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

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Not for him the chocolate box guide, but a grittier account of his travails, and his travels, on a journey of self-discovery. Calendar arrived safely in plastic-free packaging - which I've not seen before with a calendar, so kudos for that.

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. 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. I'm not a great reader of travel books but one of my other interests is travelling by train and I recently read (and would also recommend) Stuart Campbell's Daniel Defoe's Railway Journey: A Surreal Odyssey Through Modern Britain. In the Lake District, there are a mere five bothies (bothies really being a more common Scottish phenomenon). Christopher Somerville, The Times * A charming book, brimming with tender affection for this 'magnificent.Loved that he had a plan and stick to it - all his accommodation was pre-booked and he arrived everywhere he planned on foot. From barmaids to town mayors, Chesshyre lends an inquiring ear to everyone who crosses his path, resulting in a delightful portrait of a community that is proud of its past but unsure of its future. Other entries told of knees-ups with songs being sung into the early hours beside the glowing grate. We get what it was like to try and hike this hill, and some of the distances, but this is about the experience when you let a place reveal something of its heart – something arguably so few people do in the Lakes. This is the Lake District seen from its walking paths – with just a backpack, an open mind… and a spring in the step.

Tom did his walk in April so he experienced the full range of Lake District weather and learned, like us, to respect the MWIS forecasts. He is not obsessed by “bagging Wainwrights”, the peaks made famous by Alfred Wainwright (1907-1991) in his excellent Pictorial Guide series, though he does clamber up a few from time to time. 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. Ride traffic free paths along the River Wharfe and Swale stopping for river swims and picnics in sun-dappled woodlands.Jack Thurston, best-selling author of the Lost Lanes series takes you on a freewheeling tour of the lost lanes and forgotten byways of Northern England – Yorkshire, Lake District, Pennines and Northumberland.

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