Have a literary escapein Lakeland

While there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy in the Lake District, it's not an area that's famed for its beautiful weather, and sometimes staying indoors might be the most sensible option. For book fanatics, there's plenty to do; explore the beautiful National Trust property that is Beatrix Potter's house or Dove Cottage, once home to William Wordsworth.

Beatrix Potter not only wrote some of the most well-loved children's books in the world, she also donated much of the land that now makes up the Lake District National Park. Her house is well preserved and makes for an interesting snapshot of rural life in Victorian times - plus it's a good place to shelter from the rain!

Pay a visit to Dove Cottage and the William Wordsworth museum to learn more about one of England's favourite sons, and a pioneer of the romantic movement. It's on the edge of Grasmere and you can also learn about his long-suffering sister Dorothy who painstakingly transcribed William's poetry for publication.

Of course, when the weather does play ball, you can get out and about whether cycling or on foot to take in some of the dramatic vistas that writers through the ages have found so inspirational.

If you're looking for a bolthole from which to enjoy your escape to the Lakes, check out Hawksmoor Lakeland Guest House, an ideal base for curling up in the evening after a long day of exploration with a good read.

Posted by Hawksmoor Admin