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Tops of the North vol 1 - the great Northern long distance walk
Tops of the North vol 1 - the great Northern long distance walk
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Tops of The North - probably the best long distance super walk in England.

 

Millrace editions are without doubt the most classically beautiful books we publish. This is a brand new, pristine condition edition. Very difficult to print and publish books of this quality anymore while still making them affordable.

Hardback with bespoke paper dust jacket, head and tail bands, classic Wibalim printed endpapers.

An original first edition Millrace title

Don't mothball those walking boots yet. In Tops of the North Graham Wilson takes you on his 1,100-kilometre circular walk based on the county tops (old and new) of northern England. In this, the first of two volumes, he tackles the western reaches, starting at Three Shire Head (where Cheshire, Staffordshire and Derbyshire meet) and finishing at Carlisle. His high-level route takes in (among others) Kinder Scout, Black Hill, Pendle Hill, Arnside Knot and the Old Man of Coniston, culminating in a continuous traverse of the Lakes Three thousanders. In between, he travels across the South Lancs moors, the Forest of Bowland, Leighton Moss nature reserve, Morecambe Bay, Arthur Ransome country and a variety of national parks. Encounters (brief or otherwise) include Pendle witches, Rossendale bonesetters, Lakeland smugglers, a Victorian pepperpot, and much more – plus, of course, the odd inn or two.

This is a book of the North, its people and places, but most of all the moors and fells and the sound of the curlew calling. Enjoy the experience – even if you never get out of your armchair and on to Wilson’s Way.