LAKE District fellwalker and writer Alfred Wainwright is the subject of two programmes on the BBC Inside Out series. They feature Wainwright's lone walk from Settle in the Yorkshire Dales up to Hadrian's Wall and back, which he undertook on the eve of the Second World War.

His exploits were recounted in his first full-length book, A Pennine Journey. The film is presented by Stuart Maconie and includes interviews with David Pitt, editor of the Pennine Journey guide; Ron Scholes, long-time friend of Alfred Wainwright and cartographer of the Pennine Journey guide; and also Eric Robson, Chairman of The Wainwright Society, at various locations along the route of Wainwright's walk.

Recently, a new guide of A Pennine Journey has been published by Frances Lincoln, which brings Wainwright's original route up to date, using public footpaths instead of the roads that Wainwright used on many sections of the walk. Royalties from sales of the guide are to be used to waymark the route as part of the eventual aim of meeting the criteria of the Ordnance Survey for its inclusion on future editions of O.S. maps.

Further details of this project can be found at: The film will bescreened in two parts. The first wil be on Monday (October 18) and the sceond wil be aired next Monday (October 25), at 7.30pm.