Our second evening talk, on day 2 of The Quantock Experience, takes a literary twist as South West Heritage Trust’s Tom Mayberry shares his knowledge of love of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
Coleridge lived in Nether Stowey on the Quantock Hills for three years, a time of great creativity during which – with fellow writers William and his sister Dorothy Wordsworth – Romantic Poetry was born.
Author of “Coleridge and Wordsworth in the West Country” (and other notable West Country publications) Tom Mayberry shares his passion in an engaging talk, exploring the influence of the dramatic Quantocks landscape upon one of our most significant poets.
Iain Porter of the Quantock Hills AONB Service will lead Owl & Bat watching after the talk. Bring warm clothes if you’d like to join him.
The Quantock Hills were England’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, being designated in 1956. Now celebrating 60 Years, The Quantock Experience is a week of all things Quantocks, organised in partnership by Halsway Manor, National Centre for Folk Arts, South West Heritage Trust and the Quantock Hills AONB Service, and supported by Friends of Quantock. In a week combining indoor and outdoor activities, talks, walks and experiences, discover and enjoy the landscapes, wildlife, history, geology, archaeology, folklore and crafts of this unique area. Click here for The Quantock Experience event page.