Today was the last walk in our series of Coleridge-related walks. They are part of a programme of events to celebrate the publication of Kubla Khan in 1816. We will be adding accounts of each walk with photographs to the Friends of Coleridge website very soon.
On Saturday 12th November a small group of us explored Alfoxden and the country around Woodlands. The weather proved relatively kind in the end, with just a faint intermittent drizzle. But the heavy mist prevented the planned walk across the Quantock hills. Wordsworth’s old house looks even sadder and more delapidated. It is time something was done to rescue it.
Dorothy was a regular visitor to the house at Woodlands. She records in her Alfoxden Journal: “Gathered fir-apples. A thick fog came on. Walked to the baker’s and the shoemaker’s, and through the fields towards Woodlands. On our return, found Tom Poole in the parlour. He drank tea with us.”