RUSKIN’S LAKE DISTRICT
Brantwood, Coniston, Kendal, Blackwell, Troutbeck
Monday 23 September – Thursday 26 September
Tolstoy described Ruskin as ‘one of the most remarkable men….of all countries and times’. What made him remarkable was his ability to connect and to see deeply: to see a landscape in a pebble, a bird in a feather, a cathedral in a single window. After a lifetime of travelling, writing, painting lecturing, and above all, seeing, he settled at Coniston in the Lake District for the last thirty years of his life. On this special celebratory tour, we explore why he settled here, what the Lakes meant to him, and how, enveloped in the glories of that landscape, he was untiring in teaching us the importance of beauty in nature for the salvation of humanity. Never has his message been more stirring or more relevant.
HOTEL: Miller Howe
The most high-profile and prestigious country house hotel in the Lake District National Park, offering unrivalled views over Lake Windermere. A lovely location, lake views, and superb service set this luxurious Edwardian country-house hotel apart. The sumptuous guest rooms have an Arts and Crafts–inspired feel, with William Morris wallpaper, fresh flowers, roll-top tubs, and contemporary art brightening the individually decorated rooms.
All lectures, tuition, and ‘pastoral’ care, private visits, entries, and transportation during the tour, three nights accommodation with breakfast, lunch and dinner with wine, all coffees and teas. £1395 members, £1445 non-members, £200 single room supplement, deposit £250. Please note that this cost excludes travel to and from Oxenholme station.