This is a walk around Stratford-upon-Avon that starts and ends at the railway station, and will take you about 2 hours to complete (without factoring in sight-seeing and refreshments). It’s best if you have a digital or paper map of the town on hand to refer to.
More perfect weather and charming tea-rooms. I have been rambling, putting together another literary walk; hardly difficult as there are few streets in the centre of Bath that haven’t been graced by at least one eminent scrivener. Unfortunately, the novelty makes it all too difficult to novel, which is why I’m leaving before November, half-envious… Read More
I wonder how Tennyson would have described the sight of a cloudless England from 20,000 feet; the shallow land, the molten silver inlets and rivulets, the tips of turning trees and the neatly enclosed patches of green. What would he have seen? How would he have assimilated it into the social consciousness? I watched the… Read More
This is a self-guided tour for literary travellers that begins and ends at Shrewsbury railway station. Depending on your walking pace, and your tea requirements, the walk will take you between one to two hours. Click Here to download your map As your train approaches the station, or else over the wall opposite platform 7,… Read More
A sunny weekend visit to Attingham Park furnished me with much inspiration – marble statues, curious clocks, intricate mythologies, a verdant aspidistra, mechanisms and bees and anecdotes. These old houses are full of stories waiting to be (re)told by bored writers. The ornamentation of the interior is mirrored by the wonderful profusion of the grounds.… Read More