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Poets & Authors
in the Lake District

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Reproduction painting of Hill Top Farm

Beatrix Potter

The woman who brought the world Peter Rabbit and his friends is justly famous as an author an illustrator of well-loved childrens' stories.

Before her death though, she was better known for her passionate love of the land and waters of the Lake District. We reveal the truth beind the author who should really be known as Helen Heelis...

Who's Helen Beatrix Heelis?

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Arthur Ransome

Some of the most loved children's stories of the 20th century were Arthur Ransome's 'Swallows and Amazons' books.

Amazingly, the unassuming author behind these tales of innocence and pirate adventure harboured an almost unbelievable secret. He was at various times, wanted by both the Russian and English Governments for espionage and diamond smuggling...

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Romance, Spies, Pirates and Squirrels

Take a look at why William Wordsworth, Lakeland's world-famous Romantic Poet, is connected to Grasmere Gingerbread.

Discover the little-known memorial Wordsworth placed for his brother, high in the hills above Thirlmere. See the obscure location at which Captain Flint the Pirate taught the Swallows to fish, and visit the real island home of Old Brown, The Owl from 'The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin'.

We reveal these and dozens more curious hidden stories behind the the Lake District you thought you knew.

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Legends Of The
Northern Lakes

Discover fascinating legends, true tales and dark mysteries from The Lake District

An hour of stunning stories and all-new footage from the northern half of The Lake District - a land filled with Kings, knights, eagles and wolves. A region of splendid isolation and bitter controversy.

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Tales From The
Southern Lakes

Discover incredible true stories and hidden locations from the Lake District

Discover over 65 minutes of fascinating tales and all-new footage from the southern half of The Lake District. A region bursting with daredevils, poets and authors - with astounding scenery and curious history.

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Tales & Legends From
The Lake District

Discover the Hidden Lake District they don't tell you about

This special guidebook picks up where all other guides stop. As you explore new corners and visit your favourite locations, you'll discover the incredible true stories hiding in plain sight.

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Indulge your passion for the Lake District and don't miss stories and amazing footage from your favourite locations with over two hours of the most complete tour of the region ever produced.
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Mrs Johnson

(Bought March 2020 as a gift for a friend who has never visited the Lake District)

"We thought both films were breathtakingly beautiful and are quite sure that they will be appreciated by the recipient. We are really hoping that he will be convinced enough by the stunning photography to visit. He really doesn’t appreciate what he is missing!""

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Heritage & History Polaroid

Heritage & History

Thousands of years of occupation have seen Bronze-age miners, Romans, Vikings, Normans and Victorians alike stamp their distinct mark upon the region.

Scratch the surface and you'll discover a unique mix of cultures.

Murders & Scandal Polaroid

Murders & Scandal

Discover the gruesome details behind 2 separate "Lady Of The Lake" murders.

Learn about the imposter & fraudster MP who seduced a teenage girl before going on the run.

Aliens & Ghosts Polaroid

Aliens & Ghosts

Uncovered: The terrifying exorcisms, ghosts and ghouls which haunt every corner of the Lake District.

Revealed: The UFO incident which sparked international panic.

Heroes & Daredevils Polaroid

Heroes & Daredevils

Learn about the incredible record-setting exploits of Sir Donald Campbell & Sir Henry Segrave, and the tragedy which connects them.

Mountains & Scenery Polaroid

Mountains & Scenery

For the first time, you can fly high over England's most spectacular scenery.

We bring you unique footage of never-before filmed locations, and all the favourite tourist spots.

Legends & Myths Polaroid

Legends & Myths

Revealed: The historical Lake District events behind the legend of King Arthur.

See the damage caused by Coniston's evil fairies, and what remains of a church destroyed by the devil himself