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Wild Guide - Lake District and Yorkshire Dales: Hidden Places and Great Adventures - Including Bowland and South Pennines

Travel GuideWalking / Outdoor GuideNew
Wild swims, waterfalls, river pools and hidden tarns
Scrambles, gorge walks and gills
Secret beaches and islands
Lesser-known peaks and extraordinary rock formations
Giant caverns and caves
Lost ruins, follies and sacred wells
Meadows, ancient forests and amazing wildlife
Local food producers, micro-breweries, inns and farm shops
Bothies, gypsy caravans, wild camps and campfire campsites
Ancient rock art, sacred circles and the Stonehenge of the north

Series: Wild Guides (Wild Things Publishing) Volume: 4

By: Daniel Start (Author), Tania Pascoe (Author)

256 pages, 300 colour photos, 28 colour maps

Wild Things Publishing

Paperback | Jun 2016 | #231928 | ISBN-13: 9781910636091
Availability: Usually dispatched within 48 hours
NHBS Price: £15.99 $20/€18 approx

About this book

Imagine a summer spent swimming in mountain waterfalls, exploring lost ruins and caverns, and camping in ancient forests. In this explorer's compendium you will discover the most exciting and lesser-known places to visit in the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales, with magical places to stay and where to find the very best local and artisan food, straight from the farm or field. Featuring stunning photography and engaging travel writing, this is the perfect book for families seeking new adventures off the beaten track, or explorers dreaming up their ultimate weekend escape. New from the award-winning Wild Guide series, with over 750 secret adventures, hidden places and wild weekend escapes. Taking you to places no other guidebook reaches.


Map of the regions 6
Introduction 9
Finding your way 14

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Wild swimming 16
Boats & floats 18
Gills & scrambles 20
Caverns & caves 22
Sacred & ancient 24
Ruins & follies 26
Rocks & tops 28
Forest, meadows & wildlife 30
Slow food & accommodation 32
Wild camping & bothies 34

The regions
Lake District
1 North Fells & Bassenthwaite 38
2 Buttermere, Crummock & Ennerdale 46
3 Borrowdale 58
4 Ullswater 70
5 Wastwater & Eskdale 84
6 Langdales & Grasmere 100
7 North Windermere 112
8 Duddon & Ravenglass 122
9 Coniston & Grizedale 132
10 South Windermere 142
11 Barrow & Silverdale 152

Yorkshire Dales
12 Howgills & Dentdale 164
13 Swaledale 178
14 Wensleydale & Langstroth 188
15 North East Dales 202
16 Whernside & Ingleton 214
17 Stainforth & Malham 228
18 Wharfedale 238
19 Nidderdale & Ilkley Moor 248
20 Forest of Bowland 258

Co-ordinate conversions 268
Acknowledgements 272

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Daniel Start is an award-winning travel writer and photographer. He is author of Wild Swimming, Hidden Beaches and Wild Guide South East.

Tania Pascoe is a naturalist and food writer. She is author of Wild Garden Weekends and Wild Guide South West.

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