A Book of Quaker Saints

Author: Lucy Violet Hodgkin

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465558020

Category: Quakers

Page: 396

View: 7661


Rock Trails Lakeland

Author: Paul Gannon

Publisher: Pesda Press

ISBN: 1906095159

Category: Geology

Page: 240

View: 6049

This book explains to the hillwalker, in easy to understand but accurate terms, how geology has shaped the landscape of the Cumbrian Lakeland. A selection of fifteen guided walks are used to illustrate this in terms of what can be seen on the ground. Divided into two parts, Paul describes the view out over the fells and back through time, charting the formation of the Cumbrian Lake District. Factors such as undersea sedimentation, tectonic collisions which heaved up the land, great flows of lava and explosive eruptions which mixed and reformed old rock, catastrophic caldera collapses, freeze/thaw creation of rocky tors, the pointed tops of pikes carved by the flowing glaciers and the human influence of mining and tourism have all contributed to shape the landscape.The second half of the book describes fifteen walks ranging from easy to challenging, with revealing views of the geology.

Motor Ways in Lakeland

Author: George Dixon Abraham

Publisher: N.A


Category: Lake District (England)

Page: 307

View: 844


Rock Climbing in Lakeland

Author: C. E. Benson

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1528784804

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 204

View: 5148

“Rock Climbing in Lakeland” is a classic guide to rock-climbing in the Lake District, England. It includes interesting information about this beautiful part of the country, as well as detailed instructions on how to prepare and where to go for a good day's climbing. This book is highly recommended for climbers with an interest in visiting this idyllic climbing location. Contents include: “Preparation”, “Equipment”, “Guides”, “Map and Compass”, “Rock-climbing”, “Technicalities”, “Principles of Climbing”, “Practice”, “The Castle Head Climbs”, “Iron Crag Chimney”, “The Rope”, “Walla Crag Gully", "Training Hints”, “Accidents”, “Ice-Axes”, “Certain Easy Climbs”, “The Collie Step”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork.

Walks in Silverdale and Arnside

21 easy walks exploring the AONB

Author: Brian Evans

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 184965543X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 8653

A popular walking guide to the Silverdale and Arnside Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), at the top of Morecambe Bay in Cumbria and Lancashire, north west England, overlooking the Lake District. 21 day walks are described and hand-illustrated, between Carnforth, Holme, Milnthorpe and Arnside, climbing wooded hills and limestone escarpments with views of the Lake District fells, visiting nature reserves including Leighton Moss RSPB reserve, crossing the Bay itself to Kents Bank and following the canal. Many are the visitors who have speeded past to more renowned National Parks, who, when they do turn off to Silverdale or Arnside, wonder why they didn't come to this beautiful area before. The combinations of rocky coastal scenery, woodland and rough limestone hills either side of the M6 in north Lancashire, make this a paradise for walkers. There is an extensive network of well walked paths through an intricate rocky landscape, a joy to explore. The area is renowned for its flora and fauna, its historic buildings and interesting geological features. Walks are between 2 and 8 miles but packed with interest, taking longer than their mileage implies, and can be combined for longer days.

Lakeland Lily

Author: Freda Lightfoot

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1783061561

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 3483

Lily Thorpe is a spirited, ambitious fisherman’s daughter, desperate to escape the poverty of her Lakeland home. When the rich Clermont-Read family spoils her plans, Lily embarks on a personal quest for revenge and marries their only son, Bertie, a handsome indolent charmer. Rejected by his family, the young couple soon find themselves battling against the very poverty Lily had hoped to escape... A twist of fate brings her the freedom she craves, but the price Lily must pay is vindictive snobbery from Bertie’s mother - as well as another far greater one, finally leading to a passionate affair with Nathan Monroe, a local steam boat captain. Now it is Lily who must protect herself against the threat of vengeance and decide who is more important, her husband or her lover. Lakeland Lily was previously published by Hodder & Stoughton and has being re-released as a new edition with Matador.

Walks in Ancient Lakeland

Author: Robert Harris

Publisher: Sigma Press

ISBN: 9781850587637

Category: Lake District (England)

Page: 125

View: 3075

This guide to the Lakeland walks takes readers along 24 ancient tracks, to explore largely unknown areas and to uncover the mysteries of the lives of our ancient ancestors.


A Personal Journey

Author: Hunter Davies

Publisher: Head of Zeus

ISBN: 1784971154

Category: Travel

Page: 192

View: 2763

'I don't know any tract of land in which in so narrow a compass may be found an equal variety of sublime and beautiful features'. So said the poet Wordsworth of England's Lake District, an area as rich in cultural associations as it is in beautiful scenery. Hunter Davies, who has spent every summer in the Lake District for nearly half a century, takes the reader on an engaging, informative and affectionate tour of the lakes, fells, traditions, denizens and history of England's most popular tourist destination. From the first discovery of Lakeland as a tourist destination in the 18th century, to the tale of the Maid of Buttermere, to the poet Coleridge's ascent of Scafell Pike in 1802, to such enduring local traditions as Cumberland wrestling and hound trailing, Hunter Davies brings England's Lake District memorably and informatively to life.

Man in Lakeland

2000 years of human settlement

Author: Robert Gambles

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780852063026

Category: History

Page: 127

View: 5943


Scotland's Mountain Ridges

Scrambling, Mountaineering and Climbing - the best routes for summer and winter

Author: Dan Bailey

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1849654344

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 4775

A guidebook to the rich mix of summer scrambling, rock climbing and winter mountaineering on Scotland's ridges, from the remote Cairngorms to the splendour of the Cuillin. Graceful carved walkways slung between summits, twisted spines of stone - ridges can be the most beautiful of mountain landforms. With elegant lines and giddy exposure, ridge climbs emit a powerful siren call, drawing us out onto the rocks. Life on the edge has a special quality, born of the contrast of empty space all around, and intricate detail in close-up. The crests are strangely irresistible. Scotland's ridges are among the finest mountaineering lines in the country, every one a unique adventure. The variety of these routes reflects the breadth of the mountain experience: a rich mix of summer scrambles, technical rock and challenging winter climbs. This book covers both the popular classics and some obscure gems, aiming to celebrate these thrilling climbs as much as to document them. Along the way it explores landscapes of magnificent diversity, ranging from the remote desolation of the Cairngorms to the seaside splendour of the Cuillin, the great trench of Glencoe to the surreal exhibitionism of the far north. The chosen selection spans the grade range, with routes to suit all levels of ability. Whether an earthbound hillwalker or an accomplished climber, Scotland's ridges cannot fail to stir your imagination.

More Lakeland Walking

On the Level

Author: Norman Buckley

Publisher: Sigma Press

ISBN: 9781850585725

Category: Lake District (England)

Page: 180

View: 6171

Deals with level walks in the beautiful English Lake District. This book contains 26 walks which start and finish at a recommended parking area. It includes walks, some of which are among the high mountains of the Lake District while others explore the fringe areas. It offers instructions, maps and photographs, and concise introductory notes.

Bird Life of Mountain and Upland

Author: D. A. Ratcliffe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521142595

Category: Nature

Page: 272

View: 4977

This book describes the bird life of the various upland regions of the British Isles from a ecological standpoint.

Fellwalking with Wainwright

18 of the Author's Favorite Walks in Lakeland

Author: A. Wainwright

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0711226571

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 1056

For this spectacular new edition of the fell walking classic, virtually all the photographs have been retaken by Wainwright's original Lakeland photographer, Derry Brabbs. After completing his Pictorial Guides, A. Wainwright was persuaded to write a narrative, descriptive account of his eighteen favourite Lake District walks. Described by a man who was both a master fell walker and a lover of the hills with a rare facility for writing about them, the result is a book of unique quality. The text has been updated to take account of minor changes in the terrain and the result is not merely the most beautiful but also the most authoritative and useful book on the much loved Lakeland hills . For this new edition of the fell walking classic, virtually all the photographs have been retaken by the legendary lakeland photographer, Derry Brabbs. The result is the transformation of an already fine book into something spectacular.

The Peregrine Falcon

Author: Derek Ratcliffe

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140813683X

Category: Nature

Page: 488

View: 7798

The first edition of The Peregrine Falcon was widely recognised as a classic of its kind, documenting not only the species' biology but also the sad tale of its decline due to the impact of pesticides. This extensively revised and enlarged second edition takes full account of important new developments in the story of this bird during the intervening 12 years. It reports one of the few notable successes in wildlife conservation: the full restoration of British and Irish Peregrine populations, and their appreciable recovery in other countries where numbers had also been greatly reduced by the impact of organochlorine pesticides. The pattern of increase in Britain has been extremely varied, from districts where numbers are now far higher than at any time in recorded history, to others where the bird is now at its lowest ebb. The examination of the reasons for these differences helps us to understand the most recent developments in the Peregrine saga. Particular attention has been paid to the recent major advances in our knowledge of Peregrine biology, such as its movements, population turnover, food and nesting habits. Many of the tables and figures have been revised and brought up to date so that this volume, like its predecessor, is once again by far the most detailed and readable reference on this most evocative of birds. Donald Watson's colour paintings, monochrome washes and line drawings, and the original photographs, illustrate the book as before. Cover illustration by Donald Watson

The Wrekening

An Ancient Mirrors Tale

Author: Jayel Gibson

Publisher: BookPros, LLC

ISBN: 9781933538303

Category: Fiction

Page: 427

View: 7540

The wrekening (the first book of the Ancient Mirrors tales) is an epic fantasy adventure focusing on friendships, loyalties and the ultimate power that lies inside every human.

Walking the Wainwrights

Author: Stuart Marshall

Publisher: Sigma Press

ISBN: 9781850587538

Category: Lake District (England)

Page: 110

View: 5153

This text provides a compact guide to the ascent of all 214 peaks described in the late Alfred Wainwright's seven-volume pictorial guide to the Lakeland fells. It is designed to be taken on the fells, and not left at home on a bookshelf

The Dark Domain

Author: Marc Alexander

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1909473200


Page: N.A

View: 2213


A Vertebrate Fauna of Lakeland

Including Cumberland and Westmorland with Lancashire North of the Sands

Author: Hugh Alexander Macpherson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Lake District (England)

Page: 552

View: 5441