A five mile walk in the footsteps of literary greats - by Dr Penny Bradshaw.
Ambleside’s literary associations date back to the rise of picturesque tourism in the 18th century.
In the years that followed William Wordsworth’s arrival in nearby Grasmere in 1799, a host of writers were drawn to the Lake District. Celebrated poets and novelists, from John Keats to Charlotte Bronte, visited Ambleside and other writers, such as Thomas De Quincey and Matthew Arnold, had homes here.
By the 1850s Ambleside was at the centre of a Victorian vogue for ‘literary tourism’, with visitors exploring the region through the writing it inspired.
This Literary Walking Tour allows today’s visitor to experience the town in a similar way. The half-day walk takes in locations that were special to many writers and provides dozens of extracts and quotations from their works.
About the author
Dr Penny Bradshaw is thematic lead for Cultural Landscapes within the Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas at the University of Cumbria. She is also Programme Leader for the MA in Literature, Romanticism and the English Lake District.
Penny specialises in regional Romanticism and literary responses to place. Other recent publications include: Literary Lancaster (2016), Ann Radcliffe’s Observations During a Tour to the Lakes (2014), and The Lake Poems of John Wilson (2012).
SIZE: 195mm x 135mm.
FORMAT: Softback with laminated waterproof cover.
Printed in Penrith by H&H Reeds on woodland-friendly paper under the Woodland Carbon Code. For every copy of this book printed H&H Reeds work with the Woodland Trust to plant native woodland.
Shipping and returns
You can collect between 1.30pm-3.30pm from Cherrydidi Keswick on Fridays and Cherrydidi Ambleside on Saturdays. Please call 017687 71170 to confirm your time slot so we can keep everyone safe.
Standard Delivery - £4.00
(5 working days)
UK orders will normally be received within 5 working days. Choose this option if you’re not in a hurry to receive your order and we’ll use the most efficient delivery method possible. (This method only covers up to £20 compensation for loss or damage)
Special Delivery - guaranteed by 1pm (insured up to £500) - £11.00 (Next Working Day delivery on orders placed before midday)
Delivery next working day for orders placed before midday (Mon-Fri). This method covers up to £500 compensation for loss or damage (we strongly recommend selecting 'Special Delivery' for items worth over £50).
International Tracked & Signed Delivery - Europe: £14.90 (covered up to £250)
International Tracked & Signed Delivery - Worldwide: £24.70 (covered up to £250)
International orders will normally be received within 7-14 working days, depending on the destination.
Thanks for continuing to buy British handmade ethical gifts & unique art from Cherrydidi. Finding that perfect gift for a Mum, Dad, brother, sister, your kids, girlfriend, boyfriend, special woman or man in your life, a special friend or even the home, can be a real challenge so we’re glad to have helped. We are a little like Not on the High Street and Etsy but the main difference is we have a real shop you can walk into as well as finding beautiful things online too!
Whether you visited our shop/gallery in Keswick, The Lake District (and met the famous Zak the Collie Dog) or have found us online, buying a gift or piece of art from us will in turn support these talented independent artists and creative businesses - we couldn't do it without you, so thank you for supporting us.