My name is Christopher Butterfield, I am a Yorkshireman currently living in Scotland with my wife Priscilla. I have been an outdoor enthusiast since leaving school and I started out by exploring much of the beautiful Yorkshire countryside on my doorstep.

Alfred Wainwright’s story has been told countless times over the years since his death. Over the last couple of years, I have proved that there is still more out there to discover.

With more stories still to come, I feel my journey has only just begun …

An Interview with Chris Butterfield about Alfred Wainwright’s Pennine Journey

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I have been a fan of Wainwright for several years now. My wife, Priscilla, and I completed his Coast to Coast walk back in 2015 and climbed many of his beloved fells. By early 2016 I owned all his coffee table books in mint condition, along with a set of his Lakeland Pictorial guides. Even…

Chris Butterfield has walked many long distance walks but Alfred Wainwright’s Coast to Coast was their favourite.

A BBC documentary about Wainwright’s life was broadcast in 2007. This was to celebrate the centenary of Wainwright’s birth in 1907. Shortly after, Julia Bradbury presented the first of two series based on Wainwright’s original walks in the Lake District …

Alfred Wainwright’s story has been told countless times over the years since his death. Over the last couple of years, I have proved that there is still more out there to discover.

AccessTOG Says …

“Nothing has helped me understand AW more than the articles and blogs written by Chris Butterfield. His dedication to seek out all there is to know about the man is a credit to Chris who is pleased and passionate to share his Wainwright stories and memorabilia with us all.”