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

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

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

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I like the author have ( probably ) hiked 379 miles ( although in my case over many years ) and it was great to read about the places I have also enjoyed. A good travelogue is the one that makes me open a map and check if I could visit those places and walk on those path. mile - that's 904,271 steps over 32 days - odyssey, during which he finds himself falling in love all over again with this remote wilderness.

Lyrical, witty and full of cheer, Lost in the Lakes avoids tales of heroic climbs in favour of the quieter - and oft-overlooked - story of everyday life in one of Britain's rural honey-pots. The author had an annoying way of seemingly poking fun at some the locals, mainly people who he met in passing. Not for him the chocolate box guide, but a grittier account of his travails, and his travels, on a journey of self-discovery. 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. Rides graded from easy to challenging, with best pubs and tea stops, wild swims, finest viewpoints and accommodation too.Calendar arrived safely in plastic-free packaging - which I've not seen before with a calendar, so kudos for that. Explore towering mountains, wide-open valleys and magnificent lakes – stopping off at a cosy inn or two along the way – on a. I feel as though I have more knowledge now about the different places that I didn't know and have also added a few places to my list for when we go back. Ride traffic free paths along the River Wharfe and Swale stopping for river swims and picnics in sun-dappled woodlands.

Neither travel guide nor gushing panegyric, Lost in the Lakes is a book for the everyday ambler: gentle, slow-paced and sweetly uplifting at every turn. If you are interested in the lake district read it but if you aren't get another one of the millions that already exist. You will have gathered by now that this is not really a guide to the Lakes but you will still learn a lot about the place and especially about its people, and hopefully you will also be entertained.Join our community to get personalised book suggestions, extracts straight to your inbox, 10% off RRPs, and to change children’s lives. all the people who he spoke to say the same things, too many holiday homes, not enough people to work there and hardly anyone who is born there can afford to live in the lakes. From 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.

Read more about the condition New: A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages.The folk at Summersdale Publishers kindly sent us a copy of Lost in the Lakes, a new travel book by Tom Chesshyre which they thought might entertain us, and it did.

Loved that he had a plan and stick to it - all his accommodation was pre-booked and he arrived everywhere he planned on foot. Please ensure that the details you use to enter the competition will be correct at the time the competition ends.Thankfully Tom does not agree and in his book, like Stuart before him, he is if anything more interested in the people he meets than anything else although he still has many a Lakeland tale to tell which he does as he covers many miles, passing through a lot of towns and villages. A charming book, brimming with tender affection for this ‘magnificent… dreamy patchwork’ of peaks, tarns and ‘serpentine valleys… between soaring slopes’. The map at the front of the book makes it easy to see where he is and where he is going and the chapters are broken down into the different places he visits. To Hull and Back: On Holiday in Unsung Britain was published by Summersdale in July 2010, followed by Tales from the Fast Trains: Europe at 186 mph is published in July 2011.



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