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Walk with Wordsworth in the Lake District

How many of us will walk 175,000 miles in a lifetime? Some of us are probably on the way to that goal. But even the most fit and active may not get there. William Wordsworth did. He walked and composed most of his poetry on foot. His life long love of nature began in childhood and continued all his life. His love of the meadow, the woods, and the mountains became the major subjects of his verse. He message still gives us meaning, such as.                                                    “Nature never did betray,The heart that loved her.”

What to see and do:

Just visiting and walking along the Lake District’s River Derwent can revive and inspire you.

Stops to make along the way:

Walk into Wordsworth House and you’ll and enjoy a glimpse into Wordsworth ‘Georgian childhood with its period furnishing. Then take an amble in the backyard gardens,  and stroll down its Terrace Walk to the banks of the Derwent River  his “ fairest of all rivers.”

Wordsworth spent years wandering only to return to his native Lake District. A vacant inn known as the Dove and Olive Branch became his “Dove Cottage.” His time living at that this simple cottage was his most productive.

After a decade of writing and prosperity, Wordsworth moved his family to Rydal Mount  and gardens, a spacious 16th century Tudor cottage. You’ll find his house and surrounding gardens much the same as when Wordsworth’s green thumb designed them.

How to get to Cockermouth, Cumbria from London:

Getting to Cockermouth includes Eco-Friendly travel by rail, coach, bus, or biking.  Of course, you can also drive and fly there

Take the National Trust walking tour

National Trust Wordsworth  walking tour is an 8-mile walk that gives the full Wordsworth experience Please take a look and see what I mean.

If you go, please share your experiences.

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