West Cumbria and the A66

The A66 road provides a way of looking at the way the two Cumbrias (of the Lake District and the coastal west) have been formed as distinctive places through literary, environmental, economic and other influences over a long period of time and up to the present. Research reveals the contentious nature of roads in the re-making of the region – and West Cumbria, specifically – and overcoming the natural barrier of the Lake District’s mountainous landscape. The landscapes of the Lake District and the coastal region of West Cumbria are revealed as culturally distinct, yet now forever tied together through the construction of the A66 road and its aftermath.

In Certain Places

VB005A, Victoria Building
University of Central Lancashire
Preston, PR1 2HE