Arthur Ransome and Windermere

It's forty years today since the death of Arthur Ransome. For many people their first introduction to the Lake District may well be the writings of A. Wainwright. For others it's Wordsworth or maybe Beatrix Potter.
For me however, my first literary encounter was through the books of Arthur Ransome. My uncle, Alex Kirby, an inveterate traveller and another renown journalist was given many of the Swallows and Amazons books as a child and passed them on to me whilst I was still young and they remain amongst my most treasured possessions.
Arthur Ransoms books are notionally set on Coniston Water but for several years he lived at Ludderburn in the Cartmel Valley, which is just a short distance from the route of the Windermere Way. The house is in private ownership, but it is possible to view it from the road. The best approach is to leave the route at the Birks Road crossroads and take the road that goes East, rising slightly.
The house is only a couple of hundred yards on the left.