Being a “Wainwright” nerd.

Mungrisdale Common Youtube

It has to be said that I love finding out the fine details about that famous guidebook writer Alfred Wainwright. I don’t go into his publishing or personal life. I’ll leave that to my good friend Chris Butterfield. Who over the past few years has uncovered some fascinating and long…

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Great Gable summit

Following the launch of my idea to frame up the pages of the faulty copies of The Wainwrights in Colour books (see here) to help raise funds for Mountain Rescue, I have been busy this week mounting the pages and dispatching them out to customers. The fells chosen by customers…

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Another great weekend

Andy Beck Keswick Mountain Festival

I am just back from another great weekend promoting and selling The Wainwrights in Colour book. This was the third time that we had been at Keswick Mountain Festival and amazingly this was the best so far. The weather was better than expected, the rain that was forecast for the…

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Capturing Lakeland’s Beauty

Capture Lakeland James Bell

Capture Lakeland by James Bell  I wouldn’t normally write reviews on this website, well it isn’t something that I have done in the past but I thought that it would be worth posting a short piece about this wonderful work, Capture Lakeland by James Bell. James is a skilled photographer…

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Hull How from Low Tilberthwaite

Even though I have visited the Low Fell area above Little Langdale previously as part of my reference gathering for The Wainwrights in Colour this visit was more to explore the fell on Wainwright’s original lists- Hull How as part of my new project, The Lakeland 365. The fell is…

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Gummers How direct

Gummer’s How is one of the fells featured in Wainwright’s Outlying Fells of Lakeland book and therefore it features in my The Lakeland 365 project and I describe the fell here. I have visited it on a couple of occasions and have never been disappointed, fine views for little effort…

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5 day countdown

By this time next week we will be packing away after the launch weekend at The Castle Green Hotel. Part of me would love to be able to see into the future to get an insight into how the event has gone but that’s just not possible, and maybe best…

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