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Organisations
The Lake District Tree of Light - organised by the Rotary Club of Keswick, the tree is a magnificent beech tree situated next to the Cenotaph in the centre of Keswick, the ‘heartbeat’ of the Lake District. All proceeds from the Lake District Tree of Light will go to the many charities and local good causes which the Rotary Club of Keswick supports. For more information please go to their website www.lakedistricttreeoflight.org.uk

Wainwrights On The Air - A non-profit group of amateur radio enthusiasts encouraging people to have a go at the 214 Wainwright Fells as part of their enjoyment of amateur radio

Animal Rescue Cumbria - AW used his considerable royalties to establish the Kapellan animal shelter near Kendal

The Mountain Rescue Service will provide assistance to anyone who becomes lost or injured in the mountains, fells or moorland for whatever reason. The service is provided 24 hours per day 7 day per week and operates in all weather conditions

Fylde Coast Ramblers - A friendly and unpretentious walking club based on the Fylde Coast in Lancashire. Popular destinations include the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Derbyshire's Peak District and Lancashire. New members are very welcome

www.nurturelakeland.org - The Wainwright Society is a member of the Cumbrian conservation charity Nurture Lakeland, which works with visitors and with tourism related businesses throughout Cumbria to fundraise for conservation and raise awareness of environmentally sustainable practices. As members of Nurture Lakeland and with the help of our visitors we promote sustainable tourism and fundraise for conservation projects. For more information about Nurture Lakeland and the projects we help them to support, visit nurturelakeland.org

Frances Lincoln Publishers have acquired the rights to the complete works of A. Wainwright and will return the printing to Kendal in accordance with the author's original wishes

YHA (England & Wales) is part of the International Youth Hostel Federation (IYHF) - the largest budget accommodation network in the world

The Glaramara Centre, located at the head of the stunningly beautiful Borrowdale valley in the Lake District, offers a multi-purpose venue for outdoor activities, team development, skills courses, group accommodation and a host of other uses

The Ramblers' Association is Britain's biggest organisation working for walkers, a registered charity with 137,000 members across England, Scotland and Wales

The Online Fellwalking Club was founded in April 2001 at the height of the Foot and Mouth Epidemic

Westmorland & North Lancs LDWA is a dynamic and friendly group of the Long Distance Walkers Association, with over 40 members, organising social walks, an annual group away weekend and challenge events in some of the most scenic locations of the UK

YHA Adventure Group - A re-union group for people who have taken part in a grade A Youth Hostels Association Walking Holiday. The Group organises several hostelling weekends each year, usually on the last weekend of the month or at Bank Holidays

Open Access - Find out more about where you can use the new right to walk freely on mapped land without having to stick to paths. This Countryside Agency page includes an on-line map facility where you can search for Open Access land

Kendal Sea Cadets - This new website highlights the fact that Alfred Wainwright was the Treasurer of the Unit back in 1947

The Pennine Way Association is a registered charity run entirely by volunteers. It was founded in 1971 as "a focus of public interest" in Britain's first and finest long distance footpath

LDWA Hill Walkers Register - includes a register of all those individuals who have reached the summit of all the hills featured in Alfred Wainwright's Guides to the Lakeland Fells

The Calvert Trust - The Calvert Trust has over 30 years of experience in delivering exciting, challenging and enjoyable outdoor activity adventures to all ages and abilities




Books, Biography & Bibliography

www.lulu.com/spotlight/CumbrianCthulhu - The writers and artists of the Cumbrian Cthulhu project are proud to announce the release of the first two collected volumes of illustrated stories. All profits from Cumbrian Cthulhu will be donated to The Lake District Search And Mountain Rescue Association

www.stridingedge.com - Based in the Wasdale Valley in the English Lake District, for sixteen years Striding Edge Productions has been providing the very best hill walking programmes. It started with Wainwright. Eric Robson, who is one of the directors of the company, was Wainwright’s walking companion in the classic television series. They now offer a wide range of outdoor DVDs and books along with other products which will appeal to all outdoor enthusiasts

Kirkland Books is a secondhand bookshop in Kendal with Wainwright books as one of their specialties. The website includes a comprehensive bibliography with a separate guide to AW first editions, which will be of interest to collectors

Kendal Museum - Alfred Wainwright was Honorary Clerk and Curator to Kendal Museum from 1945-1974. The Museum has many of his original pen and ink drawings on display including original pages for his famous 'Pictorial Guides'

A Wainwright (1907-1991) - A brief biography of Alfred Wainwright (1907-1991), writer and illustrator of walking guidebooks

Mountain Lakes Books contains an illustrated bibliography of the first fifty of A. Wainwright's books which may be of interest to collectors of his work

www.fieldsmanbookshop.co.uk
Providing information about the Lake District in a range of formats to suit the different life styles of visitors eg Tactile/Braille/Large Print maps. They are currently working on converting 20 of AW's Mountain Drawings into a relief / tactile format to benefit those with failing sight


Resources
Phil's GPS Mountain Resources has GPS Waypoint Files for Wainwright's hill tops. Phil has also recorded GPS routes for much of his own Wainwright bagging

where2walk.co.uk - Society member Jonathan Smith has developed this site to give information on walks in the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales

The Coast to Coast Walk - Launched in February 2009, a website designed to make the planning of your Coast to Coast trip a whole lot easier and less stressful

The Pennine Way Association - a registered charity run entirely by volunteers. It was founded in 1971 as 'a focus of public interest' in Britain’s first long distance footpath.

Back to the Wall - Andrew Lambert's blog is aimed at collating information for the as yet untitled guidebook of the walk that was undertaken in 1998 following Wainwright's route of 1938

David & Heather Pitt have recently launched a website for their A Pennine Journey project

The Cumbria Way is the complete resource centre for walkers wishing to tackle this magnificent 70 odd mile walk through Cumbria

Striding Edge includes pictures and details of each individual Lake District Wainwright fell, including accurate GPS co-ordinates and a picture of every summit visited


Photography & Art

The Teesdale Gallery - Located in the centre of Barnard Castle, The Teesdale Gallery has a wide choice of original paintings and prints by Society member Andy Beck

art by ray bradshaw - Society member Ray Bradshaw's paintings are in the main observations from within the English Countryside, especially the English Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales

Derry Brabbs collaborated with AW to produce a hugely popular seven book series on the English Lake District, Scotland and the Pennine Way and Coast to Coast long distance footpaths

MyWainwrights is Society member Gary Richardson's photographic walking journal with individual Lake District Fell details, photos and route maps

Val Corbett Photography a freelance photographer who lives on the eastern fringes of the Lake District and has spent over 25 years shooting stunning images of the area

Lakeland & Cumbria

Absolute Escapes is a leading specialist in self-guided walking holidays on some of the finest long distance trails in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, including the Coast to Coast and Cumbria Way

Wainwright House in Kendal is run by Society members David and Shirley Evans. AW stayed in this Georgian house, Betty’s family home, while recuperating from pneumonia in 1970.  Facilities include en-suite, satellite TV, wifi and a large car park

holidaycottagescumbria.com is owned by Simon Cleasby, AW’s neighbour when he lived on Kendal Green in the 70’s. Simon is still a passionate admirer of AW, and a supporter of Animal Rescue Cumbria

Lakeland Walker - Paul Rose's ongoing attempt at climbing the 214 fells described by Alfred Wainwright in his seven Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells

Lake District Walks - John Dawson's site contains detailed descriptions of over 40 walks

C2C Packhorse - Coast to Coast Holidays & Services for Walkers & Cyclists: Accommodation Packages, passenger transfers, baggage and bike transfers

The Good Life Cottage Company - an independent independent, family run business started in 2008 with over 10 years experience in letting self-catering holiday cottages

The Barn House - Bed & Breakfast establishment located on the Coast to Coast route at Orton in Cumbria.
Tel: 015396 24259 email: thecattermoles@btinternet.com

Blenheim Lodge B&B nestles into Brantfell in Bowness-on-Windermere and has extensive Lake and fell views. Discounts are available to Society members details of which are on the Member Discounts section

 





































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