Revising Wainwright

Alfred Wainwright’s seven-volume Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells (reissued box set), published between 1955 and 1966, were apparently marvels of art and detail (though I haven’t found any samples online), and have served as the definitive guides to hiking that region. Wainwright, who died in 1991, stipulated that the guides could not be changed during his lifetime; now Chris Jesty has taken up that very task, publishing the first revised volume, with 3,000 hand-drawn changes, this month. (For background, see this hiker’s photos from that region and the Wainwright Society.)