Appendix E: Wordsworth's England 2012

Appendix E: Wordsworth's England 2012

May 25-June 6 / 9, 2012

Nine students (seven women, two men); two leaders (my wife and I)

Cost to students in 2012: $1545 plus food and travel to England; students were refunded $200 upon return.


All public transportation (bus / train / taxi)

Train from Manchester to Penrith; Bus to Keswick

Bus for daily outings

Bus from Keswick to Barrow-in-Furness

Train from Barrow-in-Furness to Betws-y-Coed, Wales

Train from Betws-y-Coed, Wales to London


Keswick: May 26-June 1, 2012 (Saturday-Friday)

Abernethy ( – click on “Accommodation”

28 Blencathra St.

Phone: 011 44 01539 620832

Rent: £720 total, six nights, five rooms, self-catered

Barrow-in-Furness: June 1-2, 2012

Ambrose Hotel (

Duke St.

Phone: 011 44 01229830990

FAX: 01229 591315


Rent: £415 total, one night, two dbl. + four twin rooms, B&B

Betws-y-Coed, Wales: June 2-5, 2012

Coed-y-Fron Guest House (

Vicarage Rd.

Phone: 011 44 01690 710365


Rent: £1326 total, three nights, six rooms, B&B


May 26 (Saturday) — Travel US to Keswick

May 27 (Sunday) — Orientation / Derwent / hike to Castlerigg

May 28 (Monday) — Penrith / Beacon

May 29 (Tuesday) — Ullswater / Aira Force / St. Andrew’s in Penrith

May 30 (Wednesday) — Grasmere / Dove Cottage / John’s Grove (Lady Wood) / Greenhead Ghyll

May 31 (Thursday) — Carlisle / rest

June 1 (Friday) — Travel to Barrow-in-Furness / Peele Castle

June 2 (Saturday) — Travel to Betws-y-Coed, Wales

June 3 (Sunday) — Hike to Swallow Falls; Mt. Snowdon closed due to bad weather

June 4 (Monday) — Mt. Snowdon: half the group hikes / half on train

June 5 (Tuesday) — Travel to London

The trip officially ended when we arrived in London. Students had the option of three days in London; some toured London on their own; some went home; some went on to other points.

In London we stayed at the

Ruskin Hotel

23-24 Montague St., Russell Square


Phone: 011 44 2076 367388


Not very big or luxurious, but clean, fairly cheap, and across the street from the British Museum.


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