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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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Campaign to make Coast to Coast walk a National Trail is launched by Richmond MP
The Northern Echo 6/4/2016
A trail popular with hikers since it was devised 43 years ago could be on its way to becoming an accredited national route …

Search dogs and animal shelter benefit from £12,000 Wainwright Society handout
Grough 2/4/2016
Four-legged charities were the beneficiaries of cash handouts from aficionados of the late author Alfred Wainwright …

The Wainwright Society 2015 Photographic Competition results
Cumbria Crack 8/2/2016
The Wainwright Society is delighted to announce the winner of the 2015 Photographic Competition …

Behind the news: 25 years since the death of Alfred Wainwright
Westmorland Gazette 28/1/2016
Legendary guidebook writer Alfred Wainwright's legacy still growing 25 years after his death …

Wainwright Society helps plans to imrpove Bowderstone Bothy disabled access
Grough 14/12/2015
A group devoted to the works of the late fell walking author Alfred Wainwright is backing a bid to help disabled people enjoy the Lake District …

Campaigners welcome withdrawal of Thirlmere fells fence plans
Grough 9/9/2015
Campaigners have welcomed a decision to withdraw plans for fencing on a Lake District common …

The Wainwright Society 2016 Calendar
Cumbria Crack 20/8/2015
The Wainwright Society is pleased to announce that the 2016 Calendar has just been published and is now on sale …

The Wainwright Society’s annual Charity Challenge raises £1500
Cumbria Crack 7/6/2015
The Wainwright Society is delighted to announce that a total of £1500 was raised by members during the annual Charity Challenge …

The Wainwright Society announces donations to Brathay Exploration Trust
Cumbria Crack 13/4/2015
The Wainwright Society is delighted to announce that sales of the Society’s 2015 Calendar raised a total of £9,200 …

'We want our mountain back'
Daily Mail 26/3/2015
Ecuadorian artist accused of vandalism after stealing the top of England's highest peak to put in a gallery on London's South Bank …

Keswick exhibition will mark anniversary of Wainwight's 'love letter' to Lakeland
Grough 28/2/2015
A new exhibition will examine author Alfred Wainwright’s love affair with the Lake District …

Alfred Wainwright's Lake District landscapes 'captured'
BBC News 28/1/2015
Photographers have captured the spirit of fell walker Alfred Wainwright's Lake District with a series of landscape pictures …

Film-maker Terry Abraham will deliver Wainwright memorial lecture
Grough 13/1/2015
A film-maker who is currently the toast of the outdoor world will deliver a memorial lecture for the Wainwright Society …

Wainwright fans will raise cash for rescue dogs and animal refuge
Grough 14/12/2014
Four-legged friends will benefit from charity efforts by fans of the late author Alfred Wainwright …

Wainwright Society calendar profits will go to Brathay charity
Grough 14/9/2014
A calendar produced by aficionados of the late author Alfred Wainwright is now on sale …

Should sell-off of Cumbria countryside be allowed?
North West Evening Mail 8/7/2014
One of the Lake District’s best-loved mountains, Blencathra, has been purchased by an unknown bidder for more than the £1.75m asking price …

Barefoot Shepherdess Alison O'Neill will give annual Wainwright lecture
Grough 30/6/2014
A walking guide dubbed the Barefoot Shepherdess will be the speaker at the Wainwright Society’s annual lecture …

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 ....

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