Lake District: Low Level and Lake Walks

This guidebook offers 30 delightful but low-level graded day walks in the valleys, beside the lakes and on the low fells of the English Lake District, suitable for walkers of all abilities. Walkers who know the Lakes well may have missed some of the lower gems covered here and the gentler charms of the dales, woodlands and lakeside paths; newcomers will find gentle strolls and straightforward introductions to the lower fells. From delightful wooded glades and sparkling tarns hidden in green folds on the hillside to tumultuous waterfalls and glacier-carved valleys towered over by craggy mountains, this guide aims to seek out the best that the lower areas of the Lake District have to offer. It visits fascinating historical sights, completes circuits of some of the most striking lakes and climbs several smaller fells for breathtaking views. Each route is described step by step with inspiring photographs, OS map extracts and lots of extra information about local history and wildlife.

Vivienne Crow

Vivienne is a freelance writer and photographer specialising in the outdoors. A journalist since 1990, she abandoned the constraints of a desk job on regional newspapers in 2001 to go travelling in Asia and New Zealand.On her return, she decided to focus on the activities she loves the most – hill-walking, writing, travelling and photography. Needless to say, she’s never looked back! Based near the Lake District, she has written several books on the national park and on Cumbria, mostly walking guides, and is well-known in north Cumbria for her hugely popular walking columns, which appear in several local newspapers. She also writes outdoor features for magazines and does a lot of work for conservation and tourism bodies, researching and writing walks leaflets and interpretation panels. Vivienne is a member of of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild and the Society of Authors. Her website is

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