Literary walks

A growing selection of evocative literary walks (and walking weekends) especially designed to explore the work of particular writers or landscapes with a literary connection.

There are things that we will never see, unless we walk to them.


Thomas Hardy Ringstead walk

This walk follows the footsteps of Lizzie Newberry in the Thomas Hardy short story The Distracted Preacher as she hurries at night from Owermoigne to Burning Cliff above Ringstead Bay in Dorset. Click here for Thomas Hardy Ringstead walk.


Lyme Regis literary walking weekend

A walking weekend in and around Lyme Regis exploring the stunning Dorset landscape and coastline associated with ‘The French Lieutenant’s Woman’ and ‘Persuasion’

Click here for background and full itinerary for our Lyme Regis Literary Walking Weekend


In the footsteps of John Clare

A weekend guided walking break designed to illuminate John Clare’s life and work by walking the principal landscapes and locations that inspired his writing, including Epping Forest and his birthplace, Helpston.

Click here for background and itinerary for In The Footsteps of John Clare Walking Weekend


Sir Gawain literary detective walking weekend

This Walking Weekend is based on the search for the location of the Green Chapel in this fascinating fourteenth century poem. Researchers have found three possible sites for the Green Chapel in the Staffordshire Peak District.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, will be to walk and explore the area using textual and physical evidence to locate and evaluate the possible sites.

Click here for background and full itinerary for our Sir Gawain Walking Weekend


Walks for groups
We can provide expert guiding services for groups and, in addition to the examples above, can arrange walks for groups at any time of year, in almost any region and relating to almost any writer or group of writers. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.