Broadcaster to give Wainwright lecture

Date: Thursday 10th May 2018
David Powell-Thompson. Photo by Terry Abraham
David Powell-Thompson. Photo by Terry Abraham

THIS year's Wainwright Memorial Lecture will be by David Powell-Thompson at Rheged, Penrith, on Saturday, 20th October.

David is well-known to walkers and lovers of the Lake District and has worked as a researcher on a number of television programmes about walking, including Julia Bradbury’s Wainwright Walks and, more recently, has featured on Terry Abraham’s Life of a Mountain series and a programme about his own back yard, Upper Eskdale.

Wainwright’s Pictorial Guides have been part of David’s life since childhood.

He said: "I have lived with Wainwright since I was nine years old. My father bought each of the guides as they were published. Since then I have carried them onto the fells whenever I have been out. My earliest recollection of the guides was reading the personal notes in conclusion, which I felt were directed to me alone and which have stayed with me over the years. At a recent funeral, a passage from AW’s notes at the end of The Western Fells was read, which I immediately recognised, even though I had not re-read it in ages. His work is part of my very being."

Tickets are available from the box office at Rheged.