Liz Woodham

PhD student

Research Overview

I am a part-time PhD researcher studying how English Lake District pocket guidebooks and the leisure practice of fellwalking in the area have shaped each other from the mid nineteenth to the mid twentieth centuries. My thesis speaks to an element of the identity of the English Lake District by telling the story of the way in which pocket guidebooks increase access to the landscape by outsiders. My talk on Alfred Wainwright's Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells in the University of Cumbria's Cultural Landscape series 2021-22 is available here .