We love nothing more than lacing up our hiking boots and exploring the trail less travelled!
“With its rugged fells, softly flowing streams, glittering tarns and wide open lakes, the Lake District is England’s most popular National Park. Covering 2,362 square kilometres of protected land, it’s still easy to find an isolated felltop to breathe in the fresh Cumbrian air and escape modern life here.”
Ramble through the fells and sip hot chocolate in a rustic café daily. Try wild swimming in deep, blue tarns. Explore the Lake District’s thriving food scene – from farm shops to wood-fired pizza restaurants. Wander through galleries and bookshops to soak up this area’s literary and artistic culture. Come nightfall, tuck into a hearty dinner beside an open fire in a country pub, before bundling yourself into a fellside cabin.
This is where time goes slowly and the world’s weight feels so far away.
In this guidebook, you’ll find 15 walks with full route descriptions and hand-drawn maps, as well as over 250 pages of carefully selected sites of interest, pubs, cafés, villages and accommodation across the National Park to make planning your next trip to Lakeland a lot easier.
Ramble Guides: Lake District is the second book in the Ramble Guides series, written by Athena Mellor. This series of walking and outdoor guides is designed for the modern explorer; for the person who wants to head into the wild with an open mind and an open heart; to wander through forests and over fells, across brooks and beside lochs; and then retreat to a cosy cafe for a flat white and homemade cake, or to a local pub serving traditional beer beside an open fire.
Title: Ramble Guides: Lake District
Author: Athena Mellor
Publisher: Athena Mellor / Ramble Co.
Format: 296pp, 128mm x 196mm
Publication due: 1st September 2023
Binding: Paperback with flaps
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Athena Mellor is a writer and photographer, living in Cumbria with her partner, daughter and their dog, Oslo. She loves walking in the fells, camping with her family, and spending time outside in nature – whether close to home or far away. Athena is interested in our connection to the natural world and is passionate about facilitating more people to spend time in the wild. She published her first guidebook to the Peak District in 2020 and plans to create a whole series of Ramble Guides to the UK’s National Parks and wild places, inspiring your next adventure.