The Lake District is one of our busiest national parks. Many people believe that wildness is long gone from the fells, lakes, tarns and becks, yet, within its boundaries.
In Lakeland Wild, Jim Crumley strives to find ‘a new way of seeing and writing about this most seen and written about of landscapes’. With the eye of a naturalist and the instinct of a poet, through backwaters and backwoods, he traces the Lake District’s place in the evolution of global conservation and makes the case for a far-reaching reappraisal of Lakeland’s wildness.
What We Have Lost
Ring of Bright Water caught me off guard. Gavin Maxwell’s memorial to a year of his life shared with an otter and glorious secular hymn to the West Highland seaboard of Scotland hit me between the...Read more