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Born in Blackburn in 1907, Alfred Wainwright left school at the age of 13. A holiday at the age of 23 kindled a life-long love affair with the Lake District. Following a move to Kendal in 1941 he began to devote every spare moment he had to researching and compiling the original seven Pictorial Guides. He described these as his 'love letters' to the Lakeland Fells and at the end of the first, The Eastern Fells, he wrote about what the mountains had come to mean to him:

"I suppose it might be said, to add impressiveness to the whole thing, that this book has been twenty years in the making, for it is so long, and more, since I first came from a smoky mill-town (forgive me, Blackburn!) and beheld, from Orrest Head, a scene of great beauty, a fascinating paradise, Lakeland's mountains and trees and water. That was the first time I had looked upon beauty, or imagined it, even.

Afterwards I went often, whenever I could, and always my eyes were lifted to the hills. I was to find then, and it has been so ever since, a spiritual and physical satisfaction in climbing mountains - and a tranquil mind upon reaching their summits, as though I had escaped from the disappointments and unkindnesses of life and emerged above them into a new world, a better world.

In due course I came to live within sight of the hills, and I was well content. If I could not be climbing, I was happy to sit idly and dream of them, serenely. Then came a restlessness and the feeling that it was not enough to take their gifts and do nothing in return. I must dedicate something of myself, the best part of me, to them. I started to write about them, and to draw pictures of them. Doing these things, I found they were still giving and I still receiving, for a great pleasure filled me when I was so engaged - I had found a new way of escape to them and from all else less worth while.

Thus it comes about that I have written this book. Not for material gain, welcome though that would be (you see I have not escaped entirely!); not for the benefit of my contemporaries, though if it brings them also to the hills I shall be well pleased; certainly not for posterity, about which I can work up no enthusiasm at all. No, this book has been written, carefully and with infinite patience, for my own pleasure and because it has seemed to bring the hills to my own fireside. If it has merit, it is because the hills have merit."

A. Wainwright died in 1991 at the age of 84.

Chris Jesty trained as a cartographer with the Ordnance Survey. He devised Scafell Pike Panorama, a guide to the view from the highest mountain in England, for which Wainwright provided illustrations. When Wainwright's health deteriorated, Chris helped him with the maps for two of his large-format books. Shortly before he died, Wainwright said that if ever the Pictorial Guides were to be revised, Chris Jesty should be given the job. He lives in Kendal.

Eric Robson was born in southern Scotland and has lived most of his life in Cumbria. For the last 15 years he has had a small farm in the southern Lake District where he keeps sheep. A broadcaster and television documentary maker, he got to know Alfred Wainwright uncommonly well while filming with him in the 1980s. He was executive producer of Granada's Wainwright Country and consultant for the BBC's Wainwright Walks series. He is best known as the presenter of Radio 4's Gardener's Question Time, where he sees his job as keeping the panellists from 'straying into horticultural Latin'.

To visit Eric's Striding Edge website click here

Far Eastern Fells By Alfred Wainwright
Far Eastern Fellsby Alfred Wainwright
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Ex-fellwanderer By Alfred Wainwright
Ex-fellwandererby Alfred Wainwright
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The Northern Fells By Alfred Wainwright
The Northern Fellsby Alfred Wainwright
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Fell Walking with Wainwright By Alfred Wainwright
Fell Walking with Wainwrightby Alfred Wainwright
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Wainwright Maps of the Lakeland Fells By Alfred Wainwright
Wainwright Maps of the Lakeland Fellsby Alfred Wainwright
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Wainwright Maps of the Lakeland Fells By Alfred Wainwright
Wainwright Maps of the Lakeland Fellsby Alfred Wainwright
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Wainwright Maps of the Lakeland Fells By Alfred Wainwright
Wainwright Maps of the Lakeland Fellsby Alfred Wainwright
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Wainwright on the Lakeland Mountain Passes By Alfred Wainwright
Wainwright on the Lakeland Mountain Passesby Alfred Wainwright
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Wainwright's Lakeland(Premier Books) By Alfred Wainwright
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A Third Lakeland Sketchbook By Alfred Wainwright
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Memoirs of a Fellwanderer By Alfred Wainwright
Memoirs of a Fellwandererby Alfred Wainwright
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A Walker's Notebook By Alfred Wainwright
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Walks on the Howgill Fells By Alfred Wainwright
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The Central Fells By Alfred Wainwright
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Wainwright in the Valleys of Lakeland By Alfred Wainwright
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On the Pennine Way By Alfred Wainwright
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A Coast to Coast Walk By Alfred Wainwright
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Eastern Fells By Alfred Wainwright
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The Best of Wainwright By Alfred Wainwright
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Coast to Coast with Wainwright By Alfred Wainwright
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The Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells By Alfred Wainwright
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The Wainwright Walker's Log Book By Alfred Wainwright
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Wainwright in the Limestone Dales By Alfred Wainwright
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The The North Western Fells Book 6 By Alfred Wainwright
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Pennine Journey By Alfred Wainwright
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The Northern Fells Second Edition By Alfred Wainwright
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A Pennine Journey By Alfred Wainwright
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A A Coast to Coast Walk By Alfred Wainwright
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The The Central Fells By Alfred Wainwright
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Wainwrights Tv Walks By Alfred Wainwright
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A. Wainwright Pocket Diary 2019 By Alfred Wainwright
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The Complete Pictorial Guides By Alfred Wainwright
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The The Eastern Fells Book 1 By Alfred Wainwright
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Southern Fells By Alfred Wainwright
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Fell Walking with a Camera By Alfred Wainwright
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Wainwright in Scotland By Alfred Wainwright
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For Those Who Love the Hills By Alfred Wainwright
For Those Who Love the Hillsby Alfred Wainwright
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The Far Eastern Fells By Alfred Wainwright
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The The North Western Fells 50th Anniversary By Alfred Wainwright
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A. Wainwright Desk Diary 2019 By Alfred Wainwright
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Wainwright's Tour in the Lake District By Alfred Wainwright
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The The Walkers Logbook Volume 2 By Alfred Wainwright
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Family Wainwright: Southern Fells Vol.1 By Alfred Wainwright
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A. Wainwright Pocket Diary 2018 By Alfred Wainwright
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The Best of Wainwright By Alfred Wainwright
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Twelve Favourite Mountains By Alfred Wainwright
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A Pennine Journey By Alfred Wainwright
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Fellwalking with Wainwright By Alfred Wainwright
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