 Lingmoor Fell; 2 Pavey Ark and Harrison Stickle; 3 Loft Crag and Pike o'Stickle; 4 Bowfell and Rossett Pike; 5 Pike o'Blisco and Crinkle Crags; 6 Wetherlam; 7 Dow Crag and Coniston Old Man; 8 Dow Crag, Brim Fell, Swirl How and Grey Friar; 9 Black Combe; 10 Harter Fell (Eskdale) and Hard Knott; 11 Scafell Pike and Esk Pike; 12 Scafell and Slight Side; 13 Illgill Head and Whin Rigg; 14 Great End, Scafell Pike and Lingmell; 15 Pillar, Scoat Fell, Red Pike and Yewbarrow; 16 Kirk Fell and Great Gable; 17 Buckbarrow, Seatallan and Middle Fell; 18 Crag Fell, Caw Fell and Haycock; 19 Steeple, Scoat Fell and Pillar; 20 Mellbreak; 21 Whiteside, Hopegill Head, Grasmoor, Wandope, Whiteless Pike and Rannerside Knotts; 22 High Crag, High Stile and Red Pike; 23 Haystacks; 24 Fleetwith Pike, Dale Head, Hindscarth and Robinson; 25 Green Gable and Great Gable; 26 Rosthwaite Fell and Glaramara; 27 Eagle Crag, Sergeant's Crag, High Raise and Ullscarf; 28 High Spy, King's How and Brund Fell; 29 Catbells, Maiden Moor, High Spy, Dale Head and Hindscarth; 30 Robinson, Knott Rigg and Ard Crags; 31 Grisedale Pike, Hopegill Head, Eel Crag, Sail, Outerside and Barrow; 32 Ullock Pike, Long Side, Carl Side, Skiddaw Little Man, Skiddaw and Bakestall; 33 Carrock Fell and High Pike; 34 Bowscale Fell, Blencathra and Souther Fell; 35 Blencathra; 36 Clough Head, Great Dodd, Watson's Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd and Hart Side; 37 Raise, White Side and Helvellyn; 38 Helm Crag, Gibson Knott, Calf Crag and Sergeant Man; 39 Low Pike, High Pike, Dove Crag, Hart Crag, Fairfield, Great Rigg, Heron Pike and Nab Scar; 40 Red Screes, Litte Hart Crag, High Pike and Low Pike; 41 Caudale Moor; 42 Dove Crag, Hart Crag and Hartsop above How; 43 Fairfield and St Sunday Crag; 44 Dollywaggon Pike, Nethermost Pike, Helvellyn and Catstycam; 45 Birkhouse Moor, Helvellyn, White Side, Raise, Stybarrow Dodd and Sheffield Pike; 46 Place Fell; 47 Steel Knotts, High Raise, Rampsgill Head, The Knott, Rest Dodd, Angletarn Pikes and Beda Head; 48 High Street, Rampsgill Head and Kidsty Pike; 49 Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick, Thornthwaite Crag, High Street and Mardale Ill Bell; 50 Shipman Knotts, Kentmere Pike and Harter Fell (Mardale); Appendix 1: Concise Walk Reference and Personal Log; Appendix 2: Index of the Fells; Appendix 3: Further Reading
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Mark Richards' transition from full-time farmer to full-time outdoor writer has been a gradual one. In 1973, with the direct encouragement of Alfred Wainwright, he wrote his first walking guide to the Cotswold Way. Since then he has indulged his pleasure in exploring rural Britain by creating a range of walking guides.In 1980 he 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. This book sowed the seeds of a dream, to be fulfilled some 14 years later, when he and his wife moved to Cumbria. Here he developed a passion for the finest of all walking landscapes, held within and around this marvellous county.Now, living in what was once the Barony of Gilsland,Mark is close to Hadrian's Wall, enabling him to renew afascination first kindled when he prepared a guide towalking the Wall in 1993.