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360° Summit Panoramas

Postby Lancashire Lad » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:19 am

Something which may be of interest to some WalkLakes users. – Summit panoramas from the various fell-tops.

The first are by Mark Richards, and are the actual summit panoramas included in his “Fellranger” series of Lake District walking guides.

(I appreciate that the Wainwright Pictorial Guides also include summit panoramas, but I don’t often carry a Wainwright or Fellranger book with me these days, whereas I do sometimes find carrying a couple of individual printed sheets from this range is useful).

The downloads cover all of the fells described in the Fellranger books. (With the exception of the “Far Eastern” fells, which for some reason aren’t made available.

To access the panoramas go to the Fellranger website: -
http://www.markrichards.info/publicatio ... anger.html
Then click on the Lakeland Fellranger tab in the publications list.
Then click on whichever range of fells needed, from the pop up list that appears.
Having done that, a full list of fell names appears, and it’s just a matter of clicking on whichever fell name is of interest.
Finally, on the individual fell page, use the “Click HERE to download the summit panorama” tab to get the actual panorama concerned.
Here’s a link to one of the panoramas, as a typical example: -
http://www.markrichards.info/administra ... 20Pike.pdf

The second series are from a website called “Viewfinder Panoramas”: -
http://viewfinderpanoramas.org/panoramas.html
From that page, various “computer drawn panoramas” can be downloaded.
The list doesn’t cover all of the Lake District fells, but quite a few are there.
Perhaps of wider interest to some, the list also includes panoramas from other areas - Scotland, Wales, Yorkshire Dales – and lots from other countries too.
(There’s even one from the top of Blackpool Tower!).
Here’s a link to a typical panorama from that range: -
http://viewfinderpanoramas.org/panorama ... -north.gif

Perhaps of more interest to Lake District aficionado’s, there is a (not very prominent) link on that webpage
( http://www.viewfinderpanoramas.org/pano ... ramas.html ) which takes you to another page, from where you can download Chris Jesty’s hand drawn panoramas, drawn in the 1970’s and long out of print. The available downloads include those from Snowdon, Ben Nevis, etc. etc. – but for me the four drawings from Scafell Pike were a great find. (I’d been trying to get a copy of these for ages – at least I now have them in digital form!)
Here’s a typical example of one of Chris Jesty’s panoramas: -
http://www.viewfinderpanoramas.org/pano ... lpike4.jpg

Regards,
Mike.
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