Released: June 2014
Publisher: Bradwell Books
Size: 220 x 120mm
Author: Norman Buckley
Written by Norman Buckley, Walks for all Ages The Lake District features 22 circular walks of up to 6 miles, suitable for all the family, that have been carefully chosen to deliver an enjoyable day or half day in the countryside.
Describing the local area at the start of each walk, the author then provides a detailed description of the walk with snippets of information as you go along.
Including Ordnance Survey mapping and superbly priced at just £5.99, Walks for all Ages - 22 Circular Walks in The Lake District is the perfect accompaniment for a stroll in the region.
01. Askham and Lowther - 3 miles
02. Bowness-on-Windermere - 1 1/2 miles
03. Buttermere - 4 miles
04. Coniston and Yewdale - 4 miles
05. Eskdale, Muncaster and Ravenglass - 6 ¼ miles
06. Grange-over-Sands and Kents Bank - 2 miles
07. Haverigg and Hodbarrow Lake - 3 ¾ miles
08. Hawkshead and Outgate - 3 ½ miles
09. Keswick and the Lodore Falls - 4 ¼ miles
10. Levens Park - 3 ½ miles
11. Little Salkeld and Long Meg - 3 ¼ miles
12. Mirehouse and Bassenthwaite Lake - 3 ¼ miles
13. Near and Far Sawrey and Moss Eccles Tarn - 3 miles
14. Pooley Bridge, Dacre and Dalemain - 5 ¾ miles
15. Rosthwaite, Seatoller and Castle Crag - 4 miles
16. Rydal and White Moss Common - 3 miles
17. Kendal: Scout Scar - 1–3 miles
18. Shap and Shap Abbey - 3 ¼ miles
19. St Bees - 2 ¾ miles
20. Tarn Hows - 2 miles
21. Wasdale Head - 3 miles
While many of the twenty walks included in this book are, inevitably, situated in the Lake District, arguably Britain’s most compact, diverse and favourite walking area, also offered are routes in lesser-known, more remote but very interesting and attractive parts of the large and diverse county of Cumbria.
The walks themselves, befitting a ‘Walks for All’ format, are essentially limited to a maximum length of approximately six miles (most are less), do not include mountain peaks or high hill tops, very steep or prolonged slopes, rock scrambling or difficult paths. Stiles are kept to a minimum and the walks are truly for all ages, and for everyone who likes to spend time and get some gentle exercise in fine and interesting countryside. However, access for wheelchairs and pushchairs has not been assessed; there are specialist organisations and publications which cater for these requirements.
The great majority of the walks have public conveniences and refreshment provision. A brief summary at the start of each chapter lists these and other information such as car parking and appropriate maps.
Many walkers will be accompanied by one (or more!) dogs. Some routes are obviously more dog friendly than others. Over many years basic requirements for crossing farmland have not changed. If there is livestock present, the ‘on leash’ requirement is absolute, often reinforced by notices on gates etc. However, there are many situations where a dog may roam with more freedom, without any risk to other animals or annoyance to people. Experienced dog owners will readily recognise these areas. In this book there are woodlands, lakeshore paths and areas of beach where well-behaved dogs can enjoy considerable freedom.