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Joss Naylor’s Lakes, Meres and Waters of the Lake District – Book & Event or Book Only

Loweswater to Over Water: 105 miles in the footsteps of a legend

Vivienne Crow, Joss Naylor


Saturday 18th September, 7.30pm at The Pencil Factory Centre, Keswick, CA12 5NG , Joss Naylor and Vivienne Crow will be in conversation. Not to be missed!

Buy the book  and an event ticket  for £25.00

Buy  the book only at £19.95

If you wish to buy an event ticket only , please click here  Event only tickets are £10 (your ticket will also give you £5 off the purchase of one book at the event)

King of the Fells. Iron man. Lake District fell running legend. Joss Naylor is all of these things and more. His achievements are astounding; his records stand the test of time. In 1983 he completed the 105-mile Lakes, Meres and Waters (LMW) route in a staggering 19hr 14min and to this day, describes it as one of the best routes he ever ran. High praise indeed and yet, so few know of it.

Part guidebook, part inspirational regaling, this book interweaves tales of past and present as Naylor reflects on his 1983 epic on a re-walk 37 years later. In the company of award-winning author, Vivienne Crow, Naylor recalls that magical day, sharing stories and anecdotes from, not just his run, but the 1980s fell running scene, his working life and growing up in the Wasdale Valley.

Naylor’s tales, together with breathtaking photography, are accompanied by basic guide notes for the LMW route, sticking as closely to his 1983 run as possible. These notes divide the route into ten stages (ranging from 9 to 14 miles), allowing runners and walkers to follow in the footsteps of the King of the Fells, albeit on a more relaxed schedule. From Loweswater to Over Water, visiting 27 of the Lake District’s largest bodies of water, the LMW route guarantees vistas of unparalleled beauty and an unforgettable experience in true fell country.






Publication Date:

2021 September 7


240 mm x 220 mm, Paperback




Colour illustrations


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