A Lake District Miscellany
Author : Tom Holman
Which Lake District fell has the steepest climb?What is the most common reason for mountain rescue call-outs? Where in the Lake District did Beatrix Potter find her inspiration? How do you build a dry stone wall? Who first ran over 42 mountains in 24 hours? When did the Lake District get the most rain ever recorded in Britain? Why does Cumbria have the biggest liars and the best gurners? The Lake District Miscellany has all the answers. From the highest fells to the deepest lakes, via the people, places, history and customs, this book is a celebration of all that makes the Lake District so special. Packed with facts, figures, biographies, recipes, poems and lists, this is an entertaining and informative ramble through the Lake District. Discover the area's best fells, walks, views, food and pubs, all chosen by people in the know. Learn the lingo of Cumbrian sheepdog trials and wrestling, and uncover the secrets of cooking sticky toffee pudding and Kendal mint cake. The Lake District Miscellany has everything you need to know about this much loved part of the country - and a few things you never thought you wanted to know.
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