1) What kind of weather can I expect in the Lake District in July?
Average daytime temperatures vary greatly in the Lake District year-round, but July is generally one of the dryer and warmer months. Be prepared for temperatures from the mid-50’s to the mid-70’s. Since rain is fairly frequent, participants should bring a lightweight, waterproof jacket and a small umbrella.
2) Can I arrive before or remain after the sojourn?
Yes. If you would like to arrive at the start location in advance or remain at the end location after the sojourn has concluded, Scholarly Sojourns can help you arrange your hotel accommodation and is often able to secure attractive rates. Please indicate these preferences to us after you have registered for a particular sojourn.
3) How much walking will be required on this sojourn?
All participants should be comfortable walking up to a mile at a time and capable of climbing up to three flights of stairs at a time.
4) I am a single traveler, can you help me find a roommate?
Scholarly Sojourns will do all we can to match single travelers with a suitable roommate if they desire. But we cannot guarantee that roommates will be available. Therefore all single travelers should register as such and be prepared to pay the single traveler rate should a roommate not be identified.
5) Is this sojourn appropriate for children?
This sojourn is not appropriate for children or anyone under the age of sixteen.
The works below will help to better acquaint you with the subject matter of this sojourn.
Wordsworth, William, The Major Works, Oxford Classics
Burns, Robert The Complete Songs and Poems of Robert Burns, Geddes & Grosset
Potkay, Adam The Story of Joy: From the Bible to Late Romanticism, Cambridge University Press
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor The Complete Poems, Penguin Classics
The meeting point for this sojourn is The Wordsworth hotel in Grasmere, Cumbria. Participants making their own travel arrangements should plan to arrive between 10:00 and 16:00 on the first day of the sojourn. The first official activity begins at 17:00 that day.
Optional air package from/to New York: $1,198/person
The air package includes round-trip, trans-Atlantic flight, airport transfers in the destination, and 100% travel assurance. This travel package can be booked once you have registered for this sojourn and paid the deposit of $500 per traveler. Scholarly Sojourns can also help arrange your travel from any US gateway.