Well-known outdoor author Ronald Turnbull has written a new book,"Long Days in Lakeland". It's a coffee table style hardback crammed full with adventures for lovers of Lakeland. He takes the reader on evocative journeys alongside lakeshores, beneath mossy crags and waterfalls to high passes and lonely tarns. He scrambles in and out of seven valleys and runs over the Bob Graham Round's forty-two tops. Turnbull takes you on a tarmac-free version of the four Three-thousanders. With lazier days in mind he plans ten daywalks, and combines fellwalking with the leisurely pursuit of ferryboat cruising. The book is illustrated with maps and sketches and includes many superb colour photographs.
WHAT THE PRESS SAID:
Long Days charmed, excited, entertained, and informed me, and made me want to take it on my next Lake District trip......it's a cut above the run-of-the -mill outdoor material that often seems to find its way into print. Buy it and be different. Richard Bradbury, Strider
You could think of this as a book of Lakeland inspirations - the kind of book you reach down from the shelf when you want ideas for your next visit....with a nice touch of humour he (Ronald Turnbull) includes themes like Borrowdale Rain, Long Days in Summer, Early Mist on Ullswater and Starlight..... John Gillham shows a rare talent for turning rockface into striking line illustration. Les Douglas, Lakeland Walker
Few guide writers would dare to start a hillwalking book with the miseries of walking uphill. Fewer still would follow it with the even greater hardships of walking back down. But Ronald Turnbull is not your average writer and takes a clear delight at debunking accepted wisdom. Despite his apparently discouraging start Turnbull is an enthusiast, a man who revels in his adventures among the fells....There are enough ideas in the book to keep hardened walkers in mischief for years and enough infectious enthusiasm to keep them going for a lifetime. Terry Fletcher Cumbria magazine
Walking books on the Lake District hit the shelves with monotonous regularity, so it’s refreshing to see one that takes a slightly different slant... If you think you’ve done everything the Lakes has to offer - think again. Ed Kenyon, Trail Magazine
with colour and b& w photos, drawings and sketch maps.
Normal retail price £17.95
Special price £7.95
The book is filled with sketches, both colour and black and white photos , 3d panoramas and conventional maps.
Right: Causey Pike seen across Derwen Water from Friar’s Crag.