SD6427 : The Wainwright Memorial, Pleasington

taken 4 years ago, near to Pleasington, Blackburn With Darwen, Great Britain

The Wainwright Memorial, Pleasington
The Wainwright Memorial, Pleasington
This memorial for the famous fell walker, guidebook writer and illustrator Alfred Wainwright LinkExternal link was unveiled on Monday 13th May 2013, on the hills above Blackburn; the town where he was born and lived until he moved to the Lake District when he was 34 and became known for his series of pictorial guides written between 1952 and 1966

The bronze directional plaque and stone relief carving of the author sculpted by Martyn Bednarczuk is found at the Yellow Hills in Pleasington, adjacent to a public footpath on the Witton Weavers’ Way. The location was chosen because on a clear day, there is an almost uninterrupted panorama of the surrounding landscape and a view to the distant Lakeland fells. The plaque indicates near and distant hills and other landmarks on the horizon that can be seen from this viewpoint.

LinkExternal link BBC News
LinkExternal link The Wainwright Society
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Date Taken
Sunday, 5 April, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 6 April, 2015
Geographical Context
Uplands  Paths  People, Events 
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Panasonic DMC-G3 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 648 278 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:44.7714N 2:32.0679W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 648 279
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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