Those of us who live in the Lakes consider ourselves very fortunate to have this event on our doorstep. Billed as a "Festival of words and ideas", it features a wide range of authors , broadcasters and all round very interesting people.
I'm keen to hear Joanna Trollope, A. L. Kennedy, Philippa Gregory and Penelope Lively.
Or would I like to hear Melvyn Bragg ( again), who is President of the Festival?
Maybe Jeremy Paxman? George Monbiot? Michael Rosen? This is an outstanding programme.
Here's a link to the Words by the Water Festival so that you can see for yourself the great range of speakers for 2014.
If you don't live in the area, you could rent our Lakes Holiday Cottage and drive the very scenic 20 minutes to Keswick to hear your choice of speakers. A week in March is just £490 if you book during January ( usual rate £550) Here is a link to more info about our Historic Grasmere Holiday Cottage with amazing views .
|On Silver Howe, March 2011- Grasmere Village and Dunmail Raise in the background.|
|Grasmere taken March 2011 on Silver Howe walk|
Here's a photo taken on the way to Silver Howe on the same day. Lovely.