Wainwright on the Yellow Hills


A walk to the Wainwright Memorial above Blackburn

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Date: Saturday 11th May 2019
Time: Meet 10:15 am. Witton Country Park main car park (pay and display), Preston Old Road, Blackburn BB2 2TP
Walk Length: 5.5 miles

A walk to the Wainwright Memorial above Blackburn

The walk will take approximately 3 hours. Bring along a snack or light lunch. The walk will be at a MODERATE pace and involve some steep climbs and stiles.

A chance to walk in the footsteps of a young Alfred Wainwright and retrace one of the early rambles he completed in 1929 when he still lived and worked in Blackburn. We will explore the former Witton Park estate of the Feilden family and climb through delightful woodland to the Wainwright Memorial Viewpoint on the Yellow Hills. This was erected in 2013 in tribute to Wainwright and gives excellent views in all directions to Lakeland, Snowdonia, the Yorkshire Three Peaks and Wainwright’s home town. This walk is a must for all Wainwright fans!