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Arthur Ransome's East Coast Celebrations

2017 sees a number of events throughout the year to mark three anniversaries - the 20th anniversary of the Nancy Blackett Trust, the 50th anniversary of Arthur Ransome's death and the 80th anniversary of the publishing of "We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea"

All set on the Shotley Peninsula, with The Arthur Ransome Pin Mill Jamboree taking place on Saturday 13th May 2017 – 12 to 5pm.  See here for more details.

You can also take the Arthur Ransome Walking Trail, which will take you on a route along the beautiful Shotley Peninsula.   This famous children’s author
is best known for his Swallows and Amazons series of books. He moved from
the Lake District to live near Pin Mill so that he could enjoy sailing on the sea, 
and in ‘We Didn’t Mean to Go to Sea’ he immortalised life on the river in the 1930s.

The River Orwell and Stour Estuary are treasured places, and many of the locations he described in his books are still there to be enjoyed today.

Follow this walking trail between Pin Mill and Shotley Pier and discover the history, landscape, wildlife and the locations that feature in Ransome’s books. Download a copy of the trail.



Shotley boats - Aurhur Ransome