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A Year in the Life of the Duddon Valley by Bill Birkett, Bill Birkett

A Year in the Life of the Duddon Valley


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A Year in the Life of the Duddon Valley by Bill Birkett, Bill Birkett

The little-visited and remote Duddon valley is one of the most varied and beautiful in the Lake District. Loved and celebrated in a famous sonnet sequence by Wordsworth, the River Duddon runs from its origins on the southern slopes of Pike of Blisco at the foot of Wrynose pass to the sea, setting the scene and dominating the landscape. The valley still retains a timeless and unspoiled agricultural character. Stone walls, solitary farms and barns dot the landscape with little sign of urban, or even village, life. Herdwick sheep and solitary walkers or farmers are the only visible inhabitants. Bill Birkett's camera has caught not just these features, but the rocks, the crags, the fauna and the flora and above all the river in a celebration of the valley he knows and loves so well. A Year in the Life of the Duddon Valley has won (again!) the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild BEST OUTDOOR BOOK.


Bill Birkett's camera captures the full glory of the place and the magic of the river that runs through it; a beautiful publication. Cumbria Life

About the Author

Bill Birkett is one of Britain's foremost mountain writers and photographers. Photography, climbing and walking have been his lifelong passions. He first started exploring the mountains with his father Jim Birkett, a leading climber and naturalist. Twice a winner of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild BEST OUTDOOR BOOK for his A Year in the Life of the Duddon Valley. and A Year in the Life of Langdale Valley, Bill is also the author of photographic portaits of Borrowdale and Glencoe and Scafell - Portrait of a Mountain. To find out more about Bill Birkett, click here

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Publication date

1st October 2006


Bill Birkett, Bill Birkett

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Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd


112 pages


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