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Standing on Esk Pike, photos taken by Terry Abraham during one of our filming outings in 2014, camping close to the summit during an amazing cloud inversion.

HELVELLYN with Mark Richards
this DVD is now available via AMAZON or www.stridingedge.com

Supporting the growing campaign to get more people active in the great outdoors for fun and adventure, health and wellbeing, town and country.

The website portrait picture was taken by my good friend Stephen Poulton LRPS

The Far Eastern Fells the eigth and final volume of my Lakeland Fellranger series was published in 2013, with a short film to mark the occasion Lakeland Fellranger. The best of walks end with a refreshing pint, and Dent Brewery have created a dedicated 3.7% bitter that I can heartily recommend FELLRANGER.

My next endeavour this summer is a film with Terry Abraham, where the star is a mountain... HELVELLYN

photos: Mark Gilligan FBIPP LRPS www.wastwaterphotography.co.uk


Hull Pot, a massive beck-capturing cavity in the western shadow of Penyghent.  
Linescape drawn 04 Feb 2012

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New books set to be published

may 15, 2017 04:11pm

On Wednesday 31st May four PathMaster Guides are set to be launched at a special afternoon media event at Brougham Hall near Penrith. The product of the last nine months research creating three new holiday walk journeys. First up Great Lakes Connection a superbly scenic 50 mile stroll from Grange-over-Sands to Penrith, linking Windermere and Ullswater. A week's gentle walking that therefore may include two lake-long cruises as a variation to the linear footway.

Castles of Eden a 42-mile hike through the gorgeous Eden, Lyvennet and Lowther valleys, taking in the pure essence of the wider Eden landscape, with lots of history inevitably encountered. Basically it's a four day station to station walk, linking the Settle-Carlisle stations of Kirkby Stephen and Appleby-in-Westmorland and the West Coast mainline at Penrith.

The top billing trail is Hadrian's High Way, in two handy volumes. This magnificent 100-mile journey traces the Roman road structure linking ten Roman forts from the Cumbrian coast at Ravenglass, where there had been a Roman port. Tracking east through the wild and beautiful Lakeland mountains to Brougham, striking across the Eden to accompany the Maiden Way over the high Pennine watershed to Alston and up the South Tyne valley to link up with Hadrian's Wall at Carvoran. The final leg uses the Roman Military Way, as distinct from the National Trail, to reach Housesteads Roman Fort and switches south to effectively end at Vindolanda Roman Fort (for practical purposes Bardon Mill Station on the Tynedale Line). Every inch of the route resonates with history and the purest scenic pleasure. www.hadrianshighway.co.uk

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