Lost in the Lakes

Lost in the Lakes: Notes from a 379-Mile Hike Around the Lake District

Travel Writing
Paperback Published on: 08/02/2024
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Synopsis

LAKELAND BOOK OF THE YEAR 2023 - THE BILL ROLLINSON PRIZE FOR LANDSCAPE & TRADITION RUNNER UPJoin travel writer Tom Chesshyre for a Lakeland adventure like no other. Explore towering mountains, wide-open valleys and magnificent lakes - stopping off at a cosy inn or two along the way - on a 379-mile hike around the Lake DistrictFrom Penrith and back, via Keswick, Cockermouth, Coniston, Grasmere and Windermere, plus many places in between, Tom Chesshyre puts on his walking boots and sets forth in a "big wobbly circle" around the Lakes, drawn onwards by the dramatic scenery that attracts more than 19 million visitors each year.Across landscape that so inspired the Romantic poets, he takes in remote parts of the parkland that many tourists miss - enjoying encounters aplenty with farmers, fell runners and fellow hikers, while staying in shepherds' huts, bothies and old climbers' hotels along the way, and even going for a (chilly) dip in Derwentwater.This is the Lake District seen from its walking paths - with just a backpack, an open mind... and a spring in the step.

  • Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9781837992959
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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