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Wainwright's Way

Wainwright's Way

Wainwright's Way

by: Nick Burton
Wainwright's Way is a journey on foot through Alfred Wainwright's life from Lancashire to the Lakes. This walking guide charts the 126 mile long-distance route linking the place where he was born (a Victorian terraced house in Audley Range, Blackburn), with his final resting place on Haystacks, his heavenly corner of Lakeland.
The walk, split into ten day stages, literally follows in the footsteps of 'AW' at work. It links the sights he sketched and wrote about in Lancashire and Westmorland, spending time in Kendal, where the route stops to enjoy a unique circular town walk linking all the places associated with Wainwright, before entering his 'earthly paradise' through the territory made so familiar by his 'Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells'
The climax of the walk follows the final journey of wainwright himself, as his ashes were carried onto Haystacks from Honister Pass to be scattered by the side of Innominate Tarn. From here, the walker drops down to the shores of Buttermere and visits the final memorial to Wainwright, the window onto the fells in the tiny roadside church of St James. It is a fitting end to both a memorable walk completed and a memorable life fulfilled.
The text includes detailed route finding instructions supported by sketch maps in addition to the narrative about AW, many of whose sketches are included.
ISBN 9780711233218 pages 312 (2013) 120mm x 175mm hardback


Price: 13.99