Curious Cumbrian Walks


40 intriguing Lakeland rambles

Perfect for all ages and abilities, walkers will delight in this unique collection of easy Cumbrian rambles. Graham’s careful choice of routes, lively style and hand-drawn maps, combined with his eye for a good story, guarantee both an excellent day out and a highly entertaining read.

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The English Lake District needs no introduction. For many, there is nowhere more beautiful contained within such a compact geographical area, and the most popular locations around places such as Keswick, Ambleside and Coniston attract visitors in droves.

Curious Cumbrian Walks ventures into and beyond these honeypots to reveal some of Lakeland’s lovely hidden gems,  each with the added dimension of an intriguing tale, ghostly connection or fascinating snippet of history.

Follow in the footsteps of Victorian revenue men as they fail to thwart sly moonshiner Lanty Slee.

Discover the origins of the name of the River Mint while meandering along its banks near Kendal.

Shiver as the cold hand of Roger de Leyburne tickles your backbone as you walk on Cunswick Fell.

Stroll in the spirited company of the Cistercian monks of Cartmel Priory.

Cross an ancient Cumbrian bridge and read about the wise old woman who outwitted the Devil.

Graham Dugdale is a very experienced walker whose books are always extremely popular and well reviewed. For the last 12 years he has been resident walk writer for the Lancaster Guardian and was recently featured on BBC Radio 4’s Ramblings.

  • Author: Graham Dugdale
  • Binding: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-1-874181-73-6
  • Pages: 224
  • Illustrations: Over 150
  • Date of Publication: 31/03/11
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 123mm

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