Walking in the footsteps of Lady Anne, Countess of Pembroke, we left behind the General Election. That night, the SNP emerged as a new force to be reckoned with, three party leaders resigned and political careers crashed and burned. So what was the context of Lady Anne’s journey from Wilton House to Pendragon Castle?
Whilst writing my forthcoming book, some of my focus has been on this northern region of Mallerstang, Wild Boar Fell and the source of the River Eden. So I’ve spent lots of time exploring. It is wild and beautiful, a striking contrast to the countryside around Salisbury. And the name Eden resonates, that first garden, Paradise. A lost Paradise, a place to escape to. Is it possible to find Paradise in the 21st century? Where would you look for it and what would make it so remarkable?