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

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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. Read more about the condition New: A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages. Pay in 4 is a form of credit, so consider whether you can afford the repayments as use of the product may impact your credit score. As presenter of The Bike Show on Resonance FM, he has brought his affable, infectious velophilia to London’s airwaves, attracting an enthusiastic worldwide audience via the popular podcast edition – now celebrating its one millionth download. Rebecca Lowe, journalist and author of The Slow Road to Tehran * 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.

Had I done so, it would have been toasty and perfect, not that I had particularly minded with an engrossing book to read by candlelight – and a good bottle of red wine. 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. The flip side to that is that these pages are so winsome – the best beer garden in the county, the bluest fake nails on a barmaid, and so on – that (besides a bizarre liking for Bob Marley) this place could be inundated by Chesshyre fans. Please ensure that the details you use to enter the competition will be correct at the time the competition ends.By bidding on, or purchasing this item, you are agreeing to us sharing your name and address details with that 3rd party supplier to allow us to fulfil our contractual obligations to you. Tom takes us on a journey to The Lake District and shows us all the beautiful and magnificent hikes you can do. Explore towering mountains, wide-open valleys and magnificent lakes – stopping off at a cosy inn or two along the way – on a.

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. Ride traffic free paths along the River Wharfe and Swale stopping for river swims and picnics in sun-dappled woodlands. 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.

From Penrith and back, via Ullswater, Keswick, Derwentwater, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Eskdale, Coniston, Grasmere and Windermere, plus many places in between, Tom Chesshyre puts on his walking boots and sets forth along the trails in a “big wobbly circle”, drawn onwards by the dramatic scenery that attracts more than 19 million visitors each year. Also felt bit repetitive by tje end - only so much many inns to drink in and hills to climb before you're looking longingly at the bookcase for your next read. Loved that he had a plan and stick to it - all his accommodation was pre-booked and he arrived everywhere he planned on foot. Whether this engages with the Insta crowd and the inappropriately-dressed selfie takers remains to be seen. 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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