The Lake District in 101 Maps and Infographics

*** Winner, Lakeland Book of the Year, 2020 ***

134 pages of maps, illustrations and infographics celebrating the unique culture, landscape, history, humour, dialect, wildlife and people of the Lake District and Cumbria.


  • What are the most popular fells in Lakeland?

  • Where in Cumbria is happiest?

  • What’s the number one reason for Mountain Rescue callouts?

  • Which village is nearly all holiday homes

  • And how can you visit 24 pubs in 12 hours?


Geographer David Felton, illustrator Evelyn Sinclair and designer Andrew Chapman combine data with exquisite visualisations to reveal the Lake District in ways that have never been seen before.


  • ISBN: 978-1-9998940-3-0

  • CATEGORY: Gift Book / Travel / Graphic design

  • PAGES: 144pp+4pp cover (148 total)

  • TRIM SIZE: 280 x 240mm (portrait)

  • FORMAT: Softback


"The most incredible book. In the 36 years of the [Lake District Book of the Year Award] competition, I personally haven't come across a more unusual book, a more modern book, a more inventive, imaginative book. It's actually a guide book to EVERYTHING to do with Cumbria... an amazing bit of work." Judge Hunter Daves comments on 'The Lake District in 101 Maps and Infographics' at

Book of the month - Cumbria Life

A collaboration between a writer, designed and illustrator has produced something unique. Crafted by writer-publisher David with striking original illustrations from Evelyn and exceptional design from Andrew, this book is a compendium of Lake District facts and figures that has something for everyone. 

Split into three sections, Land, People and Play, diagrams charts, maps and visualisations digest a staggering amount of research into easily readable pages. Whether you want to know the wettest places in the region (Shap and Seathwaite stake strong claims), see the spread of the European otter (everywhere), or find out Cumbria’s Guinness World Record holders (including lines of pom-poms and people dressed as Superman), the answers are here. Farm meets and festivals, film set in the region and tourism spending sit side by side in a wide-ranging collection of social and economic data.

Where queries might arise about the data, a comprehensive set of notes reassures readers with sources and explanations of the decisions made.


Full of different presentations styles, there are topics and distractions for all. A colourful spread on the farming year combines Evelyn’s beautiful artwork with an explanation of seasonal tasks. A powerful graph follows, detailing the history of the region’s farming mix, with poultry now outnumbering sheep.


From the real to the surreal, an artistic triumph charts Cumbria’s ghosts and ghouls like Long Meg and her daughters, the Croglin Vampire and a brilliant depiction of Levens Hall’s phantom poodle.


The Desert Island Discs archive is also mined for Cumbrian participants and we learn that Alfred Wainwright chose Johnny Mathis’s Somewhere My Love (Lara’s Theme) as his favourite song. Margaret Foster went for In the Bleak Midwinter and Sir Chris Bonington chose Joan Baez’s Once I Had A Sweetheart.

Endlessly rewarding, this book is a brilliant present. But once it’s in your hands you might struggle to let go of it…

The Lake District in 101 Maps and Infographics