The Environmental Movement’s Romantic Past

A walk from Hafod to Borth

This journey looks at the connection of art and nature – particularly the influence of Wales on the Romantic movement and how it created modern tourism in the UK. It explores:

Exploring the Staycation movement of lockdown / How the Hafod estate embraced Picturesque – a new nature tourism – in the 18th century / Wordsworth’s trip to Tintern and Wilpin and Pennant’s sojourn through North Wales / The Romantics – how Southey and Coleridge found inspiration in Celtic legend / Madoc and Pantisocracy /How a National Forest trail can evoke a new era of nature tourism / Embedding walking and nature into the public conscience.

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