We absolutely loved creating this walk for Selvedge Magazine. It combines a bucolic stroll along the River Thames for a picnic and wild swim at Buscot Weir as well as a tour of William Morris's country house, Kelmscott Manor and its beautiful garden.
When Morris first saw Kelmscott in 1871, he was so delighted by this 'loveliest haunt of ancient peace'; he signed a joint lease for the property with his friend and colleague Dante Gabriel Rossetti, the Pre-Raphaelite artist. He loved his countryside getaway from London and used to come by boat directly from his riverside residence, Kelmscott House, in Hammersmith.
The House is open to visitors every Wednesday and Saturday until the end of October, after that you will have to wait until April!
We are also big fans of Angela McKay's delightful pen and ink illustration, commissioned specially for the article.......
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