Tuesday, April 1

Classic Lake District Walks

That's the words that Mark Richards, Cicerone guide book writer & illustrator uses to describe his walks broadcast monthly on Radio Cumbria.

His site is a great source of route descriptions. And they are available as free downloads, suitable to be printed out, stuffed in the pocket, and used to learn more about some great Lakeland routes.

Here's the current list (courtesy of MR's site) but keep watching as more are added as his broadcasts continue.
  • Great Gable from Honister Pass
  • Dow Crag from Coniston
  • Great Dodd from Threlkeld
  • Pike o’Stickle from New Dungeon Ghyll
  • Westmorland Borrowdale from Huck's Bridge
  • High Street from Haweswater
  • Coledale Horseshoe from Braithwaite
  • Rampsgill Head from Martindale
  • Haystacks from Buttermere
  • Helm Crag from Grasmere
  • Seatallan from Nether Wasdale
  • Glaramara from Stonethwaite
  • Carrock Fell from Stone Ends
  • Mellbreak from Kirkstile
  • High Street from Kentmere
  • Lingmoor Fell from Little Langdale
  • Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head
  • Crinkle Crags from Great Langdale
  • Skiddaw from Bassenthwaite
  • Place Fell from Patterdale
  • Robinson from Rigg Beck
  • Haycock from Ennerdale Bridge
  • Stybarrow Dodd from Glenridding
  • Blencathra from Mungrisdale
  • Grange Fell from Grange-in-Borrowdale
  • Harter Fell from Sadgill, Longsleddale
  • Nab Scar from Rydal

Having heard his recent interview on The Outdoors Station (free podcast download below) his love of the area shines through, and its great to see his willingness to share his knowledge & passion for the area.

Cicerone Press - Mark Richards - Author

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I have both met and corresponded a couple of times with Mark and you couldn't ask for a friendlier bloke. He's in the process of re-releasing over the next couple of years his fellranger guides to the Lakes which were originally published by Collins but have now been taken up by Cicerone, and there's also a separate Lakes guide due out within the next couple of weeks which I look forward to looking at.

Phil W
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