The immense literary significance of this much loved National Park makes walking so much more interesting when you have at your fingertips such fascinating and detailed information. Divided into five very user-friendly areas including the National Park and the Cumbrian coast, the guide is enhanced by specially-drawn maps and archive illustrations. One of the most thorough and readable guides to the Lake District, this new edition has been fully revised and updated and includes material based on original local and historical research not generally available. The five major routes are divided into shorter sections by subheadings, clearly laid out, with easy-to-follow maps and clear, detailed directions. Indexes of places and of people make it easy to find the literary associations between them. The literary history alone makes fascinating reading but to have the opportunity to walk with the writers, experience what inspired them, and to discover new and enlightening facts about the archaeology, geology and various industries that have shaped this wonderful landscape together make this a unique read.