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Lake District Sketchbook

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A celebration of one of England's most alluring and picturesque regions, the Lake District Sketchbook is packed with over 200 beautiful line and watercolour illustrations of some of the author's favourite places in the magnificent English lakeland. The illustrations are accompanied by historical footnotes, quirky facts, some easy walks, identification of mountain scenes, a gazetteer and, most importantly, where to park and get a cup of tea!

     The Lake District is Britain's premier tourist region, attracting visitors from throughout the world. The Lake District Sketchbook is both a useful guidebook and an ideal souvenir, in handy A5 format, beautifully bound and printed in colour throughout.


Jim Watson is an experienced illustrator and writer with three best-selling, award-winning books on the English Lake District to his credit: Lakeland Villages, Lakeland Towns and Lakeland Panoramas. He has also written and illustrated the definitive guide to two long-distance walks across Lakeland: The Cumbria Way and The Allerdale Ramble.


Nice watercolour images showing clearly what you need to look for, supported by information written from an individual point of view. I understand that Jim grew up in the Lake District and it shows. Lots of useful info and a portable format, but it looks really good as well. - Pat

Beautiful sketches are the main feature of this lovely book. It makes you want to pick up your sketchbook and go. There is also plenty of useful information about the lakes. A joy to look at, and to look at again. - D. J. Thornton

Love the sketches and paintings which perfectly capture the atmosphere of the Lakes. Descriptions of places are very accurate n- almost like being back there - Mrs. D.M. Child

Lake District Sketchbook cover 72dpi
RRP: £9.95 Survival Books
Author: Jim Watson
ISBN-13: 978-1-909282-60-5
Edition: 2nd
Published: 1st May 2015
Number of Pages: 96 Pages
Dimensions: 210mm W x 148mm H
Book Type: Hardcover