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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The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. 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.

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. 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. 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. 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. I found this an interesting read, I haven’t been to most of these places, so it was nice to read something very new to me.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. For more infomation please review our use of cookies in our Cookie Policy and then Accept and Close this bar. 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. 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. His first book, How Low Can You Go: Round Europe for 1p Each Way (Plus Tax) was published by Hodder in 2007.

A new vision of the Lakes as a capsule history of the kingdom as a whole, with its ambivalent approach to 'nature' (worshipful but predatory), its rapacious extraction of resources, its many migrations and, inevitably, class. The author had an annoying way of seemingly poking fun at some the locals, mainly people who he met in passing. 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. 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. His bagging of Scafell Pike for example was on a cold and windy day with clouds below so no views to speak of.

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. Other entries told of knees-ups with songs being sung into the early hours beside the glowing grate.

LoveReading has teamed up with Summersdale Publishers to give our readers a chance to win signed copies of Lost in the Lakes by Tom Chesshyre, Moderate Becoming Good Later by Toby and Katie Carr and The Race of Truth by Leigh Timmis. Read more about the condition New: A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages. 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. 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. 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.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. By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions.

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. Yes, I find a lot of books about hikes where the author imposes her/him-self too much on proceedings, telling us how wonderfully they romped here, how drizzly the weather was there, and what they saw with their flawless bird-spotting eyes.Join our community to get personalised book suggestions, extracts straight to your inbox, 10% off RRPs, and to change children’s lives.



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