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.
Day Walks in the Lake District features 20 circular routes between 5 and 13 miles (8 and 21 kilometres) in length, suitable for hillwalkers of all abilities.
The routes are split into four geographical areas – north, east, south and west – and include 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. Also included for the adventurous arethe Lake District's best known scrambles –Striding Edge on Helvellyn and SharpEdge on Blencathra – together with more accessible alternatives.
The author of this guidebook, Stephen Goodwin, is a former freelance journalist (former staff writer for The Independent), and a Lake District local. In his introductions to each route he recalls the tales of Wordsworth, Walpole and the fascinating history of Lakeland and its peaks and fells.
Each route in this guide is described with easy-to-follow directions and details of distance, navigation information, refreshment stops, stunning location photography and is plotted on clear and easy to use Ordnance Survey1:25,000 mapping.
Stephen Goodwin is the author of Lake District Climbs and Scrambles (2015, Vertebrate Publishing) and Day Walks in the Lake District (2009, Vertebrate Publishing). At the turn of the millennium after a career as a political journalist on The Independent and The Times, he quit the surreal ‘Westminster village’ for a real village in Cumbria. For ten years (2004–2013) he was editor of the Alpine Journal, the oldest mountaineering journal in the world, while also freelance writing on travel, the environment and just a dash of politics. A climber and ski-mountaineer, in 1998 he reached the south summit of Everest, filing an award-winning diary to The Independent. Since then he has returned to the Himalaya most years, as well as climbing, trekking and ski-touring in the Alps, Andes, Turkey and Norway. Most of all though, he loves getting out on his home turf, the English Lake District.
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