Swallows, Skylarks, Cuckoos and a Stainless Steel Bridge – A Walk to Pooley Bridge

Yesterday we took our first steps into the Lake District since before Lockdown, walking from Askham to Pooley Bridge – across Askham Fell and Moor Divock, a favourite walking area of ours. It’s a while since we’ve walked across to Pooley Bridge from Askham, the last time was just before Storm Desmond, where we satContinue reading “Swallows, Skylarks, Cuckoos and a Stainless Steel Bridge – A Walk to Pooley Bridge”

Walking the Roman Road

The Romans put a road through the valley, crossing the Pennines via the Stainmore Gap. A famous road even in later years, where the Viking king Eric Bloodaxe died bloodily. Much of the road’s now incorporated into the present A66. Look at the Ordnance Survey map and see the many Roman forts along the way.Continue reading “Walking the Roman Road”

Why Britain’s Footpaths are important

The paths will still be there when we can walk properly again. And congratulations to the “Don’t Lose Your Way” Team at The Ramblers who have now completed the first stage of their important campaign to get lost paths back on the map. Well done to everyone who participated. The piece below is from myContinue reading “Why Britain’s Footpaths are important”

Skylarks over Heughscar

Most of us have a walk in the Lake District that we do on a fairly regular basis, perhaps when you only have a couple of hours to spare. One we do very often is from Askham near Penrith – a circuit of around seven miles across Askham Fell and Moor Divock. We like itContinue reading “Skylarks over Heughscar”

Don’t Lose Your Way

We have until January 2026 to save our historic rights of way. Please help The Ramblers with this latest campaign  Well over 140,000 miles of public paths criss-cross England and Wales. This network has evolved over centuries with many paths dating back to medieval times – or earlier! These paths link villages, hamlets, roads andContinue reading “Don’t Lose Your Way”

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