05 December 2016 16:49
Absolute Escapes recommends the guidebooks of Vivienne Crow
At Absolute Escapes, we think the Lake District and surrounding area are wonderful. Naturally, we want you to enjoy them as much as we do. As well as helping you find the best accommodation, we want to give you other resources to ensure your next trip to the Lakes is one to remember.
Walking is one of the simplest, but most enjoyable pastimes the Lakes has to offer. Doing so you bear witness to England's highest mountains, as well as beautiful Lakes and valleys millions of years in the making.
Scenery this grand is also treacherous. Without knowing what you’re doing, it could be quite easy to find yourself lost or in a spot of bother. Imagine your frustration struggling up a steep mountainside, only to see a clear path once you get to the top.
Fortunately, we know the best guides to keep you on the right path. In our last post we recommended the guide books of Wainwright protégé, Mark Richards. This time we’re looking at award-winning writer, journalist and photographer Vivienne Crow.
Vivienne Crow, originally a journalist and editor, took out a year in 2001 to travel Asia and has never looked back. Since then she’s devoted her time to writing about what she loves most: adventure.
Her guide books have bagged her numerous awards. Most recently ‘Outdoor Book of the Year’ in 2013 as voted for by readers of TGO magazine, for Walks with History. The readers of TGO are quite into walking, so you can probably trust their opinion.
Vivienne’s books cover a wide range of walks in the UK. They combine straightforward directions with historical details. So as well as being given the best routes, you get historical details on the formation of the Lake District. She also covers the way humans have interacted with it throughout history.
Sound like your kind of guide? Absolute Escapes are currently running a free competition. You could stand to win Vivienne’s Lake District Low Level and Lake Walks. Enter here for your chance to win Vivienne's book and two other prizes.
If you’d like to see what else Vivienne has to offer, visit her website, or take a look at her publications with Cicerone Press.
Shirley Thomson is the owner and director of Absolute Escapes Lettings and has been for over ten years. Her passion is for the Lake District, so she established Absolute Escapes to offer a personal service to those wanting to stay in the Lakes. She deals with every part of the business herself from finding cottages and managing bookings. If you’re looking for a Lake District cottage or an Eden Valley cottage, Shirley’s the woman for you.