brynpoeth wrote:Philip Larkin liked to go cycling outwith Hull, towards Withernsea, looks an interesting area, old rail tracks to cycle on
Larkin's forays into Holderness are reasonably well documented now, the main towns being Beverley, Hedon, Hornsea and Withernsea - draw a line from Hull* to Bridington* and the area to the east of the line is Holderness.
My V-CC section runs Larkin Rides in Holderness; among the lost lanes of Queen Anne's Lace
, and view the shining gull-marked mud
. Larkin once wrote to a friend, it is very nice and flat for cycling
*Holderness towns too
FYI, poets living in Hull at the same time as Larkin were Richard Murphy and Douglas Dunne. Ted Hughes was a regular visitor and Malcolm Bradbury lived in a Holderness village. A famous resident is of course David Hockney who lives in a village near Bridlington - wonderful paintings of the Yorkshire Wolds.