As Owen and Smyser suggest, this experience took place “not on ‘a calm September morning’ but on 17 November 1799, when [Wordsworth] was conducting Coleridge on his first trip to the Lake District.” While Lyulph’s Tower appears to be an ancient fortification, it was actually built in the late eighteenth century as a hunting lodge for the Duke of Norfolk. Photo: Martin and Jean Norgate, Old Cumbria Gazetteer.