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News and Media
Listed below are a selection of Wainwright and walking related media articles. If you find any relevant news stories relating to Wainwright, the Lake District or fell-walking then send the link to webmaster@wainwright.org.uk

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Presentation of cheque for £1500 to the Brathay Exploration Group Trust
Grough 30/5/2014
Helm Crag ascent by Alan Hinkes tops Wainwright Society fundraiser …

The inaugural Thwaites Wainwright prize
The Bookseller 9/5/2014
Hugh Thomson wins inaugural Thwaites Wainwright Prize …

The Wainwright Society’s Encounters project
Grough 7/5/2014
Wainwright fans seek first-hand accounts of encounters with late author …

The Wainwright Society announces donations to Mountain Rescue Teams 
Cumbria Crack 11/3/2014

The Wainwright Society is delighted to announce that sales of the Society’s 2014 Calendar raised a total of £7500 ...

John brings Wainwright to life at Ilkley Ilkley Gazette 5/3/2014
The founder of the Wainwright Society, John Burland, whose dramatic presentation of the life and works of Alfred Wainwright was first presented at the Wildman Theatre at Ilkley Playhouse, will be returning to the town on Tuesday, April 29 ....

Walking the Wainwrights? Tell the world about it Cumbria Crack 24/2/2014
A new centre dedicated to the Wainwright peak-baggers is to be set up in Ambleside ....

Youngsters can complete Alfred Wainwright sketches in Lakeland sessions Grough 13/2/2014
Young visitors to the Lake District are being urged to explore the world of the old fellwanderer, Alfred Wainwright ....

Littlebeck boardwalk eases the way for Wainwright Coast to Coast walkers Grough 12/2/2014
Walkers nearing the end of Wainwright’s Coast to Coast Walk will be able to keep their boots a little drier thanks to work improving the route ....

Niels Rasmussen's photo wins Wainwright Society competition Grough 24/1/2014
An image of the sun’s rays bathing a moody range in the Lake District has won an annual photography competition run by aficionados of the late Alfred Wainwright ....

Chance discovery of original Cumbria Wainwright drawing North West Evening Mail 26/11/ 2013 - AN exhibition into the life and work of Lakes legend Alfred Wainwright has thrown up an exciting original drawing

Rory delivers 2013 Wainwright lecture
Cumbria Crack 01/10/2013 Local MP and veteran walker Rory Stewart has delivered the 2013 Wainwright Lecture

Walkers mark fortieth anniversary of Wainwright’s Coast to Coast - www.dalesman.co.uk - 30/08/2013
The long distance Coast to Coast footpath across three National Parks, named in 2004 as the second best walk in the world, will be honoured on 7 September with a special plaque at Robin Hood’s Bay, in the North York Moors

McNeish on Wainwright - Alfred Wainwright: Genius?
www.walkhighlands.co.uk - 31/08/2013
Cameron McNeish, an Honorary Member of the Society has written a fascinating article about Alfred Wainwright. In it, he recalls Wainwright’s relationship with television producers and presenters, his character and the qualities that made him what he was to many people: a genius. Read the full article here

The Wainwright Society Calendar
Cumbria Crack 1/7/2013
The Wainwright Society 2014 Calendar goes on sale .... more

Wainwright Memorial Lecture 2013
Grough 16/6/2013
Walking Tory MP Rory Stewart will give Wainwright lecture

Discarded ashes containers found on Langdale fells
The Independent 13/6/2013
Mourners who scatter ashes of relatives or beloved pets are being asked to be more considerate .....

St Bees information board unveiled
Grough 29/5/2013
Wainwright fans unveil new board to mark Coast to Coast Walk start .....

New Wainwright memorial unveiled in Blackburn
This is Lancashire 14/5/2013
A memorial for fell walker, guidebook writer and illustrator Alfred Wainwright was unveiled in Blackburn .....

Closure of Elterwater and Arnside Youth Hostels Westmorland Gazette 24/4/2013
Closure and sale of two youth hostels is a ‘crying shame’ ....

Alfred Wainwright’s forgotten walk
Evening News & Star 10 May 2013
Alfred Wainwright has done more than anyone else to encourage walkers to appreciate the .....

The 2013 Society calendar has raised £10,000
Westmorland Gazette 18 April 2013 – which has been presented to Cumbria Wildlife Trust in support of the Uplands for Juniper project .....

Walking guide's new book puts Wainwright back on the map - Nick Burton, who is a walk leader for the town council in Blackburn spent a year putting together Wainwright’s Way, a complete guide covering a 10-day, 126-mile long route, and including illustrations by AW himself .....

Teesdale artist and Society member Andy Beck is nearing the end of a five-year painting marathon - he is painting a watercolour version of every single sketch in Alfred Wainwright's seven Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells. He now has about 60 .........

Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Wainwright's Pennine Journey walk. Further details available by clicking here ...

Eric Robson, Wainwright Society Chairman to give a talk about Alfred Wainwright
Lancashire Telegraph 2/1/2013 - Eric Robson will be staging a special presentation on the life of Wainwright at Clitheroe’s Grand theatre in February ...

Wainwright Society remembers author with special events Westmorland Gazette 12/11/12 - Dozens of Wainwright aficionados gathered to commemorate two special dates in their diaries ...

Mountaineer Alan Hinkes helps Wainwright fans celebrate double anniversary Grough 9/11/12 - The Wainwright Society was formed 10 years ago and it was 60 years ago that the fellwalker first put pen to paper on what would become his celebrated Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells ...

Alfred Wainwright's first sketch celebrates 60th Anniversary BBC 7/11/12 - Sixty years ago, one man with a notebook, pen and ink in hand, started a 13-year journey to create the "love letters" to the Lakeland fells ...

Praise for the Wainwright Society - South Lakes MP Tim Farron praised members of the Wainwright Society today on the eve of their 10th anniversary and thanked them for keeping Alfred Wainwrights traditions alive ...

Coast To Coast to be waymarked by AW Grough 25/09/12
A long-distance route tackled by thousands of walkers every year will be officially waymarked after authorities approved the move ...

Wainwright Society plea to Coast to Coast walkers: take a map Grough 05/09/12 - Derek Cockell, press and publicity officer for the Wainwright Society, said: “Wainwright's guide is an excellent publication, but there is no substitute for ...

Climber Alan Hinkes will deliver anniversary Wainwright lecture - Grough 22/08/12

Blackburn brewery Thwaites sets up mountain-top bar - Lancashire Telegraph 18/08/12 - Thirsty walkers on the summit of Britain's highest mountain were given a real treat - a drop of Wainwright ale, courtesy of Thwaites ...

Orrest Head Viewfinder replaced - Grough - 29/07/12
A new viewfinder at the spot famous for attracting the late Alfred Wainwright to the Lake District fells has been unveiled. The diagram of the vista that ...

Wainwright calendar goes on sale to raise funds for juniper project Grough 15/07/12 - Line drawings and quotations from the late Alfred Wainwright, famous for his Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells, also adorn pages of the calendar ...

The Wainwright Society secures Wainwright’s notebook for the Archive The Westmorland Gazzette 25/06/12- Unique notebooks used by fell-walking legend Alfred Wainwright have been secured for public viewing after selling for £8,600 at auction ...

Wainwright fans join felltop challenge for killed police officer's family Grough 29/04/12 - Aficionados of the late Alfred Wainwright climbed a Lakeland fell as part in an event to light up the district’s mountains

£14,000 boost to help disabled enjoy Lake District
News & Star 5/4/12 - An adventure charity for the disabled received a total £14,000 from the Wainwright Society as a result of its fundraising throughout 2011

Wainwright fans head to the fells to help wildlife charity
Grough 16/03/12 - A series of challenge walks by aficionados of author Alfred Wainwright will help a charity’s bid to preserve and extend an upland plant

Pennine Journey Supporters Club
Grough 26/01/12 - Wainwright Society hands over Pennine Journey route to new club ...



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