Anyone’s who’s familiar with walking in the great outdoors will have heard of the great Alfred Wainwright and more than likely of his wonderful pictoral guides to the Lake District Fells and further afield. When Snowdonia is mentioned however, then guidebook writers such as Poucher and Showell Styles spring to mind, but certainly not Wainwright. Until resently I wasn’t aware that he’d produced a book of Welsh Mountain Drawings when I was told of a fascinating new book that recreates each of those line drawings with photographs. Apparently, it wasn’t until he was 72 that AW relented and visited Snowdonia, having favoured his beloved Lake District, thinking Snowdonia was scarred by quarries. This was, in his own words, “a book of atonement, an admission that I have been wrong and an act of restitution. I owe North Wales an apology. “Wainwright’s Snowdonia in Photos – 101 Viewpoints and Walks – is a fitting tribute to his belated visit. Not only does the book contain 101 stunning images, but also a walking guide in order for you to reach each location and experience each image yoursef. The book is available from independent publishers -Mumford Books and Landscape-guides on their site, where you can download other free e-book samples, or purchase their full e-book interactive CD-ROM at £14 each, or a quality hardback at £44.