New Sites Directory

Fozzie replied on 05/01/2021 14:36

Posted on 05/01/2021 14:36

Question for any walkers here.

On Page 124 in the new sites directory,which is for the Peak District,it states "The Peak District is world famous through Wainwrights Sketchbooks" but I thought Wainwright was famous for his sketchbooks on the Lake District.

Does anyone know if you can purchase his sketchbooks on the Peak District.Google does not bring up any results for Peak District.

Bakers2 replied on 05/01/2021 16:20

Posted on 05/01/2021 16:20

I fear not proof read and fact checked properly 😱. I'm not that sort of walker, but as far as I know, Wainwright was a Lakeland Walker. I've enjoyed all his walks from the comfort of my armchair 🤣🤣

brue replied on 05/01/2021 16:39

Posted on 05/01/2021 16:39

If you look up Alfred Wainwright's works he did a sketchbook of the Peak District, there's a Bowland and an Eden sketchbook too as well as his many other books. Have a look on bookseller sites. smile

Fozzie replied on 05/01/2021 17:33

Posted on 05/01/2021 17:33

Brue

Yes, I have found more information,it is a sketchbook of pictures, not as I thought a sketchbook of his fell side walking maps which he is famous for walking in the  Lake District.

I still think its rather misleading though,to put Wainwright under the Peak District.

brue replied on 05/01/2021 19:01

Posted on 05/01/2021 19:01

It's a very unusual claim that the Peak District is world famous due to Wainwright's sketchbooks isn't it?!  I think the Peak District has done well all on it's own. 

Maybe the claim on the Lake District could then be worldwide and interplanetary...laughing!!

Wherenext replied on 05/01/2021 19:03

Posted on 05/01/2021 19:03

The description on page 124 is misleading. Afaik, he only had 1 sketchbook of the Peak District published and a pictorial one at that. Page 124 states "World famous through Wainwright's sketchbooks...". It's obvious that they have confused the Peak District with Lakeland.

They don't seem to have anyone working on the S.D. with a Geography pass grade of any sort.

 

nelliethehooker replied on 06/01/2021 20:55

Posted on 06/01/2021 20:55

 Even if they had meant " the Lake District"  they are completely off the mark as the LD was world famous long before AW was born. Had they still been around William Wordsworth and John Ruskin would certainly dispute the claim!! All AW did was popularized it, some say to it's detriment.

Cornersteady replied on 06/01/2021 21:01

Posted on 05/01/2021 19:03 by Wherenext

The description on page 124 is misleading. Afaik, he only had 1 sketchbook of the Peak District published and a pictorial one at that. Page 124 states "World famous through Wainwright's sketchbooks...". It's obvious that they have confused the Peak District with Lakeland.

They don't seem to have anyone working on the S.D. with a Geography pass grade of any sort.

 

Posted on 06/01/2021 21:01

I think I said before, they do but it was a predicted grade passsmile