…a Home to Create…

The Arthur Ransome Trust is a small charity with a big vision: to help people discover both the fiction and reality of Arthur Ransome’s fascinating life.

“No matter where I was, wandering about the world, I used at night to look for the North Star and, in my mind’s eye, could see the beloved skyline of great hills beneath it.”
Author’s note for Swallows and Amazons, 1958

Our major goal is to create a dedicated Arthur Ransome Centre in the Lake District, Ransome’s spiritual home. His novels touched many subjects – not only sailing, camping and fishing, but also geology, astronomy, conservation, exploration, social history, folklore, farming, bird protection and much more. They have already been shaping lives and careers for over 80 years, and we believe that a dedicated centre will help them continue to inspire generations to come.