Lost in the Lakes: Notes from a 379-Mile Hike Around the Lake District

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Lost in the Lakes: Notes from a 379-Mile Hike Around the Lake District

Lost in the Lakes: Notes from a 379-Mile Hike Around the Lake District

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This is the Lake District seen from its walking paths – with just a backpack, an open mind… and a spring in the step. You will have gathered by now that this is not really a guide to the Lakes but you will still learn a lot about the place and especially about its people, and hopefully you will also be entertained. Also felt bit repetitive by tje end - only so much many inns to drink in and hills to climb before you're looking longingly at the bookcase for your next read. I found this an interesting read, I haven’t been to most of these places, so it was nice to read something very new to me.

A new vision of the Lakes as a capsule history of the kingdom as a whole, with its ambivalent approach to 'nature' (worshipful but predatory), its rapacious extraction of resources, its many migrations and, inevitably, class. Thankfully Tom does not agree and in his book, like Stuart before him, he is if anything more interested in the people he meets than anything else although he still has many a Lakeland tale to tell which he does as he covers many miles, passing through a lot of towns and villages. Christopher Somerville, The Times * A charming book, brimming with tender affection for this 'magnificent.

Loved that he had a plan and stick to it - all his accommodation was pre-booked and he arrived everywhere he planned on foot. Tom Chesshyre sets off to make a meandering circle of the Lake District on foot with one aim in mind: 'to let happenchance lead the way. If it becomes just a playground for visitors, with no local character, what is the point of preserving it? This is a Lake District as lived, and not as seen on a day hike – there are trips to extinct quarries with their exhibitions of the industrial plant of the region, there are encounters with people decommissioning Sellafield. Tom Chesshyre’s 379-mile hike through the English Lake District proves the point admirably: ‘I wanted the random to rule in Lost in the Lakes.

He has written magazine pieces for Wanderlust, Geographical and Business Traveller - and contributes book reviews to the TLS.From Penrith and back, via Keswick, Cockermouth, Coniston, Grasmere and Windermere, plus many places in between, Tom Chesshyre puts on his walking boots and sets forth in a “big wobbly circle” around the Lakes, drawn onwards by the dramatic scenery that attracts more than 19 million visitors each year. OK, Wordsworth and everyone and their dog since have written one of the 50,000 books about the Lakes and you can still find yourself alone, but I will not be alone in wanting to follow the list of hostelries mentioned as one 370-mile long pub crawl. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. By bidding on, or purchasing this item, you are agreeing to us sharing your name and address details with that 3rd party supplier to allow us to fulfil our contractual obligations to you.

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