Lake District Trail Running
20 off-road routes for trail & fell runners
- ISBN: 978-1-910240-72-4120 pages
- Helen Mort
- Publication date
- 1 Jul 2016
The fells and valleys of the Lakes are a playground for the adventurous runner – this is the home of many classic fell races, and of course the legendary Bob Graham Round. In this book, author Helen Mort has collected together many of her favourite Lakeland runs, from low-lying and scenic lakeside cruises, to steep mountain climbs and remote and wild enchainments. Discover Grasmere, pick your way along the Haystacks ridge, explore Grisedale or run around Lakeland icons, such as Buttermere and Ennerdale Water. More experienced runners can challenge themselves on bigger and longer excursions to Fairfield and above Troutbeck.
Features clear and easy-to-use Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps, easy-to-follow directions, details of distance and timings, refreshment stops and local knowledge, and a detailed appendix.
Helen Mort is a writer, trail runner and climber who lives in Sheffield. She teaches creative writing at Manchester Metropolitan University, and her published work includes poetry, fiction and non-fiction, with a particular interest in women and mountaineering. Her first poetry collection, Division Street (Chatto & Windus, 2013), was shortlisted for the Costa Prize and the T.S. Eliot Prize, and won the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize. In 2015, Helen was chosen as one of the Next Generation poets. Her first novel, Black Car Burning (Chatto & Windus, 2019), was longlisted for the Portico Prize and the Dylan Thomas Prize. Helen is the author of Lake District Trail Running (Vertebrate, 2016) and editor of Waymaking (Vertebrate, 2018); and she has written for Alpinist, Climb, the Guardian, the Independent and Radio 3. In 2017, she was a judge for the Man Booker International Prize and chair of judges for the Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature. She was a judge for the 2019 Banff Mountain Book Prize. She has lived with a variety of dogs, but thinks a house is not a home without a whippet.
- Title: Lake District Trail Running
- Subtitle: 20 off-road routes for trail & fell runners
- Author: Helen Mort
- Imprint: Vertebrate Publishing
- ISBN: 978-1-910240-72-4
- Rights: Worldwide
- Publication: 1 July 2016
- Edition: First
- Size: 175mm x 120mm
- Extent: 120 pages
- Cover: Paperback
- Weight: 170g
- Retail price: £12.95
It is useful for runners of all experience and ability and is ideal for anyone planning a trip to the Lakes who doesn't want to plan their own route. – Dave Taylor, Fell Running Guide
A beaut little mini-bible to one of the world's best fell and lakeside running districts. – Trail Run Magazine