The lovely tract of fell country east of Ullswater and the Kirkstone Pass has a strong north-south spine traced by the Roman 'High Street'. From here spreads a lattice of ridges enclosing charming dales and topped by some really fine fells - from Place Fell on the shores of Ullswater in the north to Wansfell overlooking Ambleside in the south.
A dedicated chapter covers each fell, with a wide variety of routes, both time-honoured and undiscovered depicted on Harvey maps. The author's own topos and detailed summit panoramas help to enhance readers' appreciation of these fells, as well as his unique colour photographs. Also included is information on access and parking, public transport and tried and tested advice for making the most out of a day in the Lakes.
With PVC covers and ribbon bookmarks, this is the eight and final volume in Cicerone's Lakeland Fellranger series. Each one is inspirational and thorough, providing the walker with a comprehensive and contemporary guide to the fells of the English Lake District.
Routes all illustrated with HARVEY maps, colour photos, fellscape diagrams and panorama guides.
Walks with varied alternate routes, as well as height and distance information to tailor each walk to the walker's desires and abilities.
Mark up your fells at the end of each walk in the fell checklist to chronicle your adventures in the Lakes.
walking (with some mild scrambling options)
year-round pleasureable heights, but with some long, lonely approaches, particularly from the east requiring daylight and contingiency planning
Troutbeck, Ambleside, Kentmere, Shap, Bampton, Askham, Pooley Bridge (with the Ullswater Steamer connection to Glenridding), Patterdale
Straightforward, short ascents, often not on clear paths, to be used as a basis for readers' own circuits. Navigational skills needed but no specialist equipment. Any scrambling is easy and non-scrambling options are always provided.
Hallin Fell for new recruits, Place Fell and the low-level path from Howtown via Sandwick to Patterdale, High Street via Rough Crag, Angletarn Pikes, The Forces in Swindale Head, Castle Crag ridge above Kentmere and Rainsborrow Crag, Ill Bell, Nan Bield Pass, Wren Gill and Wansfell Pike