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Lakeland mountain challenges : a guide for walkers and fell-runners

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Ronald Turnbull; Roy Edward Clayton
Date Published
170 x 114 mm
Number of Pages
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83 Glenshiels Avenue, Hoddlesden, DARWEN, Lancashire, BB3 3LS
01254 773097
Supplier Info

Grey Stone Books is a small publishing company  that specialises in mountain guide books and other outdoor titles. They produced their first guidebook, Bowland and the South Pennines by John Gillham and Phil Iddon in 1990 and have been slowly adding to their list since then.


Publisher's website 2018

Skiddaw, Helvellyn, Scafell and Scafell Pike: four fine mountains, and placed just far enough apart that a strong walker can do them in a day - but only just. Itís a circuit thatís big, but also beautiful, with Skiddaw at sunrise, Helvellyn after everyone else has gone home, and 45 miles of woodland, upland and crag in between.

A walk can be a lot shorter than the Lakeland Threethousands and still be a challenge. Turnbull and Clayton cover the Old County Tops. By substituting The Old Man of Coniston for Skiddaw saves ten miles, but loses nothing in serious mountain ground. The authors round up the eight Valley Horseshoe routes and describe the 25-mile Roman Road from Windermere to Penrith. For the extremely energetic thereís the 60-mile Bob Graham Round and challenges beyond . . .

Ronald Turnbull gives valuable advice on diet, pace, timing and training for both walkers and hillrunners. From the rocky way round Langdale to the bivvybag circuit of almost everything, Lakeland Mountain Challenges will show you the way.

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