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Boundary Songs – Notes from the Edge of the Lake District National Park

David Banning


Discover. Explore. Inspire. On the fringes of England’s largest national park, now a World Heritage Site, an alternative vision emerges. In late 2017, a walk around the boundary of the Lake District uncovers a hidden landscape consumed by ghosts of nostalgia. Roughly 160 miles where it’s never quite clear where the muddy paths and coastal ridges will lead. Stumbling upon industry as theme park on the border between urban and rural. A hallucinatory journey reimagining the in-between lands of cinematic markers, a sixteenth century noblewoman, artists such as Graham Sutherland and a constant stream of found debris. From a meeting with Silecroft’s mafia at Valley End to the gates of Sellafield, the edge of darkness is revealed.

Welcome to a different ‘place to be’, where the pastoral and sublime rub shoulders with nuclear and second home syndrome – on the edges of Brexit…


Chroma Editions



Publication Date:

2020 September


Paperback; 230 x 152mm




Black and white photographs throughout