Pictorial Guides

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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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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