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Lake District books: Maps

Lake District BMC (British Mountain Map)
Lake District BMC (British Mountain Map)

XT40 - A new generation of tough polyethylene maps. These maps are a leap forward in technical excellence. Tough, durable and 100% waterproof they are compact - not the great bulky package you get with a laminated map - and light to carry. This all weather British Mountain Map for climbers, hill wallkers, mountaineers and mountain bikers is published by HARVEY in co-operation with the British Mountaineering Council. The Lake District's famous mountains and fells on a single map, colour shading for easy identification of hills and valleys and detailed crag information for climbers. The reverse side of the map includes detailed 1:20000 enlargements of Scafell, Gable, Bowfell, Langdale Pikes and Pillar, a Geological map of the Lake District, mountain incident and first aid advice.

Price: £10.32

Publication: 4 Nov 2011

Lake District BMC (British Mountain Map)   Lake District BMC (British Mountain Map)


Lake District Visitors Map (A-Z Visitors Map)
Lake District Visitors Map (A-Z Visitors Map)

Price: £5.95

Publication: 17 Jun 2013

Lake District Visitors Map (A-Z Visitors Map)   Lake District Visitors Map (A-Z Visitors Map)


Lake District books: Travel Guides

Lake District with Kids (Footprint Travel Guides) (Footprint with Kids)
Lake District with Kids (Footprint Travel Guides) (Footprint with Kids)

Jam-packed with information on exploring the nation s favourite national park, the award-winning author David Atkinson and his 4 year old daughter have left no stone unturned in their search for the very best adventures and attractions for families heading to the Lake District. The guide is brim-full of advice for fun activities providing the perfect balance of practical information and inspirational ideas. All the best activities, bike rides and big days out are captured in this great guide along with all the best places to stay and to eat. Gorgeous photos highlight Footprint s family holiday favourites. If you re looking for a great escape on a farm or a lakeside lodge, our 6 favourite holidays will definitely inspire you. The guide is then divided into 4 sections Central Lakes, North & East Lakes, South Lakes & West Lakes with each section providing information on a tremendous array of activities from the major sights such as Windermere and Hadrian s Wall to the lesser known attractions. All entries for attractions, accommodation and places to eat include postcodes to help you find your way with sat nav. Rain stopped play? each section includes fabulous ideas for those liquid sunshine days. If you're looking to capture the magic of your fondly remembered childhood holidays, David Atkinson s guide will certainly set you off on your own adventures that your kids will remember forever.

Price: £11.19

Publication: 30 April 2010

Lake District with Kids (Footprint Travel Guides) (Footprint with Kids)   Lake District with Kids (Footprint Travel Guides) (Footprint with Kids)


The Companion Guide to the Lake District
The Companion Guide to the Lake District

Unimprovably good JOHN LANCHESTER, LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS There is hardly a stone in the Lake District that Frank Welsh leaves unturned. From the particular delights of the places with which the Lake Poets are associated - Dove Cottage, Grasmere, Buttermere, Cockermouth - to the remoter parts of the Eden Valley and Furness, over the fells, beside the lakes, through history, topography, archaeology, literature, geology and even bakery, Frank Welsh is the consummate guide and companion, writing with wit, intelligence and true skill. He covers both the less visited, and, in the author's view, unappreciated, parts of the Lake District, as well as those which no visitor will want to miss.

Price: £14.42

Publication: 4 April 2000

The Companion Guide to the Lake District   The Companion Guide to the Lake District


The Rough Guide to the Lake District
The Rough Guide to the Lake District

The Rough Guide to the Lake District, features comprehensive reviews of the finest places to stay and eat for every budget, based on personal inspection by a long-time Lakes expert. Whether you're looking for a walker's hostel or boutique hotel, café or gastro-pub, farmhouse B&B or country-house hotel, this guide has the lowdown on all the best deals. There's detailed information on the best way to get around by public transport, while special features on the great outdoors focus on local walks, classic hikes, mountain climbs, lake cruises and family adventures. Whether you're on a walking holiday or family break you can discover all the facts you need - from current opening times to festival dates. There's also background information on the history, culture, nature and wildlife of the English Lakes, and plenty of special features - from the history of rock-climbing or a rundown of music festivals to the fascinating lives of the locals.

Price: £9.09

Publication: 17 Jan 2013

The Rough Guide to the Lake District   The Rough Guide to the Lake District


Lake District books: Walking and Tours

Countryside Dog Walks - Lake District North
Countryside Dog Walks - Lake District North

Written for all dog owners looking for hassle-free walks to enjoy with their dogs, this guidebook is beautifully designed and packed with stunning photography - giving dog owners access to 20 of the finest walks in the northern Lake District. Areas covered include: Derwent Water, Keswick, Buttermere, Loweswater, Ennerdale Water, Whinlatter Forest, Thirlmere and Glenridding. With clear information, an introduction for each walk, and simple, easy-to-read maps, this beautiful book will appeal to all who want to venture out into the countryside with their dogs. The walks in the book cater for all levels of fitness and ability - from short walks along lakeshores to the more challenging hill walks. Having no stiles the routes ensure hassle-free walks for both dog and owner.

Price: £8.99

Publication: 28 July 2013

Countryside Dog Walks - Lake District North   Countryside Dog Walks - Lake District North


Day Walks in the Lake District: 20 Circular Routes on the Lakeland Fells
Day Walks in the Lake District: 20 Circular Routes on the Lakeland Fells

"Day Walks in the Lake District" is the second title in Vertebrate Publishing's series of compact and portable hillwalking guidebooks. This book showcases 20 circular routes in the Lake District, between 5 and 13 miles (8 km and 21 km) 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 Seafell Pike, Great Gable, Blencathra and Helvellyn. Also included for the adventurous are the Lake District's best known scrambles - Striding Edge on Helvellyn and Sharp Edge on Blencathra - together with more accessible alternatives. The author of this guidebook, Stephen Goodwin, is a freelance journalist (former staff writer for "The Independent"), editor of the prestigious "Alpine Journal" 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 and is plotted on clear and easy to use Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 mapping.

Price: £9.06

Publication: 25 May 2009

Day Walks in the Lake District: 20 Circular Routes on the Lakeland Fells   Day Walks in the Lake District: 20 Circular Routes on the Lakeland Fells


Great Mountain Days in the Lake District: 50 Great Routes: 50 Classic Routes Exploring the Lakeland Fells
Great Mountain Days in the Lake District: 50 Great Routes: 50 Classic Routes Exploring the Lakeland Fells

An inspirational and detailed guidebook to fifty memorable walks on the high fells of the English Lake District. These circular routes on the high Lakeland fells have been chosen to provide the moderately adventurous walker with a range of essential walks for exploring the region. The walks are all graded, making the guide equally suitable for less experienced walkers looking for new summits and undiscovered areas. Only the mildest of scrambling will be encountered as these are four-season walks. All routes are illustrated with Harvey maps and the author's pictorial route diagrams.

Price: £12.21

Publication: 27 Mar 2008

Great Mountain Days in the Lake District: 50 Great Routes: 50 Classic Routes Exploring the Lakeland Fells   Great Mountain Days in the Lake District: 50 Great Routes: 50 Classic Routes Exploring the Lakeland Fells


Lake District (Collins Rambler's Guides)
Lake District (Collins Rambler's Guides)

This comprehensive guide to Lake District walks is produced in association with the Rambler's Association. This updated guide combines detailed route descriptions, maps and photographs with information on the local history and wildlife.

Among the most spectacular landscapes in Britain, the Lake District offers a unique combination of crag and café, of ice-climb and ice-cream shop, or of the slippery gill and the hollyhocks of the cottage garden. It is this that makes the Lake District the perfect place for a walk on the wild - and yet civilised - side.

The introduction gives information about the topography, geology and history of the area, and describes the flora and fauna inhabiting it.
•The main section of the book comprises 30 walks, suitable for all abilities, from young children to experienced walkers. Each walk has a key illustrating principal features, such as level of difficulty and type of terrain, a route profile indicating altitude and distances, as well as a fact file summarising useful information, such as start and finish points, duration, safety advice and points of interest.
•Illustrated with colour maps from leading authority, Harveys, each walk is then described in detail with clear, easy-to-follow instructions. The text gives the history of the main landmarks along the way and information about the natural history of the area, and is accompanied by stunning colour photographs.

Price: £7.79

Publication: 1 Mar 2012 [Paperback]

Lake District (Collins Rambler's Guides)   Lake District (Collins Rambler's Guides)


Pathfinder More Lake District (Pathfinder Guide)
Pathfinder More Lake District (Pathfinder Guide)

This selection offers interest, regional variety and balance of routes in the Lake District providing the best walks in the area. From an easy stroll through Orrest Head to the much more challenging walks around Crummock Water, this volume contains something for everyone. Covering walks through the whole of the Lake District both popular and little know scenic routes including Rydal Water, Bowscale Fell and Castlerigg.

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Inside:

-28 great Lake District walks from 2 to 10 miles

-Clear, large scale Ordnance Survey route maps

-GPS reference for all Lake District waypoints

-Where to park, good pubs and places of interest en route

-All routes have been fully researched and written by expert outdoor writers

-Beautiful photography of scenes from the walks

Pathfinder® Guides are Britain's best loved walking guides. Made with durable covers, they are the perfect companion for countryside walks throughout Britain. Each title features circular walks with easy-to-follow route descriptions, large-scale Ordnance Survey route maps and GPS waypoints. With over 70 titles in the series, they offer essential information for walkers throughout the country.

Price: £8.39

Publication: 15 July 2011 [Paperback]

Pathfinder More Lake District (Pathfinder Guide)   Pathfinder More Lake District (Pathfinder Guide)


Pub Walks: Walks to Cumbria's Best Pubs (Lake District Top 10 Walks)
Pub Walks: Walks to Cumbria's Best Pubs (Lake District Top 10 Walks)

This attractive and cleverly structured guide gives walkers ten of the finest walks to Lakeland pubs in a popular pocketable format. With clear information, an overview and introduction for each walk, expertly written numbered directions, large scale Ordnance Survey maps, superb, eye-grabbing panoramic photographs, and interpretation of points of interest along the way, these guides set a new standard in clarity and ease-of-use.

Price: £4.99

Publication: 10 Oct 2012

Pub Walks: Walks to Cumbria's Best Pubs (Lake District Top 10 Walks)   Pub Walks: Walks to Cumbria's Best Pubs (Lake District Top 10 Walks)


Ramblers Short Walks in the Lake District (Collins Ramblers)
Ramblers Short Walks in the Lake District (Collins Ramblers)

A brand new range of practical little walk guides endorsed by the Ramblers. All the walks are 5 miles or under in length and can easily be completed in less that 3 hours. 20 walks are included and use clear maps to show the route plus easy to follow walk descriptions.

Among the most spectacular landscapes in Britain, the Lake District offers a unique combination of crag and café, of ice-climb and ice-cream shop, or of the slippery gill and the hollyhocks of the cottage garden. It is this that makes the Lake District the perfect place for a walk on the wild - and yet civilised - side.

This compact little guide contains walks, all of which are 5 miles or under, which are ideal for an afternoon stroll.

INCLUDES:
• 20 easy to follow walks which can be completed in 3 hours and under.

• Each walk has a detailed Ordnance Survey map with the route clearly marked plus a detailed description of the route.

• The walks have been chosen with issues like parking and refreshments in mind to make life easy for families.

• There are interesting facts about the things you'll see along the route.

• All the books include general information on walking and also the general area covered by the guide.

• Packed with colour photographs of scenes you will see along the walk.

Price: £4.49

Publication: 27 May 2010

Ramblers Short Walks in the Lake District (Collins Ramblers)   Ramblers Short Walks in the Lake District (Collins Ramblers)


Short Walks in the Lake District: 12 Scenic Walks of Varying Height and Length,Suitable for All Ages
Short Walks in the Lake District: 12 Scenic Walks of Varying Height and Length,Suitable for All Ages

Price: £4.64

Publication: 3 Feb 2007

Short Walks in the Lake District: 12 Scenic Walks of Varying Height and Length,Suitable for All Ages   Short Walks in the Lake District: 12 Scenic Walks of Varying Height and Length,Suitable for All Ages


The Lake District: AA 50 Walks (50 Walks in)
The Lake District: AA 50 Walks (50 Walks in)

Walking is one of Britain's favourite leisure activities, and this guide features a variety of mapped walks to suit all abilities. The book features all of the practical detail you need, accompanied by fascinating background reading on the history and wildlife of the Lake District, and cear mapping for ease of use. Every route has been colour coded according to difficulty. All walks are annotated with local points of interest and places to stop for refreshments. Every walk is given a summary of distance, time, gradient, level of difficulty, type of surface and access, landscape, dog friendliness, parking and public toilets.

Price: £9.99

Publication: 1 Sep 2013

The Lake District: AA 50 Walks (50 Walks in)   The Lake District: AA 50 Walks (50 Walks in)


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