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Wainwright Society secures author's early notebooks

Posted 25 June 2012
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Wainwright Society secures author's early notebooks
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Some of Alfred Wainwright's earliest writings and annotations will be available for the public to view after The Wainwright Society managed to secure them at an auction in Carlisle.

One of the most important items was a notebook used by the author, which press and publicity officer at the society Derek Cockell said "could well be the first notes that Wainwright made before embarking on his 13-year project to map and describe 214 of Lakeland’s fells in his Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells".

Those who have spent many days in their walking boots climbing the fells listed in the seven pictorial guides might be keen to see the work when it goes on display at the Cumbria Archive Centre in Kendal.

Alfred Wainwright's works also include his creation of the Coast-to-Coast route, which is not an official long-distance trail but attracts thousands of walkers every year.

The 192-mile trek passes through three national parks - the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors.ADNFCR-2803-ID-801393048-ADNFCR