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In the tube. Or on the fells?

The latest map of the Lake District has found a new way of laying out one of the most exhaustively charted places in the world, let alone the north of England. Inspired by the legendary London Transport artist Harry Beck, who created the tube map, a geography teacher has re-arranged the fells in the manor of Earls Court, Mornington Crescent and Parson's Green.

I've seen this done very successfully elsewhere, notably with pubs in Wakefield, but it seems a bit of travesty to bring the filth and overcrowding of the London Underground to the Lakes.  But 39-year-old Peter Burgess has a good sense of humour; he calls his map Tubular Fells.  And he points out that the colours of the tube lines correspond with those used in Alfred Wainwright's famous super-detailed walking guides.

In the tube. Or on the fells? Burgess lives in East Ham, poor man, but was brought up in Lancashire's Ribble valley and often visits the fells.  Profits from the book are going to Fix the Fells which is repairing high-level footpaths damaged by over-use from followers of the ever-increasing pile of Lake District maps.


Just read about your 214 tube map - what a brilliant bit of work. Well Done. 
Martin Roberts, Wainwright Society

>£10,000 - THANKS!

Since April 2011 'Tubular Fells' has now raised just over £10000! >£10000 raised for Fix the FellsThis is an astounding figure and thanks to everyone who has shown their support by buying the map.  This figure is enough to produce over 100 metres of stone pitched path.  Many thanks to everyone who's purchased the map so far from as far afield as Leeds, London, Canada, Massachusetts, New Zealand and Hawaii!
  • £10-one metre of revegetation alongside a path
  • £25-one tonne of stone moved to site
  • £50-one 25kg bag of special upland grass seed
  • £100-one metre of stone pitched path
  • £250-one stone lined path cross drain
  • £600-one hour of helicopter flying time to move stone