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Full Moon Lunarantics; Dark Exploits In The Lake District by John McCarthy

£13.99

Make your next adventure a nocturnal one.

Packed with inspiring photographs, entertaining stories, strange ideas and expert advice, this book is so much more than your essential guide to exploring The Lake District at night.

Follow the laughter and the learning as John McCarthy and his Lunarantic friends head out on over 80 Howling exploits as they climb, canoe, cycle, swim and eat cheese in and on the Cumbrian lakes, rivers, mountains and sea. Find out why they have done this every Full Moon for the last 8 years…

The book explores the reasons they embark on these monochrome monthly meanderings and aims to inspire you to gather your own clan to explore your local environment under the light of the moon, regardless of where you live.

If you are even vaguely interested in strange goings-on in the dark, this book is aimed at you.

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Make your next adventure a nocturnal one.

Packed with inspiring photographs, entertaining stories, strange ideas and expert advice, this book is so much more than your essential guide to exploring The Lake District at night.

Follow the laughter and the learning as John McCarthy and his Lunarantic friends head out on over 80 Howling exploits as they climb, canoe, cycle, swim and eat cheese in and on the Cumbrian lakes, rivers, mountains and sea. Find out why they have done this every Full Moon for the last 8 years…

The book explores the reasons they embark on these monochrome monthly meanderings and aims to inspire you to gather your own clan to explore your local environment under the light of the moon, regardless of where you live.

If you are even vaguely interested in strange goings-on in the dark, this book is aimed at you.

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Weight 0.355 kg
8 reviews for Full Moon Lunarantics; Dark Exploits In The Lake District by John McCarthy

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mr
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A delightful account of very relatable adventures told in an engaging manner. A real antidote to the social media age of self promotion. Recommended.

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Rose Albion
Inspiring stuff!
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A really lovely and humorous account of fun and friendship in the dark! Perfectly timed to inspire us all to reconnect with our friends and get outside as lockdown ends. Thank you John

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Stuart Marshall
Frolics, friends and fromage in the moonlight.
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We all have friends that we just don't see enough of life gets in the way and yeah we should meet up, but then diaries clash and time goes by. But there is a solution send them a copy of this book, get the next full moon into your diaries, meet up and have an adventure. This book is ideal for anyone stuck in a rut and needing a bit more adventure, uncertainty and fun in their lives. The concept is simple - make something happen on the full moon get friends and family together and go for it. The book includes thoughts on getting started, a treasure trove of places and activities in the Lakes (and beyond) and ideas for adventures ordered by month - often with a liberal helping of anecdotes and cheese. Brilliantly inspiring, especially given easing of lockdown!

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Ashleigh Denman
A Unique Book
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With the current restrictions we have all been spending time outdoors and this book helps to add another way of doing this. I love looking at the moon when it is full and bright but have never really considered going out at night to experience it. I have been encouraged to do this by reading about all the adventures that John and his friends have got up to on their full moon nights. I expect my adventures will be tame in comparison but the idea of doing a walk that I know well after dark and experiencing the familiar in a completely different way really does appeal. John's adventures sounded fun filled and the book is very well written. I would recommend it to anyone who loves the outdoors.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Allison Biggs
Definitely worth a read.
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Ordered this book and was not disappointed. Inspired us to think of our own Lunarantics! What a great read and helps us to plan for adventures as lockdown ends.

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D Gething
Inspiring Stuff
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A beautifully put together book, with some stunning pictures that gives a sense of achievable adventure. The diary style prose works a treat and the book takes you through the adventures of a varied group of (outdoors) people as they just have good fun around the UK Lake District (at night). I think the most impressive aspect of the book is that it provides an inspiration for others to follow. It shows you that you don't need to be an outdoors guru to enjoy adventure. All you need is a few mates willing/able to commit to a get-together once in a while, a few sensible pre-cautions (some cheese) and the desire to make it happen. The book shows us all that adventure, friendship and LIFE is easily within all our grasps. A dangerous book for anyone bored of the 9-5 Monday to Friday and stuck in a rut. A great book for anyone who wants a bit of adventure, fun and who wants to inspire their mates to join them

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Marion Baker
Loving the Lunarantics
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I've never read anything quite like this little gem of a book! I don't know if I was expecting a night-time guide to the Lake District, a tale of moonlight adventures or a personal journey, but it is all and none of these things. At first I felt a little like I was listening in on someone telling a friend about their favourite exploits with their mates, none of whom I knew, but as I was drawn in more and more, I found myself looking forward to reading about each new moonlight outing. I wanted to know what this group got up to each month and what it was like in each season, which is how the book is structured. A highlight was the entries written by guests - people who joined the outings and their own reflections on their experiences. These were people of all ages, including children. I loved the re-write of the famous 'Night Before Christmas' poem. How wonderful that a full Christmas Dinner is cooked and consumed outside every year! The inclusivity of these outings came across strongly. I loved how they ranged from family picnics to hard-core snow climbing on the highest peaks and ventures down the deepest mines - all ending up with food! I still don't quite know how to describe this book, but it left me feeling really happy and like I'd been part of something quite special.

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Ashleigh
Unique book
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With the current restrictions we have all been spending time ourdoors and this book helps to add another way of doing this. I love looking at the moon when it is full and bright but have never really considered going out at night to expereience it. I have been encouraged to do this by reading about all the adventures that John and his friends have got up to on their full moon nights. I expect my adventures will be tame in comparison but the idea of doing a walk that I know well after dark and experiencing the familiar in a completely different way really does appeal. John's adventures sounded fun filled and the book is very well written. I would recommend it to anyoe who loves the outdoors.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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