The 2019 Wainwright Memorial Lecture by Nicky Spinks
Rheged is proud to announce that the speaker at the annual Wainwright Memorial Lecture this year will be Nicky Spinks. Nicky is a fellrunning champion who shares with Alfred Wainwright a love for the high places and just being out in the mountains.
‘When I first learnt of the Bob Graham round in 2004, I asked for a set of Wainwright books for Christmas. Although I haven’t read them cover to cover, I love the books and feel I have a lot in common with Alfred Wainwright. His love of the lesser peaks and the wild fells resonates with me. I also feel happier roaming the fells alone with my dogs than in mass company. I love discovering a small peak and feeling that I have made its day by stopping and admiring the view. I have a passion for open access and encouraging everyone to make full use of the right that we have in this country.’
The Wainwright Society keeps alive the fell walking traditions promoted by Alfred Wainwright through his guidebooks and other publications, together with his vision of introducing a wider audience to fell walking and caring for the hills. The Society has, over the years, raised many thousands of pounds for causes which it believes Alfred Wainwright would have appreciated and supported. There are now over 2000 family members including some notable names such as, Sir Chris Bonington, Doug Scott, Alan Hinkes, Terry Abraham & Julia Bradbury.
Image: Copyright Nicky Spinks