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Cumbria defies any attempt to measure its true beauty. It is home to Englands highest mountain (Scafell Pike) and both the longest and deepest lakes (Windermere and Wast Water respectively). It also happens to be the third largest county in the UK (by area) and home to Britains Favourite View, but Cumbria captures your soul in a way that statistics and awards will never truly explain.There are far more than fifty gems in Cumbria and the Lake District, but the fifty in this book are a great place to start. To say they are places that we love is to do them a disservice; these are places that get under our skin and invade our mind, drawing us back to them time and again. Some of the gems will take your breath away, some will make you pause and think about how our ancestors shaped the landscape, while others have a fantastic tearoom or cosy pub nearby.50 Gems of Cumbria is overflowing with awe-inspiring photographs and fascinating facts to draw you closer to the places you already know and love and to tempt you to discover new gems of your own.
The county of Cumbria has a great diversity of beautiful landscapes. Steve Pipe has captured the countys essence in this collection of stunning images, including timeless fishing villages and the glorious Lake District National Park, famed for its lakes, fells and forests. From the majestic vistas of Scafell Pike to the beautiful expanse of Windermere, this book has it covered. For its proud inhabitants and many visitors, Cumbria in Photographs is a must. Look through these photographs and youll quickly see why this part of England has such enduring appeal.
With over 14 million visitors each year, you may think its odd to describe Cumbria as undiscovered, but the reality is the majority of those 14 million visitors return time and again to the same, well-trodden spots. This book turns the spotlight away from the tourist honey-pots, and on to the hidden gems that are so often missed.Historic Cumbria: Off the Beaten Track whisks the reader away to untold medieval tales, to rarely seen vistas of Cumbrias rugged landscapes, and reveals how people have marked their existence on the regions hills, valleys and coasts.
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