Wildflower Wanders in the Eden Valley

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Tweet Share +1 Share StumbleShares 299We live in a lovely valley in the North of England called the Eden Valley. It is perhaps less well known than it’s near neighbour the Lake District National Park. The valley’s rolling drumlins, rich agricultural grasslands, hedgerows and stonewalls present a less rugged landscape than the high fells and… Read more »


Barrow from Braithwaite – A short ridge walk to stunning views

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Tweet Share +1 Share StumbleShares 399Barrow is a small fell in the Northern Lake District that height wise reaches just 1,494 feet (455 metres). But, the short walk up its ridge from the village of Braithwaite gives some spectacular views over the vales of Keswick and Newlands.  This photo above shows the view looking back from… Read more »


Pendragon Castle – Romantic ruin of Mallerstang

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Tweet Share +1 Share StumbleShares 5.4KPendragon Castle, one off the beaten track and set in the beautiful surroundings in Mallerstang Dale, near Outhgill, Cumbria, not too far from Kirkby Stephen. I drive past it often on the road over towards Hawes and the Yorkshire Dales. Quite a favourite drive to be honest, always quiet, away from… Read more »


Long Meg and Her Daughters – An ancient wonder

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Tweet Share +1 Share StumbleShares 2.5KA wonderful place to be, especially at sunset, Long Meg and Her Daughters. Situated half way up the Eden Valley, by the village of Little Salkeld, near to Penrith. The sixth biggest stone circle in Europe, it is the largest in Cumbria and third largest in Britain. When you stand amongst the… Read more »


The Almshouses, St Anne’s Hospital, Appleby

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Tweet Share +1 Share StumbleShares 328If you have wandered through Appleby in Westmorland, down the main street (Boroughgate) from the castle toward the town centre, you may have missed a charming little bit of history. The Alms Houses of St Anne’s Hospital. Through the arched stoned doorway and you come out into a lovely cobbled… Read more »



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