This is an inspirational guide to 50 memorable expeditions through the high fells of the Lake District. From the favourite summits of Scafell, Bowfell, Great Gable, the Crinkle Crags, to lesser-known fells, this guide offers only the best walks to explore all that is pure Lakeland.
Some of the 50 walks described in Great Mountain Days in the Lake District are well known classic challenges – such as Scafell Pike and Esk Pike, or the Gable Girdle – while others approach a favourite mountain from a new angle or combine several in a testing way. Each one can be crammed into a single, long day or backpacked over two to spend a little longer in this rugged and addictive landscape.
The circular walks are all graded, making this guidebook equally suitable for less experienced walkers looking for new summits and undiscovered areas of the Lake District, as well as experienced walkers looking for a challenging day out on the fells. The walks are categorized between the grades Energetic, Strenuous and Arduous.
50 graded walks throughout the Lake District National Park area
Routes illustrated with Harvey maps and pictorial route diagrams by artist and outdoor writer, Mark Richards
Some routes include mild scrambling or long days in rugged country
This is the first title in the Cicerone Great Mountain Days series, which include Snowdonia, Scotland and the Pennines.
Suitable all-year round, but winter walking is not for the inexperienced or under-equipped.
Ambleside, Keswick, Patterdale, Seatoller, Boot, Ennerdale, Wasdale Head
Circular routes, between 4 and 14 miles in length. Navigational skills needed. No special equipment required – only the mildest of scrambling will be encountered.
From classic summits like Fairfield, Scafell Pike and Blencathra, to the lesser-known High Spy, King's How and Brund Fell, the walks will deepen your knowledge of the whole Lake District.