A walk in the Quantocks in the time of Coleridge and Wordsworth

Saturday 30 June, 10.30–14.30. Start Bowling Green car park, Holford, Somerset (around 6 miles, about 4 hours)

Led by Terence Sackett and Ian Enters of the Friends of Coleridge (part of the Quantock Hills Walking Festival)

The Quantocks in the time of Wordsworth and Coleridge - Literary insights into the two poets' time here, history, landscape, crafts and industries.

A strenuous walk starting at the Bowling Green car-park in Holford, taking in Hodder's Combe, Higher Hare Knap, Dowsborough Hill Fort and Woodlands Hill.

To register, visit Stowey Walking Festival walk

A new Friends of Coleridge flyer

I have put together a new flyer for the Friends. Click here for a PDF.

Please print it out and post it on relevant notice boards, or email and I will send you a quantity.

Terence Sackett

Free online course on major West of England poets and novelists, including Coleridge

Writing the West: Literature & Place is a free online course on some major poets and novelists associated with Bristol, Bath, and the West of England.

Learners will find out how Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Robert Southey, Robert Lovell, Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, and Thomas Hardy found inspiration in the West Country, and how they contribute to the culture and economy of the region today. It includes a film about Coleridge's poem 'This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison', made with the kind assistance of staff at Coleridge Cottage.

The course is an opportunity to explore these writers' lives, gain insight into their writings, and see the places that influenced them.

Open to all. Starts 18 June, 4 weeks' duration, 3-4 hours study per week.

Find out more and enrol at

Robin Jarvis, Professor of English Literature, UWE Bristol

Malcolm Guite talk

Malcolm Guite talk, 'Faith in the Arts', 21 May, Wesley Church, Cambridge

Highgate Coleridge Celebration, 2nd June 2018 - Special reduced rate for FoC members

St Michael's Church, Highgate, is pleased to offer a reduced rate of £25 to members of the Friends of Coleridge.

If you would like to take advantage of this offer, click here to book your place.