Alfred Wainwright did not write about how to rescue lambs stuck in barbed wire fences, how to tell a search and rescue dog that - despite all appearances - you don't need to be rescued, and how to cross a bog that sucks you in to your knees. He did write about two hundred and fourteen fells in the Lake District. Eleanor Matthews shares the dramas, woes, and joys of one girl's quest to conquer every mountain on his famous list. Walkers, strollers, ramblers, plodders, scramblers, dawdlers, runners, and hikers of any age will enjoy and be inspired by 'One Girl's' Wainwright quest. Offering a personal account of her journey, inspiration, thoughts and dogged determination along the way, readers will enjoy accompanying the author as she explores the Lake District, sharing every step along the way.
Eleanor Matthews is a hiker, musician, curator, writer and dreamer who hails from South Yorkshire. Originally from Doncaster, she has lived in Nottingham, Oxford, and the Lake District. Whilst living amongst the Cumbrian mountains she challenged herself to climb every single fell included in Wainwright's seven books. After many struggles against bog, rain and inconvenient bus timetables, she summitted her final Wainwright in 2012 and has since moved onto long distance walking, most recently completing the Dales Way.