Walk with Wainwright

Posted by Tony Ryan on 04/04/2008
Photo: The Wainwright Society

Take a walk with A. Wainwright and one of his classic pictorial guides to the Lake District, recently revised by Chris Jesty. Now available to purchase from the BMC online shop.

Wainwright’s pictorial guides to the Lakeland Fells have been best-sellers for the past fifty years, and are still revered for their detail and description. A comprehensive programme of revision and updating, authorised and approved by the Wainwright Estate has begun, and five of the seven editions have so far been revised and published.

The revisions have been undertaken by Chris Jesty, who assisted Wainwright with the maps on two of his large-format books. Chris trained as a cartographer with the Ordnance Survey, and Wainwright himself said, not long before he died in 1991, that if ever the guides were to be revised, Chris Jesty should be given the job.

‘Chris Jesty has made a brilliant job of it’
Richard Askwith, The Independent

Revised editions
Book One: The Eastern Fells
Book Two: The Far Eastern Fells
Book Three: The Central Fells
Book Four: The Southern Fells
Book Five: The Northern Fells

In preparation
Book Six: The North Western Fells
Book Seven: The Western Fells

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