photography, informative and entertaining conversation makes GREAT WALKS the
very best walking series around. Whether you are planning your own walks or wish
to recapture memorable days in the hills or countryside GREAT WALKS is the DVD
series for your collection. Running time over 4 hours.
GREAT WALKS 1 DVD - THE LAKE DISTRICT
HELVELLYN by the Edges
feet high, Helvellyn is the third highest and most frequently climbed mountain
in the Lake District. This seven mile walk takes the exhilarating eastern
approach, ascending via the sharply pointed ridge of Striding Edge and
returning by the rocky stairway of Swirral Edge.
HAYSTACKS and THE HIGH STILE RIDGE
mile walk is centred on the beautiful village of Buttermere and features some
of the finest mountains in the west of Lakeland. It includes Haystacks, Alfred
Wainwright’s favourite summit and the place his ashes are scattered, and a
descent via Scale Force which is the highest waterfall in Lakeland.
HIGH STREET from KENTMERE
mile circular walk in the far eastern fells takes in Ill Bell and Thornthwaite
Beacon before joining the Roman road that makes its way across the summit
plateau of High Street. Providing excellent views both to Haweswater and
Kentmere, the route returns via Mardale Ill Bell and Harter Fell.
ERIC ROBSON was Alfred Wainwright’s
television walking companion. He is a versatile broadcaster and journalist,
who is well known as Chairman of BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time.
BOB ALLEN is an author, mountain
photographer, hill walker and climber who has been enthralled by the Lake
District for more than 40 years.
GREAT WALKS 2 – THE LAKE DISTRICT
CRINKLE CRAGS and BOWFELL
mountain outing in some of Lakeland’s roughest walking terrain. Almost nine
miles, this walk takes in Little Stand before reaching the rocky ridge of
Crinkle Crags. A stiff pull up to the massive, classically shaped summit of
Bowfell is followed by a short diversion to Esk Pike and a beautiful descent
via Mosedale to Cockley Beck.
THE FAIRFIELD HORSESHOE
deservedly popular Lakeland round visits eight summits – four of them
over 2,500 feet. Among the tops visited during the ten mile circular walk are
Dove Crag and Fairfield, both of which reward walkers with exciting views and
Nab Scar which has romantic associations with the Lake Poets.
under six miles this walks involves nearly 900 metres of ascent. The stunning
route takes in the impressive Taylorgill Force and Styhead Tarn before passing
Napes Needle, one of the Lakeland’s most dramatic landmarks. The ascent to the
summit of Great Gable is rewarded with wonderful views before descending to
Green Gable, Base Brown and back to Seathwaite.
CAMERON MCNEISH is one of Britain’s
best know hillwalkers. A journalist and author, he is also an experienced broadcaster.
BILL BIRKETT was born and bred in the
Lake District. An active hillwalker and climber, Bill is one of the country’s
leading mountain writers and photographers.
GREAT WALKS 5 – THE LAKE DISTRICT
– THE WASDALE ROUND
CAMERON MCNEISH is one of the Britain’s
best known fellwalkers and editor of TGO magazine who has many broadcast
programmes to his credit. In this programme he explores the mountains
surrounding one of the most spectacular valleys of Lakeland – Wasdale.
DAY ONE from Santon Bridge via
Littleground to Buckbarrow, with its unrivalled views of the Wastwater Screes, Cameron
walks out to Pillar above the Ennerdale Valley by way of Greendale Tarn.
There’s the ascent of Gable and walk in to Wasdale Head.
DAY TWO begins with the climb out to
Sty Head and then by way of the Corridor Route and Broad Crag to Scafell Pike.
Then the Fox’s Tarn Rout to Scafell after which we drop in to the Coffin Route
and return to Wasdale Head.
DAY THREE takes us up from the valley
to Illgill Head, Whin Rigg and Irton Pike, returning along the top of the
Wastwater Screes to our start point at Santon Bridge.
On the way
Cameron walks part of the way with Ken Ledward, mountain equipment tester and
one time opera singer, Joss Naylor – the king of Lakeland fellrunners,
and broadcaster Heather Larcombe who’s on her own exploration of the Lakeland