Alfred WainwrightAlfred Wainwright
) was best known for his seven Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland
Fells. These handwritten and hand-drawn works of art have given inspiration and guidance to fellwalkers for the last forty years. Most of his books of drawings were originally published by The Westmorland Gazette, in Kendal. Sadly, the current publisher has just withdrawn the guides from future publication. See [
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In 1972 Wainwright designed the Coast to Coast Walk, which traversed what he described as 'the grandest territory in the north of England'. The walk starts at St Bees, travelling through Cleator, Ennerdale, Rosthwaite, Patterdale, Shap, Kirkby Stephen, then leaving Cumbria and wandering through the North York Moors National Park. The C2C, as it is abbreviated, reaches its end at Robin Hood's Bay on the East Coast.