Wainwright Notebook

Unique notes by Lakeland author Alfred Wainwright have been secured by The Wainwright Society and a group of private sponsors following an auction in Carlisle. The papers, together with annotated Ordnance Survey maps, will be housed at the Cumbria Archive Centre in Kendal, Wainwright’s adopted town, alongside other material belonging to Wainwright.  Items from the archive will be on display at the Society’s annual Wainwright Memorial Lecture to be held at Rheged, Penrith in November. This year’s speaker will be mountaineer and hillwalker Alan Hinkes, the first Briton to climb all the world’s 8,000m peaks.

Subscribe for updates

By clicking Subscribe, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

Featured posts

Exploring New Heights: The Mountain Heritage Trust's Role in Upcoming Exhibitions

Read more

Climb like a girl: Mabel Barker

Read more

Climb like a girl: Muriel Sauer

Read more

Which climbing axe would you buy? The history of the ice axe

Read more

How they got there: Johnnie Lees

Read more
See more