The Lake District is famous for many things some historic and some from more recent modern history with the like's of; Beatrix Potter for her children's books and local conservation work within the Lake District region, Sir Malcolm Campbell & later his son Donald Malcolm Campbell CBE both for their world renowned record breaking water speed records and Alfred Wainwright who is well known for his now famous "Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells", compiled 1950's and 1960's featuring his notes on the various routes and places his walked along and which also includes his own hand drawings and sketches.
If you are a walker or a rambler and enjoy getting out it the Lakeland countryside you will have most likely read the odd book or clicked through one of the many websites dedicated to walking in the Lake District region. None though have had such an impact on this part of the country as the many books and guides by Alfred Wainwright himself. He opened up the Lakeland area for all to see, read about it and follow in his footsteps to journey around hills and fells of the lovely part of the British countryside.
This year the "Wainwright Society" is holding a special event celebrating the 80th anniversary of Alfred Wainwright's "Walking Tour in the Lake District Whitsuntide 1931". The event this year will take place on Saturday 7th of May through to Saturday 28 May. Any participants in the walks are invited to make donations to the local "Lake District Calvert Trust" charity.
The walking routes are broken down into 17 individual walking stages at various locations, you can walk one or more of the routes as you wish. Many of the locations are either on the origin route undertaken by Wainwright on his 1931 Walking Tour itinerary, with a few additions from other locations mentioned in his book. More information can be obtained from the local tourist information office or the Wainwright Society website.
Make sure you get your accommodation booked early before you travel, as the Lake District always attracts many visitors and travellers. So enjoy a slice of walking and rambling heaven, visit the Lake District this spring and walk through some of the most beautiful countryside and landscapes in the United Kingdom.