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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From Penrith to Ullswater, via Keswick, Cockermouth, Coniston, Grasmere and Windermere, plus many places in between, Tom Chesshyre puts on his walking boots and sets forth along the trails, drawn onwards by the dramatic scenery that attracts more than 19 million visitors each year. The author had an annoying way of seemingly poking fun at some the locals, mainly people who he met in passing. 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. In his amiable and relaxed company we climb the fells and skirt the lakes; just as engagingly, we meet a carnival of characters whose personalities and opinions are the real focus of Chesshyre's tale. If it becomes just a playground for visitors, with no local character, what is the point of preserving it?

Tom Chesshyre is no brash Wainwright-bagger, but instead a relaxed, affable guide who takes us on a ‘big wobbly circle’ of a stroll around all sixteen main lakes: an impressive 379 miles in all. For more infomation please review our use of cookies in our Cookie Policy and then Accept and Close this bar. Not for him the chocolate box guide, but a grittier account of his travails, and his travels, on a journey of self-discovery. Read more about the condition New: A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages.

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. Tom Chesshyre sets off to make a meandering circle of the Lake District on foot with one aim in mind: 'to let happenchance lead the way. He freelanced for the Daily and Sunday Telegraphs, wrote a column for Conde Nast Traveller, and contributed to the Express, the Guardian, and the Independent, before working on the travel desk of the Times.

If you are interested in the lake district read it but if you aren't get another one of the millions that already exist. Please ensure that the details you use to enter the competition will be correct at the time the competition ends. 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. But, seeing as here he totes Coke Zero and elsewhere online says he remembered the wine, just how did he lubricate his night in the bothy? Our author chats to all the people he can – just the first couple of days alone he pops by so many eateries you fear for him ever managing to get to his digs for the night – and looks at what is making them tick.

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. A Serving of Crime with a Difference - You May Just Discover Something Unique, Different, or Unusual in These 20 Crime Novels. 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. 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.

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. He has written magazine pieces for Wanderlust, Geographical and Business Traveller - and contributes book reviews to the TLS. We also use them to help detect unauthorized access or activity that violate our terms of service, as well as to analyze site traffic and performance for our own site improvement efforts. 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. 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.A charming book, brimming with tender affection for this ‘magnificent… dreamy patchwork’ of peaks, tarns and ‘serpentine valleys… between soaring slopes’. Join our community to get personalised book suggestions, extracts straight to your inbox, 10% off RRPs, and to change children’s lives. Tom Chesshyre is no brash Wainwright-bagger, but instead a relaxed, affable guide who takes us on a 'big wobbly circle' of a stroll around all sixteen main lakes: an impressive 379 miles in all. 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.



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