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Wainwright Memorial Walk

Cumbria

172 km / 107 miles
The Wainwright Memorial Walk is the 107-mile route through the Lake District that A. Wainwright - legendary author, artist and fell-walker - set out to walk with three friends over the Whitsunday holiday of 1931. The route the friends took - recorded in sketch maps at the time - is highlighted here on maps from Wainwright's much-loved Pictorial Guides, accompanied by text from the guides and Wainwright's other writings. Wainwright's walk - originally planned to take six days - is here split into eleven manageable stages. These can be taken either as independent one-day walks or as a whole. The route starts in Windermere and ends in Ambleside. Along the way, Wainwright promises to lead the walker everywhere worth mentioning in the Lake District, on a route devised to make sure that 'Every lake, Every valley, Every mountain, will be seen if not actually visited'.


Details:

Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Challenging
Lake/Reservoir/Loch
Moorland
Mountain
Start: SD409988 - Windermere, Cumbria View on StreetMap
Finish: NY375044 - Ambleside, Cumbria View on StreetMap

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Wainwright Memorial Walk  (Striding Edge  - 2004 )

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 89, 90, 96, 97
OS Landranger Active 89, 90, 96, 97
OS Explorer 4, 5, 6, 7
OS Explorer Active 4, 5, 6, 7

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Guided Walking Holidays (Ramblers Worldwide Holidays)
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Route Profile:

172.8 km (107.4 miles)
11,619 m (38,120 ft) ascent
958 m (3,143 ft)  maximum height

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