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Joining The Wainwright Society - if you join the Society after 30th June 2014, you will receive membership until the end of 2015. Find out more about ways of apply for membership of The Wainwright Society by clicking here .....

The 2015 edition of the Wainwright Society Calendar is now available. Once again we have held the price at only £10 inclusive of postage to UK addresses. For full details of how to order, please visit the 2015 Calendar page

2014 Ridgewalk BooksThe ’Ridgewalk Books 1-3 Challenge 2014’ Book is now published, with all ridge walks in AW’s Pictorial Guides Books 1-3 described in words and photographs from the participants in the Challenge.

This is a limited edition of 200 copies only;
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Guidebook pouch GUIDEBOOK POUCHES. New for 2014, we are offering Guidebook Pouches especially manufactured for us, embroidered with The Society logo and made from hard-wearing Cordura. The Pouches are purpose made to take a copy of one of the Pictorial Guides (or other similar sized publications) and will help to protect your Wainwright guides whilst out on the fells. These are now available at £12.50 each including Post and Packaging

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The Wainwright Society and Gift Your Gear: The Wainwright Society is teaming up with the Gift Your Gear project which is an award-winning nationwide initiative that encourages people to donate unwanted outdoor clothing and equipment to UK community organisations, youth groups and charities working with young people in the outdoors. For more details of how to donate click here

The 2015 Wainwright Society Calendar is now available, and can be purchased online. For further information please click here ...

Alison O’Neill, ‘The Barefoot Shepherdess’ A report of the 2014 Wainwright Memorial Lecture can be read here

New and amended dates for "An evening with Alfred Wainwright"...more

The Wainwright Society’s annual Charity Challenge raises £1500 for the Brathay Exploration Group … more

Encounters with Wainwright - The Wainwright Society has launched a project, Encounters with Wainwright, to record the memories and impressions of Alfred Wainwright by anyone who knew or met him .... more

2014 Annual General Meeting – a report can be read here

Sales of the Society’s 2014 Calendar raised a total of £7500 ... more

Diversion of the Coast to Coast route at Catterick - From March 2014 to February 2015 there will be a variation to the Coast to Coast route west of Catterick Bridge whilst major road works are in operation on the A1. During this time, the footpath passing underneath the A1, between Brompton-on-Swale and Catterick Bridge, will be closed......

Coast to Coast amendments to the route 2014 - following discussions with the various local authorities, amendments to the Coast to Coast route have been agreed with The Wainwright Society .... more

The 2013 Society Photographic Competition - Society members submitted a total of 75 images for the 2013 Photographic Competition, which was, once again, judged by photographer, Derry Brabbs. Derry had another difficult task in judging the entries ..... more

Coast to Coast route diversion at Blackhow Bridge - the Society has been advised that United Utilities are undertaking the South Egremont Groundwater Project during Summer 2014 and in order to facilitate the work, the Coast to Coast route across Blackhow Bridge will be diverted during pipe-laying operations more ......

The 2014 Challenge: Wainwright's Lakeland Ridge Walks will take place on Saturday 3rd May - Saturday 24th May 2014. For more details on the challenge and how to participate click here .....

The 2013 Society Photographic Competition - further details of the 2013 competition can be found here .....

Ron Scholes Wainwright talks 2014 - Honorary Society member, Ron Scholes, was a friend of Alfred Wainwright for many years and made frequent visits to his home in Kendal. Ron gives a number of talks to local groups every year, including Probus, WI, church groups and retired teachers ..... more

Coast to Coast Challenge 2013 BookThe ’Coast to Coast Challenge 2013’ book is now published and charts the route from West to East using captions and photographs from the participants in the Challenge.
This is a limited edition of 200 copies only ..... more

The 2013 Wainwright Memorial Lecture was held on Saturday 28th September 2013 at the Rheged Centre, Penrith with the guest speaker being Rory Stewart M.P. with over 200 people attending ..... more

The Wainwright Society announces its main beneficiary for 2014 - the Society is delighted to announce that the Brathay Exploration Group Trust, based in Ambleside, will be the main beneficiary of funds raised by the Society in 2014 ..... more

There was a special presentation to Peter Linney, retired Society Secretary at the 2013 Memorial Lecture, held at Rheged on 28th September. Peter was the first Secretary of the Society ..... more

McNeish on Wainwright - Alfred Wainwright: Genius? Cameron McNeish, an Honorary Member of the Society has written a fascinating article about Alfred Wainwright. In it, he recalls Wainwright’s relationship with television producers and presenters, his character and the qualities that made him what he was to many people: a genius. Read the full article here

New Coast to Coast information board unveiled at Robin Hood’s Bay - a new Coast to Coast information board was unveiled at Robin Hood’s Bay by Peter Linney, retired Secretary of The Wainwright Society on Saturday 7th September ..... more

Society Clothing range for 2013 - we have updated the clothing range that we had last year and the new range has the Society logo embroidered. To see more details click here ......

Wainwright Society member Andy Beck is nearing the end of a five-year painting marathon. He is painting a watercolour version of every single sketch in Alfred Wainwright's seven Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells. He now has about 60 ......... more

How to Stay Safe and Enjoy the Fells - LDSAMR have released a safety leaflet intended to help people make the right safety choices before going into the hills .......

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