The Royal Geographical Society and the Institute of British Geographers present the latest in their Discovering Britain series: a walk in the footsteps of famous writers and artists of the Lake District from the past three centuries.
An eight-mile, self-guided route – aptly called ‘A Walk of Art’ – meanders along Derwent Water and through the Borrowdale Valley. The accompanying booklet includes a selection of artwork from the Lake District, inviting walkers to reflect on the changes in the landscape over time.
Among the picturesque treasures to discover are tumbling waterfalls, a hanging valley and a remote mountaintop village.
Words: Sally Melville
Image: Watendlath 'Tarn near Keswick' by Sir Charles John Holmes, 1919 (Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston)