Welcome to Wainwright Routes a website
featuring walks in the English Lake District, routes to the summits
of the 214 fells described in the seven volume Pictorial Guide to
the Lakeland Fells by Alfred Wainwright.
published between 1955 and 1966, faithfully reproduced from the
author's original manuscripts, are considered by many to be works of
art in their own right, an exploration of all the major
fells in the Lake District complete with maps, diagrams of
ascents and numerous sketches. It is the aim of this site to
illustrate some of those walks through photographs.
is well known that AW drew his sketches from photos he took
while researching the guides. I have attempted to find
the actual locations where he stood to take those photos and
reproduce them and include them in the relevant walk. An
example is shown below with the appropriate chapter and page number
annotated in red font.
Of course to fully appreciate the above you
really need to possess the guides, they are readily available in
most good bookshops or directly from their publishers
Frances Lincoln. The guides have all been updated with a
second edition by Chris Jesty.
Stone shelter below the Walna Scar
Pass Dow Crag - page
Navigation of the site is
fairly basic, I am no webmaster!, just click on a 'book' select a
fell then a route. Only those fells with links are currently
regular updates will appear at the top of this
page. Please take time to read the site information
page regarding the derived ascent times and distances, they are
important. I hope that you will enjoy the photographs and
thank you for visiting the site.