A Coast to Coast Walk Second Edition: From St Bees Head to Robin Hood's Bay (The Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells)

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This is the first fully revised and updated edition of A. Wainwright's pocket-sized guide to the Coast to Coast Walk which he devised in the early 1970s. Over the years, this 190-mile walk — from St. Bees Head on the Irish Sea by way of the Lake District, the Pennines, Swaledale, and the North York Moors, ending at Robin Hood's Bay on the North Sea — has become one of the best-loved long-distance routes in the world. It has prompted countless enthusiasts to lace up their walking boots and follow Wainwright's example, and inspired a TV series, too. This brand-new edition of the Pictorial Guide contains Wainwright's hand-drawn route maps and his inimitable commentary, completely revised where necessary by Chris Jesty. The route is picked out in red for greater visibility on the page, and every step of the walk has been checked and updated.

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Born in Blackburn in 1907, Alfred Wainwright left school at the age of 13. A holiday at the age of 23 kindled a life-long love affair with the Lake District. Following a move to Kendal in 1941 he began to devote every spare moment he had to researching and compiling the original seven Pictorial Guides.Chris Jesty trained as a cartographer with the Ordnance Survey. He devised Scafell Pike Panorama, a guide to the view from the highest mountain in England, for which Wainwright provided illustrations. When Wainwright's health deteriorated, Chris helped him with the maps for two of his large-format books. Shortly before he died, Wainwright said that if ever the Pictorial Guides were to be revised, Chris Jesty should be given the job. He lives in Kendal.

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'No walker should be without a little bit of Wainwright while they're doing the walk. The book is a work of art.'



What a daunting task Chris Jesty had in updating what for many are the ultimate walkers' bibles, the Pictorial Guides. But he's risen to the task and I actually look forward to each seamless revision and leave my old, rather weather-beaten originals where they now belong - the shelf of my bookcase, away from the grandkids' hands. Jesty has, as usual, done a wholly sympathetic job in bringing AW's work into the twenty-first century.

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