February 01, 2022 2 min read
In Extreme Lakeland, Nadir Khan and Tom McNally showcase the variety of incredible adventure sports that take place in the Lake District throughout the seasons – from rock climbing and mountain biking to fell running and wild swimming. If you're planning to embark on your own Lake District adventure this year and need some inspiration on what to do, then be sure to check out the guidebooks below.
Day Walks in the Lake District
Day Walks in the Lake District by Stephen Goodwin showcases 20 circular routes between 5 and 13 miles (8 km and 21 km) in length, suitable for hillwalkers of different abilities. It includes walks from the main tourist bases, such as Keswick and Ambleside, as well as sought-after peaks, such as Scafell Pike, Great Gable, Blencathra and Helvellyn.
Peak Bagging: Wainwrights by Karen and Dan Parker features forty-five routes designed to efficiently link all 214 Wainwright fells. Features 1:40,000-scale maps, elevation profiles, public transport and parking details, downloadable GPX files for each route and custom timings.
Winter Walks in the Lake District
Winter Walks in the Lake District by Stephen Goodwin is a collection of 19 enjoyable fell walks and easy winter climbs designed for the winter mountaineer to make the most of the winter conditions that regularly descend on the Lake District.
Lake District Climbs and Scrambles
Lake District Climbs and Scrambles combines the best scrambles and easy climbs in the Lake District with great walking loops to give twenty superb 'mountaineering' days out. Written by local author Stephen Goodwin, the routes feature Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps, photo topos and easy-to-follow directions, along with route profiles and local info.
Lake District Bouldering is a comprehensive guide to bouldering in the Lake District National Park. Written by Greg Chapman, it features almost 3,000 problems and dozens of variations at over 70 venues. Each crag features detailed access information, including GPS coordinates for parking and crag grid references, and local knowledge.
Lake District Trail Running by Helen Mort is a comprehensive guide to off-road running in the Lake District National Park. With 20 runs, from 5.1km to 17km in length, this book is suitable for runners of all abilities.
Lake District Mountain Biking is the fully updated third edition of Vertebrate Publishing's bestselling mountain bike guide to the Lake District National Park. It includes rides around Grizedale, High Street and Borrowdale, and much more, and features industry-standard Ordnance Survey mapping, and is illustrated with action photography.
Swimming Wild in the Lake District
Swimming Wild in the Lake District by Suzanna Cruickshank is an informative and inspiring book for both new and experienced wild swimmers, exploring the larger lakes in the beautiful Lake District National Park. Contains all the inspiration, practical advice and local knowledge you need to plan your next adventure.
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