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Lost in the Lakes: Notes from a 379-Mile Hike Around the Lake District

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Join our community to get personalised book suggestions, extracts straight to your inbox, 10% off RRPs, and to change children’s lives. Calendar arrived safely in plastic-free packaging - which I've not seen before with a calendar, so kudos for that. And while the latter is about to become the latest subject it's not that interesting to read years-old reportage on, it will never beat covid for that. This is the Lake District for the casual rambler seen from its walking paths – with a backpack on, an open mind… and a spring in the step. If you have never been to The Lake District take a look at the pictures Tom has taken to share with his readers, you will literally want to step into the book and be transported there.

Tom Chesshyre sets off to make a meandering circle of the Lake District on foot with one aim in mind: 'to let happenchance lead the way. A lovely gentle, slow paced meander around the peaks, lakes and valleys of the Lake District - an impressive 379 miles of them. Rides graded from easy to challenging, with best pubs and tea stops, wild swims, finest viewpoints and accommodation too. After reading politics at Bristol University and completing a journalism diploma from City University, he had stints at the Cambridge Evening News, Sporting Life and Sky Sports. Christopher Somerville, The Times * A charming book, brimming with tender affection for this 'magnificent.

Christopher Somerville , The Times Bob Mortimer wins 2023 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction with The Satsuma Complex Yet the cheapest of all nights – in the bothy – proves the most memorable of my month-long trip. Whether this engages with the Insta crowd and the inappropriately-dressed selfie takers remains to be seen.

This is the Lake District seen from its walking paths – with just a backpack, an open mind… and a spring in the step. 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.Most purchases from business sellers are protected by the Consumer Contract Regulations 2013 which give you the right to cancel the purchase within 14 days after the day you receive the item. From Penrith and back, via Keswick, Cockermouth, Coniston, Grasmere and Windermere, plus many places in between, Tom Chesshyre puts on his walking boots and sets forth in a “big wobbly circle” around the Lakes, drawn onwards by the dramatic scenery that attracts more than 19 million visitors each year. It is the human encounters - fellow hikers friendly and not-so, get-off-my-land types and we-have-to-make-our-own-entertainment-here stoics, economic migrants, a bibulous local mayor - that make this book sing.

Tom Chesshyre sets off to make a meandering circle of the Lake District on foot with one aim in mind: ‘to let happenchance lead the way. The author had an annoying way of seemingly poking fun at some the locals, mainly people who he met in passing.Together they sum up a region whose problems are many, but whose enchantments are still unmatched for walkers in these islands. His first book, How Low Can You Go: Round Europe for 1p Each Way (Plus Tax) was published by Hodder in 2007. 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.

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