New: 'The Ambleside Literary Walking Tour'
The rich heritage of literature in Ambleside is celebrated in our second new walking guidebook of 2021, available for pre-order from today.
The Ambleside Literary Walking Tour details the town’s long history of literary associations through a half-day walk, accompanied by words from the many celebrated poets and novelists who visited or lived in the town, including the Wordsworths, John Keats, Charlotte Brontë and Charles Dickens.
A trip to StockGhyll Force – a place of inspiration for over 200 years – is followed by a three-mile circuit to Rydal, passing a diverse mix of homes and locations that inspired authors, from the earliest writers to contemporary crime author Rebecca Tope.
The 44-page pocket-sized guidebook is written by Dr Penny Bradshaw, thematic lead for Cultural Landscapes within the Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas at the University of Cumbria.
A launch event (yes, a real in-person event!) for the Walking Tour, featuring readings from the book by the author, book-signing, nibbles and a chance to view select items from the Armitt collection, will take place on 13 August, 6.30–8.30pm at The Armitt, Ambleside. You can buy tickets for it here.