OUR BOOKS

We publish a range of guidebooks featuring the Countrystride mix of fabulous Lakeland walks alongside heritage, culture and landscape commentary. Our books are written by Mark (and occasionally other Countrystride contributors) and are edited and published by Dave on his publishing imprint Inspired by Lakeland

The Threlkeld Walking Companion

18 ambles, rambles and scrambles from the Lakeland gateway village of Threlkeld.

  • 18 fell, meadow, woodland and riverside walks of between 1.5 and 16 miles.

  • From short strolls for all abilities to full-day expeditions.

  • Ascents of Blencathra, Skiddaw, High Rigg, Latrigg, Clough Head and more.

  • Explore remote valleys, coffin routes, bronze age sites and Lakeland’s highest mountain pass with Fellranger author and Countrystride podcast presenter Mark Richards.

  • Heritage highlights, detailed mapping and downloadable GPX routes.

  • 50p from every copy sold is donated to the community-owned Threlkeld Village Hall.

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GPX files for all walks in the Threlkeld Walking Companion.

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The Ullswater Walking Companion

20 ambles, rambles and scrambles in the iconic Ullswater valley.

  • Explore the much-loved Ullswater valley with 20 unique walks, between two and 11.5 miles. 

  • Routes from Glenridding, Patterdale, Aira Force, Howtown and Pooley Bridge.

  • Discover remote valleys, ancient woodlands, abandoned mines and secluded lake shores with Fellranger author Mark Richards. 

  • Summit Helvellyn, England’s third-highest peak, via Striding Edge or the family-friendly pony track.

  • Ascents of Fairfield, Place Fell, Catstycam, Gowbarrow Fell, Sheffield Pike and many more. 

  • From short strolls to full-day expeditions. 

  • Notes on buses, launches, parking, pubs and cafés.

  • Includes heritage highlights, detailed mapping and downloadable GPX routes.

  • 50p from every sale is donated to Friends of the Ullswater Way to fund educational and other activities in the valley.

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GPX files for all walks in the Ullswater

Walking Companion.

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