Through Mountains to the Sea: John Scanlon on a Romantic poets' quest along the Lake District A66


In 'Through Mountains to the Sea' (Places journal), John Scanlan travels the A66 through Cumbria, from the Lake District that was transformed from a spectacle of ‘holy terror’ to a tourist destination under the influence of the Romantic poets, to the post-industrial coastal towns of Workington and Whitehaven. 'To drive the A66 is to pass between worlds', he explains, 'from the apparently eternal mountains to the dynamic industrial coast - from the sublime to the subliminal'.

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