Stock Image

A Coast to Coast Walk: St.Bees Head to Robin Hood's Bay (Wainwright Pictorial Guides)

Wainwright, Alfred; Brabbs, Derry [Photographer]

103 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0718140079 / ISBN 13: 9780718140076
Published by Michael Joseph Ltd, 1992
Used Condition: Used: Like New Hardcover
From Cheryl's Books (Vinemont, AL, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since November 30, 2009 Seller Rating 5-star rating

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 19.17 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99 Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Lovely, small hardback with dust jacket in great condition! Some very light shelf wear, otherwise a good clean copy, appears almost like new!. Bookseller Inventory # Hawkeye0203140108064

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: A Coast to Coast Walk: St.Bees Head to Robin...

Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Used: Like New

About this title

Synopsis:

This coast to coast walk begins at St Bees Head on the Irish Sea and ends, 190 miles later, at Robin Hood's Bay on the North Sea. This walk crosses three National Parks.

About the Author:

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. He described these as his 'love letters' to the Lakeland Fells and at the end of the first, The Eastern Fells, he wrote about what the mountains had come to mean to him: "I suppose it might be said, to add impressiveness to the whole thing, that this book has been twenty years in the making, for it is so long, and more, since I first came from a smoky mill-town (forgive me, Blackburn!) and beheld, from Orrest Head, a scene of great beauty, a fascinating paradise, Lakeland's mountains and trees and water. That was the first time I had looked upon beauty, or imagined it, even. Afterwards I went often, whenever I could, and always my eyes were lifted to the hills. I was to find then, and it has been so ever since, a spiritual and physical satisfaction in climbing mountains - and a tranquil mind upon reaching their summits, as though I had escaped from the disappointments and unkindnesses of life and emerged above them into a new world, a better world. In due course I came to live within sight of the hills, and I was well content. If I could not be climbing, I was happy to sit idly and dream of them, serenely. Then came a restlessness and the feeling that it was not enough to take their gifts and do nothing in return. I must dedicate something of myself, the best part of me, to them. I started to write about them, and to draw pictures of them. Doing these things, I found they were still giving and I still receiving, for a great pleasure filled me when I was so engaged - I had found a new way of escape to them and from all else less worth while. Thus it comes about that I have written this book. Not for material gain, welcome though that would be (you see I have not escaped entirely!); not for the benefit of my contemporaries, though if it brings them also to the hills I shall be well pleased; certainly not for posterity, about which I can work up no enthusiasm at all. No, this book has been written, carefully and with infinite patience, for my own pleasure and because it has seemed to bring the hills to my own fireside. If it has merit, it is because the hills have merit." A. Wainwright died in 1991 at the age of 84.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Cheryl's Books has a wide variety of used, rare, and out-of-print books for your reading enjoyment. With an inventory of over 17,000 titles, you are sure to find the book you are looking for. Our inventory is growing rapidly and new items are added daily, so check our inventory often.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web sites. If you're
dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as Described/Damaged) or if the order
hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. If
you've changed your mind about a book that you've ordered, please use the Ask bookseller a
question link to contact us and we'll respond within 2 business days.


Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express