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Joining The Wainwright Society - Find out about ways to apply for membership of The Wainwright Society by clicking here .....

Our 2018 Challenege Book "Fellwalking with a Camera at 30" is now available. is now available. The book records members’ walks to find the location of over 80 of AW’s drawings and shows the original drawings by AW and the corresponding views captured by the Challengers. There is a limited edition of 200 copies only. Click here for more details.

The Wainwright Society 2019 Calendar is now available to order - The price once again is £10.00 including postage and packaging for buyers in the UK, EC and US and Canada with all profits going to our main beneficiary, Fix The Fells. For more details and to order...

The 2018 Memorial Lecture - David Powell-Thompson was the guest speaker at the 2018 Wainwright Memorial Lecture more...

Special Offer for Members to use the Bowderstone Bothy - The Society has arranged for members to be able to stay in two bunk house type properties run by the Lake District Calvert Trust, one of which is the Bowderstone Bothy which we helped fund the cost of refurbishing as our main beneficiary in 2016 more...

Wainwright Challenge cheque presentation - The Wainwright Society’s annual Charity Challenge raises £1500 for the Great North Air Ambulance Service more...

Encounters with Wainwright sales make £7.5k for Animal Rescue Cumbria - sales of Encounters with Wainwright has reached an important landmark, with profit passing £7,500 more...

Off-roading in Little Langdale - The Society’s letter written to the Lake District NPA about off-roading by recreational vehicles in Little Langdale more...

2018 Annual General Meeting - Thirty-four members attended the fifteenth Annual General Meeting of The Wainwright Society on Saturday 17 March 2018. Read here.

Zip Wire at Honister Slate Mine - The Society’s response to the proposed zip wire at Honister Slate Mine can be read here. Click here for more details.

2017 Challenge Book - Our 2017 Challenge Book ‘The Far Eastern Fells Anniversary Challenge’ is now available. The book includes walks undertaken by members as part of the Challenge to over 75 locations and includes members’ photographs and walk reports. This is a limited edition of 200 copies only. Click here for more details.

The Society’s main beneficiary for 2018 - The Wainwright Society is delighted to announce that the Great North Air Ambulance Service will be the main beneficiary of funds raised by the Society in 2018 more...

The 2018 Challenge: Fellwalking with a Camera at 30 - This coming year is the 30th anniversary of the publication of Fellwalking with a Camera and the Society is celebrating this event by asking members to go for a walk that includes the viewpoint for one of AW’s sketches more...

The 2017 Memorial Lecture - The speaker for the 2017 Memorial Lecture was Clive Hutchby more...

Kirby Moor Wind Farm - The Society’s response to the proposed time extension for the Kirby Moor Wind Farm can be read here

The Lakeland Book of the Year 2017 – The Society is delighted to report that Encounters with Wainwright was placed in Runner-up position in this prestigious book prize more…

Completers Certificates are now available to members who have undertaken the walks in AW’s Walks in Limestone Country, Walks on the Howgill Fells or have completed the Coast to Coast Walk. These are in addition to the existing certificates for those who have completed the 214 fells or have climbed the fells in The Outlying Fells of Lakeland. Also available are badges for 214 and Outlying Fells Completers. Before applying for these certificates or badges, members must have submitted their completion details for inclusion on the respective Completion Register(s). Click here for full information.

How to Stay Safe and Enjoy the Fells - LDSAMR have released a safety leaflet intended to help people make the right safety choices before going into the hills .......

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