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Settle to Carlisle: hill walk with return by classic train route


Publication Type
Hugh Stewart
Date Published
178 x 116
Number of Pages
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With over 22,000 feet of ascent in 105 miles, this journey sets out from Settle, taking in some of the classic summits of the North Yorkshire Dales, Howgills and Eastern and Northern Cumbrian Fells. The walk ends at Carlisle but your travels continue by returning to Settle on one of England's most scenic railways. This 8-day hill walk takes in the summits of Ingleborough, Whernside, Great Coum, before moving on to the Howgills including The Calf with routes over less known ridges into the Eastern Lakeland Fells. On this section of the guide the walk takes in Haweswater Head, High Street, Sheffield Pike, as well as the Dodds, Blencathra, Bowscale Fell and High Pike of the Northern Lakeland Fells. The author, Hugh Stewart, takes you through each walk - there are eight one for each day - with maps and route descriptions and his own anecdotes. Illustrated with photographs by the author and additional information including points of interest, geological and historical, throughout the book. This is a new route that covers not only sections of classic routes but also visits less known areas of this beautiful and at times remote part of the British Isles. Ideal for confident and experienced walkers.

About the Author
Hugh Stewart has spent most of his life repairing or replacing bits of folks' limbs as an orthopaedic surgeon, for the last twenty years in Lancaster and Kendal. Otherwise walking, climbing, cycling, mountain biking ease the pain, with a special liking for really foul Scottish winter conditions. He first did a long distance walk in 1977, the Coast to Coast, repeated 25 years later, and has devised and walked quite a few since. This is his first foray into communicating the pleasure they give. He is married and lives near Lancaster.

Paths Covered by this Publication:

171 km / 106 miles

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