Check your diaries - we are off to AMBLESIDE YOUTH HOSTEL for our first three day walking holiday of the year. TUESDAY 22nd-WEDNESDAY 23rd-THURSDAY 24th MARCH. Staying at the hostel on the Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. We will return on Thursday afternoon just...


Talk dates announced for 2017 so far... Oliver Cromwell's Northern Journey  5 January  Hyndburn Civic Society, Accrington Library The Lancashire Mass Trespasses  27 January  (2pm) Clitheroe Library Oliver Cromwell's Northern Journey  23 February  (7.30pm) Whalley...


In June 2015 Nick Burton walked 280 miles along the footpaths and bridleways of England from Lancashire to London. The walk was intended to raise awareness of the lack of investment in our public rights of way network and a petition was presented to the House of...

Forgive Us Our Trespasses

I consider myself richer than a king when I can walk out of my house on a summer’s evening and climb Pendle Hill to watch the slow sunset over Bowland’s western fells. Then by the light of June’s strawberry moon I can drop down to the hedged back lanes of silent...

2,500 Names. 2,500 Tragedies.

I have known for some time that my great grandad, Andrew McDonough, who died in 1915, has his name recorded on the giant obelisk of the Helles Memorial, standing over 30 metres high and visible to passing ships sailing by the Gallipoli Peninsula in modern day Turkey....

Lament for the Ordnance Survey

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...

The Wharfedale Men Who Marched Away

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...

Wainwright’s Way

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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.

ISBN: 978-0-7112-3321-8

Books by Nick Burton

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