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Lake District may feature in favourite poems quest

Posted 23 August 2010
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Lake District may feature in favourite poems quest
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Those who love to go walking, ride mountain bikes or put on their climbing shoes and head for the crags in the Lake District may find the area features heavily in a quest to find Britain's favourite poems about the British landscape.

Such a quest has been started by the National Trust with a Poem of the Day being added to its website every 24 hours from today (August 23rd) and visitors to the portal are being asked to vote for their preferred literary masterpiece.

Christina Rosetti's poem The Lambs of Grasmere is already included, although not yet anything by the village's most famous resident, William Wordsworth, who penned pieces about the Lakes such as Daffodils and The excursion.

Many other parts of the country are represented as well, such as the flatlands of East Anglia in Sweet Suffolk Owle by an unknown author and The Herefordshire Landscape by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

Those walking around Grasmere may not see any lambs at this time of year but can enjoy many walking routes while wearing walking boots.

Among these are climbs up Loughrigg or to Easedale Tarn, as well as higher peaks such as High Raise, Fairfield or Helvellyn.

Posted by Dan Mirza