In the heart of the Swiss Alps, in the mountains that rise amongst Interlaken and Meiringen, lies a trail that has been walked by some of the greatest writers in literary history. Goethe, Byron, and Wordsworth all followed it and beheld scenery that inspired them to write masterpieces of Romantic poetry. It covers terrain that JRR Tolkien employed as the basis for Middle Earth, that Hans Christian Andersen utilised as the setting for 1 of his fairytales, and that Arthur Conan Doyle utilised as the web site of Sherlock Holmes’ final case. James Fenimore Cooper and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow each produced pilgrimages to this part of Switzerland in order to behold its glories, as did Gerard Manley Hopkins, John Ruskin, and even the intrepid Mark Twain. Quoting from the perform of all of the writers who walked the Romantic Way, this book describes a journey along the trail and attributes their words to the organic features that seem en route.