by Ian Hamilton & Diane Roberts - £12.95 Vertebrate Graphics Ltd (2014)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781906148782 | ISBN 10: 1906148783
Literature and a love of the English countryside are natural companions.
Walking the Literary Landscape 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 Brontë 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.
(Price & availability last checked: January 2015)
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