Wainwright Walking is a photo diary of our fell walks in The Lake District National Park in Cumbria. It is intended mainly for family and friends but you are more than welcome to browse if you’ve happened to come across the site by chance.
Why ‘Wainwright Walking’?
Because we walk mostly, but not exclusively, the fells which Alfred Wainwright, often referred to as AW, featured in his guidebooks. If you are unfamiliar with his name a quick search on the web will tell you all you need to know.
The fells are great places to explore, some are challenging, others relatively easy. You can be scrambling over rocky outcrops or striding out over wide grassy moorland. The gradients can be gentle on the legs, others will be steep and in your face, where several stops to get your breath back may be required. You can keep to established routes or deliberately go off path. There will be paths on the ground that aren’t on the map and vice versa, and they can lead you to a beautiful tarn, a secluded valley, a bubbling stream, cascades and waterfalls, or seriously boggy bits! Walking through this landscape, no matter what the season or weather, will never be the same from one day to another and whatever the circumstances, you can guarantee that it will never be dull.
So sit down with your favourite cuppa, and immerse yourselves in another world for a while. There’s no Facebook, Twitter or email to distract you, so forget all that stuff for the time being and just take a walk with us. Each walk description includes a map indicating the route taken, the approximate mileage, and a starting point marked by a green star. If the route is described as 'out and back' there will be only one line of arrows, indicating that the return route was the same as the outward one. We hope you enjoy the walks.