Lake District National Park Guidebooks and Maps
RambleFest displays Lake District National Park guidebooks and maps, and provides the facility for buying them online.
The Lake District National Park is located in Cumbria, and is the largest of the English National Parks. Formed in 1951, almost all of the land in the Park is in private ownership, with 3.9% of the land belonging to the Lake District National Park Authority.
The highest mountains in England are within the Park boundary, and the lakes and mountains combine to form impressive scenery. Farmland and settlement add aesthetic value to the natural scenery. Wainwright’s Coast to Coast Walk passes right across the Lake District National Park.
Combined, the hills and lakes make this truly a walker’s paradise.
Lake District National Park Guidebooks
As well as rambling books, we include geology, local interest, natural history and many other books of interest to those visiting the lake District National Park. We welcome suggestions for inclusion.
“This guidebook describes the best 30 high level fell walks in the Lake District. Every route is graded for difficulty and ranges between 7-23km, and includes OS map extracts and variant routes. The walks are divided into 6 sections: the Keswick area, Borrowdale and Buttermere, the Western Valleys, Coniston and Langdale, Ambleside, Grasmere and Windermere, or Ullswater. The walks combine Lakeland classics with lesser-known adventures. From classic horseshoes, such as the Newlands Round and the Fairfield Horseshoe, and traditional ascents of England’s most iconic mountains, including its highest peaks Scafell Pike, Scafell, Helvellyn and Skiddaw, to routes onto some of the quieter summits including Gray Crag and Beda Fell, or quieter routes onto popular fells including Blencathra and Red Screes, the walks in this guide comprise all the best high-level fell walks to be had in England’s largest, and beloved National Park. Covering both rocky terrain and grassy hills, most of the paths are relatively easy-to-follow in clear conditions, but may require good navigational skills when the clouds roll in. The guidebook also includes information to enhance your walking, from historical, geological and wildlife detail, to advice on travelling to and around the Lake District, and how to best prepare for an excellent day out on the fells.”
– The Lake District: High Level and Fell Walks: 30 Best Fell Walks
“This guidebook describes 30 low-level day walks in the valleys, beside the lakes and on the low fells of the Lake District, suitable for walkers of all abilities. Each route is illustrated with OS map extracts, and range from 7 to 17km in length, with no technical difficulties over terrain from wide constructed trails to narrow paths on open fell. Walkers who know the Lakes well may have missed some of the lower gems covered here from delightful wooded glades and sparkling tarns hidden in green folds on the hillside to tumultuous waterfalls and glacier-carved valleys towered over by craggy mountains, this guidebook aims to seek out the best lower level walks the Lake District have to offer. Located across the whole of the Lake District, the walks are divided into five sections: South Lakes (Windermere, Coniston, Duddon and the south), Central Lakes (Ambleside, Langdale, Grasmere and Thirlmere), Western Valleys (Eskdale, Wasdale and the Buttermere area), North Lakes (Keswick, Borrowdale and Derwentwater) and Eastern Lakes (Ullswater and Patterdale).”
– Lake District: Low Level and Lake Walks
“This attractive and cleverly structured guide gives walkers ten of the finest walks to the most amazing viewpoints in the Lake District National Park in a popular, pocketable format. With clear information, an overview and introduction for each walk, expertly written numbered directions, large scale Ordnance Survey maps, superb eye-grabbing panoramic photographs, and interpretation of points of interest along the way, these guides set a new standard in clarity and ease-of-use. Featured walks include: Gummer’s How, Carron Crag, Orrest Head, Wastwater, Rannerdale Knotts, Low Fell, Hallin Fell, Walla Crag, Latrigg and Great Mell Fell.”
– Walks to Viewpoints (Lake District – Top 10 Walks)
Lake District National Park Maps
We include the four Ordnance Survey `Explorer’ maps (the best that are commercially available) that cover this national Park. We show the standard quality, although the tougher all-weather type is also available. We also include the excellent AZ Adventure Atlas (two volumes) of the Lake District. The atlas comprises the Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 scale map, plus an index and info on locations.
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