This guidebook of walks in the Lake District is the second in the Short Walks in Lakeland trilogy, which also includes guides to walking routes in the South Lakeland (book 1) and West Lakeland (book 3). This guidebook divides the north Lakeland region into six sections: Borrowdale, the Northern Fells, Thirlmere, Newlands and the northwest, Patterdale and Ullswater, and the Eastern Fells and Dales. The guide comprises 57 walks, generally between 4 and 8 miles, enough to fill a good half day or provide a leisurely full day, and ideal for day visitors or family walkers. It is not a high fell walking guide, although many worthwhile summits are included. Priority is given to the lower fells and dales, which are as rewarding as their high brethren. Some of the walks are classic and well used. Others seek out lonely miners' tracks or medieval hollow ways which are still green and a joy to walk. Interesting features are pointed out along the way, and the hand-drawn maps include relevant walk details. The combination of detailed description and clear, easy-to-follow maps and evocative sketches makes this book ideal for anyone who wants to explore the Lakeland.