Every serious fell-walker, and many a less-energetic Lake District fan, knows about the famous Wainwright Walks and the ubiquitous little handbooks with their reverent commentaries and sparse route-maps. For such folk, and many more who simply love dramatic countryside, this series encapsulates all the rugged beauty of the region and the effort needed to reach the most advantageous viewpoints, admirably transformed into something that can be enjoyed, over and over, from the comfort of an armchair.
1/6 Helvellyn – Julia sets off to the summit of Helvellyn via Striding Edge in the Lake District.
2/6 Catbells – By boat and by foot, she visits Derwent Water and the Lakeland town of Keswick.
3/6 Crinkle Crags and Bowfell – In Lakeland, Julia aims to reach the summits of Crinkle Crags and Bowfell.
4/6 Helm Crag – In the village of Grasmere for a climb up Helm Crag.
5/6 High Street – Julia climbs 2,500ft to the summit of High Street in the Lakes.
6/6 Pillar – Here she walks from the remote valley of Ennerdale to Pillar Rock.