The life of a "remarkable" man of letters, whose legacy is certain to live on among the lakes and fells which he loved, was celebrated in a ceremony of music and poetry yesterday.

Hundreds of mourners braved icy weather to pay tribute to Dr Robert Woof, the director of the Wordsworth Trust and eminent scholar of the Romantic period, who died on November 7, aged 74.

St Oswald's Parish Church, in Grasmere, was packed with family and friends of the "dynamic" and much loved academic.

The children of Grasmere Primary School sang hymns before the funeral procession reached the church.

The service, which was conducted by the Rev Cameron Butland, was interspersed with readings from the poetry of Wordsworth and other writers.

For the full story and pictures get The Westmorland Gazette or go to Lifestyle - Arts for a tribute by our arts reporter Adrian Mullen.