Alfred Wainwright ("A.W.") MBE (17 January 1907 – 20 January 1991) was a British fellwalker, guidebook author and illustrator. His seven-volume Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells, published between 1955 and 1966 and consisting entirely of reproductions of his manuscript, has become the standard reference work to 214 of the fells of the English Lake District. Among his 40-odd other books is the first guide to the Coast to Coast Walk, a 192-mile long-distance footpath devised by Wainwright which remains popular today.
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"One of the funniest books ever to stumble off a Lakeland Mountain”.
Encounters with Wainwright Book
Discover a new Wainwright in the pages of this lovely book which sparkles with memories offered up by more than 200 people who met him during his long lifetime.
Memoirs of a Fellwanderer - Book
Memoirs of the great fellwalker Alfred Wainwright, author of the Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells and many other volumes of walking guides and sketchbooks.
Wainwright Revealed Book
A new insight into AW's achievement, his place in the tradition of guidebook writing and a life that was essentially solitary.
Walks from Ratty - Book
Walks from Ratty - the delightful little book that Wainwright drew to support Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway.