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A new DVD about Alfred Wainwright has been released by Striding Edge. It
includes the Wainwright Society's re-creation of the day when AW visited The
Lake District for the first time in 1930. Further details can be found at:
On June 7th 1930 a young Alfred Wainwright set off from Blackburn on his
first visit to the Lake District. The view of the Lakeland mountains from
Orrest Head changed his life and the lives of tens of thousands of people
who followed in his footsteps. 80 years to the day later members of the
Wainwright Society recreated the journey and on the way we hear memories of
the great interpreter of the Lakeland mountains.
Eric Robson also introduces rare archive footage in which Wainwright talks
about his Lancashire childhood, about football, about the obsession with the
mountains that drove him for 30 years, about love, life, God and the Heaven
that he hopes has a Great Gable in it.