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Historic Cumbria

Off the Beaten Track

Beth & Steve Pipe


With over 14 million visitors each year, you may think it’s odd to describe Cumbria as undiscovered, but the reality is the majority of those 14 million visitors return time and again to the same, well-trodden spots. This book turns the spotlight away from the tourist honey-pots, and on to the hidden gems that are so often missed.

From exploring a breathtaking viaduct – the remnant of an industrial past, the paths will take in some of the 182 miles of the spectacular Cumbria Coastal Way – often overlooked in favour of the high fells. Through these routes, the religious and social history that is woven along the Cistercian Way will be discovered, and the search for golden eagles in a beautiful, secluded valley, awash with Roman history. Historic Cumbria: Off the Beaten Track whisks the reader away to untold medieval tales, to rarely seen vistas of Cumbria’s rugged landscapes, and how reveals how people have marked their existence on the region’s hills, valleys and coasts.



Publication Date:

2015 October




Colour photographs throughout

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