Walk in the steps of Lakeland writers and artists

The eight-mile ‘A Walk of Art’ looks to take in the stunning Derwent Water and Borrowdale Valley

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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.

discoveringbritain.org

Words: Sally Melville

Image: Watendlath 'Tarn near Keswick' by Sir Charles John Holmes, 1919 (Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston)