or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 
Tell the Publisher!
Id like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

The Outlying Fells of Lakeland (Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells) [Hardcover]

Alfred Wainwright
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
Price: 13.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 4 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it tomorrow, 29 July? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover 11.19  
Hardcover, 3 Sep 2007 13.99  

Book Description

3 Sep 2007 Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells
This Centenary edition of The Outlying Fells of Lakeland is published in the year of the 100th anniversary of the birth of A. Wainwright - the fell walking legend. It is newly reproduced from the author's original handwritten pages and bound in coloured cloth chosen to match the binding of the original volumes as closely as possible.



The last of the classic Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells, this volume was compiled at the request of walkers no longer fit enough to scale the higher mountains of Lakeland. His selection of 56 foothills did not disappoint his audience's enthusiasm for the hills. Along with many other small gems not covered in any of the earlier guides, it includes Orrest Head, where the young Wainwright's lifelong love of Lakeland began.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Find Your Way Home--Bestselling Sat Navs

    Plan ahead and avoid traffic jams with one of our bestselling sat navs from top brands including TomTom and Garmin. We also stock a great range of up-to-date and fully-routable maps for your device, including popular destinations such as France, Portugal, North America and Scotland.


Frequently Bought Together

The Outlying Fells of Lakeland (Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells) + The Southern Fells Second Edition (Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells) + The Western Fells - Second Edition (Pictorial Guides)
Price For All Three: 33.57

Buy the selected items together


Product details

  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln (3 Sep 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0711228051
  • ISBN-13: 978-0711228054
  • Product Dimensions: 12.4 x 17.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 384,172 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Born in Blackburn in 1907, Alfred Wainwright left school at the age of 13. A holiday at the age of 23 kindled a life-long love affair with the Lake District. Following a move to Kendal in 1941 he began to devote every spare moment he had to researching and compiling the original seven Pictorial Guides. He described these as his 'love letters' to the Lakeland Fells and at the end of the first, The Eastern Fells, he wrote about what the mountains had come to mean to him:
"I suppose it might be said, to add impressiveness to the whole thing, that this book has been twenty years in the making, for it is so long, and more, since I first came from a smoky mill-town (forgive me, Blackburn!) and beheld, from Orrest Head, a scene of great beauty, a fascinating paradise, Lakeland's mountains and trees and water. That was the first time I had looked upon beauty, or imagined it, even."
A. Wainwright died in 1991 at the age of 84.

Product Description

Review

Wainwright's dry humour shines through - as well as his frustration at his own increasing limitations at the time - and his opening diagrams made me laugh out loud. (Cumbria Life )

AW's originals and Chris Jesty's revisions will always have a place on my shelves as the definitive guides - to consult pre- and post-walk, and of course far, far too precious to take out of the fells. (Cumbria )

For days when the weather puts the higher fells out of bounds or when you want a shorter half-day or evening walk, this guide provides a range of excellent options. In view of the large amendments in this revised edition needed to reflect changes that have taken place to routes in the past 38 years. I consider this to be a very useful acquisition for walkers. --(Footsteps )

About the Author

Born in Blackburn in 1907, Alfred Wainwright left school at the age of 13. A holiday at the age of 23 kindled a life-long love affair with the Lake District. Following a move to Kendal in 1941 he began to devote every spare moment he had to researching and compiling the original seven Pictorial Guides. He described these as his 'love letters' to the Lakeland Fells and at the end of the first, The Eastern Fells, he wrote about what the mountains had come to mean to him:

"I suppose it might be said, to add impressiveness to the whole thing, that this book has been twenty years in the making, for it is so long, and more, since I first came from a smoky mill-town (forgive me, Blackburn!) and beheld, from Orrest Head, a scene of great beauty, a fascinating paradise, Lakeland's mountains and trees and water. That was the first time I had looked upon beauty, or imagined it, even.

Afterwards I went often, whenever I could, and always my eyes were lifted to the hills. I was to find then, and it has been so ever since, a spiritual and physical satisfaction in climbing mountains – and a tranquil mind upon reaching their summits, as though I had escaped from the disappointments and unkindnesses of life and emerged above them into a new world, a better world.

In due course I came to live within sight of the hills, and I was well content. If I could not be climbing, I was happy to sit idly and dream of them, serenely. Then came a restlessness and the feeling that it was not enough to take their gifts and do nothing in return. I must dedicate something of myself, the best part of me, to them. I started to write about them, and to draw pictures of them. Doing these things, I found they were still giving and I still receiving, for a great pleasure filled me when I was so engaged – I had found a new way of escape to them and from all else less worth while.

Thus it comes about that I have written this book. Not for material gain, welcome though that would be (you see I have not escaped entirely!); not for the benefit of my contemporaries, though if it brings them also to the hills I shall be well pleased; certainly not for posterity, about which I can work up no enthusiasm at all. No, this book has been written, carefully and with infinite patience, for my own pleasure and because it has seemed to bring the hills to my own fireside. If it has merit, it is because the hills have merit."

A. Wainwright died in 1991 at the age of 84.


Inside This Book (Learn More)
First Sentence
WALK : The ordinary human gait in which both feet are never off the ground at once. Read the first page
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Excerpt | Index | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

Sell a Digital Version of This Book in the Kindle Store

If you are a publisher or author and hold the digital rights to a book, you can sell a digital version of it in our Kindle Store. Learn more


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wainwright 22 July 2009
Format:Hardcover
Excellent book. Well compiled and a joy to read. Ideal for those of us with with a need for WD40 on our joints.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 7 Feb 2010
Format:Hardcover
Although it's been a few decades since the walks were drawn and described, they are still very accurate.

The walks in this book are good if you don't have much time, such as a winter's afternoon when the night draws in quick. It also has peaks which while are not too challenging to ascend, give a great view and so are very rewarding and worthwhile.

As with all of Wainwright's other books, the maps are of superb detail and accuracy and the descriptions which accompany them are witty but also informative.

This is probably my favourite of the Wainwright books. It allows me to introduce people who aren't keen on an epic lakeland walk to get a taste of what Cumbria has to offer.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wainwright 10 Oct 2009
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This map is in-vaulable to me i take my car and go walking but unlike other maps this is more detailed and shows all the parking places, really good and reccommended
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent revision of a classic book 28 May 2014
By alapper
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I am a great fan of Alfred Wainwrights seven (later eight) guides to the Lake district fells - they were only half written when I started walking in the area and I've used them ever since. The author never revised them in his lifetime but agreed that if this necessary task should ever be undertaken, then it should be by Chris Jesty. Chris has now completed this mammoth work, and this is the last (eighth) book in the series - as it was in the original. He has faithfully followed the originals and indeed the only difference the casual reader will see is that the paths are outlined in red - a useful clarification. I highly recommend this book
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The final book in the set 16 Jun 2011
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This was the final book in the set and Chris Jesty has done another excellent job of updating this guide. There are lots of alterations and with the paths marked in red the routes are easier to follow than in the original book.
I have completed several of the walks Potter Fell and Claife Heights being particular favourites. Well worth adding to the other editions
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3.0 out of 5 stars Lakeland Reference 3 May 2014
By Ngaka
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
A great book by an experience walker, it has clear explanations and directions and is a valuable reference for any serious walker.

Ordered through Amazon and delivered with no problems.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4.0 out of 5 stars time to jump millenium 24 Jan 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
lots of info, lots of ideas but...

1) lets run over the sacred cow of Alfred's handwritten text, lets have it in proper printed form.

2) lets have some photographs

3) lets have some more walks in "the middle" and the north of the lake district.

guess my membership of the AW club just lapsed !
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars ... and Chris Jesty 19 Jun 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This is the edition revised by Chris Jesty.

I bought this because it covers some of the minor molehills surrounding where I live - I already had the seven Wainwright only editions of the major fells.

The Jesty edition has routes on the maps in red which makes them easier to read.

I can't say what has been updated on the maps/text as I don't have the original edition.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
PRESENT FOR MY DAUGHTER WHO LOVED IT
Published 4 days ago by lunch mate
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Guide
Routes for the very popular "Doggy Baggers".
This series cannot be faulted. shame the old man isn't here to comment
Published 18 months ago by Mr. P. E. Woodburn
5.0 out of 5 stars The Outlying Fells of Lakeland Second Edition (Pictorial Guide... )
I bought this book because I wanted an updated version of the one I already own...It's another classic from our Alfred...I love that man...
Published 18 months ago by Mr. C. J. Withers
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
This was a gift for the Wainwright-bagger in my life, and is as wonderful as all of Wainwright's other books.
Published 20 months ago by Emma
5.0 out of 5 stars AW
No review is necessary for an AW item, the mans genius is on every page. Even if you don't walk,read.
Published 24 months ago by Peter Boardman
5.0 out of 5 stars An older walker
Wainwright walked his way into a philosophy that I find quite ageeable. I am new to these shores and found his work on the lakeland quite tempting, and when I found that this one... Read more
Published on 21 Jun 2012 by Howard Greybeard
5.0 out of 5 stars outlaying fell of lakeland
Brilliant addition to the seven pictorial guides, a must for any Wainwright fan!! espeacially the updated version where all main paths are dictated in red.
Published on 28 Dec 2011 by churchman
2.0 out of 5 stars how to use this book
Lovely drawings in this book and it's a privilege to see Wainwright's work but as a walker I didn't find it helpful- an os map of the area is probably more use.
Published on 5 Oct 2011 by des teovski
5.0 out of 5 stars Wainwright's Low Lying Fell Walks
A very useful review addition to the Wainwright Lake District fell books. There are some absolutely delightful lower level hill walks in and on the fringes of the Lakes. Read more
Published on 14 Sep 2011 by DuncanS
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback