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The Outlying Fells of Lakeland Hardcover – 17 Apr 2003

4.6 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln; New edition edition (17 April 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0711222347
  • ISBN-13: 978-0711222342
  • Product Dimensions: 12.1 x 1.9 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 970,465 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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) --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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.


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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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. So much has changed re access to some of these areas that it desperately needed an up-date of possible routes. A fabulous little book.
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Very clear and detailed guide, punctuated with Wainwright's observations and amusing comments.
I already have the original edition and wanted to have the updated edition which is clearer, without changing the format.
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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 !
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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.
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