As you probably know, I love a good walk in the countryside and I always hear about Wainwrights and never really knew what it meant.
So after a little bit of research, I found:
A Wainwright refers to one of 214 fells in the Lake District named after Alfred Wainwright, and hill bagging (also known as peak bagging and mountain bagging) refers to having climbed a particular hill, and the objective for some people is to climb as many as you can.
So literally throughout the past few years I’ve been bagging mountains without even knowing it. I need to sort this out.
Thankfully we’re big supporters of local charities and the book-cycle is one of our favourites.
Now while dropping in on the bookcycle, I find the beginning of something amazing.
Not only is it a book on Wainwright’s walks but it’s his 18 favourite walks in Lakeland (Lake District) for you an I.
This isn’t the best photo of the page but there’s 18 beautiful walks finished with Haystacks! Awesome.
Now I’ve already done a few of these. The Fairfield Horseshoe, Skiddaw (amazing), Scafell Pike and I think the Great Gable. But you know me, happy to put my boots on a do them again.
I’m not sure I’ll be using this to navigate but it’s a great way of imagining the walk before setting off and an insight into what to expect. For a photographer like me, I’ll be able to setup my shots before but also my rest stops (because I’m completely out of shape).