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North Pennines Walking Festival opens with Wainwright theme

A walking festival kicks off this weekend in the northern reaches of the Pennines, with a Wainwright theme linked to his first ever long-distance walk.

Eric Robson to set record straight on 'fun-loving Jack-the-Lad' Wainwright

A writer and broadcaster will attempt to debunk the reputation of Alfred Wainwright as an old curmudgeon.

Walking Tory MP Rory Stewart will give Wainwright lecture

A Tory MP will deliver an annual lecture to aficionados of the late guidebook author Alfred Wainwright.

Wainwright fans unveil new board to mark Coast to Coast Walk start

Aficionados of the late Alfred Wainwright have unveiled a new information board at the start of the author’s Coast to Coast Walk.

Wainwright fans' donation leads to £100,000 boost to juniper project

Fans of the late guidebook author Alfred Wainwright raised £10,000 for a conservation charity through sales of a calendar.

Nick Burton's Wainwright's Way charts route from author's birth to death

The enduring fascination with the late author Alfred Wainwright continues for many outdoor fans. And now a walk leader has devised a 126-mile route...

Wainwright journalist Eric Robson will star at first Cumbria Fell Fest

A mini mountain festival will raise cash for mountain rescuers and an air ambulance service. The Cumbria Fell Fest will take place in April and fea...

Black Sail youth hostel will close for a month to allow £¼m facelift

One of England’s remotest youth hostels will get a £¼m facelift for its 80th birthday. The Black Sail hostel at the head of Ennerdale can only ...

Mountaineer Alan Hinkes helps Wainwright fans celebrate double anniversary

Fans of the late author Alfred Wainwright are gathering this evening to celebrate two significant anniversaries.

New board marks end of Wainwright's 'feminine' Coast to Coast Walk

Walkers at the end of a 309km (192-mile) long-distance route will be better informed after the unveiling of a new board containing details of the trail.

Wainwright calendar goes on sale to raise cash for Coast to Coast Walk

A calendar featuring photos from aficionados of the late guidebook author Alfred Wainwright has gone on sale.

Review: Wainwright's Way

Part guidebook, part biography, part history, Nick Burton's book describes a walking route from Wainwright's birthplace to his final resting place.

New bridge built for walkers on Wainwright's Coast to Coast route

Walkers can now set off on a long-distance route on a firmer footing with the opening of a new bridge.

New free pack details Orton and Tebay walking and cycling routes

Many walkers will have a fleeting acquaintance of Orton in Cumbria. The village is on the route of Wainwright’s Coast to Coast Walk, and feels mo...

Fellranger author Mark Richards: the new Alfred Wainwright?

Next month will see a date a publisher says marks the handing over of Lakeland guidebook baton to a new generation.

Simon Yates and Alan Hinkes among star line-up at Keswick Mountain Festival

The man best known for cutting the rope holding his stricken climbing partner during an Andean expedition will be among speakers at this year’s Keswick Mountain Festival.

The outdoors world in 2012: our backward glance at the year past

Our rearward glance at a news-packed 2012 includes, as always, tragedy as well as uplifting stories of the great outdoors, and a few oddities.

Wainwright's signature will adorn Coast to Coast route as waymarking approved

A long-distance route tackled by thousands of walkers every year will be officially waymarked after authorities approved the move.

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