Topographical Map of the Lake District Wainwright Fells

 Specification

490mm high x 690mm wide (approx. B2)    Folded to 245 x 115mm.

Author: Peter Knowles, FRGS                    ISBN: 978-0-9550614-7-9

Paper Folded                                              Scale: 1:100,000 (approx.)

R.r.p.  £8.95                                                .

 Summary

This new map shows all of the 214 ‘Wainwright Fells’ of the Lake District very clearly on a high quality topographical base map. It will especially appeal to those walkers who are aiming to climb all the Wainwright Fells and want a clear, user-friendly aid to plan their trips and to mark off the fells as they do them. 

The map has been carefully designed to show essential detail as clearly as possible, whilst leaving off the things of less relevance (including footpaths) that would otherwise clutter the map.  The result is a map of the Lake District that is one of the clearest, most legible and elegant maps available today.  The base map is a detailed topographical map (based on O.S. geodata) that shows – towns, villages, roads, railways, stations, ferry crossings, youth hostels, campsites, rivers, lakes and mountains.  Topographical relief is shown by graduated colour layers with a 50m contour interval. 

Each “Wainwright” summit is clearly labeled with the fell name alongside it together with a small circle so that you can mark off a peak when you have done it.  Popular starting and parking places are shown with a small blue dot to further aid planning routes.  Place and fell names are easily legible. 

The map is a convenient size so that it is easy to use – either opened out on a table, in the car, or when displayed on the wall.  The map is printed on high quality paper.  A flat, laminated edition is available from specialist book sellers and is ideal for wall display and framing.

This is a low resolution copy of how the map looks -

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    Back Cover

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  and this is a sample section of the main map -

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 On the reverse of the map are tables and lists of the 214 Fells, with their heights with a wide column so the user can record the date climbed and personal notes.  There is also information on recommended books, web sites, etc.  rivers_publishing_wainwright_tables-on-reverse-reduced.jpg

 Reviews

“A clear, informative & inspirational map.  The perfect partner for bagging the Wainwright fells”.                                         Leo Houlding.

 “This is one of the best maps I have seen”

Joyce Wilson, Literary Reviewer, Keswick Reminder.  12th December 2014

“A lovely planning map – attractive and useful”

Mark Richards,  author of the Fellranger Guides.

 Amazon reviews

A nice companion to the Wainwright books,
Great for a trip planning overview and for recording. Motivation to venture to all areas of these fells in all their variety. Take a larger scale map out on the fells eg Harvey or OS; keep this one for your masterplan!
By Tania Matthews on 3 Feb. 2015

A brilliant and very helpful map!
It’s great that someone has finally created a single very clear and concise map with all these hills and fells marked on it which makes planning a walk so much easier and simpler.
By P Clark on 3 Feb. 2015

Five Stars.
Great, would definitely recommend this map to anyone wanting to complete the wainwrights.
By Jjulia green on 8 April 2015

 

Some Background

This map is dedicated to Eric Knowles, my father, who dragged me up my first Lake District Fell when I was a whinging young lad: thank you Dad for persevering and somehow that Lake District magic rubbed off – however it did take a while, some fifty years, for me to climb all the 214 “Wainwright Fells”! 

I    I have my Dad’s 1925 Ordnance Survey Tourist Map of the Lake District on my desk as I write this – a much loved map, covered in pencil tracings where he had planned and marked off his walks – hence the idea for this modern planning map.  Our design team hope that you like the map and we welcome your comments and suggestions for improving the next edition.

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Where can I get a laminated flat copy – r.r.p. £10.99 ?

The map looks great on the wall and a flat laminated map is available that comes as two single sided sheets, rolled together.  The second sheet has the information and tables that are on the reverse of the folded edition – this is not laminated so that it is easier for you to enter information and notes.

 Post and packing of rolled maps is expensive – around £7 to £10, so, we recommend that you buy the flat rolled map from one of the specialist bookshops in the Lake District.  Recommended retail price is £10.99 and all main bookshops in Cumbria have it in stock or can obtain it.  In case of problems please contact Hills Books Ltd – 01900 603031.  Please note that the flat laminated map has it’s own unique ISBN number 978-0-9550614-8-6 that should be quoted on ordering.