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Englands Lake District

6 Weeks in the English Lakes #4: Beatrix Potter on England's Fells

Meg Waite Clayton | Posted 09.07.2013 | Home
Meg Waite Clayton

One of the loveliest ways to spend a day -- or many days -- in the English Lakes is to hike, and the beautiful places to hike are nearly endless.

6 Weeks in the English Lakes #3: Beatrix Potter's Hill Top Farm

Meg Waite Clayton | Posted 08.25.2013 | Home
Meg Waite Clayton

Many people come to the English Lakes to immerse themselves in the world of Beatrix Potter. Potter visited the area as a child, and when she was engaged to her publisher, Norman Warne, they planned together to move to a Lake District farm.

6 Weeks in the English Lakes #2: A Literary Map

Meg Waite Clayton | Posted 08.17.2013 | Home
Meg Waite Clayton

If you don't know where the English Lakes are, pull out your trusty map of England and look as far north and west as you can. (Go too far, and you'll end up in Scotland.) To give you an idea of just how beautiful the Lakes are, read this section of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

6 Weeks in the English Lakes: Photos and Literary Quotes

Meg Waite Clayton | Posted 08.06.2013 | Home
Meg Waite Clayton

Mac and I spent several weeks in the English Lake District -- home of poet William Wordsworth and Peter Rabbit author Beatrix Potter, among others -- as an escape from the empty nest left when our youngest set off for college.

The Poetry Of Travel

Peter Mandel | Posted 01.28.2013 | Home
Peter Mandel

Poetry. Poetry and travel. Do they go together? Are they secret lovers -- or at least good pals?