Tickets are now on sale for the Wainwright  Society’s memorial lecture which will take place in October.

Cameron McNeish, laird of all Scotland and scourge of cairn builders everywhere, will deliver the lecture at Rheged, near Penrith.

Mr McNeish, editor of TGO magazine and author of numerous books, also presented the BBC2 series Wilderness Walks. The Wainwright Society, formed in 2002 to further the ethos of the renowned Grumpy Old Fellwalker Alfred, holds an annual lecture. BBC2 presenter Stuart Maconie delivered last year’s.

The Wainwright Society describes Cameron McNeish as a broadcaster, lecturer, backpacker and mountaineer, who has long been recognised as one of Britain’s best-known outdoor commentators. He recently stepped down as president of the Ramblers’ Association in Scotland.

He is renowned for his view that cairns and other introduced artificialities have no place in the wilderness areas of the British Isles. He is a vehement opponent of upland wind farms and has recently espoused everything lightweight while on the hills.

John Burland of the Wainwright Society said: “We feel that Cameron will prove to be another enthusiastic speaker at the memorial lecture to take place during AW’s [Alfred Wainwright] centenary year.”

Tickets can be obtained by ringing Rheged on 01768 860090.