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Wainwright’s Lost Tour

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Book details

192 pages
Amberley Publishing

Book description

May 1931 marked Wainwright’s second tour to the lakes, following his life changing visit a year previously. In 1991, shortly after Wainwright’s death, the one surviving member of the party WE Maudsley provided a route plan. We know that the poor weather that Witsun Holiday week made the 6 day trip a test of endurance, in other respects we have little to go on as Wainwright himself did not leave any detailed notes on the trip . What makes the tour particularly interesting, however, is that it covers every lake, mountain and valley in the area, thus making this a perfect itinerary for modern day followers in the great man’s footsteps. Professional photographer Ed Geldard, who formed a strong friendship with Wainwright towards the end of his life, recreates the tour in remarkable detail giving a detailed breakdown of the route as it would have been had the weather been in their favour. The book is illustrated with over 180 magnificent full-colour photographs that will delight both armchair walkers and those looking for a genuinely informative guide to walking in the Lakes. Wainwright aficionados will also delight in this missing page A” from the life story of the man most associated with the Lakes…Ref: 379

About the Author

Ed Geldard is a professional landscape photographer, who, after a short spell in the Lake District, has now returned to live in his native northeast. A former freelance for the Northern Echo Group, he is a keen walker and contributes to many countryside publications. In 1991 he teamed up with the legendary Alfred Wainwright who said that his beautiful pictures ‘speak louder than words’. He was commissioned in 1992 for Wainwright’s Tour in the Lake District, winner of the Tullie House prize in the Lakeland Book of the Year Award, and has written his own book Travels Through the Lakes as well as several books on Northumberland

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