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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 [email protected]

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Bid for Coast to Coast path protected status among park’s new objectives
Richmondshire Today 19/9/2018
A walking guide dubbed the Barefoot Shepherdess will be the speaker at the Wainwright Society’s annual lecture …

Nicolson's The Seabird’s Cry soars to Wainwright victory
The Bookseller 2/8/2018
Adam Nicolson has won 2018's Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize for The Seabird’s Cry (William Collins), a celebration of seabirds and a stark warning humans could be driving certain species to extinction …

Wainwright's friend Ron Scholes pens new book about the Pennine Way
Westmorland Gazette 18/6/2018
Retired headteacher Ron Scholes, 88, is penning a guide to a long-distance trail based on AW's idea for a "purely Pennine Way". The title, A Pennine Odyssey - Walks and Ways, is to be published by outdoor specialists Sigma Press in early 2019 …

The Wainwright Society’s annual Charity Challenge raises £1,500 for GNAAS
Cumbria Crack 6/6/2018
The Wainwright Society has announced that a total of £1500 was raised by members during the annual Charity Challenge, which took place during three weeks in May …

Encounters with Wainwright sales make £7.5k for Animal Rescue Cumbria
Cumbria Crack 16/5/2018
The Wainwright Society has announced that sales of Encounters with Wainwright has reached an important landmark, with profit passing £7,500 – all of which go to Animal Rescue Cumbria, the charity that Alfred and Betty Wainwright supported passionately …

Designs for new Lake District currency revealed
Westmorland Gazette 20/4/2018
The designs for the UK’s first regional currency have been made public for the first time as the Lake District prepares to launch its own money on May 1. The LD£5 celebrates ‘Creativity and Freedom’, featuring Alfred Wainwright, the author of the legendary Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells …

Official opening of refurbished Bowderstone Bothy
Cumbria Crack 3/4/2018
Through the generosity of the Wainwright Society, the Bernard Sunley Charitable Trust, Burnetts Solicitors and Hansons the necessary funds were raised and work began in 2017 to turn the dilapidated building into functional and wheelchair accessible accommodation …

The Wainwright Society calendar sales help Fix the Fells
Cumbria Crack 21/3/2018
The Wainwright Society is delighted to announce that sales of the Society’s 2018 Calendar raised a total of £9,100 …

Lake District zip-wire plans abandoned after protests
The Guardian 21/2/2018
Plans to erect zip-wire rides across one Britain’s most picturesque national parks have been abandoned after protests from residents and environmental campaigners …

The Wainwright Society announces winner of 2017 Photographic Competition
Cumbria Crack 6/2/2018
The Wainwright Society has announced the winner of the 2017 Photographic Competition …


Wainwright Society voices opposition to planned Thirlmere zipwire
Grough 19/12/2017
Aficionados of the late Lakeland author Alfred Wainwright have evoked his memory in declaring their opposition to a proposed zipwire across Thirlmere …

The Wainwright Society announces its main beneficiary for 2018
Cumbria Crack 5/12/2017
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 …

New book tells the story of famous fell walker Alfred Wainwright
North West Evening Mail 7/11/2017
Britain's famous walker, guidebook author and illustrator spent his life documenting the Cumbrian fells for generations to come. Now the Wainwright Revealed book, by Richard Else, gives us a fresh insight into what it was like to work with the iconic fellwalker …

Winner Announced of Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize
Foyles 3/8/2017
John Lewis-Stempel’s Where Poppies Blow – The British Soldier, Nature, The Great War has today been announced as the winner of the Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize, which celebrates the best books about nature and UK travel …

Sales of new Wainwright Society calendar will help Fix the Fells
Grough 19/7/2017
Outdoors fans who want a daily reminder of the beauty of the Lake District can snap up the latest calendar produced by the Wainwright Society …

Remote Eden Valley tarn given a name - Swarth Fell Tarn - in tribute to Wainwright
Westmorland Gazette 9/7/2017
The Ordnance Survey has confirmed the new name - Swarth Fell Tarn - will be reflected on its mapping database, to the delight of AW aficionados …

Wainwright Society annual challenge raises £1,500 for Fix the Fells
Grough 18/6/2017
Aficionados of the celebrated Lakeland writer Alfred Wainwright have raised £1,500 in their annual charity challenge …

Encounters with Wainwright sales make £5k for Animal Rescue Cumbria
Cumbria Crack 13/6/2017
The Wainwright Society has announced that sales of Encounters with Wainwright has reached an important landmark, with profit passing £5000 – all of which go to Animal Rescue Cumbria, the charity that Alfred and Betty Wainwright supported passionately …

Artistic additions to Ullswater Way unveiled
Cumberland & Westmorland Herald 9/6/2017
Two art installations, both designed by Tirril sculptor Jimmy Reynolds, were inaugurated at a special event last Thursday. The pieces were officially unveiled by Derek Cockell, secretary of the Wainwright Society …

Lecturer following in Wainwright’s footsteps
Cumberland & Westmorland Herald 26/5/2017
The Wainwright Memorial Lecture is to take place on Saturday, 7th October. Clive Hutchby, author of The Wainwright Companion, will be delivering the lecture, at Rheged, near Penrith …

The Wainwright Society announces donations to the Lake District Calvert Trust
Cumbria Crack 4/4/2017
The Wainwright Society has announced that sales of the Society’s 2017 Calendar raised a total of £8,500 …

Orrest Head path to be improved to allow access to people of all abilities
Westmorland Gazette 14/3/2017
A popular Lake District pathway is being improved to allow people of all abilities to enjoy the scenery from an iconic viewpoint …

Artist recreates Wainwright's famous pictorial guides in colour
Westmorland Gazette 5/3/2017
An artist and Wainwright fan has combined his two passions in a new book of 1,500 watercolours inspired by the Lakeland fells …

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