Alfred Wainwright’s Lake District fells and pictorial guides

Alfred Wainwright was born in Blackburn in 1907 and at the age of 13 left school to work in the town hall offices. His first visit to the Lake District was not until he was 23 years old, when he climbed Orrest Head which overlooks Windermere. Transfixed by the amazing views, it became his sole …

The best maps for walking in the Lake District

The Ordnance Survey OS Explorer maps are the best maps to use whilst walking in the Lake District. Just four OS Explorer titles cover the whole of the Lake District National Park. The Lake District maps (reference numbers OL4, OL5, OL6 and OL7) can be purchased from Amazon using the links on this page. Moreover, …

The BBC Winter Walks series with maps and walking routes

Where in Northern England did the nine presenters of the BBC Winter Walks series actually walk? Which maps would they have needed to plot their walking routes? Which paths, tracks and roads would they have followed? Here are all the answers. The BBC Winter Walks series and episodes Winter Walks series 1 episode 1 was …