Kids in bed and the prospect of the next day free to spend walking on the hills, I was in my element. I spread out the OS Explorer map of the Forest of Bowland across the living room floor. A better read than any book, this familiar map is not just a paper record of my life past but an inviting glimpse of my life not yet lived.… Read...Read More
Author: Nick Burton
Upper Wharfedale is particularly special this time of year when jelly-legged lambs sway unsteadily in biting winds and the distinctive trills of the curlew, oystercatcher and lapwing make a welcome return to the riverside pastures. For the mid-week rambler the busy calls of the breeding birds are the most audible sign of life in the dale, save for the distant engine rattle of a farmer’s tired tractor being forced up impossibly steep tracks through unseen gaps in limestone crags.… Read...Read More
The ultimate Alfred Wainwright pilgrimage - a long distance walk linking the fell walker's place of birth with his final resting place.
Wainwright's Way, by Nick Burton, is a book for those who love Wainwright, walking, history and the north of England.
Visit the Wainwright's Way Facebook page to find out advice if you are planning to walk the route, including where to stay and public transport links.
View the gallery to see the spectacular landscapes you will pass on route between Blackburn and Buttermere.