As I approached the majestic Wasdale from Irton Fell in September 2009, I never imagined that one day I’ll eventually be living here in the Lake District. That day was the start of a special journey, one that has since taken over my life in a very positive and rewarding way.
I now hope to inspire others to explore these wonderful fells of Lakeland. Yes, I’ve walked the ‘Rounds’ and ‘Horseshoes’, but there’s much more joy in respecting each fell by discovering its history, ruggedness and beauty, either through my other passion of wild camping, or by just wandering on my own on those quieter midweek days.
My dearest wish is for “My Wainwrights” to convey my passion for the fells. If this project inspires just one person to purchase their first rucksack and a pair of walking boots, then this part of my journey is complete.
Richard and Frankie