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The Southern Fells Second Edition (Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells) Hardcover – 24 Mar 2007
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A. Wainwright for the 21st century with all the style but none of
the inaccuracies which had crept in as paths changed since Wainwright
walked them. -- Cumbria, November 2006
Something's happened to the late AW's classic guidebooks!...The
updating makes them, once again, contemporary guides.
-- TGO - The Great Outdoors, January 2007
This new edition retains all the charm of the original editions,
but it is accessible and appealing in equal measure to a new generation of
walkers. --The Sunday Telegraph, 15th October 2006
A. Wainwright's legendary "Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells" have been best-sellers for the past fifty years. Now at last, they are being thoroughly revised and updated, with the blessing of the Wainwright Estate. Revised editions of each volume of the "Pictorial Guides" will appear over the next three years: all maps and ascent diagrams updated; paths and route indicators picked out in red for greater clarity; instructions on ascents and ridge routes revised; and, drawings and page layouts with the charm and originality of Wainwright's originals. "The Southern Fells" includes the highest, roughest, grandest fells in Lakeland. Wainwright writes of the 'glorious curves' and 'simple grandeur' of Great Langdale; of Wasdale, 'an emerald amongst sombre hills'; of 'enchanting Borrowdale; of the 'sparkling radiance' of the Duddon; and of the most delectable valley of all - Eskdale, 'sanctuary of peace and solitude'.See all Product description
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The updating of the paths to red ink I think adds to the new edition. It's very easy to follow on the page.
Even if it's a couple more years before I make it to the Lakes, I'll still enjoy planning my trip from these books.
With every map, diagram and every word penned by hand this is a work of art.
Chris Jesty has done a superb job of updating the truly unique work of the legendary AW.
By this point in the series of seven guides (eight if you include the Outlying Fells), Wainwright is at full tilt in his descriptive mastery, fine ascent diagrams and summit viewscapes.
Also the welcome snippets of humour have started to appear.
In short a must have edition for all lovers of the Lakeland fells and fans of Alfred Wainwright.