Lost in the Lakes: Notes from a 379-Mile Hike Around the Lake District

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Lost in the Lakes: Notes from a 379-Mile Hike Around the Lake District

Lost in the Lakes: Notes from a 379-Mile Hike Around the Lake District

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It is the human encounters - fellow hikers friendly and not-so, get-off-my-land types and we-have-to-make-our-own-entertainment-here stoics, economic migrants, a bibulous local mayor - that make this book sing. As presenter of The Bike Show on Resonance FM, he has brought his affable, infectious velophilia to London’s airwaves, attracting an enthusiastic worldwide audience via the popular podcast edition – now celebrating its one millionth download.

Please ensure that the details you use to enter the competition will be correct at the time the competition ends. If it becomes just a playground for visitors, with no local character, what is the point of preserving it? I'm not a great reader of travel books but one of my other interests is travelling by train and I recently read (and would also recommend) Stuart Campbell's Daniel Defoe's Railway Journey: A Surreal Odyssey Through Modern Britain.

Neither travel guide nor gushing panegyric, Lost in the Lakes is a book for the everyday ambler: gentle, slow-paced and sweetly uplifting at every turn. Not for him the chocolate box guide, but a grittier account of his travails, and his travels, on a journey of self-discovery. OK, Wordsworth and everyone and their dog since have written one of the 50,000 books about the Lakes and you can still find yourself alone, but I will not be alone in wanting to follow the list of hostelries mentioned as one 370-mile long pub crawl.

A good travelogue is the one that makes me open a map and check if I could visit those places and walk on those path. The flip side to that is that these pages are so winsome – the best beer garden in the county, the bluest fake nails on a barmaid, and so on – that (besides a bizarre liking for Bob Marley) this place could be inundated by Chesshyre fans. A charming book, brimming with tender affection for this ‘magnificent… dreamy patchwork’ of peaks, tarns and ‘serpentine valleys… between soaring slopes’. LoveReading has teamed up with Summersdale Publishers to give our readers a chance to win signed copies of Lost in the Lakes by Tom Chesshyre, Moderate Becoming Good Later by Toby and Katie Carr and The Race of Truth by Leigh Timmis. From barmaids to town mayors, Chesshyre lends an inquiring ear to everyone who crosses his path, resulting in a delightful portrait of a community that is proud of its past but unsure of its future.This is the Lake District seen from its walking paths – with just a backpack, an open mind… and a spring in the step. Also felt bit repetitive by tje end - only so much many inns to drink in and hills to climb before you're looking longingly at the bookcase for your next read. After reading politics at Bristol University and completing a journalism diploma from City University, he had stints at the Cambridge Evening News, Sporting Life and Sky Sports. Explore towering mountains, wide-open valleys and magnificent lakes – stopping off at a cosy inn or two along the way – on a 379-mile hike around the Lake District.

If you have never been to The Lake District take a look at the pictures Tom has taken to share with his readers, you will literally want to step into the book and be transported there. Tom Chesshyre’s 379-mile hike through the English Lake District proves the point admirably: ‘I wanted the random to rule in Lost in the Lakes. The author had an annoying way of seemingly poking fun at some the locals, mainly people who he met in passing. A Serving of Crime with a Difference - You May Just Discover Something Unique, Different, or Unusual in These 20 Crime Novels. Rides graded from easy to challenging, with best pubs and tea stops, wild swims, finest viewpoints and accommodation too.

I feel as though I have more knowledge now about the different places that I didn't know and have also added a few places to my list for when we go back.

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