WainwrightGuides.co.uk – The Site Blog

From time to time we will add short pieces relevant to the primary theme of the site, Alfred Wainwright’s “Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells” plus items on related aspects of walking in the Lake District. The main site apart from the blog is deliberately small. This is basically a one-page site.

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“Wainwright’s Walking Guides” 3rd Edn.

December 7, 2015

The third edition, updated and revised by Clive Hutchby, now has two volumes available with a third due in March (which can be pre-ordered for delivery following publication). I haven’t compared them closely with Wainwright’s original, or with Chris Jesty’s 2nd edition, but can easily see some of the changes. Clive Hutchby has added some […]

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The Wainwright Guides – A Third Edition of the Walks

February 21, 2014

It is now almost sixty years since in 1955 Alfred Wainwright published the first volume of his Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells. It took Wainwright more than a decade to complete the original seven volumes, the final one, on the Western Fells, being published in 1966. Subsequently in 1974 he added an eighth on […]

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Wainwright Walks at Both Ends of Life

August 5, 2013

The original “Wainwright walks” were, of course, described in the seven volumes of Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells published between 1955 and 1966. Half a century later these volumes were revised and updated by Chris Jesty. These seven are not, however, the only Wainwright guide books. Many of the more mountainous Lake District walks […]

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To Bag a Wainwright: Growing A Wainwright Books Collection

July 31, 2013

As I picked up the notebook in which I’d listed some articles that needed writing I was a little puzzled. The next one to do was, “a Wainwright”. Had I meant A. WAINWRIGHT, the author of the famous Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells? Or was I referring to one of the summits listed in […]

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Wainwright Walks: Books and Guides

July 27, 2013

I admit that it could be argued that “guides” are books and therefore the “and” in my title here is meaningless. However, I’m going to defend my wording. Alfred Wainwright is best known for his Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells. These have a distinctive format and style. He developed it in the 1950s for […]

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A. Wainwright and the Wainwright Walks

July 25, 2013

It seemed appropriate for the first post on this blog to give a quick overview of the history of the books describing Wainwright’s walks in the Lake District. There are many other Wainwright books, but we’ll focus on the Lake District walks first. Early Years Alfred Wainwright, although nowadays best known for his “Wainwright Walks” […]

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