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Penrith & Eden Valley
The nearby valley of Eden which winds it's way down the west side of the Pennines from Carlisle to Kirby Stephen in the Yorkshire Dales, has a Art Sculpture Trail which has 10 distinctive works by various local Artists, giving an interesting route to follow.
Alan Stone is a painter & printmaker with his work on show at Blencarn in the shadow of Cross Fell the highest point on the Pennine Way. www.alanstones.demon.co.uk Tel: 01768-88-688
Short Drives from Penrith
Penrith on the M6 in Cumbria is a good starting point for
Keswick and the Northern Lakes or Alston in the North Pennines en-route to
Tynedale and Hadrianís Wall after one has viewed the points of interest in and
Starting at a 300 year
old school which houses The Penrith Museum followed by the 14th
century Castle built by William Strickland prior to his becoming Archbishop of
Taking the A66 route
south a few miles to Eamont Bridge Brougham Castle which is a majestic site on
the Eamont river bank, nearby is Yanwath Arms in the village of Yanwath where
the village pub offers a fine menu in the evenings.
A further short run
south is the Mayburgh Earthworks where Authurís Round Table a prehistoric
mound some 15 feet (5m) high covers an area of more than an acre.
Pottery has been
produced at Wetheriggs since 1855 being the only Steam power pottery
manufacturer in the UK, it is open with free entry all year.
Another area near
north east Penrith worthy of a short drive is found at Langwathby which is a
Station on the picturesque rail line from Carlisle to Settle. The station house
has been converted into a Tea Room a worthy stop for refreshments and an Antique
shop next door.
North of Langwathby
near Glassonby is a 18 century corn mill at Salkeld which powered from the
watermill still produces stone ground flour during the summer months.
In the same vicinity
are two more places of interest, Long Meg a prehistoric circle of 68 large
stones and Lacyís Caves at Little Salkeld which are carved out of the red
sandstone and can be found after a 2km walk
by the river Eden.
One can then continue on north to Brampton and the Roman Wall on a pleasant country road or return to Langwathby and take the Pennine route to Alston over Hartside and enjoy the views to the east and west from the top.
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