Daffodils by Ullswater copyright Val Corbett

Famous writers

The spectacular landscape of the Lake District has been a huge influence on some of England's best-known writers. In particular the Romantic poets of the late eighteenth and nineteenth century such as William Wordsworth, Samuel Coleridge, Thomas de Quincey and John Ruskin were hugely affected by their surroundings.

Also many children's authors have drawn inspiration from the landscape, such as Beatrix Potter, Arthur Ransome and even the creator of Postman Pat.

Another hugely influential writer on the Lake District is Alfred Wainwright, author of many walking guides to the area.

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