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Wainwright’s Friend

Alfred Wainwright, the celebrated guidebook author known for his affinity for solitude and the natural world over human company, found a rare friendship with Kenneth Shepherd, an exceptional freelance photographer based in Kendal.

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A Publishers Pilgrimage to Haystacks

Andrew Nichol, the Westmorland Gazette's former publisher, pays his respects to his friend Alfred Wainwright at Innominate Tarn.

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Discovering Wainwright

Cameron Hall, a professional filmmaker and photographer from Cumbria, embarks on his epic Lakeland journey discovering Wainwright.

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Fifty Years of the Coast to Coast Walk

In 2023, the 50th anniversary of Alfred Wainwright's world-famous Coast to Coast Walk is celebrated. A testament to his enduring legacy.

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All i ask for at the end…?

Chris Butterfield investigates the story behind one of Wainwright's misquotes and the possible reasons why it was altered.

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The Eastern Fells Book Review

One of the first Lakeland Pictorial Guide book reviews, The Eastern Fells, was published in The Scouter magazine in July 1955.

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Wainwright in Loweswater

The story behind how Wainwright managed to cover the far reaches of the Western Fells for his seventh and final Lakeland Pictorial Guide.

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