An interview with the late, great Wainwright

The late, legendary Lakeland guidebook author spoke to friend and broadcaster Eric Robson shortly after hanging up his boots for the last time. In this short, poignant encounter it's possible to glean an intimate appreciation for the lyric sensibility, combined with down-to-earth good humour that millions still appreciate in his guidebooks today.

  • This interview is extracted from, and forms the introduction to, the DVD The Wainwright Memorial Walk, Eric Robson's exquisite 105-minute film retracing AW's 1938 long-distance walk in the Lakes, published in association with Jennings by Striding Edge, and available from www.stridingedge.com priced £14.99.