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If things had gone according to plan we would now be over at Keswick setting up for the Mountain Festival this weekend. As with many events this one has now been cancelled due to the Coronavirus. As in previous years I was asked to be a guest speaker at the…

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The Wainwrights in Colour at Christmas

The Wainwrights in Colour at Christmas

The present for lovers of the Lakeland Fells It’s coming round to that time of year again, time to buy family and friends something special for Christmas. Socks, chocolates, gin?…..again? Why not get them something really special, especially if they have a love of the Lake District Fells? The Wainwrights…

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My hand has been forced

The power of the big boys. Any one who has been following the progress of The Wainwrights in Colour book or may even have kindly purchased a copy from the website here or even attended one of the many talks that I have given around the country on the subject,…

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Imitation……the follow up.

Wainwright Society Challenge Book

A recap. Readers of this blog may recall a post that I made back in May regarding the Wainwright Society’s Challenge this year “Imitation, the highest form of flattery” which generated a deal of conversation (and support) on social media and via emails and I thank all of you who got…

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Blencathra trig marker- an update

Blencathra summit ring

Blencathra trig ring- now gone. Obviously when researching the references for The Wainwrights in Colour book I could only record the elements of the sketch as they were on my visit. As the whole project took ten years to complete there will have been changes to some of the scenes…

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You can’t win them all…

Lakeland Book of the Year

Lakeland Book of the year Awards Yesterday we were lucky enough to attend the charity luncheon of the prestigious Lakeland Book of the Year awards at The Castle Green Hotel in Kendal. It is a location that I am familiar with as just over a year ago we held the…

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A cracking Keswick weekend

Andy Beck Keswick Mountain Festival

 What a difference a year makes…. You may recall that last year I was invited to be one of the main speakers at Keswick Mountian Festival which was a real honour and to make the best use of the weekend we decided to have a stall in the trade marquee…

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