About Wainwright The Golden Beer

A superb thirst quenching, refreshing beer packed full of flavour, lightly hopped with subtle sweet notes and a delicate citrus aroma.

Inspired by the author Alfred Wainwright, famous for his Lakeland Fell Guidebooks. For every summit wainwright conquered through his passion and commitment, each one delivered the ultimate reward. Like it’s namesake Wainwright has always set the bar high – making it the perfect choice for bar owners with lofty ambitions.

Whatever personal mountain you’re facing, hurl yourself at it in true Wainwright style.


About The National Trust

We are a charity that works to preserve and protect historic places and spaces, for ever, for everyone. We were founded almost 120 years ago by three passionate Victorians who wanted to preserve outdoor spaces and prevent them from being built on. Today, our places include historic houses, gardens, mills, coastline, forests, woods, fens, beaches, farmland, moorland, islands, archaeological remains, nature reserves, villages and pubs.


About The Wainwright Society

wainwrightsocietyThe Wainwright Society was formed in 2002 and now has over 2000 family members. The Society promotes Alfred Wainwright’s vision of introducing a wider audience to fellwalking and caring for the hills. We contribute to public debate on issues affecting landscape quality and the quality of life in upland areas.

Increased membership over the past few years has helped us to raise funds for various good causes including Mountain Rescue Teams, Search and Rescue Dogs, Fix the Fells, Animal Rescue Cumbria and Cumbria Wildlife Trust.


About Frances Lincoln

Our company was founded by Frances Lincoln in 1977. We published our first books two years later, and we have been creating illustrated books of the highest quality ever since, with special emphasis on gardens, heritage and the outdoors. Frances Lincoln died aged 55, in February 2001. Her husband John Nicoll took over the ownership and management of the company until 2011, when it was acquired by The Quarto Group. Frances Lincoln is now the largest part of Quarto’s UK publishing business, and continues to publish some 100 new books a year for both adults and children.


About Agile Marketing

defaultAgile Marketing is a publishing-specialist promotions & project management marketing agency, which is administering and coordinating The Thwaites Wainwright Prize for Nature and Travel Writing 2014. Agile project manages a number of awards in the book trade, liaising with publishers and retailers to ensure the campaign to raise the profile of the independently selected titles is maximised in store and amongst readers.


About Stanfords: Wainwright Prize Retail Partner

Edward Stanford Limited was founded in 1853 by Edward Stanford in Charing Cross Road in London. In 1901 the Company moved to its current flagship location in Long Acre, Covent Garden. Famed throughout the World as a publisher of maps, Stanfords expanded into retail following the move to Covent Garden. To this day Stanfords stocks the largest range of maps in the World as well as travel guides, a large selection of globes and other travel related product. It has a further shop in Bristol, a website and a specialist Business Mapping Service based in Manchester.


About The Outdoor Guide

togforwebsiteThe Outdoor Guide is a new, online resource with an abundance of inspiring walks to download, places to stay, eat and drink and some great outdoor gear to discover… all in one place.

There are lots of ideas and personal recommendations from TV presenter and outdoor enthusiast Julia Bradbury, who is a judge for The Wainwright Prize.



About BBC Countryfile Live

CL069-MPU-TMA-w300h250-v224 – 7 August, Blenheim Palace

The big new outdoor event in 2016!

Between the 4 – 7 August, BBC Countyrfile Live, will be staged within the spectacular grounds of Oxfordshire’s Blenheim Palace, showcasing the very best of our British countryside.

This exciting new event brings Countryfile, the BBC’s flagship factual TV programme, to the live arena allowing you to explore every aspect of our countryside over four extraordinary days.

Join the Countryfile presenters in the heart of the event a spectacular live show in the Countryfile Live Main Arena. Throughout the day, each show will be a celebration of the very best that rural Britain has to offer, focusing on Britain’s love of farming.

Adam Henson will be bringing his farm with livestock and rare breeds to the show, see the latest farming machinery displays, outdoor fun for kids, the best of British food and drink plus, over 600 exhibitors will be offering an unbeatable shopping experience: from food and craft heroes to country clothing, gardening, pet supplies and gifts.

Get stuck in with all the action from the countryside with walk & rambling, a 4×4 off road experience, angling & fly fishing, canoeing & kayaking, and the STIHL Timbersports British championships. Fantastic family fun with the National Trust ‘50 things to do’, woodland activities, den building, face painting, picnic tree parties and even a Great British Ice Cream Parlour!

With on-site camping available, Countryfile lovers can even make a weekend out of what will be one of the biggest, and most exciting, outdoor events this year and an experience that the whole family can enjoy.

Adult tickets £24 plus booking fees. Family, concession and group rates available. Dogs welcome. Show information and tickets are available from