To Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Wainwright’s Coast to Coast route
Accompanying the BBC television series, this book follows BBC TV Countryfile’s star Julia Bradbury as she re-traces Wainwright’s grand traverse. The much-loved fell walker Alfred Wainwright created one of the truly great walking challenges – to walk across the whole of England. The Coast to Coast route was Wainwright’s last great venture and has become his greatest legacy to long distance walkers – a beautifully simple proposition, linking three national parks that lie between the Irish and the North Sea – The Lake District, The Yorkshire Dales and The North Yorkshire Moors National Parks. The book collects together all six stages of the walk from the series, with Julia’s commentary on her experience of the walk accompanied by stills, evocative landscape photography, and AW’s celebrated line drawings. Julia crosses this changing landscape in sun, wind and rain, learns something of its history and meets the people that make up almost 200 miles of northern England’s most glorious countryside. Published to tie in with the 40th anniversary of the publication of Wainwright’s A Coast to Coast Walk.
Personalised copies available in advance from website
Publication date: 4th April 2013
Julia’s live talks: Oxford Literary Festival 12.00 noon on Sunday 17th March
Buxton Literary Festival 10.30am Wednesday 17th July