Tag Archives: Cumbria

Aira Force ~ Mike Biles

Reblogged from A Bit About Britain…a place of extraordinary beauty: The walk to Aira Force, a small but beautifully formed waterfall in England’s Lake District, is a favourite.  It’s great if you’re not feeling like struggling up a serious fell, … Continue reading

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Discovering Albion – day 5: Aspatria

By the time we had watched the flock of crows and wandered around the churchyard we were about ready to try the door. Would it be open? There is always that question… Many of the churches in villages and small … Continue reading

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Discovering Albion – day 5: Decisions at Dawn

The trouble with bodies is that by the time they realise you are on holiday and don’t have to get up… you are not, and you do. So I was up long before dawn, as usual, scraping the ice from … Continue reading

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Discovering Albion – day 4: Gobsmacked in Gosforth

Ye gods and little fishes, where do you start with the stones of Gosforth? Well, not with the gods and fish… I’ll save those till last. That was the best bit. First, we had the crosses. One, sadly, a mere … Continue reading

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Discovering Albion – day 4: Snow in Them There Hills…

We decided that it would be sensible to take the coast road north… it is both unusual and rather nice when ‘sensible’ walks hand in hand with preference. We had seen the snow capping the distant hills of the Lake … Continue reading

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Dreaming Stones: Drawing in the Threads…

I turned the car down a narrow lane to greet Long Meg and her Daughters.  Leaving Kirkoswald church, we had taken the route we have travelled so often towards Penrith. We had driven up and down this road, backwards and … Continue reading

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Dreaming Stones: Filling the Cup…

We pushed open the door to St Oswald’s church. It is still with a feeling of anticipation that we cross the threshold of these ancient places of worship. Churches that look incredible from outside have sometimes been so unsympathetically restored … Continue reading

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Dreaming Stones: From the Depths…

We could see, as soon as we passed through the gate, that the church in Kirkoswald was going to be a good one. The village itself bears its name… Oswald’s church… and the dedication was given because the body of … Continue reading

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Walking into Prehistory ~ John Bainbridge

Reblogged from Walking the Old Ways: A Neolithic stone circle, a Bronze Age burial cairn used again in the Dark Ages, and a Romano-British defensive settlement – centuries of history in a walk of several miles from the village of … Continue reading

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Sky-Saw III… Stuart France

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