A charity providing outdoor activities for people with disabilities will again benefit from sales of a calendar produced by fans of one of Lakeland’s best known guide-book authors.
Members of the Wainwright Society, which promotes the study of the works of the late Alfred Wainwright, decided to donate proceeds of its annually produced photographic calendar to the Lake District Calvert Trust.
The society’s 2012 calendar will go on sale from the end of this month and will feature photographs taken by its members, along with line drawings and quotations from Wainwright, whose Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells are considered classic works, describing the area’s mountains and walking routes on the fells.
Profits from sales of the £10 calendar will go to the trust, which was established in 1974 and which runs an outdoor activity centre at Little Crosthwaite, near Keswick, where visitors with disabilities can take part in climbing and abseiling, water-based activities, horse-riding and hillwalking.
The trust was the main beneficiary of the Wainwright Society’s profits from this year’s calendar. Previous recipients have included the mountain rescue teams in the Lake District and the Fix the Fells Project, which repairs and maintains upland paths in the area.
Each month of the 2012 calendar will feature a landscape photograph taken by one of the society’s members, and members of the public can buy copies direct from the Wainwright Society website.