Calling all hillwalkers, peak-baggers and fell wanderers… Cicerone are giving you the chance win signed copies of the Wasdale and Langdale Fellranger books, as well as a copy of Navigation!
Walking the Lake District Fells invites you to discover a new perspective on the Lakeland fells. This new incarnation of the much-loved Fellranger series – which sees the books updated and trimmed to a more practical size – lets you plot your own course across the hallowed summits of the Lake District. They are not like other guidebooks. Rather than describing a single or limited number of routes to a particular destination, in Walking the Lake District Fells you'll find all the fells and all the routes, with clear descriptions of the terrain and features of interest to help you make informed decisions. Ranging from classic ascents to less traditional alternatives perfect for the wandering spirit, the routes are presented as numbered sections which can be combined to create infinite possibilities, allowing you to truly experience the freedom of the fells and the joy of exploration.
Each of the eight planned volumes focuses on a different region or valley base: Wasdale, Langdale, Patterdale, Mardale and the Far East, Buttermere, Keswick and the North, Borrowdale and Coniston. The iconic summits are all include – Scafell Pike, Helvellyn, Great Gable, Skiddaw, Blencathra – as are a number of less well-known fells where you can find solitude and panoramic beauty. Why not take on the challenge of visiting all 230 summits? Each volume also includes a handful of classic ridge routes for longer fell days.
Mark Richards is a true fell connoisseur, and his enthusiasm and love of Lakeland is manifest on every page. In addition to the route descriptions and HARVEY mapping, the guide also includes Mark's wonderful linescape topos and summit panoramas. The result is both inspirational and informative, and is sure to appeal to anyone who loves the Lake District fells.
This conveniently sized guide is an invaluable point of reference for all walkers. Written by Pete Hawkins, an author with a wealth of experience teaching navigation skills, it provides a clear and comprehensive guide to the key techniques - giving you the confidence to navigate successfully with map and compass and to plan and execute your own routes.
All topics are clearly referenced and easy to find. Chapters cover scales and grids, map symbols and contours, compasses, bearings, navigation on the hill, route planning and night and bad weather navigation. This new edition also incorporates new content on walking with a GPS device, with notes on how technology can complement map and compass. The text is illustrated with explanatory photos and diagrams as well as extracts from real maps and map keys, and - since the best way to learn is through experience - throughout the guide, practical exercises are suggested to help you practise and develop your skills.
Perfect both for novices seeking an introduction to navigation and also those wishing to brush up on old skills, this book is an indispensable companion to mastering the essential techniques. These valuable skills will enhance not only your safety but also your enjoyment of the outdoors.
Pete Hawkins trained as a geography teacher and taught in schools for a year before escaping to the Peak National Park's Environmental Centre for an outdoor job. He took over map and compass training and has since written for a variety of outdoor magazines. He now leads walking holidays around the world from his base in the Peak District.
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