Walking the Wainwrights for charity



Links
GNAAS
About me
The Plan

Wainwrights climbed - or still to do
Walks so far

If you wish to sponsor me
For many years I have walked almost exclusively in the north-western part of the Lakes, and great fun it has been!  However people have told me that other parts of the Lake District are equally delightful and, although I find this difficult to believe, I am now planning to venture further - and at the same time to do something for charity.  Specifically, the goal is to undertake a sponsored walk of all the "Wainwrights", with any sponsor's money going to the Great North Air Ambulance Service.

For those who are unfamiliar with the Wainwrights, they are the 214 Lake District fells described by Alfred Wainwright in his famous series of "Pictorial Guides" to the Lakeland fells.  As for the GNAAS, it is a charity which provides a vital helicopter ambulance service across the North of England, including the Lake District (hope I won't need it during the walk!).  If you have walked in the Lakes, you may well have seen a rescue helicopter, which will have been either from RAF Bulmer (which may soon be closed down, if you believe the rumours) or from the GNAAS.  They have no public funding, and they do need your money!

You can click on the links for more information about both the Wainwrights and the GNAAS.

As you can see from the links, I have been updating the site with reports of progress so far - our first walk was on April 10th, and I can now say that our last one was on October 7th, when we climbed the 214th fell, Blencathra.

Please sponsor me, and be as generous as you can - it really is a good cause!