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News & Star LogoWhen Mark Green contacted me from the 'News & Star' little did I realise that Tubular Fells would get centre stage within the west Cumbrian newspaper.  This week, Mark sent me several copies of the paper and I was amazed at the coverage on the Tuesday Feature slot within the centre pages of the newspaper on April 5th. link imageThe whole article is not included here but you can follow the link here to sea the whole feature on the 'News and Star' website.  I have to say it was rather a touching tribute and thanks to Mark Green for giving Tubular Fells its first major airing!

"Visitors to London are used to seeing landmarks of the capital laid out in multi-coloured loops and lines connecting different streets and points of interest.

The map of the London Underground has been an iconic part of the capital, recognised across the world, since it was created by Harry Beck in 1931.

Now a geography teacher hopes he’s done the same for the Lakes with what he calls Tubular Fells.

Peter Burgess has loved and walked the Lakes ever since he was a schoolboy. A founder member of the Wainwright Society, Peter is also the founder of the Online Fellwalking Club, an internet-based walking group set up during the foot and mouth crisis.

Now he has used Alfred Wainwright’s guides to create a topological map including the great walker’s 214 fells and other points of interest in the National Park.

News and Star Centre SpreadThe colour of the ‘tube’ lines corresponds to the colours used in the seven Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells by the great walker.

So Wainwright’s Northern fells including Skiddaw, Great Cockup and Blencathra are all connected by a mauve-coloured line.

The western collection of Haystacks, the Gables, Pillar and others is linked in dark green, with other Wainwright groupings in red, blue, dark green, yellow and orange.

The Lakes are picked out as rectangular blobs and other famed sites of interest are featured such as Black Sail Hut, Joss Naylor’s Cairn and Aira Force.

Also marked on the map is the Cumbria Way, the Coast to Coast route and Dales Way.

It was a labour of love that took him hundreds of hours and a decade to produce from the first inkling of inspiration."

Mark Green

For the whole article and to read more of what Mark had to say about Tubular Fells, visit the News and Star website via the link above.


I am really impressed with The Tubular Fells map!
K. Mears, County Cork, Rep. of Ireland

>£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