The Lakeland Fells are renowned for their beauty and rugged isolation; they have inspired wonderful verse and prose and provided excitement, exhilaration and enjoyment for the thousands of walkers who venture into their prehistoric vastness. There are many who know the mountains intimately, and many who enjoy their wild, natural beauty and splendid isolation. But where there is beauty, and grandeur, and the complicit invitation to enjoy the breathtaking views and moments of quiet contemplation, there often lurks, in the back of the mind, an unsettling fear or terror - the thought that Nature can also be fickle, and brutal, and sometimes one has to pay for venturing into the wilds and the unknown. For those who of you understand this, or for those who have not yet had a Lakeland experience tinged with terror, the four tales in this book will surely release uncomfortable thoughts that will set your heart thumping and give you sleepless nights. You have been warned!