From Cumbria, with the wildest and most spectacular scenery in England, to Northumberland, the most unspoilt county, with the extraordinary scenery of the Lake District in between: the North of England will not disappoint. Footprint Focus provides invaluable information on transport, accommodation, eating and entertainment to ensure that your trip includes the best of this attractive region of the UK. • Essentials section with useful advice on getting to and around the Lake District, Cumbria & Northumberland. • Comprehensive, up-to-date listings of where to eat, sleep and seek adventure. • Includes information on tour operators and activities, from the holy island of Lindisfarne to exploring Hadrian’s Wall. • Detailed maps for Lake District, Cumbria & Northumberland and around. • Slim enough to fit in your pocket. With detailed information on all the main sights, plus many lesser-known attractions, Footprint Focus Lake District, Cumbria & Northumberland provides concise and comprehensive coverage of one of England’s most striking regions.
Popular TV ghosthunter, Clive Kristen, takes the reader in search of grueseome tales of malevolence. The stories are woven into their historical context and take the reader to spooktacular places, amidst fabulous scenery. From grisly murders to wronged women to unfinished business, there's a sppok for every story!
What Beatrix Potter took from Lakeland's spectacular landscape in the form of inspiration for her world-famous children's books, she gave back more than ten-fold as a conservationist. Her passion for the fells and the dales, and for the area's cultural heritage, prompted her to buy up thousands of acres of farmland. And, with typical foresight and wisdom, having nurtured that land for decades, she left most of it to the National Trust. From family holidays on the shores of Windermere and Derwentwater to the farms spread throughout what is now the UK's most popular National Park, this book explores the places Beatrix Potter loved the most and looks at her amazing legacy to the nation.
Riding up hills is the ultimate challange for a cyclist. This guide is a compilation of some of the best hills in Cumbria and the Lake District. It's not just a definitive list of the Top 50 toughest climbs; instead, author James Allen has selected some of the most iconic, thrilling, interesting, varied and, of course, challenging hill climbs that this beautiful region has to offer. There's something for everyone, from the Weekend Warrior to the serious road racer. Just get out there and enjoy the ride! Illustrated with maps, route profiles and photographs.
The Lake District is one of the world's most beautiful regions, attracting millions to its unspoiled countryside each year. Now in paperback, this definitive book is a must for visitors and natives alike; even those who know and love Cumbria will find much here that is new and revealing. This monumental work, complemented by 200 magnificent illustrations, covers every aspect of Cumbria. The history, the people, the architecture, the topography, the arts, and the tourist attractions are all expertly and lovingly described. Based upon a deep knowledge of almost every valley and fell, the book comprehensively embraces all that is noteworthy—from Morecambe Bay in the south to the Scottish border in the north, and from the Irish Sea coast in the west to the Pennines in the east.
This beautifully illustrated cut-paper expanding pocket guide features the most important sights in the Lake District and Cumbria including Dove Cottage, Hill Top, Tullie House, Brantwood, the Beacon, Abbot Hall Art Gallery and Museum, Blackwell Arts & Crafts House, the Guildhall and the Dock Museum. Presented in a slipcase and unfolding to a length of 1.5 metres, this is the perfect way to remember a visit to this fascinating and beautiful region.
This is the 6th edition of Hidden Places exploring one of the U.K's most popular regions for visitors and will be printed in full colour The Lake District is famous for its grand, austere mountain scenery intersected by fast flowing rivers and languid lakes but it also offers visitors much more - isolated hamlets and picturesque villages, quiet lanes and a deep literary and industrial heritage. The ideal subject for the Hidden Places, the book is packed with information and coloured photographs on the more secluded and little known venues for food, accommodation and places of interest as well as the more enduring attractions of the region. This edition incorporates the redesigned covers for regional titles and features eye-catching photographs of the Whislatter Pass, Whitehaven and Wastwater.
This exciting new series of family-friendly walk and cycle ride books offers routes all over Britain. Written and researched by experts in their field, the guides are designed to be practical and easy to use for a perfectly planned day out for the whole family. Each guide includes 25 walks and 15 cycle rides with color photographs throughout showing sites, views, and pubs along the route. A full color map accompanies each walk and cycle, and there is practical information such as distance, minimum time, and level of difficulty to make sure you make the most of your family day out.
Durable and waterproof, with a handy slipcase and an easy-fold format, Lonely Planet's Lake District & Cumbria Planning Map helps you get around with ease. Contains top attractions, itinerary suggestions, a transport guide, planning information, themed lists and practical travel tips.