The 2018 Wainwright Golden Beer Prize judging panel

Julia Bradbury 

Credited with revamping Sunday night prime time television and dubbed “Lady of the Lakes”, Julia Bradbury is one of the small screen’s most popular and versatile presenters. She has just completed filming a new walking series, Britain’s Best Walks, which will be shown on ITV and follows up last year’s successful Britain’s Best Walks with a View. Both are accompanied by a book, DVD and online resource The Outdoor Guide.

Eric Robson

Writer and broadcaster, Eric Robson has made programmes for BBC, ITV and Channel 4 for more than 40 years. For many years he was a BBC outside broadcast commentator working on all the great State occasions. For 20 years he’s been chairman of one of the world’s longest running broadcast programmes, Gardeners’ Question Time on Radio 4. His books include Great Railway Journeys of the World, The Border Line, a history of the Anglo/Scottish border and After Wainwright, a memoir of the years he worked with Britain’s most famous fell walker. His latest book, Abroad – a great railway journey round the Lake District was published recently. He’s Chairman of Cumbria Tourism and the Wainwright Society, a trustee of Tullie House Museum in Carlisle and a Deputy Lieutenant for Cumbria.

Peter Waine

Peter Waine is a former chairman of CPRE and of both the National Fruit Collection at Brogdale and of the Tree Council. He is co-founder of Hanson Green, for many years the principal source for non executive appointments and has been on boards of public and private companies in addition to being a former visiting professor at both Warwick and Cass Business Schools. A former member of the International Cricket Council and a trustee of the Royal Opera House, Peter is author or co-author, of two business books, a business novel, a collection of poetry and of 22 Ideas That Saved The English Countryside. He is chairman of the Housman Society.

Bea Carvalho

Bea Carvalho is a non-fiction buyer at Waterstones. Based at the Piccadilly head office, she is responsible for buying new titles in the nature and travel-writing genres- as well as various other areas of non-fiction- for the chains 284 branches.

Megan Hine

Megan Hine is a survival consultant, celebrity expedition leader and adventure catalyst. Her vast wealth of experience and knowledge, gained from leading hundreds of expeditions and consulting for TV survival shows across the globe.

Katie Bond

Katie Bond is publisher at the National Trust and previously worked at Bloomsbury Publishers with authors including J.K. Rowling, Margaret Atwood and Khaled Hosseini. She lives in London, often escapes to the Yorkshire Dales and is an avid reader and walker.