Walks in the Literary Landscape

A range of evocative guided walks 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.

Walks for groups
In addition to the examples below, we can arrange walks for groups at any time of year, in almost any region and relating to almost any writer or group of writers. Events can include guest speakers, evening entertainments and other special features.

Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Individual Bookings
Our walks are also available at dates as specified for individual booking. Our weekend walks are designed to be un-pressurised and about enjoying stimulating discussion in good company, with good food, and hotels that are affordable yet full of character.


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.

Next dates TBA. Available at any time of year for group bookings

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


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’

Next dates TBA. Available at any time of year for group bookings

Click here for background and full itinerary for our Lyme Regis Literary 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.

Next dates TBA. Available at any time of year for group bookings

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


We are listed in travel-quest' s quality list of walking and trekking holidays, which offers a range of guided and unguided walking trips, as well as holidays and vacations for map reading and long distance walks.


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