In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter's birthday and the region's link to some of the country's best known authors, Linthwaite, a luxury country hotel in the Lake District, is launching a Creative Writing Break. The spectacular landscape of the Lake District has been a huge influence on some of England's best-known writers including Beatrix Potter, who lived most of her adult life there, writing many books including 'The Tale of Peter Rabbit'. After her death in 1943, she left her 14 farms and 4,000 acres of land to the National Trust, which to date is one of the largest and most important legacies in the Lake District.
Other famous writers have included William Wordsworth, Samuel Coleridge and John Ruskin. A highlight of the course will be a private viewing, dinner and poetry recital at Wordsworth's family home, Rydal Mount, where the great author wrote many of his poems.
Designed to unlock a writer's creativity, the residential course at Linthwaite is suitable for beginners to published authors. It will take place on 29th February – 3rd March 2016, just before the region's annual literary festival 'Words by the Water' in Keswick on 4th -13th March 2016.
The three day Creative Writing Course will be run by Angela Locke, author of six internationally published novels and non-fiction/travel books and a prize-winning poet with five published collections. The course will help participants to find their creative voice, expand their minds and encourage them to write poetry, stories and prose in a supportive environment.
Linthwaite, situated only a few minutes from the famous Bowness-on-Windermere, is set within 14 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens including its own tarn. Its picturesque location, with panoramic views over Lake Windermere, will no doubt be an inspiration to guests and help in the creative process.
Linthwaite boasts 30 individually designed bedrooms, some of which feature hot tubs and free standing baths. It is renowned for its great attention to detail as exemplified by the provision of walking routes and Hunter Wellies which are available for guests to use to enjoy the local area .