The Lake District Poets of Cumbria

The Lakes are one of the most romantic places in England. The vast and stunning landscape is one of such beauty, it’s impossible for anyone not to attribute it to the sensational experience of being in love.

Which is why, at the end of the 18th century, it attracted a group of young poets. The Lakes Poets are just one of the Lake District’s many attractions and seeing what they saw, how they lived and where their inspiration came from is an intoxicating experience that often inspires you too. William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy were rounding Ullswater on their way back home to Grasmere in April, 1802, when they came across a sight of all-consuming, awe-inspiring natural bloom.

Dorothy wrote in her famous journal, “I never saw daffodils so beautiful … [they] tossed and reeled and danced and seemed as if they verily laughed with the wind that blew upon them over the Lake.”

These magnificent flowers were also the inspiration for William Wordsworth’s most famous, and perhaps most loved, poem;

“I wandered lonely as a 
Cloud 
That floats on high o’er 
Vales and Hills, 
When at once I saw a 
crowd 
A host of dancing 
Daffodils; 
Along the Lake, beneath 
the trees, 
Ten thousand dancing in 
the breeze.”

Some critics say that this poem, ‘The Daffodils’, is a defining moment in early English Romanticism. And it wasn’t just the Wordsworths who found the Lake District to be a place of unique beauty. Other poets who lived and wrote in the Lake District include Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey – the latter being the brother-in-law of the former and someone who acted as a kind of foster father to his children. It’s very possibly for them that he wrote his most famous work, ‘The Three Bears’.

Unsurprising, really, when you see for yourself what the Lake District has to offer. It’s one of the pride and joys of the North, and we’re proud to live and work in it, helping our guests get the most out of their stay and enjoy the divine, natural wonder that this place is. Decadent landscapes of grand old mountains, natural walking routes and blooming wildlife define this scenic world.

If you’re interested in enjoying the romanticism of the Lakes, take a look at our accommodation and tariffs, or plot our location. We’re the perfect place for weddings and romantic breaks, and we’re currently offering winter tariffs during these colder months. For more information and bookings call us on 07841159818 or email Hazel.

By | 2013-01-30T14:54:28+00:00 January 30th, 2013|