Wainwright - The Shaper of Lives

I first came across them when a teen

Exquisite drawings for to set the scene

Fell walking made large through illustration

Bringing to life every beauteous location

Lakelands crying out to be walked like never before

Each book read leaving me feeling I need to see more

Descriptions of crag, scree, and the valleys green

Following in his footstep to view each scene

To the Lakes more tourists his guides did bring

Taking his routes most taken, yet here’s the thing

Would he have enjoyed all this company upon fell?

Inevitable demand I guess, and his books do still sell

Alfred the most unlikely of television personalities

Strolling with his pipe, viewing stunning localities

His legacy celebrated by media’s next generation

Julia following in his footsteps as her vocation


On lonely fell or Lakeland view the walk goes on

Down through countless generations and the walk goes on

Right across this Cumbrian land, forever the walk goes on



#inspiration #spiritualgrowth #nature #meditation

◄ Heather

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Sat 30th Jan 2021 17:00

Love it Po...and thanks 😃

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Sat 30th Jan 2021 10:35

Agreed MC, and they have yet to be bettered 😃

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M.C. Newberry

Fri 29th Jan 2021 17:28

Well said!
AW's books were part of the content of a northern walker's backpack
and exist as models of what guide books should be.

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Fri 29th Jan 2021 07:50

Thank you kindly Julie 😃

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julie callaghan

Thu 28th Jan 2021 19:16

Watched a news article on wainwright the other night, he looked a character. Lovely poem.

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