THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS BAD WEATHER!
Alfred Wainwright knew a thing or two about walking in the rain. The legendary guidebook author spent 13 years roaming the Cumbrian mountains while researching, writing and illustrating his Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells.
Wainwright walked at all times of year, in every type of weather, but it never dampened his love for the Lake District landscape he adored so much. Old Alf knew the value of a decent set of waterproofs too, and as he so famously put it: “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.”
And Wainwright wasn’t the only one. William Wordsworth, the famous English Romantic poet, was inspired by the British countryside and the weather that defined and shaped it. His poem
How Beautiful is the Rain eulogises about everything from clattering rooftops and roaring rivers to pouring window panes and overflowing spouts.
The following pages are a celebration of everything we love about walking in our wet, wild, windy and wonderful landscape, because – let’s face it – if you don’t enjoy walking in inclement weather you’ll probably never go walking in Britain. Enjoy the stories and anecdotes from fellow foul-weather warriors, check out the new clothing range from Rohan designed to keep you dry and warm on your walks, and enter our competitions for the chance to win waterproof gear worth more than £300!