Trail (UK) - - WILD NIGHTS -

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!

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