The Gathering Tide scoops prize at Lakeland Awards

Posted on July 11, 2016

Karen Lloyd’s The Gathering Tide has won the Striding Edge Productions Prize for Guides and Places at this year’s Lakeland Book of the Year Awards.

The Gathering Tide chronicles Karen’s personal journey around the edgelands of Morecambe Bay, and she tells the compelling stories of the places, people, wildlife and history of this beautiful part of Britain – dubbed “nature’s amphitheatre”.

The book was released earlier this year and has been a huge hit with readers and critics, with BBC Wildlife‘s Miriam Darlington describing it as “entrancing” with “exquisite descriptions that sparkle with lyrical imagery”.

The winners of the 2016 Lakeland Book of the Year awards were revealed at a special literary luncheon held in Cumbria.

This year fifty books were entered and the judges were the author Hunter Davies, the writer Eric Robson and and BBC News broadcaster Fiona Armstrong.

Hunter Davies said: “The 2016 awards included the some of the best short entries we’ve ever seen. The range of topics was astonishing and I would like to congratulate the winners and all those who entered.”