The Cumbria Way and the Allerdale Ramble: A walking guide by Jim Watson
A guidebook to two popular Lake District long distance walks through Cumbria in northern England. The 75-mile Cumbria Way and the 50-mile Allerdale Ramble are the two premier long-distance walks across the English Lake District. Keeping mainly to the valley bottoms, they are a superb introduction to Britain's most popular walking area and to the pleasures of long-distance walking itself. This illustrated guide, the most comprehensive ever, tells you everything you need to know to make walking these two routes an enjoyable and rewarding experience. It includes: large-scale maps, detailed instructions, advice on where to stay and eat and what to see, town maps, public transport information, places of interest and local history. Most of the walking is easy, using well-established routes. If you're reasonably fit you should comfortably complete one of the walks during a week's holiday, and still have time for a day out to climb a mountain or explore a Lakeland town too. Each route can be split up into short walks but by far the best way is to tackle them as a continuous series of delights, allowing the body and mind become more attuned to the sights and sounds of the countryside.