Day Walks in the Lake District
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Day Walks in the Lake District

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 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, stunning location photography and is plotted on clear and easy to use Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 mapping.
The varied and inspiring walks are:


  • Skiddaw over Ullock Pike
  • Carrock Fell & High Pike
  • Blencathra via Bannerdale Crags & Sharp Edge
  • Derwent Water Circuit
  • Dock Tarn & Watendlath
  • Cat Bells - High Spy - Dale Head


  • Beda Fell & Place Fell
  • High Street from Mardale Head
  • Angle Tarn & Rest Dodd
  • Helvellyn & Raise via Striding Edge
  • Dove Crag & Little Hart Crag


  • Blea Rigg & Grasmere
  • Loughrigg Fell
  • Lingmoor Fell & Side Pike
  • Crinkle Crags & Pike of Blisco
  • The Old Man of Coniston


  • Crag Hill (Eel Crag) & Causey Pike
  • Harter Fell & Hardknott Castle
  • Kirk Fell & Great Gable
  • Scafell Pike

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