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Walking the Literary Landscape By Ian Hamilton

Walking the Literary Landscape by Ian Hamilton

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Walking the Literary Landscape by Ian Hamilton and Diane Roberts features 20 circular walks in northern England that explore the settings that inspired some of our great literature. Walk in the footsteps of writers like Arthur Ransome, Bram Stoker or the Bronte sisters. Each walk includes directions, local information and Ordnance Survey maps.

Walking the Literary Landscape Summary

Walking the Literary Landscape: 20 classic walks for book-lovers in Northern England by Ian Hamilton

Literature and a love of the English countryside are natural companions.

Walking the Literary Landscape by Ian Hamilton and Diane Roberts brings the two together in a collection of 20 circular routes in the north of England, all between 3 and 9 miles (5 and 15 kilometres) in length. The walks explore the physical settings that inspired some of our greatest literature.

Walk in the footsteps of writers like Arthur Ransome, who drew inspiration from the Lake District for his classic children's adventure Swallows and Amazons, or the Bronte sisters whose love of the moors around Haworth echoes through the centuries. See Chatsworth, the Peak District house that thrilled Jane Austen, and tread carefully in Whitby, the Yorkshire seaside town where Bram Stoker set his most famous creation Dracula.

Each route introduces you to a landscape familiar to some of our greatest writers, and is accompanied by clear and easy-to-use Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps, straightforward directions, and information on each area's literary links, refreshment stops and local amenities. Everything you need for a great literary walk.

About Ian Hamilton

Ian Hamilton is a former journalist who worked on a number of local newspapers in Yorkshire and Lancashire. He peaked as a long distance walker at the age of 13 when he completed the Lyke Wake Walk in daylight hours, a feat he seems unlikely to repeat. Today he prefers shorter, less demanding expeditions, and is among the growing band of people who would like to keep the delights of the Trough of Bowland secret from the rest of the world. Ian is married to Ann and has three grown-up children.

Diane Roberts started serious walking while at university in Scotland and today combines her love of the outdoors with a passion for photography. She has an affinity for the landscapes that inspired our greatest writers - and the teashops that often spring up in their wake. Diane works for the civil service in Manchester and was previously part of the team that helped to bring the BBC to her native Salford. She lives with her partner Dave and their Italian greyhound Reggie.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Acknowledgements
About the walks
Walk times
Navigation
Footpaths and rights of way
Safety
The Countryside Code
How to use this book
Maps, descriptions, distances
Km/mile conversion chart
Area Map
The Lake District
1 Bassenthwaite Lake and Dodd (Alfred, Lord Tennyson)
2 Carrock Fell (Charles Dickens)
3 Coniston Water and Torver (Arthur Ransome)
4 Far Sawrey and Windermere (Beatrix Potter)
5 Grasmere and Rydal Water (William Wordsworth)
6 Walla Crag and Derwentwater (John Ruskin)
The North East, the Moors & the Dales
7 Blanchland (W. H. Auden)
8 Humbleton Hill and Wooler (William Shakespeare)
9 Cleadon Hills and Marsden Rock (Catherine Cookson)
10 Whitby (Bram Stoker)
11 Around Thirsk (James Herriot)
12 Upper Wharfedale and Hubberholme (J. B. Priestley)
13 Malham Tarn and Cove (Charles Kingsley)
Peak District, South Pennines & Cheshire
14 Hurst Green and Stonyhurst College (J. R. R. Tolkien)
15 Haworth and the moors (The Bronte sisters)
16 Mytholmroyd and the Calder Valley (Ted Hughes)
17 Mam Tor and the caverns (Arthur Conan Doyle)
18 Around Chatsworth (Jane Austen)
19 Knutsford and Tatton Park (Elizabeth Gaskell)
20 Daresbury (Lewis Carroll)
Appendix
About the authors

Additional information

GOR011684570
9781906148782
1906148783
Walking the Literary Landscape: 20 classic walks for book-lovers in Northern England by Ian Hamilton
Used - Good
Paperback
Vertebrate Publishing Ltd
20140501
128
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