I am leading in a holiday in a country house near Keswick this coming September. The company arrange transfers from Penrith station, if you come by train. There is plenty of parking, if you drive. And if you come with a partner who doesn’t want to do this holiday, there are others running concurrently.
It runs Monday afternoon to Friday morning, all the cooking is done for you and meals served in a beautiful dining room. At the moment, there are three people booked on the course and I’d love a larger group, though I’ve been told it’s viable already and will definitely run.
We will be reading nature poetry by a wide range of poets, and writing our own, using the stimulus of the extensive grounds. Alongside that, we will make a handbound watercolour paper concertina book with a hard cover, illustrated by a range of possible methods and including a poem you have written on the holiday, of your choice. There will be evening activities too, including a talk on bees.
The early bird discount is still valid. It’s cheaper than Arvon, but guests are waited on and served three course meals, restaurant style, extensive grounds, a footpath to Keswick, materials provided and everyone will take home a book they made themselves.
This is the link to the holiday: