The Lake District is England's pre-eminent National Park. Nowhere else is the pattern of mountain, wood and water so compactly and harmoniously arranged. Nowhere else is so artfully entwined within a network of paths, and nowhere else so draped in raw beauty. As a place to explore on foot it is unique. In the first of a two-book series exploring the Lake District, Dominic North presents 40 shorter walks - most under 10km - traversing the history and landscape of the Northern Lakes. These inspirational and varied circular routes capture the diverse moods around Ullswater, Keswick, Buttermere and Borrowdale, presenting a fresh look at old friends, overlooked corners and new places to explore. This is the perfect companion, whether beginning or completing a Lake District education.