About James Cropper

James Cropper is a prestige paper innovator based in the English Lake District, supplying distinct, custom-made paper products to many of the world’s leading luxury brands, designers, printers and publishers. With over 175 years of papermaking knowledge the business is renowned for its expertise in colour and sustainable fibre innovation, including the revolutionary CupCycling® process – taking used coffee cups and giving them a second life as beautiful papers.



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

Frances Lincoln is an imprint of the Quarto Group. It has been publishing on gardens, heritage, art reference, lifestyle and the outdoors since 1977.


About Agile Marketing

Agile 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 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

BBC Countryfile Live brings you the best of Britain’s countryside. Watch an exclusive Countryfile Theatre featuring the presenters; meet rare breeds at Adam’s Farm; climb aboard mighty farm machinery; watch live animal arena shows; discover British wildlife; get stuck into outdoor activities; learn from cooking and craft demonstrations; join live debates and interviews; and shop from hundreds of quality exhibitors.

All activities are included in your ticket price, unless otherwise stated. For full show information and to book tickets visit




About Planet Pod

Planet Pod – the highly successful podcast that talks to the people behind the headlines and dives into the stories that affect our planet. From scientists to politicians, from writers to activists we aim to inform, enlighten, entertain and inspire our listeners to take action. The clock is ticking – time is running out to tackle the current climate emergency and avert the threat to the natural environment and earth’s ecosystems. We all need to take visionary but fact-based action now.  To help inform and energise, Planet Pod will be right by your side whether you are walking in the countryside or working at your desk. We are an independent not for profit podcast with a back catalogue of over 100 episodes. From beekeeping to climate heating, Planet Pod is essential listening for everyone who cares about the planet.

We are delighted to be partnering with The Wainwright Prize in a special series of discussions with the inspiring authors of each shortlisted book, finding out what drives them and their call to action to all of us.