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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.

3D virtual Lake District tour offers unique view of national park

Visitors to the Lake District are being offered a car-free tour with a unique view of the area’s scenic splendour.

Wainwright Society plea to Coast to Coast walkers: take a map

Aficionados of the late guidebook author Alfred Wainwright have warned walkers following his Coast to Coast Walk to equip themselves with a map and compass.

Climber Alan Hinkes will deliver anniversary Wainwright lecture

Britain’s only mountaineer to have summited the word’s 14 highest peaks will give a lecture marking the 10th anniversary of the formation of the Wainwright Society.

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.

Gear, gadgets and garb: what's new at the Outdoor Trade Show

Take a peek with us at some of clothing and gear that will appear in the shops in the coming months with the first part of our Outdoor Trade Show report.

Rescuers warned after Coast to Coast group rescued twice in two days

Mountain rescuers today issued a warning – to colleagues along the Coast to Coast Walk route – after a hapless group had to be rescued twice in two days.

Hague praises 'glamping' pods on youth hostel visit

The Foreign Secretary William Hague paid a visit close to home to see facilities at his local youth hostel.


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