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Book Description

1 Nov 2009 Pathfinder Guide (Book 60)
Pathfinder® Lake District covering Coniston, Kewswick and Devoke Water.

This selection offers interest, regional variety and balance of routes in the Lake District providing the best walks in the area. From an easy stroll through Buttermere to the much more challenging walks in Rosthwaite and Stonethwaite this volume contains something for everyone. Covering walks through the whole of the Lake District both popular and little know scenic routes including Bowfell, Wetherlan and the Langdale Valleys.

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-28 great walks in the Lake District from 2 to 10 miles

-Clear, large scale Ordnance Survey route maps

-GPS reference for all Lake District waypoints

-Where to park, good pubs and places of interest en route

-All routes have been fully researched and written by expert outdoor writers

-Beautiful photography of scenes from the walks

Pathfinder® Guides are Britain’s best loved walking guides. Made with durable covers, they are the perfect companion for countryside walks throughout Britain. Each title features circular walks with easy-to-follow route descriptions, large-scale Ordnance Survey route maps and GPS waypoints. With over 70 titles in the series, they offer essential information for walkers throughout the country.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Pathfinder Guides; 1 edition (1 Nov 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1854585010
  • ISBN-13: 978-1854585011
  • Product Dimensions: 13.4 x 22.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,985 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Taking you to all the popular bits plus to the less visited corners. It's clear, concise, sourced from OS mapping, and is also GPS waypointed for those who like their handy little gizmos alongside map and compass.' --Cumbria Magazine

About the Author

Experienced author Terry Marsh has written 11 bestselling Pathfinder® titles and is currently Secretary of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild.

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93 of 94 people found the following review helpful
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A solid collection of circular walks around the broad area of the Lake District, ranging from hour-long strolls to strenuous hikes.
The key advantage of this book over similar titles is that the (already clear) route descriptions are backed up by colour extracts from Ordnance Survey Landranger maps - a definite improvement over the crude line drawings often found in guides.
The routes are graded into three ability groups, but this classification is rough and there's no indication of other factors such as height climbed; so when choosing a route, a good read of the description and an intelligent look at the map are wise. Instructions on how to get to, and park at, the start point are sometimes sketchy too.
Despite these niggles, this is an excellent guide offering unusually good value. Consider also the companion title "More Lake District Walks", which contains a complementary collection of routes.
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91 of 93 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good guide, but a little sketchy occasionally 15 Jan 2002
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When I first decided to go to the Lake District and do some walking, this was the book I bought, and I haven't regreted it, and have since bought the second in the series. The walks themselves are well thought out and described, often with information on the area you are passing over. One or two walks have seen or are about to see changes due to path erosion, so it may be time for an updated version.
There are occasionally good suggestions for alternative ways of starting the walks (eg getting the boat from Keswick for the Cat Bells walk) which can be useful, but especially on some of the climbs it doesn't quite make it clear how far up you're going and how quickly; the aforementioned Cat Bells walk has a very stiff (if not that long) climb with some scrambling up rocks at the end that isn't mentioned for example.
Nevertheless, an interesting and generally reliable book with a good selection of walks, info about things you may see on the walk, and backed up with a section of OS Map that means you'd have to go very wrong to get completely lost.
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great walks, clear directions, good maps! 31 May 2007
I really like this guide - A good range of clearly graded walks. The directions for the walks I've completed so far are clear and backed up with the inclusion of sections from Ordnance Survey maps. It's very hard to go wrong.

I'm neither an expert walker/hiker nor particularly knowledgeable about the Lake District; so I find the guide great for giving me ideas for places to go and see. Have enjoyed every walk I've chosen. (Just got back from a trip where I did the Coniston Old Man/Water route. It was excellent; varied terrain and a good length to make sure I burnt off the calories from the pub meal of the previous night!!)
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
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This is probably the best book to have for hiking in the lake district as it includes Easy walks, mediocre walks and tough walks. Each walk includes a map which shows the terrain and is very helpful.

However, there are 2 points worth mentioning:
- Some of the walks seemed to need updating (or a simple mentioning of alternative routes) as some of the path's suggested were not to be found when I was doing the hikes. With that said, it was possible to complete the hike as there were alternative routes (which is why I think the book should also mention these)

- I found it odd that the book didn't include as a tough walk, the climb up to Scafell Pike - the highest mountain in England. With that said, the climb to Great gable was extremely enjoyable and you get a fantastic view on the area (and on Scafell pike) and the book is about "the best" 28 Lake district walks, so maybe the authors decided that Scafell pike is not one the best (though the highest) - I would still include it in the book though as from my experience - hikers will want to hike the highest mountain if possible.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A gem of a walking guide 21 April 2009
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This, like all other Pathfinder Guides I have bought, is a gem. The walks are grades from easy to strenuous and each comes with a very clearly reproduced colour OS map for each walk where the walk is highlighted. Each walk also contains details on where to park for each walk, which is useful, especially in the Lakes, where parking is at a premium.

A very user-friendly walking guide at a bargain price. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clear & Concise... 24 Oct 2010
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Another quality publication in the extensive Pathfinder range. Brian Conduit has produced a variety of walks to suit most tastes (the long distance peak baggers might sneer, but hey ho), with clear and detailed directions backed up by OS map extracts. I've done many of the walks in this guide and its More Lake District Walks companion, and you're hard pressed to take a wrong turn. Unlike some other guide authors (I'll spare them a name check), he doesn't indulge in flabby and irrelevant purple prose of the 'don't forgo the opportunity to enjoy the sun dappled serenity of the tarn as swallows swoop majestically from the ancient oaks guarding its sacred shore blah blah blah' variety - he focuses on the route and some features of interest, and that's how it should be. I own many walking books, and this one is one of the very best, at a real value for money price. You won't be disappointed...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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These update previous pathfinder guides with a good selection of moderately easy to moderately tough walks in this beatiful part of the country. Since inception, these guides have been among the clearest walking books to follow with routes clearly marked on actual sections of the ordnance survey 1:25000 maps. There seems a little less description than before but the excellent new walks are easy to follow and can often be combined. Previous version had one advantage in describing refreshment stops in the introduction, this gives the GPS grid reference of all the intermediate points which could be a real boon when there is bad visibility.If you like walking the Lake district is ideal, and the set is well worth buying.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Pathfinder Lake District Walks
Exactly what we needed for the family (plus dogs!) to explore an area of the Lakes that is lesser known to us. Read more
Published 5 months ago by RugbyCat
5.0 out of 5 stars All I expected in a walking book.
The detail of the routes, maps and photos are excellent. Easy to carry and quality of its cover will ensure its use for many more years to come.
Published 5 months ago by CHUNKY
5.0 out of 5 stars All you need for a great walking holiday
In preparation for a first holiday in the Lakes I bought this and several other books, plus a couple of OS maps - the reality is I didn't really need all the other stuff. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mr Sifter
5.0 out of 5 stars Clear and easy to follow routes
I have a few Pathfinder walking books and all of them have been clear and acurate I would find it difficult to choose an alterantive brand
Published 8 months ago by Joy Bayliss
5.0 out of 5 stars does what it says on the
This book covers the lake district with a variety of walks of all lengths. It provides not just the popular obvious routes but others less well known which is a bonus. Read more
Published 8 months ago by jane willett
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Book
I have several Pathfinder guides and always buy them for walking holidays. (I've been a walker for 40 odd years)
This one is no different to the rest with clear OS maps and... Read more
Published 9 months ago by phil chew
5.0 out of 5 stars Great range of walks
What I really like about Pathfinder guides is the variety of walks that are provided - some easy and some more challenging, all in an easy to read format.
Published 9 months ago by Stephanie Collins
5.0 out of 5 stars Great walks, well described with good maps.
An excellent book, with clear maps, excellent instructions and some additional interesting information also included. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars great
the books i,ve used in this series have generally been superb not only well laid out and easy to follow but just reading them make you eager to get out there and stroll. Read more
Published 10 months ago by m. dosa
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
For all you walkers out there this is a great book of beautiful walks in the Lake District ranging from easy to hard.
Published 15 months ago by Alison Clark
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