The Lake District attracts people from all around the world; more than 15 million visitors each year arrive in what was once called ‘the odd corner of England’. They come for the outstanding quality of the landscape, and by doing so serve to endorse William Wordsworth’s vision of a ‘sort of national property, in which every man has a right and interest who has an eye to perceive and a heart to enjoy.’
But the Lake District is much more than one man's perception; it is a glorious and natural evocation of everything that is wild and beautiful, into which Man has melded with taste and good sense.
★ About the Author ★
Terry Marsh is a full-time writer and photographer specialising in travel and the outdoors in the UK, Ireland and France. His involvement with the Lake District began in the 1970s when he became a voluntary warden with the National Park. In 1987, he completed his two-volume guidebook to the Lakeland fells (The Lake Mountains, Hodder and Stoughton), and later went on to write the two-volume 'On Foot in the Lake District', and the Official Guide to the Lake District National Park (2000). He has since written a five-volume set of guidebooks for walkers covering the entire Lake District, along with a pictorial guide to 'The Lakeland Dales', and 'The High Fells of Lakeland'. He is also a publisher (Questa Publishing Ltd) of low-cost guidebooks for walkers around the Lake District, mostly written by other authors.
In 2007, he was awarded a Master of Arts with Distinction in Lake District Studies by the Centre for North-West Regional Studies at Lancaster University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and is currently researching for a PhD at Lancaster University into
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