BBC– Tea shop owner Colin Hindle spent five years roaming beauty spots to create a 180-page “wow factor” sketch and history book of the Lake District.
Known locally as the “modern-day monk” he was inspired by guidebook writer Alfred Wainwright.
Over the last year he has had time to spend on his labour of love because, despite being allowed to open for takeaways, he kept his business shut.
He said: “I want people to come to the Lakes, but only when it is safe.”
In 2015 Mr Hindle decided to walk the 214 Wainwright walks in one year with a friend to fund raise for a cancer charity.
He said: “On reaching many of the summits I felt some sense of deflation – there was no view, or a compromised view, or it was better earlier or later on the walk.
“So many walkers are left disappointed if they reach the top of a summit and the view is misted over or it is cloudy.”
It was then that he got the idea for his solo venture, seeking out lesser-known views, capturing them at their best and telling a little of their history.
However, he stressed he was not trying to compete with the work of Wainwright and his book is a “companion” to the “epic” man’s global bestsellers.