Classic Ground

Classic Ground


NAJ 27 (1988). 74 pp., 43 illustrations

In the footsteps of A. Wainwright: historical and contemporary presences of the Sublime encountered during a contemplative walk in the Pennine landscapes of the river Greta and uppermost Teesdale

With book jacket, 2017, illustrated by Chris Broughton (left)

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Chris Broughton, Alan Dyson, Ian Gardner (plus cover design), Mark Prior.


Patrick Eyres. Classic Ground of the Sublime (the 18C Sublime examined through the responses of Scott, Cotman and Turner to the river Greta at Rokeby; and the Cold War Sublime explored through military presence in this Pennine landscape. This contemplative walk follows the Greta from its Pennine source to the Meeting of the Waters at Rokeby, and the Tees upstream, through the epic Whin Sill waterfalls of High Force and Cauldron Snout, to Teeshead on Cross Fell, summit of the Pennine range. Fifty years on, it invokes A. Wainwright’s 1938 Pennine Journey, an attempt to take refuge in the fells from the threat of war, and celebrates the joys of walking).