A former Stratford geography teacher is making a name for himself as a map designer.
Peter Burgess, 39, of Gresham Road in East Ham, launched his Tubular Fells map of Lake District walks in April and has already sold more than 1,500 copies.
“I got the idea for the map when I was sitting on the Tube,” said Peter who taught at Rokeby School in Barking Road for 11 years.
“The London Tube map is an iconic piece of work and I thought it would work well for a guide through the Lakeland Fells.”
The former teacher, who comes from Lancashire, realised the primary colours used for the London Tube lines matched those used on the spines of Alfred Wainwright’s famous Lakeland walking guides.
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Using the Tube inspired colour coding, Peter designed a map which offers a guide through seven of Wainwright’s hill top walks.
After a chance meeting with members of Fix the Fells at London ExCeL, the keen walker has decided to donate a �1 from every map sold to the Lake District conservation group.
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For more information about Peter’s map, visit www.tubularfells.com