We invite you to a celebration of poetry and meadow flowers on July 1st in the stunning meadows of High Borrowdale; an area described by Wainwright as “the most beautiful valley outside the Lake District”.    

Through the extensive work of our volunteers, meadows have been re-created and 10,000 native trees planted to enhance the habitats and landscape of High Borrowdale, transforming the area into a stunning landscape haven for wildlife and people. 

Poet Harriet Fraser will be in residence, leafing through wild flower books and poetry, placing words in the landscape, and providing information on the valley’s history and the ecology of the meadow. Come along and immerse yourself or find a quiet spot, sit and take it all in. 

Harriet, a patron of Friends of the Lake District lives in Cumbria where she weaves writing into creative and documentary projects, often in partnership with her husband, photographer Rob Fraser. Harriet’s writing has been widely published and she has exhibited prose and poetry across the UK in collaborations with visual artists. 

Harriet Fraser, 

“My ‘residency’ in the meadow is possible thanks to Friends of the Lake District, who own and care for this beautiful area of land in High Borrowdale, and with additional support from Nurture Lakeland. I’m looking forward to getting to know the valley, and sharing poetry readings and writing while I’m on site.” 

This is a free event being held on Wednesday 1st July from 9.30am. You can book free places and find out more information on our Poet in the Meadow events page.