RYDAL Mount has joined forces with the University of Cumbria to give students on a new course an insight into the life of legendary British poet William Wordsworth.

Dr Penny Bradshaw is the leader of a new Masters degree course at the university, Literature, Romanticism and the English Lakes.

Her students will go to Rydal Mount, the house where Wordsworth lived for most of his life, and is still owned by his descendants.

Dr Bradshaw said: "This course offers a unique opportunity to study a rich body of literary and non-literary texts within the geographical landscape which inspired generations of poets and writers."

The new course is based at the Ambleside campus and students will also work with Dove Cottage, where the poet lived for nine years.

Visit: cumbria.ac.uk/maliteratureromanticism.