The Lure of the Lake District

Places, People and Passions

The  Lure of the Lake District
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Format: Hardback, 192 Pages
ISBN: 9780711231696
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
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The fruit of a quarter of a century of walking, reading and thinking about the unique mountain playground of the Lake District, this book provides surprises for even the most ardent lover of the Lakes. Familiar with it in all weathers and all seasons, the author Steve Goodier describes his passion for fell-walking, explores little-known routes that will tempt and surprise even those who think they know the fells well, and uncovers some Lakeland oddities. He also reflects on favourite but generally disregarded mountains and finally discusses some of the writers who have shared his love of the Lakes, from the famous including Coleridge (the first recorded fellwalker), Wordsworth and Wainwright to the less well-known H.H. Symonds, W.T. Palmer and novelist Graham Sutton.

By revealing and sharing the pleasure that the mountains have given the author and countless others over the years, this book takes its place amongst those that are essential reading for any lover of the lakes.

The author

Steve Goodier is a freelance outdoor writer who specialises in the Lake District, Yorkshire and Scotland. He has walked and climbed all over the world and produces regular walking routes for several nationwide outdoor magazines on a monthly basis. Born in 1962 and involved in the outdoor world for the last twenty five years he is a keen fellwalker and adventurist whose next big project is a climb Mount Kinabalu in Borneo. He lives in Cheshire.

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Format: Hardback, 192 Pages
ISBN: 9780711231696
Size: 5.079 in x 7.795 in / 129 mm x 198 mm

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