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William Wordsworth Sites Tour

William Wordsworth, the Great Lakes Poet, is inextricably linked to the Lake District from his birth, through his "golden decade" and his death age 80.

His backstory and relationships with his sister Dorothy and the other Romantic poets are only fully appreciated by seeing the places associated with him, dotted all around Cumbria

The full tour is 2 days long, but the main essentials tour can be done in 1 day

Beatrix Potter Sites Tour

Beatrix Potter is well known for her Peter Rabbit books, but she has an amazing back story of which her writing was only a small part.

Her Lake District influences started when she first visited aged 16 and her legacy to the Lake District is still seen and felt today.

This full guided tour is 2 days long and covers key sites in the Lake District

John Ruskin Tour

John Ruskin's writings had a major influence on the development of appreciation of art, architecture, social justice, workers education, pre-Raphaelite art, and the Arts and Craft Movement and environmentalism (before it became trendy).

His life and links to the Lake District started at age 11 and continued to his death aged 81.

This is a full 1 day guided tour

Alfred Wainwright Tour

Alfred Wainwright or "AW" as he preferred to be known, writer of Lake District hiking guides and developer of the Coast-to-Coast Walk which was recently ascribed as a National Trail, was profoundly changed on his first visit to the Lake District in 1930.

Learn about his journey from the back streets of Blackburn to becoming a best selling author, see the places that influenced him.

This is a 1 day tour

Arthur Ransome Tour

With an amazing back story, from a difficult childhood, to the heart of the Russian Revolution to becoming a famous and successful children's author based here in the Lake District.

Discover the people and places that influenced him and the places that he used in his stories

This is a 1 day tour

 

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Canon Rawnsley Tour

Canon Rawnsley had an amazing influence on the development of the National Trust. From the "Battle of Thirlmere" to the formation of the Keswick School of Industrial Arts.

Discover more about this amazing character and see the places that influenced him and the places that he influenced.

This is a 1 day tour

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