Tour of the Lake District: The best of the area in a circular trek

Tour of the Lake District: The best of the area in a circular trek

by Jim Reid

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ISBN-13: 9781849654654
Publisher: Cicerone Press
Publication date: 09/02/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 18 MB
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About the Author

Jim Reid is 36 years old and lives on the northern fringe of the Lake District. Educated at Newcastle and Lancaster universities, he has made a living variously and precariously over the last fifteen years as an ecologist, school teacher, youth hostel warden, restauranteur and landscape gardener. When writing, subjects close to his heart are travel, food, nature and hillwalking.
A lifelong outdoors enthusiast, Jim will avoid any office tasks given the slightest opportunity to head for the hills. After an education at Newcastle and Lancaster universities, he made a home in the Lake District for ten years whilst earning a living variously and precariously as an ecologist, school teacher, youth hostel warden, restaurateur, landscape gardener and writer. Tour of the Lake District was written and researched when running a Lakeland youth hostel. All the routes have been carefully chosen and walked, the author muttering into a Dictaphone to ensure descriptions remained accurate when written up in the evening. The photographs were taken using an old Leica 35mm camera with Summicron lenses, generally on Velvia film. Jim is now settled with a family in the Isle of Man where he has a thriving garden design practice but still finds time for the odd bit of fell running.

Table of Contents

Preface Overview map Part 1 - Introduction The Lake District landscape About the Tour When to go Accommodation Food and supplies Transport Money and costs What to take Navigation and outdoor safety Habitats and wildlife in the Lake District How to use this guide Glossary and abbreviations Part 2 - The Tour Stage 1 Windermere to Ambleside Stage 2 Ambleside to Elterwater Stage 3 Elterwater to Coniston Stage 4 Coniston to Eskdale Stage 5 Eskdale to Wasdale Stage 6 Wasdale to Black Sail Stage 7 Black Sail to Buttermere Stage 8 Buttermere to Keswick Stage 9 Keswick to Rosthwaite Stage 10 Rosthwaite to Grasmere Stage 11 Grasmere to Patterdale Stage 12 Patterdale to Windermere Part 3 - High-level alternative routes 1 Coniston to Eskdale via the Old Man and Hardknott 2 Eskdale to Wasdale Head via Scafell Pike 3 Wasdale Head to Black Sail or Buttermere via Great Gable 4 Grasmere to Patterdale via Helvellyn 5 Patterdale to Windermere via High Street Part 4 - Short walks 1 Beatrix Potter's Hill Top and Claife Heights from the Windermere ferry 2 Stock Ghyll, Scandale and High Sweden Bridge from Ambleside 3 Elterwater - A riverside walk between two pubs 4 Lake Coniston and Brantwood 5 Muncaster Fell and Ravenglass from the Eskdale railway 6 Scale force and Crummock from Buttermere village 7 The Borrowdale Yews from Rosthwaite 8 Wordsworth's Grasmere and Rydal via Loughrigg Terrace 9 Howtown and Ullswater from Glenridding Appendices Appendix 1 Useful contacts Appendix 2 Tourist Information Centres Appendix 3 Transport information Appendix 4 Selected bibliography

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