Links

Facebook Group – Join a community of like-minded Alfred Wainwright enthusiasts.

Facebook Page – Keep up to date with all Alfred Wainwright-related news.

Twitter – Follow my Wainwright work on Twitter.

Chris Jesty – Author and cartographer Chris Jesty revised Wainwright’s Pictorial Guides for ten years. From 2013, he devoted many years to his autobiography, Happy Memories, published in 2018. Since then, he has dedicated his time to his website, which features behind-the-scenes work on his revisions of the guidebooks.

Lakeland Routes – Richard Jennings and his wife Jaclyn’s lifelong dream to follow Alfred Wainwright’s footsteps on the 214 Lakeland Fells.

Lakeland Way – The Lakeland Way is a long-distance walk traversing 144 miles through valleys and mountain passes in the English Lake District. Starting and finishing at the small coastal village of Ravenglass, the twelve-day walk will take you through some of the finest of Lakeland scenery.

Lakeland Walking Tales – George Kitching is an outdoor journalist and columnist for Lakeland Walker magazine. His Lakeland Walking Tales blog blends vicarious first-hand adventure with stories from the history, folklore, and layers of collective memory that have steeped into the stones.

The Herriot Way – Millions worldwide have enjoyed reading James Herriot’s books and watching the TV series All Creatures Great and Small. But long before the fame, the Yorkshire veterinarian and his son took a long-distance walk through the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. The Herriot Way follows in their footsteps, and Chris and Lorena Linke take you on this spectacular journey.

The Mardale Inn – Situated in Bampton, Cumbria, at the base of the Far Eastern fells and just off the Coast to Coast route, The Mardale Inn is a unique community-owned pub. Since being saved in 2022, it has developed a strong reputation for comfortable overnight stays, good food, drink and friendly chat. Email alfredwainwright@themardaleinn.com to receive a unique code for discounted room bookings at the pub.

Mountainmere – M. D. Entwistle, having relocated to the Lake District, underwent a remarkable transformation—from a kitchen porter to an established author. His journey spanning the last two decades has evolved into a literary odyssey. To commemorate 20 years of passionate research and publishing, he has launched a new website. His blog brings the backstory of his books to life. 

Pennine Journey Supporters Club – In September 1938, Alfred Wainwright set out on a solitary walk of 211 miles through the Pennines. The following year, he wrote an account of his journey, which was finally published in 1986 as A Pennine Journey: The Story of a Long Walk in 1938. In 1998, David and Heather Pitt completed their own version of AW’s Pennine Journey, leading to the publication of A Pennine Journey guidebook in 2010.

Visit Cumbria – Visit Cumbria is a very unique and unusual website. It is the only independent ‘Visit’ website in the UK with genuine significance and serious ranking nationally and internationally.  They have been online since 1998 and, as such, are one of the original and longest-established online regional guides in the world. Over 11.5 million visitors access Visit Cumbria every year.