Alfred Wainwright, who died a few years ago, spent his life walking the Lakeland fells, and wrote a famous series of illustrated books covering the whole area. His favourite part of the Lakes was the North-west - as witnessed by the fact that his ashes were, at his behest, scattered on top of one of our north-western fells, Haystacks.

If you haven't already done so, take the opportunity to read his little book on the North-western Lakes - a copy is in the bookcase in Highbridge Cottage, and in every good Lakes' walker's rucksack. I think you will agree that nobody writes books like Wainwright!

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