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Listed below are a selection of Wainwright and walking related media articles. If you find any relevant news stories relating to Wainwright, the Lake District or fell-walking then send the link to [email protected]

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The Wainwright Society helping to Fix the Fells
Cumbria Crack 14/12/2016
A path, described by the author Alfred Wainwright as a classic ascent route in the Lake District, is to be repaired with money raised by The Wainwright Society ...

Backing grows for Coast-to-Coast national trail bid
Westmorland Gazette 3/8/2016
A campaign to win national status for a famous long-distance walk is spreading across the North of England…

Angela Merkel receives walking guides from Prime Minister Theresa May
Grough 21/7/2016
Walkers exploring the hills of northern England or the peaks of Snowdonia shouldn’t be too surprised if they come across a familiar-looking German woman…

Wainwright Society launches 2017 calendar
Westmorland Gazette 27/6/2016
The Wainwright Society's 2017 calendar is now on sale …

Final section of Blackburn’s orbital route officially named ‘Wainwright Way’
Lancashire Telegraph 20/6/2016
The key final section of the Blackburn’s orbital route, the Freckleton Street link road, will be officially named ‘Wainwright Way’.

Fish-shop tales will feature in film-maker Richard Else's Alfred Wainwright lecture
Grough 17/6/2016
A film-maker who helped bring acclaimed outdoor writer Alfred Wainwright to the television screen will speak at an event marking the 25th anniversary of the author’s death.

New Alfred Wainwright book published by The Wainwright Society
Cumbria Crack 6/5/2016
The Wainwright Society has announced the publication of Encounters with Wainwright…

Campaign to make Coast to Coast walk a National Trail is launched by Richmond MP
The Northern Echo 6/4/2016
A trail popular with hikers since it was devised 43 years ago could be on its way to becoming an accredited national route …

Search dogs and animal shelter benefit from £12,000 Wainwright Society handout
Grough 2/4/2016
Four-legged charities were the beneficiaries of cash handouts from aficionados of the late author Alfred Wainwright …

The Wainwright Society 2015 Photographic Competition results
Cumbria Crack 8/2/2016
The Wainwright Society is delighted to announce the winner of the 2015 Photographic Competition …

Behind the news: 25 years since the death of Alfred Wainwright
Westmorland Gazette 28/1/2016
Legendary guidebook writer Alfred Wainwright's legacy still growing 25 years after his death …

Wainwright Society helps plans to imrpove Bowderstone Bothy disabled access
Grough 14/12/2015
A group devoted to the works of the late fell walking author Alfred Wainwright is backing a bid to help disabled people enjoy the Lake District …

Campaigners welcome withdrawal of Thirlmere fells fence plans
Grough 9/9/2015
Campaigners have welcomed a decision to withdraw plans for fencing on a Lake District common …

The Wainwright Society 2016 Calendar
Cumbria Crack 20/8/2015
The Wainwright Society is pleased to announce that the 2016 Calendar has just been published and is now on sale …

The Wainwright Society’s annual Charity Challenge raises £1500
Cumbria Crack 7/6/2015
The Wainwright Society is delighted to announce that a total of £1500 was raised by members during the annual Charity Challenge …

The Wainwright Society announces donations to Brathay Exploration Trust
Cumbria Crack 13/4/2015
The Wainwright Society is delighted to announce that sales of the Society’s 2015 Calendar raised a total of £9,200 …

'We want our mountain back'
Daily Mail 26/3/2015
Ecuadorian artist accused of vandalism after stealing the top of England's highest peak to put in a gallery on London's South Bank …

Keswick exhibition will mark anniversary of Wainwight's 'love letter' to Lakeland
Grough 28/2/2015
A new exhibition will examine author Alfred Wainwright’s love affair with the Lake District …

Alfred Wainwright's Lake District landscapes 'captured'
BBC News 28/1/2015
Photographers have captured the spirit of fell walker Alfred Wainwright's Lake District with a series of landscape pictures …

Film-maker Terry Abraham will deliver Wainwright memorial lecture
Grough 13/1/2015
A film-maker who is currently the toast of the outdoor world will deliver a memorial lecture for the Wainwright Society …

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