One of two guidebooks to tracking down and walking to all of the English Lake District's tarns. Scattered across the National Park are hundreds of tarns and small pools waiting to be discovered by the unhurried fell-walker. With their small tent and immense enthusiasm, John and Anne Nuttall have investigated 'every little speck of blue' on the map in their efforts to compile these detailed mountain tarn walks of Eastern Lakeland. The guide covers the tarns of the northern fells, Patterdale, Haweswater, Wythburn, Grasmere, Ambleside, Kentmere and Longsleddale, Hawkshead, Grizedale Forest and the tarns of the south and south-east in the low fells around Cartmel and Winster. A superb walk is described for each. Each of the 40 walks is accompanied by a hand-drawn 1:25,000 scale route map, plus beautiful pen-line drawings and details on distances, ascents, starting points and precise routes, including historical and environmental snippets to tempt the reader further. This is the companion volume to the Tarns of Lakeland Vol 1: West.
John and Anne Nuttall are the authors of the popular Mountains of England and Wales as well as nine other guidebooks. They also write a weekly column for the Manchester Evening News and in 600 walks have become experts on walking in North West England.
They also write for various magazines about the mountainous areas of England and Wales. Anne was a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society but gave up pharmacy to concentrate on outdoor writing. John was formerly a Chartered Engineer and manager with ICL but now illustrates many books with his pen and ink drawings.
Their books have won the 1993 and 1996 OWG/ COLA Award for Excellence (guidebook) and the 1997 Lakeland Book of the Year Award.