From Cumbria Crack
A Yorkshire-based mountaineering and guided walk leader is ready to capitalise on the weakness in Sterling post-Brexit, by creating walking holidays that will appeal to North American and Antipodean outdoor and literature enthusiasts and help them explore some of Cumbria’s rich literary connections.
Mark Killala, whose business, Northern Guiding, has allowed thousands of walkers to explore what it has dubbed the ‘Floor de Yorkshire’, as well as other walking routes leading into and out of the county, has already announced the dates of two experiences in 2017 that will tick the boxes of those who are trading dollars for pounds.
One of these is a ‘Cumbria Way Walking Tour’, which takes place between April 8 and 14 2017. The tour starts in Ulverston – birthplace of acclaimed comic, Stan Laurel, and home to the Laurel and Hardy Museum – on day one and departs, on day two, for Coniston, traversing a landscape, over the course of the next 15.5 miles, that gave the literary world the ‘Swallows and Amazons’ series from author, Arthur Ransome, and the speed-related exploits of Donald Campbell…