The outdoor pursuits phenomenon and accommodation provision in the English Lake District c.1930-1997

Hope, Douglas G. (2009) The outdoor pursuits phenomenon and accommodation provision in the English Lake District c.1930-1997. In: Research FEST 2009, July 2009, University of Cumbria. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

A Hundred years ago, mountaineering was the preserve of the upper classes, Oxford and Cambridge graduates, diplomats and professionals. The working classes were more attracted to the seaside holiday resort, as expertly described in John Walton’s ‘The British Seaside: Holidays
and Resorts in the twentieth Century’ (MUP, 2000). However, from the middle of the nineteenth century, there was an explosion of interest in botanical societies (to study the area’s natural history) and rambling clubs, particularly in the industrial areas of Lancashire and Yorkshire. In the main, the members of these societies were self-educated manual workers, textile operatives and craftsmen.

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Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2010 11:40
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2017 06:43
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/821

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