Self-Guided Walk: The Never Never Land of W. H. Auden

Writer W. H. Auden described the North Pennines as his ‘great good place’. He formed a lifelong fascination with its underground spaces and the post-industrial landscape of lead mining following a childhood visit to the hills around the North Pennine village of Rookhope, County Durham.

Follow in W. H. Auden’s footsteps on a downloadable self-guided circular walk starting and finishing in Rookhope and listen to broadcaster Jeremy Vine give an overview of Auden, his work and affinity with the North Pennines.

Co-created by Jeremy Vine and North East England Blue Badge Tourist Guide Ruth Robson.

The walk will be available to download for free from Monday 10 October

Jeremy Vine will be discussing his love for W. H. Auden is a special event at Durham Book Festival.

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