There are 439 summits in England and Wales, which reach the height of 2000ft (generally accepted as the height at which a hill becomes a mountain), and it is the ambition of many walkers to climb them all. There are 251 such summits in England, and this book describes how to ascend them all in a series of 58 walks. The summits that achieve this magical height (and rise above their surroundings by at least 50ft) are described by region, from the Lake District to the Chevoits, on to the North Pennines and Yorkshire Dales, and finally to the Peak District and Dartmoor. They include some of England's most famous peaks, such as Blencathra, Great Gable and Coniston Old Man in the Lakes, and Kinder Scout in the Peak District. But others have no name on the OS maps and await discovery by the ardent 'peak-bagger'. All these summits take the walker into some of the most beautiful hill-walking areas of England and provide a lifetime's challenge and enjoyment.
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John and Anne Nuttall are the authors of the popular Mountains of England and Wales as well as nine other guidebooks. They also write a weekly column for the Manchester Evening News. In 280 walks they have explored most of North West England. They also write for various magazines about the mountainous areas of England and Wales. Anne was a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society but gave up pharmacy to concentrate on outdoor writing. John was formerly a Chartered Engineer and manager with ICL but now illustrates many books with his pen and ink drawings. Their books have won the 1993 and 1996 OWG/ COLA Award for Excellence (guidebook) and the 1997 Lakeland Book of the Year Award.
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Book Description Cicerone Press, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 244pp, illustrated, bound in fine plastic covered boards; Small Octavo. Bookseller Inventory # 59400