Far Eastern Fells by Alfred Wainwright
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Far Eastern Fells
By Alfred Wainwright

Far Eastern Fells

Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells Book 2 (Lake District & Cumbria) 2nd Revised edition

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Far Eastern Fells by Alfred Wainwright

Book Awards

  • Winner of Walk Reader Awards: Best Walking Book - Gold 2009.

Book Description

The Far Eastern Fells of Lakeland rise to the east of Kirkstone Pass and the Patterdale valley. To the north and south they run down into low country, and eastwards they merge into the high ground of the Pennines. many of the heights are relatively inaccessible and lonely, but the scenery here and the excellence of the walks rank, in Wainwright's view, with the Lake Disctrict's best. This second edition of The Far Eastern Fells has been brilliantly revised by Chris Jesty, a trained cartographer who worked with Wainwright on some of the maps in his later large-format guides. All footpaths have been rewalked, all routes checked, all maps and text updated. Paths and routes have been picked out in red to make them easier to follow, and parking information has been added. This new edition of the classic walking guide is Wainwright for the 21st century.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780711224667
ISBN-10: 0711224668
Format: Hardback
(170mm x 112mm x 19mm)
Pages: 312
Imprint: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Alfred Wainwright

Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells by Alfred Wainwright Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells, Hardback (July 2016)

The original Pictorial Guide to the Far Eastern Fells of Lakeland - freshly reproduced from Wainwright's original pages.

Wainwright's Illustrated Walking Guide to the Lake District by Alfred Wainwright Wainwright's Illustrated Walking Guide to the Lake District, Paperback (March 2016)

Book 3 of a new set of Walkers Editions of Alfred Wainwright's Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells, fully updated and checked by Clive Hutchby.

Western Fells by Alfred Wainwright Western Fells, Hardback (January 2016)

The original Pictorial Guide to the Western Fells of Lakeland - freshly reproduced from Wainwright's original pages.

Wainwright's Illustrated Walking Guide to the Lake District Fells by Alfred Wainwright Wainwright's Illustrated Walking Guide to the Lake District Fells, Paperback (October 2015)

Book 2 of a new set of Walkers Editions of Alfred Wainwright's Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells, fully updated and checked by Clive Hutchby.

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Author Biography - Alfred Wainwright

Born in Blackburn in 1907, Alfred Wainwright left school at the age of 13. A holiday at the age of 23 kindled a life-long love affair with the Lake District. Following a move to Kendal in 1941 he began to devote every spare moment he had to researching and compiling the original seven Pictorial Guides. He described these as his 'love letters' to the Lakeland Fells and at the end of the first, The Eastern Fells, he wrote about what the mountains had come to mean to him: "I suppose it might be said, to add impressiveness to the whole thing, that this book has been twenty years in the making, for it is so long, and more, since I first came from a smoky mill-town (forgive me, Blackburn!) and beheld, from Orrest Head, a scene of great beauty, a fascinating paradise, Lakeland's mountains and trees and water. That was the first time I had looked upon beauty, or imagined it, even. Afterwards I went often, whenever I could, and always my eyes were lifted to the hills. I was to find then, and it has been so ever since, a spiritual and physical satisfaction in climbing mountains - and a tranquil mind upon reaching their summits, as though I had escaped from the disappointments and unkindnesses of life and emerged above them into a new world, a better world. In due course I came to live within sight of the hills, and I was well content. If I could not be climbing, I was happy to sit idly and dream of them, serenely. Then came a restlessness and the feeling that it was not enough to take their gifts and do nothing in return. I must dedicate something of myself, the best part of me, to them. I started to write about them, and to draw pictures of them. Doing these things, I found they were still giving and I still receiving, for a great pleasure filled me when I was so engaged - I had found a new way of escape to them and from all else less worth while. Thus it comes about that I have written this book. Not for material gain, welcome though that would be (you see I have not escaped entirely!); not for the benefit of my contemporaries, though if it brings them also to the hills I shall be well pleased; certainly not for posterity, about which I can work up no enthusiasm at all. No, this book has been written, carefully and with infinite patience, for my own pleasure and because it has seemed to bring the hills to my own fireside. If it has merit, it is because the hills have merit." A. Wainwright died in 1991 at the age of 84. Chris Jesty trained as a cartographer with the Ordnance Survey. He devised Scafell Pike Panorama, a guide to the view from the highest mountain in England, for which Wainwright provided illustrations. When Wainwright's health deteriorated, Chris helped him with the maps for two of his large-format books. Shortly before he died, Wainwright said that if ever the Pictorial Guides were to be revised, Chris Jesty should be given the job. He lives in Kendal.

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