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Lake District Lovers

The Lake District Book Guide

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From Wainwright walking books to pictorial guides of the Lakeland fells, this Lake District book guide introduces you to some of the best publications all about the much-loved national park.

After Wainwright by Eric Robson

After Wainwright book

Not only does Robson give a fabulous account of his ambitious journey covering 190 miles and 40,000 feet of ascent in this Lake District book, he also adds his own unique humour to his tale. As a walking companion of Alfred Wainwright, Robson created this personal memoir of the iconic Lakeland explorer. Readers will find the book heartwarming and honest. As one man with just his collie – oh, and a film crew – Robson pays a wonderful tribute. There are even some of Wainwright’s original drawings taken from his pictorial guides of the Lakeland fells featured in the book.

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Wainwright in the Valleys of Lakeland by Alfred Wainwright

Wainwright in the valleys of lakeland book

Written and completed not long before his death in 1991, Wainwright’s final book was to become one of the greatest of all. With stunning photographs by Derry Brabbs and personal tales of Wainwright’s adventures, the book takes you on a journey among the Like District’s most beautiful valleys. Not only does it introduce you to the most breathtaking scenery, it also gives you an insight into the great explorer himself.  

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Complete Lakeland Fells by Bill Birkett

complete lakeland fells book

Guiding you among the rivers, lakes, villages and woodlands that surround the Lakeland Fells, Birkett provides detailed walks over some of the most impressive peaks of the national park. You’ll find all the information you need to embark on any of the routes yourself with information on distance, altitude and duration provided. Each of the walks is accompanied by colour photographs that capture the essence of each place.

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The Shepherd’s Life: A Tale of the Lake District by James Rebanks

The Shepherd's Life

Once a sheep farmer in the north-eastern fells of the Lake District, Rebanks recounts his life in great detail throughout the book. This fascinating read gives you a closer look at how his almost out-of-touch lifestyle shaped Rebanks and his family. This is a wonderful story of his working life among the Lake District landscapes and how caring for his flock dominates the world around him.

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The Lakeland One Hundred by John Drews

The lakeland one hundred book

Walkers will be in their element with this Lake District walking guide. Comprising 21 circular walks that vary in difficulty and length, The Lakeland One Hundred details some of the more scenic and enjoyable routes to various summits, including the Scafell massif. As well as providing maps and photographs, Drews suggests some of the best pubs, shops and places to stay in the Lake District.

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