This unique event aims to encourage as many people as possible to venture out onto the Lakeland Fells in Cumbria, specifically the 214 Wainwright Fells, to demonstrate their commitment to the conservation and protection of the physical and natural environment. This event is:
Climb one of 214 fells and spread the message about sustainable living.
Activities up top from yoga to music, cakes to nature friendly farming.
Sir Chris Bonington, Stephen Birkinshaw, Roz Savage MBE and more.
We will be encouraging people to take simple steps to help the environment by simultaneously stepping onto the summit of a Wainwright. At the top we will be sharing information on how you can help, answering your questions and running some fun and relevant activities such as nature friendly farming, music and yoga.
Sir Chris Bonington, CVO, CBE, DL, British mountaineer
If you want to represent Another Way on a fell of your choice or you want to run an activity please sign up as an Ambassador and put your specific requests or suggestions on the form. If you just want to come along and support us then please sign up as a supporter.
Mark Wickens will be operating the Amateur Radio Special Event callsign GB0AWD from Black Fell, and Annette Kershaw M6EOR on Blea Rigg.
Amy and Chris (Amy’s father) will be at the tops of these fells, ready to share our thoughts and plans with you. Please come and join us and make this day the start of something special.
Join Victoria Irving, creating and discussing artwork of the view, either in sketch or paint form
Come have a picnic with us and talk about the possibilities. Bea Ray from Garden Design will be there to help and chat to you about it. If you have specific expertise or are just interested, please come along – the more the merrier.
Join Jane from the Bumblebee Conservation Trust on a bioblitz (nature recording) on the way up with a plastic free vegetarian picnic at the top.
Members of BlueJam Folk Group will be scaling the dizzy heights of Barrow to play some tunes on the top. We hope passing ramblers will join us to listen and/or join in.
Penrith trumpeter, Geoff Bartholomew, has composed a fanfare for 1 to 100 brass players to play. Please volunteer to join him by sending us an email. There will be a scheduled massed performance, but also music and stand available for impromptu performances during the day. Sheet music is available on the Another Waynwright Day Facebook event page.
Join Brathay Trust, Creative Sculpture and Art and meet Tim Farron as well. A more modern take on young people they work with from the city bringing their knowledge, culture and creativity to combine it with the stunning environment of the Lakeland Fells to create urban countryside art.
Join Emma, Amy’s mother, on Robinson, Anne and Tim on Great Gable or another Emma on Walla Crag. Bring along your homemade and plastic free delights and share with others at the top! Vegan cakes are the theme for Walla Crag.
I have signed up to be Ambassador for Causey Pike as it was the first Wainwright I remember climbing at the age of around 7 years old. I have always loved playing card games as a child and with my own family. What better way to get people together! So come and join me on the top of Causey Pike on 31st August where we will get together to play Bridge, Whist, Rummy, or whatever fun card games you enjoy. In the process we will be discussing the differences we can all make to promote sustainability in our everyday lives. See you there! Helen Reed
Dr. Dave Camlin is a west Cumbrian musician whose work spans performance, composition, teaching, socially-engaged music practice and research, all grounded in a passionate belief in the humanising nature of music-making. He lectures in music and music education at Royal College of Music and Trinity-Laban conservatoires in London, and his research focuses on the benefits of group singing, musician training, music in virtual reality and Community Music (CM). As well as performing solo, and with a variety of ensembles including vocal group Mouthful, he was the Head of Higher Education and Research at Sage Gateshead 2010-19, founding Creative Director of Cumbrian music organisation, SoundWave from 2005-10, and one of the organisers of Solfest music festival in Cumbria from 2004 – 2015.
He leads a number of community choirs in the Natural Voice Network (NVN) tradition, and was Musical Director of the award-winning Fellowship of Hill and Wind and Sunshine project in 2018, and leads other outdoor musical projects including an occasional series of Songs From Nowhere from remote locations around the world, and Off The Grid outdoor participatory events. Dave says, “the ‘Another Way’ project is such a great idea, and we’re privileged to be part of it – group singing expresses our common humanity, which is exactly what we need to re-think our relationship to the planet and our fellow humans.
Community picnic using local food and no plastic! We will be involving local schools and will make/have banners and publicity for climate action
Gowbarrow Hall Farm is exploring how conservation grazing can improve biodiversity on the farm, help capture more carbon as well as produce high quality food. Come and join in the discussion and share ideas.
Meet Alex Jakob-Whitworth dressed as Dorothy Wordsworth as part of her Journeyman project. She will be drawing and painting in the morning.
Come and see how eco-bricks are made. Why not bring your own plastic waste and join in at the top. Sign up as a supporter and come and help.
The Eden Youth Dance Company Juniors from Eden Dance Cumbria will perform their latest piece ‘Skip a Straw’ promoting awareness to the necessity of protecting our oceans and beaches from pollution caused by human effect
Lucie Stockdale will be taking 2 pure bred Exmoor ponies and 2 pure bred Eriskay ponies. Exmoors are on the endangered species list and Eriskays are critically endangered (less than 300 mares left).
Friends of the Lake District’s 85th Birthday Blencathra Summit Pub Quiz – or should we say Quiz – Pub!
Join us on the summit of Blencathra from lunchtime to take part in our fun Lake District quiz – (there will be prizes!) – and everyone who takes part will be given a pack of “We Need Bees, Bees Need Seeds” bee-friendly seeds to plant. The join us afterwards in the pub for sociable drink at the Horse & Farrier in Threlkeld. 3.30 – 5 p.m.
Blackberry ink and feather quills, woodland elves and fairies and leaf printing
Join members of Ambleside Action for a Future (climate change group) on Red Screes to take part in family friendly activities and learn about how to live more sustainably with the opportunity to make a personal pledge and be rewarded with some tasty flapjack.
Gardener’s Question Time – hosted by Martin Ogle, head gardener at Lowther Castle.
Join Martin Ogle at the top of Selside between 12pm-2pm on Saturday 31st August and, in a setting bar none, ask for solutions to your knottiest garden problems. Accompanied by David & Hilary Bliss from the Lowther Estate, Martin will be outlining how Lowther is going green, planting wildflower meadows, fostering bees and looking at a range of measures to improve carbon capture. Anyone who wishes to have a wildflower identified should bring one along. Martin will be delighted to identify it (if he can!) and to discuss how wildflowers can help your garden. Honey cake – made from Jim Lowther’s honey – will be on offer.
Ambleside Action For A Future invite everyone to join in and help create a large 360 degree panorama drawing of our surroundings.
Group of like-minded fellwalkers/adventurers, almost all of whom are active on Instagram, who regularly arrange meetups (hikes, camps etc.) across the country. Around 10 of the group will take part.
Join Monica on Beda Fell or Keswick Rotary on Grange Fell for a hot drink and/or cakes. Here’s hoping you might want a cold drink too!
Litter pick on the way up and fly kites at the top
Join 2 experienced guides and volunteers from LDNP for an informative day on a fell.
As a popular fell for many visitors using the Ullswater Steamers, Hallin Fell tends to attract litter. Join Val Corbett, the well-known Cumbrian photographer who has an active interest in the environment, for a walk up and around the fell collecting litter on your way.
Freedom Wizard will be involved to enable those with limited mobility to help launch Another Way. They’ve ‘bagged’ Arthur’s Pike and cannily grabbed the best one for views over Ullswater and the far reaching fells! For more information and to book an all terrain chair for the day contact Allie on 07903438040
Alpacaly ever after are offering free places to competition winners on one of their world famous Lakeland Llama treks. Please see www.alpacalyeverafter.co.uk for details.
Join Heather Devey from RSPB Haweswater to search for wildlife from Mardale Ill Bell. A perfect opportunity to discover how the RSPB are enhancing habitat for wildlife around Haweswater.
A short session with Heather
Join Carrie Ann from The Science Booth for an expedition under your very feet!
97% of the world’s animals do not have a backbone, but have you got the spine and the skills to catch them all?
Intrepid insects, amazing arachnids and ghastly gastropods!
Take part in a mini beast safari and try your hand at invertebrate identification.
Support the work of the LDF and the NT
Rachel Oakden and Sarah Wilson are calling all musicians of any standard to bring your instrument and join chamber and folk musicians for informal outdoor music making. Tricky to carry instruments very far, that’s why Castle Crag!
Join Clare for a walk with Gilly from Bowkerstead Farm in Satterthwate, Grizedale
2nd Penrith Cubs are going up Great Crag. They will be having lunch and playing parachute games on the top.
ParentSing! A child-friendly singing group for parents where you can sing in a relaxed environment with children in tow. ParentSing runs weekly on Fridays so if you would like to join us in advance please email email@example.com, Facebook.com/ParentSing Penrith, or feel free to turn up on the day!
The Field Centre will use simple fieldwork methods and scientific research data to estimate the amount of carbon stored in the peat on the fell.
Peatland Restoration talk with Dalefoot composts and sphagnum planting with CWT.
Display of wildlife and environment photography by Cameron Grogan
Bring a healthy picnic and meet Graham from the John Muir Trust
Visit each of the 13 spot heights over 550m on the OS map. Approx. 1 mile circuit, pikes will be marked with a flag arranged by Paul Rose. Participants get cake and we’ll look into getting some electronic dibbers so we can create some competition with it being timed.
Fancy Pilates up a fell with Alexis Dykes, a local physio and Pilates Instructor who has a love of the fells and the outdoors. Just bring along some comfy shoes and enjoy a standing movement class.
A combination of jogging and picking up litter. Gather at the car park at Mardale Head, then up to the peak of Kidsty Pike.
Harriet and Rob from www.somewhere-nowhere.com will be on the summit co-ordinating a poem with a difference – everyone can participate – this poem will evolve throughout the day! Come along to participate, to chat and dig in to the biscuits!
Tracy Hayes is organising children’s crafts and will also record a reading of Raven Spell from the Lost Words and share on social media.
Bring your damaged items along to a fell top or join in and help repair.
Try salsa in walking boots, homemade snacks for energy, and chat with Tine about running a sustainable home and B&B
Handing out leaflets and information about the 20th September school strike
Cumbrian sculptor Michelle Castles is producing an exciting sculpture to act as a symbol for our campaign. Michelle is inspired by the dynamic human form and her work has a ‘living’ quality that embodies a moment in time. Delicate, beautiful and accessible, her sculptures delight, uplift and engage all who see them. Amy has spent time with Michelle exploring the issues which plastic pollution pose to the natural environment and to humans and how this might be represented visually. Michelle will take the final sculpture to the top of the fell for all to see on the day.
Michelle says “Visual images are a powerful means of communication and give a very immediate message to a great number of people. Having the skills to create a strong visual image places me in a position of social responsibility of which I am proud. During the making process I was made very aware of our over use of plastic and the inevitable wastage visible everywhere.”
Ullswater Way invite you to try communication without mobile phones!
with Sustainable Carlisle
It is what it says it is!
Until June 2019 Steve held the record for fastest time to climb all 214 Lake District Wainwright fells.
Stick Mobility encompases exercises that can be done in groups. Not many people have heard of it before, not even physiotherapists! Jemma Donald has therefore asked all her fellow Physiotherapists to support her and she will hold a taster class at the top.
Ellie Mason (primary school teacher) is running a story telling workshop for children to help teach about sustainability and climate change.
Tai Chi arranged by Andy Clifford, 20 years in Mountain Rescue.
“The Lost Words” & the Lake District – a family walk & activities suitable for all ages, about sustaining wildlife and ourselves. Using the stunning book by Jackie Morris & Rob MacFarlane, Jamie, Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s Education Officer (and official giddy kipper), will use the award-winning music, poetry and art of The Lost Words to highlight the beauty of Cumbrian wildlife, as well as the awful challenges it now faces, from habitat loss to wildlife crime. But he’ll be keeping it light. And suitable for all ages. Enjoyment guaranteed.
With Richard Wise
Timed walk to get to the top within a certain time and to talk about the environment at the top.
Greener Ulverston on tour – make a pledge of what you will do to help climate change on a hexagon to add to our honeycomb pledge wall, e.g. eat less meat, drive less, attend a Global Climate Strike on 20th September. We’ll bring our own leaflets on a range of environmental topics.
Artist on the fell. Andy Beck, the artist behind the multi award-winning book and project The Wainwrights in Colour will be sketching and exploring the most maligned of all the Wainwright Fells- Mungrisdale Common. Andy will highlight the fell’s merits and explain the theory as to why Wainwright even included it in the 214.
AccessTOG leads an army of Wainwright look alike to the summit of Raise. Bring your own bottle of Wainwright beer and your pipe, tweed jacket, flat cap, and mutton chops to join with us in toasting the legend of the Fells
Learn how to get started painting outside with Gina Farncombe an artist from Matterdale. If you’re already skilled then just bring along your wares and join in the fun.
Join Freda dipping into Grisedale Tarn, weather permitting!
Windermere school are doing a cellidhr, some pop up poetry and a litter collection with recycled litter art. A great opportunity to involve the next generation in using the incredible landscape of the Lakeland fells whilst highlighting the importance of sustainability and conservation of this amazing environment.
With Caroline Steven, Anahatayoga.uk
Join us to ensure the 31st August becomes a landmark date. Another Waynwright Day is your chance to speak out for the earth’s future, and to show your willingness to live sustainably and to make a difference. You can support us in the following ways:
Embrace the Another Way vision and share it with people who join you at the top – sign up below and “own” a Wainwright of your choice. For each Ambassador who signs up to join us Another Way will plant a tree in partnership with The Tree Council. Ambassadors can also arrange activities at the top of their Wainwright fell e.g. invite a celebrity, run a healthy lifestyle activity (music, poetry, yoga etc.) or bring an expert in conservation, sustainability or climate change. We want you to bring people together to do something fun and engaging!
We are looking for like-minded organisations to join and support us by promoting the event. The Wainwright Society, Friends of the Lake District, RSPB, PACT, CAFS and the Tree Council as well as members from organisations such as Fix the Fells, Lake District Mountain Rescue and the Scouts are already participating.
Another Way will provide you with information, posters and content to help you spread the word. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Our aim is to have as many people as possible at the top of the Wainwrights at 1pm on the 31st August so please sign up as a supporter below, bring yourself and as many people as you can. You never know, we might set a new record.
Please read the FAQ on this page and if you are ready to join the event, look at the map, choose a Wainwright and fill in the relevant form below. You can book as an Ambassador or Supporter on any fell. However, our aim is to have at least one Ambassador and preferably two up every fell so we have marked in green those fells which do not yet have an Ambassador. As an Ambassador it would be great if you could choose one of those or one of the orange fells which have an Ambassador but no activity. For those who would like to be Supporters feel free to choose any fell. Those in pink have an activity arranged which you may like to participate in.
See below for some frequently asked questions and you can also download your Ambassador Pack here.
No, we want this event to be experienced by anyone who supports our aims and objectives which are simply: let’s all do our part in leading lifestyles that have consideration for the environment.
To encourage each one of us to make lifestyle changes that together make a difference and to spread the word that it’s possible for us to do it on a wide scale – we are not alone. For people to have fun and to learn more about the environment and conservation, as well as bring together a variety of people and organisations. In addition, we will plant a tree this November in the Lake District National Park for every volunteer who signs up to this event as part of a nature friendly farming project.
We are providing insight and knowledge that will allow people to believe that positive change can happen and to give them courage and enthusiasm to try for themselves.
If you are not familiar with our 10 to the power 10 message please look at our homepage. It is amazing how quickly word can spread if it is exciting and transformative.
Be a leader, help others and represent our beliefs which are simply change ourselves (to put the health of ourselves and our planet first), to unite and to do it now. We will give you an information pack which helps you to learn more about Another Way; our messages, our projects, and our vision. We will also ask you to share our social media details and to encourage others to sign a personal pledge on our website.
We will ask you to take photos and videos to record your day and to post your own stories on our social media pages.
We are organising as many activities as possible to demonstrate the values of Another Way If you have something you think might work then please let us know. We are asking all Ambassadors to help others during the day where necessary and to pick up litter.
For those of a creative ability we would love it if you can make an eco-signpost with the Another Way logo – we will provide a stencil to help you. You can then place it somewhere suitable at the top of the fell whilst you’re there and get some photos with it – but please remember to take it with you afterwards.
We would like to have a suitable activity on the top of as many fells as possible to encourage more people to the event and to demonstrate that changing our lifestyles in a healthy way (for us and the planet) and having fun are intertwined.
Invite a celebrity, run a healthy lifestyle activity (music, poetry, yoga etc.) or help us arrange an expert in conservation, sustainability or climate change to come and talk. We already have activities being arranged by farmers, musicians, professors, authors, artists and outdoor activity instructors; if you’re one of these or have something else equally suitable please let us know.
We are an inclusive charity that promotes taking individual action where it is clearly beneficial to the health of ourselves and the planet. We base our views and opinions on fact and scientific research where there is little to no contention amongst the scientists. There are plenty of obvious and easy things we are asking people to consider doing which if done together will make a huge difference.
No. It is being organised by unpaid volunteers and everyone attending will be there of their own volition. All funds for marketing the event have been provided by our own fund raising efforts or by small local grants for environmental causes.
A charity that takes wheelchairs up the fells is supporting our event. They are doing extraordinary work. If there are those of you who would like to participate in the event but are unable to walk a fell but have other ideas for activities then please let us know. Anything is possible if we try.
Ideally for the whole time between 12 midday and 2pm, but definitely at 1pm as that will be when we need you to record how many Ambassadors and supporters we have at the top of each fell using a group photo.
Yes you can, but we will endeavour to get you at least one more ambassador to make it more fun.
Yes but at 1pm you need to be at the top of your chosen fell, and ideally to stay there between midday and 2pm.
Peaks are applied for on a first come, first served basis, however some of the activities may have to be done on specific fells so we may ask you to change your fell selection. Once the minimum number of ambassador slots are filled you can still walk up that fell as an ambassador or a supporter of Another Way’s aims – there is no maximum number of ambassadors per fell.
There is no minimum age for supporters, however you must be at least 16 years old to be an Ambassador. We recommend all children under the age of 18 are accompanied by responsible adults.
No there is no obligation - just come out and support us as an Ambassador or Supporter, whatever you are most comfortable with.
In conjunction with Mike Berners-Lee we have produced a guide to keeping the day as low carbon as possible through travel, food and clothing. This guide will be sent to all participants on signing up to the event. In addition Another Way are planting 1700 trees in Matterdale in the Autumn in partnership with the Tree Council to offset the carbon footprint from the event.
There are 214 peaks of varying heights and distances. The choice is yours, but let’s please spread out to cover all 214 fells and choose a fell that you’re comfortable is within your ability.
It goes without saying that we would like all participants to follow the countryside code. Additionally we ask all Ambassadors and Supporters to follow main paths and to pick up any litter that they see during the day. Let's leave the fells in a better state than when we started.