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The Lake District (Best of Britain) [Paperback]

Lesley Anne Rose
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Book Description

28 Jun 2008
The Lake District has long been a popular hiking and hostelling destination, but these days it is attracting a far more diverse array of visitors including young couples and families. More and more visitors are taking advantage of self-catering and boutique hotel accommodation set in the stunning scenery and abundant wildlife that are totally unique in Britain. This unique guide is a valuable source of local information, to help visitors get the most out of the Lake District in the time you have; be it a two-week holiday, short break or long weekend. Throughout the book, local people give their recommendations on where to find the pie and mash, bike ride or secret path to a spectacular view, uncovering the Best of Britain. This guide includes practical information on a range of accommodation, the best places to eat, local festivals, events and activities as well as informing readers about the history, geology and culture of the area, with a ‘local heroes’ section of famous residents past and present. Details are especially given about the history of the lakes themselves, helping people discover their formation. Informative maps are found throughout the book, including walking and climbing routes and children’s activities in the area. The book focuses on what makes this part of the north of England so special: with its own dialects and distinctive sports such as hound trailing, fell running, and Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling, the Lake District is an intriguing and beautiful holiday destination. The author, Lesley Anne Rose, has lived on the edge of the National Park for many years, and now lives in Lancaster just a short drive from the Lakes. She is an experienced guidebook writer who has written for Fodor's, Rough Guides and Frommers.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Crimson; 1st edition (28 Jun 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1854584251
  • ISBN-13: 978-1854584250
  • Product Dimensions: 2.3 x 15.6 x 22.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 266,394 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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More About the Author

I've been travelling and writing about travel for many years. My specialist areas of the world include the Southern Caribbean, North America, Canada, Malta and the UK especially Scotland and the Lake District. My interests include off the beaten track travel, cycling, carnival, history and safe adventures for women travelling alone.

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Book Description

A contemporary guide to the Lakes for the modern British holidaymaker

From the Author

All of the Best of Britain titles are written by local experts who are passionate about the area and really know their stuff. Lesley Anne Rose has lived in and around the Lake District for more than ten years. As a keen cyclist she has explored much of the region by bike. She also has a passion for the past and has spent many hours researching the Lakes' history. Lesley Anne is an experienced guidebook writer, lecturer in travel writing, and sits on the executive committee of the Outdoor.

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fascinating modern guide 28 Jun 2008
I am most impressed by the superb photographs, clear listing and page design. So many guide books are like text books, full of dense facts and figures. This is like an extended, richly illustrated glossy travel magazine destination feature - perfect for browsing through and finding what to see and do in bite size chunks. I like its fresh, topical approach, with local knowledge sections and quotes from well known residents on their recommendations.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A little dull... 18 Mar 2011
By Les
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Bought this due to other reccomendations but found it rather a dissappointment...

Couldn't understand one of the reviews mentioning 'superb' photographs; with the very rare exception they are all monochrome and pretty low in contrast too.

'Low in contrast' was my overall impression of the remainder of the book too I'm afraid - much of the pages have fairly feint type on pastel green backgrounds which may give a 'modern' feel but ultimately means nothing stands out, making the book rather hard to follow or pick important items out.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best of Britain Lake District 12 July 2010
This is one of the best guide books I have seen. Written by someone who is living in the area and including input from local characters.
We found this a most useful guide on our holiday.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good guide book. 28 April 2013
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As some others have stated already, a useful addition the usual guides we already have. It gives a good idea of what can be found and best times to go or to avoid.
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