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wainwright walks

Welcome

Walking in the UK is on the increase. After all, it is a free and accessible form of exercise and in the current financial climate more people are choosing to holiday at home in the UK. Another reason for the increase is the popularity of a certain Mr Alfred Wainwright or AW as he is more fondly known. His work has never been more in the public eye with his original pictorial guides having reached their 50th anniversary and over 2 million sales worldwide. The guides have more recently been updated and revised to reflect the ever changing landscape of the Lake District. There’s also been several television series which have brought to life the unique style and charm portrayed in his hand written guides to the fells. 'Wainwright Walks' will give you the background to his life and work, together with valuable information on how to safely navigate the Lake District fells yourself, including what to do, where to go and what equipment you’ll need when you get there.