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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LoveReading has teamed up with Summersdale Publishers to give our readers a chance to win signed copies of Lost in the Lakes by Tom Chesshyre, Moderate Becoming Good Later by Toby and Katie Carr and The Race of Truth by Leigh Timmis. Tom Chesshyre is no brash Wainwright-bagger, but instead a relaxed, affable guide who takes us on a 'big wobbly circle' of a stroll around all sixteen main lakes: an impressive 379 miles in all. Lyrical, witty and full of cheer, Lost in the Lakes avoids tales of heroic climbs in favour of the quieter - and oft-overlooked - story of everyday life in one of Britain's rural honey-pots.

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.If you are interested in the lake district read it but if you aren't get another one of the millions that already exist. He has written magazine pieces for Wanderlust, Geographical and Business Traveller - and contributes book reviews to the TLS. He is not obsessed by “bagging Wainwrights”, the peaks made famous by Alfred Wainwright (1907-1991) in his excellent Pictorial Guide series, though he does clamber up a few from time to time.

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. A Serving of Crime with a Difference - You May Just Discover Something Unique, Different, or Unusual in These 20 Crime Novels. Tom Chesshyre is no brash Wainwright-bagger, but instead a relaxed, affable guide who takes us on a ‘big wobbly circle’ of a stroll around all sixteen main lakes: an impressive 379 miles in all. Not for him the chocolate box guide, but a grittier account of his travails, and his travels, on a journey of self-discovery.

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A perfect gift for the avid cyclist, the armchair explorer or the London family keen to escape by train. 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.

Neither travel guide nor gushing panegyric, Lost in the Lakes is a book for the everyday ambler: gentle, slow-paced and sweetly uplifting at every turn. Pay in 4 is a form of credit, so consider whether you can afford the repayments as use of the product may impact your credit score. Explore towering mountains, wide-open valleys and magnificent lakes – stopping off at a cosy inn or two along the way – on a 379-mile hike around the Lake District. Had I done so, it would have been toasty and perfect, not that I had particularly minded with an engrossing book to read by candlelight – and a good bottle of red wine.



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