the Lake District

Four difficult women who fought to preserve the English countryside

16 April 2022 9:00 am

One thing that Covid lockdown made us appreciate was the importance of being outdoors. When we were finally allowed into…

‘The upper part of the cascade at Hafod’ by John ‘Warwick’ Smith, 1793

How to view the view

20 February 2016 9:00 am

It’s not all picnics and cowslips. You need sense as well as sensibility to appreciate a landscape, says Mary Keen

Wolves in the Lake District get everyone’s pheromones going

28 March 2015 9:00 am

Locate. Stalk. Encounter. Rush. Chase. The pace of Sarah Hall’s fifth novel follows the five stages of a wolf hunt…

An epic performance that brings a lost novelist back to life

11 October 2014 9:00 am

Hugh Walpole, now almost forgotten, was a literary giant. Descended from the younger brother of the 18th-century prime minister Robert…