I received notice that my holiday is finally booked and I’ve just booked the flights to and from Liverpool through Easyjet! It is now completely definitive: I am going to spend 9 days in Lake District’s wilderness by myself, walking an average of 15 km’s per day, staying in small village inns, and be away from all the business of ordinary life. Somehow 9 days just doesn’t seem enough!

Here’s the route I am going to follow: