Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome - my favourite childhood reading. I wanted so much to have adventures like the children in the books!
Grasmere, Cumbria, The Lakes District. The poet William Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere for fourteen years, described it as "the loveliest spot that man hath ever found".
FANS of Arthur Ransome who want to take part in a marathon reading of the classic Lake District story Swallows and Amazons can now volunteer via…
Ambleside, Lake Windermere, UK http://www.abcschool.co.uk/
Tarn Hows in the Lake District. Our tips for 25 fun things to do in England: http://www.europealacarte.co.uk/blog/2011/08/18/what-to-do-england/
Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome. (I bought the British version of the Puffin paperbacks when I was a kid.)