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Wainwright anniversary commemorated

Posted 18 October 2010
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Wainwright anniversary commemorated
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The 80th anniversary of Alfred Wainwright's first visit to the Lake District has been commemorated with a BBC radio show, which was broadcast on Saturday (October 16th).

Presented by president of the Wainwright Society Eric Robson, the assessment of the life of the famous fellwalker and guidebook writer noted the impact the first trip to the area - predating its designation as a national park - had on the young man from Blackburn.

The visit saw Wainwright climb Orrest Head above Windermere, which offers a panoramic view over the largest lake in England and across the fells, with the Langdale Pikes particularly visible.

Those inspired by the scenery may wish to obtain some Ordnance Survey maps of the national park to carry out their own exploration.

Orrest Head is easy to reach from Windermere Railway Station, which is located uphill from the lake, ensuring a short climb provides a lofty view.

Posted by Brandon Egley