The poet W H Davies (1871-1940) saw nature as a model for human behaviour and as a source of freedom beyond the constraints of daily life.

He wrote a popular book about tramping and subsequently captured the public's imagination in his guise as a romantic wanderer.

Presented by Lawrence Normand with readings by Siriol Jenkins and Brendan Charleson.

Broadcast Dates

  • 20040227 (Radio 3)