Lee Schofield, Author and Senior Site Manager for the RSPB at Haweswater said:
“I’m delighted to have earned highly commended from the Wainwright Prize judges for Wild Fell. In the nature and climate crisis, raising awareness of how our environment is affected has never been more important, and I’m proud to have been among an incredible line-up of authors, showcasing the reality of the fight for our planet and how we can all play a part in saving it. Wild Fell is a really personal account of my experiences of nature conservation in the uplands, the highs and the lows. I hope it shows how taking action for nature, whether its planting trees or connecting more people with the outdoors, can deliver rich and prosperous landscapes for people and nature. Congratulations to the winners and thank you for all the support from the judges, sponsors, authors, colleagues and the public.”
Mark Cropper, Chairman of James Cropper, said:
“We’re always over the moon to see local writers do well, and Lee Schofield is no exception. Being located amongst the Lake District fells, stewardship of the natural environment is integral to our business, and it is that mutual respect and celebration of nature and conservation that sit at the heart of our sponsorship of the James Cropper Wainwright Prize.