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Wainwrights Way

198 km / 123 miles

Blackburn, Cumbria, Lancashire
Wainwright's Way is a journey on foot through Alfred Wainwright's life from Lancashire to the Lakes. This walking guide charts a 126 mile long-distance route linking the place where he was born - a Victorian terraced house in Audley Range, Blackburn - with his final resting place on Haystacks, his heavenly corner of Lakeland.

The walk, split into ten day stages, literally follows in the footsteps of "AW" at work. It links the sights he sketched and wrote about in Lancashire and Westmorland, spending time in Kendal, where the route stops to enjoy a unique circular town walk linking all the places associated with Wainwright - before entering his 'early paradise' through the territory made so familiar by his intimate Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells.

The climax of the walk follows the final journey of Wainwright himself, as his ashes were carried onto Haystacks from Honister Pass to be scattered by the side of Innominate Tarn. From here, the walker drops down to the shores of Buttermere and visits the final memorial to Wainwright - the window onto the fells in the tiny roadside church of St. James. It is a fitting end to both a memorable walk completed - and a memorable life fulfilled.


Details:

Path Type
Other Paths
Attributes
Challenging; Lake/Reservoir/Loch; Moorland; Mountain; National Park
Start
SD684280 - Blackburn Cathedral, Blackburn
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Finish
NY176170 - St James Church, Buttermere, Cumbria
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The Bull Hull Holiday Cottage  (bookable online)
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Tewitfield Marina  (bookable online)
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South Lakeland Leisure Village  (bookable online)
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Culdene, Carnforth  (bookable online)
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Hill View Cottage  (bookable online)
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Plough Inn  (bookable online)
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Wych Elm Bungalow Annexe  (bookable online)
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Fell End Caravan Park  (bookable online)
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Number 43  (bookable online)
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The Willowfield  (bookable online)
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The Coach House  (bookable online)
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The Cross Keys  (bookable online)
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Farletonview Caravan Site  (bookable online)
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Crooklands Hotel  (bookable online)
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Pear Tree Barn  (bookable online)
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The Hare & Hounds, Levens  (bookable online)
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Birslack Cottage  (bookable online)
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The Old Stables  (bookable online)
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Hawes Bank  (bookable online)
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Dovestone Cottage  (bookable online)
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The Glen  (bookable online)
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Stonecross Manor Hotel  (bookable online)
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Bridge House  (bookable online)
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Wainwright House  (bookable online)
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Kendal Hostel  (bookable online)
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14 Printers Croft  (bookable online)
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Highgate Hotel  (bookable online)
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Sonata Guest House  (bookable online)
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Riverside Hotel  (bookable online)
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Carus Townhouse No.7  (bookable online)
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Carus House  (bookable online)
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The Golf Apartment  (bookable online)
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The Penthouse  (bookable online)
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Hillside Bed & Breakfast  (bookable online)
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Hylands Holiday Apartment  (bookable online)
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The Wheatsheaf Inn  (bookable online)
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Sunnyhill  (bookable online)
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Plumtree House  (bookable online)
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The Lyth Valley Country Inn  (bookable online)
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Tranquility at Labbay  (bookable online)
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Old Stable Cottage  (bookable online)
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Gateway Inn  (bookable online)
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Burrow Cottage  (bookable online)
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Five Oaks Studio  (bookable online)
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The Lodge  (bookable online)
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The Sheep Pen  (bookable online)
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The Hideaway  (bookable online)
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Corner Cottage  (bookable online)
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Damson Barn  (bookable online)
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Low Cartmell Fold  (bookable online)
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Damson Dene Hotel  (bookable online)
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North Lodge  (bookable online)
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Gilpin Mill  (bookable online)
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Hollin Field  (bookable online)
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Saw Mill Cottage  (bookable online)
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Cinnamon Cottage  (bookable online)
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Crowmire Wood  (bookable online)
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121 Km
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Ghyll Crest Lodge  (bookable online)
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Highcroft  (bookable online)
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Gilpin Hotel & Lake House  (bookable online)
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Staveley House Apartment  (bookable online)
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Silver Cottage  (bookable online)
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2 The Abbey Coach House  (bookable online)
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Riverbank Cottage  (bookable online)
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The Pines  (bookable online)
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Fox Barn  (bookable online)
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Burbank Apartment  (bookable online)
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The Hill  (bookable online)
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Low Cleabarrow  (bookable online)
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Cleabarrow Cottage  (bookable online)
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High Lindeth  (bookable online)
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Linthwaite House  (bookable online)
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Fair Rigg  (bookable online)
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Brooklands  (bookable online)
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Lindeth Fell Country House  (bookable online)
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Lindeth Howe  (bookable online)
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Bowfell Cottage  (bookable online)
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124 Km
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Old Droomer  (bookable online)
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Belmont  (bookable online)
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The Potting Shed  (bookable online)
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Brow Top  (bookable online)
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Helm Farm  (bookable online)
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Craig View  (bookable online)
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Gillercombe  (bookable online)
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Rustic Cottage  (bookable online)
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Rose Cottage  (bookable online)
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Holburn House  (bookable online)
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Briarwood  (bookable online)
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Windermere Hydro Hotel  (bookable online)
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Swallow's Nest  (bookable online)
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Oakbank House  (bookable online)
2 Km
125 Km
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Fairview  (bookable online)
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Tilberthwaite Apartment  (bookable online)
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Beechmount  (bookable online)
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The Lodge  (bookable online)
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Blenheim Lodge  (bookable online)
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Brookwood Cottage  (bookable online)
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Fairfield House and Gardens  (bookable online)
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The Apartment at Dome House  (bookable online)
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Annie's View  (bookable online)
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Gildabrook Cottage  (bookable online)
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Virginia Cottage Guest House  (bookable online)
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Nagoya Country House  (bookable online)
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Daisy Bank Cottage  (bookable online)
2 Km
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May Cottage  (bookable online)
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Dene House  (bookable online)
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Holmlea Guest House  (bookable online)
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Burnside Park  (bookable online)
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Burn How Garden House Hotel  (bookable online)
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Watendlath  (bookable online)
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High Biggin  (bookable online)
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Lingwood Lodge  (bookable online)
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Fir Trees  (bookable online)
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Old Belfield  (bookable online)
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North Cottage  (bookable online)
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Storrs Gate House  (bookable online)
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Waters Edge Villa  (bookable online)
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The Lake House  (bookable online)
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