The Hardy Way by Margaret Marande
In the 1990s, in Dorset, Margaret Marande was looking for a project to combine her love of walking (especially long distance walking) with her interest in literature and, in particular, the work of Thomas Hardy. Solution – to create a long distance footpath linking locations in Hardy’s novels and poems using his wonderfully evocative descriptions of the Dorset landscape more than a hundred years ago. Many of the scenes he describes are remarkably unchanged today. The Hardy Way – A 19th Century Pilgrimage was first published in 1995.