The first fully revised and updated edition of A. Wainwright's pocket-sized guide to the classic Coast to Coast Walk. From St Bees Head on the Irish Sea by way of the Lake District, the Pennines, Swaledale and the North York Moors and ending at Robin Hood's Bay on the North Sea, this 190-mile walk has over the years become one of the best-loved long-distance routes in the world. First devised in the early 1970s, the walk has prompted countless enthusiasts to lace up their walking boots and follow Wainwright's example, and inspired TV series by Tony Robinson for Channel 5 and Julia Bradbury for BBC Four. This brand new edition of the Pictorial Guide contains Wainwright's hand-drawn route maps and his inimitable commentary, with the route, maps and text completely revised and brought fully up-to-date by Chris Jesty.
Born in Blackburn in 1907, Alfred Wainwright left school at the age of 13. A holiday at the age of 23 kindled a life-long love affair with the Lake District. Following a move to Kendal in 1941 he began to devote every spare moment he had to researching and compiling the original seven Pictorial Guides.