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The Western Fells offer widely diverse scenery and popular resorts such as Buttermere and Wasdale Head. They include fine peaks such as Pillar and Great Gable that rise close to 3,000 feet. There is also the fascinating Haystacks (where Wainwright asked that his ashes be scattered) and valley and lake scenery of the very best vintage. The Pictorial Guides by A. Wainwright, written half a century ago, have been treasured by generations of walkers. This edition of The Western Fells is freshly reproduced from Wainwright's original hand-drawn pages.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780711224605
ISBN-10: 0711224609
Format: Hardback
(170mm x 112mm x mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography -

Born in Blackburn in 1907, Alfred Wainwright left school at the age of 13. A holiday at the age of 23 kindled a life long love affair with the Lake District. Following a move to Kendal in 1941 Wainwright devoted every spare minute of his time for thirteen years to researching and compiling the original seven Pictorial Guides. Following Wainwright's death in 1991, Michael Joseph bought the complete list including the later guidebooks and numerous sketchbooks. The rights were sold to Frances Lincoln in 2003, and the printing of the Pictorial Guides was returned to their original location in Kendal.