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On High Lakeland Fells [Paperback]

Bob Allen
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1 July 2005
This classic guide to both walks and scrambles on the Lakeland peaks, is now fully revised, with new maps and illustrations. Incorporating 84 walks, of which 73 are 'rounds' with the great convenience of returning to your starting place, and including 40 of the best scrambles – alternative, more adventurous and, to many people, more exciting ways to the high peaks and ridges – this is a unique and invaluable book.

All the walks and scrambles are graded and star rated, while the text is enlivened by anecdotes and illustrated by nearly 100 superb colour photographs.

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln; Revised edition edition (1 July 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0711225273
  • ISBN-13: 978-0711225275
  • Product Dimensions: 16.6 x 23.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 421,899 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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... as inspiration it works (TGO: The Great Outdoors)

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Bob Allen is the author of many walking guides to the mountains. He is a member of numerous climbing clubs and has significant international walking and climbing experience. He has known the Lake District all his life and now lives in Grasmere, where he still keeps active, takes photographs and paints watercolours of mountains.

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When William Wordsworth proposed that his reader place himself in imagination on a cloud midway between Great Gable and Scafell in order to see the valleys radiating like the spokes of a wheel from that vantage, he could equally have chosen Esk Hause, or possibly Bowfell, as the hub. Read the first page
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5.0 out of 5 stars On High Lakeland Fells 31 July 2005
I searched high and low for an original copy of this book. It is the best book of high fells walks you can find. Bob Allen's descriptions are fantastic and as well as classic lakeland walks there are many alternatives for the more adventurous scrambler. I cannot reccomend this book highly enough.
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5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT BOOK 17 Dec 2013
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed this since I first got it 14 Aug 2008
By Dr. Nicholas P. G. Davies TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
This book came out when I was still at university in Leeds. It rapidly became my personal favourite of the Lake District guides.

It's a great combination of concise route description, with enough detail to find your way, but enough also left to the imagination. The route descriptions are both evocative and practical.

The pictures in the first edition were excellent by standards of the time. They certainly got me wanting to get out in the fells. They now look a bit dated, and modern standards are higher.

This book helped me and many others to get to know the Lake District better, and it is still a super guidebook. I'm basing my review on the first edition, and I'm glad to see it's been updated now. Thank you to Bob Allen for writing it.

The book continues to help walkers get to know the Lake District fells better.
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By Marshall Lord TOP 500 REVIEWER
Before reading this book I was already aware that I am fortunate enough to live in one of the most beautiful counties on God's Earth. The wonderful colour photographs in this delightful little book reminded me that while many of the views in Cumbria which are visible from main roads or from some of the towns and villages I regularly visit are wonderful, many more of the views from the tops of hills and mountains in Cumbria are absolutely breathtaking.

This is an accessible and well written book which describes a hundred of the best fell walks in the Lake District area within the county of Cumbria. It describes how fit you have to be to get up any given hill or mountain - for exmaple it says of CamCrag Ridge in Langstrath that

"The beauty of Cam Crag Ridge is that you can make its ascent as hard or as easy as you like. Walkers will stick to the slanting rakes and easy ledges while scramblers will find steeper rock up which to find a way."

This book offers some good suggestions to the novice climber or fell walker looking for a place to start: but for those who would rather contemplate picture of the view from the comfort of their armchair, it also contains many stunning illustrations.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Milestone. 6 Jun 2010
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This book broke away from the Wainwright stranglehold on walking books. Its mix of text and superb photos was a great combination it got me on the fells in the mid nineties.
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