Lake District People
Quite apart from famous people born in the area (for example Cockermouth was the birthplace within a very few years of two such contrasting men as the poet Wordsworth and John Dalton the atomic theoretician) the region has attracted large numbers of eminent people. Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Hugh Walpole, W. G. Collingwood, and so the list goes on. Artists, writers, mountaineers, photographers, and more. In this section we include not only biographical works but also books relating to their varied achievements.