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Wainwright’s Snowdonia in Photos

101 Viewpoints and Walks - by Michael Mumford

ISBN: 9780953861330.
Published by Landscape Guides Ltd. £14 for the CD or £44 for the hardback. Information on the E-book can be
found at www.landscape-guides.co.uk and on the hardback book at www.blurb.com/books/2025299.

Michael Mumford and his team have endeavoured to bring attention to AW’s latent interest in Snowdonia (his first visit was at the age of seventy-two) and his subsequent drawings in Welsh Mountain Drawings, published by Westmorland Gazette in 1981.

They have meticulously found the locations in Snowdonia visited by AW to produce the drawings for his book. This was not always easy to do: as the book explains, in many cases the actions of nature or man have hidden either the location or the view.

The book is available in two formats, a CD ‘E-book’ and a hardback book (which includes an interactive CD). A clear and comprehensive explanation is given of what will be found on the individual pages relating to Wainwright’s viewpoints, each of which is depicted by a colour photograph alongside AW’s sketch. The CDs are interactive, giving directions to enable the reader to find the viewpoints and other useful information and
related websites.

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the E-book and will use
it to find those lonely places visited by the great man.

Lindsay Shaw - Member No. 852