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Walk Borrowdale & Keswick with Bill Birkett

Bill Birkett


Sylvan Borrowdale, with its magnificent lake Derwentwater, is often regarded as the most beautiful and iconic of all the Lake District valleys. Surrounded by wonderful fells, with the ever popular tourist resort of Keswick at its foot, it is an area of great walking diversity and interest. ‘Walk Borrowdale and Keswick’ is the most detailed and comprehensive walking guidebook available for this area.

This is a practical easy to use guide which describes twenty walks around and above Seathwaite, Seatoller, Stonethwaite, Rosthwaite, Watendlath, Grange, Lodore, Newlands, Derwentwater, Keswick, Braithwaite and Bassenthwaite. There is an even spread of valley, low fell, intermediate fell and high fell walks, providing outings of all grades, from easy to very difficult. It offers a range of walks suitable for experts, families and novices alike including everything from classic fell walking routes, the heights of Great Gable, Skiddaw and popular Catbells – to valley walks like the sublime Round of Derwentwater, along with many lesser trod but equally delightful outings.

Each walk is presented on a double page spread with clear description, an excellent map, and inspirational photographs. This is the fourth book in the “WALK THE” series, following the release of ‘Walk the Langdales’, ‘Walk Ambleside, Rydal and Grasmere’ and ‘Walk Windermere and Hawkshead’ with Bill Birkett. The series is entirely printed and produced in Cumbria.


Bill Birkett Publishing



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Spiral-bound paperback; 210 X 150mm




Colour photographs throughout