Reviews of Lake District Wainwright Memorial walk

Read what our clients think about this route.

Wainwright Memorial Walk. June 2019 by Cherry & Sarah from South West England

Wainwright's Memorial Walk was difficult to complete in the poor weather but we still had a great time.

"Our fourth long distance walk and the first organised by Wandering Aengus and will not be the last. Far by far the best for accommodation, information and support. Consistently high standard of accommodation, comprehensive support information including alternative routes, evening meal options and town details including bus timetables. Excellent!"

Wainwright Memorial Walk. May 2019 by Graeme from Victoria, Australia

Great Route.

"Prompt responses to any queries I had before hand and arrangements went without a hitch during the trip. Clear route detail with valuable alternate option info. Super accommodation, great locations, very friendly, breakfasts were always very good, packed lunches worked well and diner on site or next door on most occassions. Baggage arrived a few minutes after me in Kewsick, otherwise always waiting for me. Great to use additional bag storage arrangement."

Wainwright Memorial Walk. June 2017 by Sue from Ireland


"Huge thanks to Wandering Aengus for organising my trip. I will definitely use them again. No problems whatsoever. I had a great walk - just sad its over."

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Wainwright Memorial Walk map
The 'Wainwright Memorial Walk' follows his original route starting from Windermere and ending in Ambleside. The route has some challenging sections including Striding Edge on Helvellyn and Sharp Edge on Blencathra (although this can be avoided if conditions are unfavourable). The list of Wainwright summits crossed is impressive and includes High Street, Helvellyn, Raise, Great Dod, Blencathra, Catbells, Maiden Moor, High spy, Dale Head, Robinson, Grasmoor, Red Pike, High Stile, Haystacks, Great Gable, Pillar, Steeple, Scafell Pike, Esk Pike, Bowfell, Langdale Pikes, High Raise and Helm Crag, among others. This is a tough and sustained walk for experienced fell-walkers.