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Talk, Sat 15 Jul 2017, £7.50

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    ‘St Swithun’s day if thou dost rain
    For forty days it will remain
    St Swithun’s day if thou be fair
    For forty days ‘twill rain nae mare’

    Many of us are familiar with this rhyme and the legend that if it rains on 15 July it will rain all summer. Whether you believe it or not, it seems like an appropriate day to celebrate the culmination of a project exploring the links between weather and Romantic writing with the University of Leeds.

    Dr David Higgins and Dr Tess Somervell from the University of Leeds will join us to give this month’s Saturday Talk. David will focus on the connections we can draw between Romanticism and modern day climate change. Tess will discuss real and imagined floods in Wordsworth’s experience, writing, and reading, and consider how his writing about floods is still relevant today, particularly in the Lake District.

    Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

    Disabled accessFacilities for hearing impaired

    Full disabled access is available to the Wordsworth Museum and Art Gallery. As Dove Cottage is an historic building, we have been unable to make provision for disabled access. However most wheelchairs will find the ground floor accessible and there is a virtual tour of the cottage available at the information point in the Wordsworth Museum.

    Event details

    Dates Times
    Sat 15 Jul 2017 14:00 to 17:00

    Address

    Town End,
    Grasmere,
    Cumbria,
    LA22 9SH

    Directions

    By Bus: Hop on the regular 599 open top service from Bowness, Windermere and Ambleside. Sit back, relax and admire the stunning views across the Lakes. The 555 also runs regularly between Keswick, Grasmere, Windermere and Kendal. The bus stops just across the Road from Dove Cottage.

    By bike: There are cycle parking stands near the attraction's restaurant.

    On Foot: There is an easy and safe two-minute walking route from Grasmere to Dove Cottage along Stock Lane. There is also a lakeside path or the Coffin Trail Bridleway which links Grasmere to Rydal near Ambleside. Both are fairly easy-going routes with great views.

    By Car: Leave the M6 at jct 36, follow signs for Kendal, Windermere and Ambleside. Dove Cottage, the Wordsworth Museum and Art Gallery is located on the A591, the main Kendal to Keswick road through the Lake District, just South of the Grasmere mini roundabout.

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 8 miles from Windermere station

    Facilities

    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • PostboxPostbox
    • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
    • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

    Full disabled access is available to the Wordsworth Museum and Art Gallery. As Dove Cottage is an historic building, we have been unable to make provision for disabled access. However most wheelchairs will find the ground floor accessible and there is a virtual tour of the cottage available at the information point in the Wordsworth Museum.

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