Category Archives: Cumbria

Lazonby, Cumbria – St Nicholas

St Nicholas, Lazonby, is in the middle of the village, just to the east of the station – NY549397. There is a leaflet which gives a circular drive from Penrith via this church and three others. I like the welcome … Continue reading

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Hadrian’s Wall Exploration 11 – Birdoswald

Before I start blogging Derbyshire, I really ought to finish my Hadrian’s Wall explorations. It is one thing to have walked the Wall (did I mention I walked it?), but I would like to use the pictures of the various … Continue reading

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Ousby, Cumbria – St Luke

The family of one of my Godsons live in Ousby in Cumbria and I had a drum kit for his brother (sorry neighbours). While there Clare and I walked to St Luke’s church, where they worship. It is part of the … Continue reading

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Hadrian’s Wall Exploration 5 – Whitley Castle Roman Fort

I have included the South Tynedale Railway – website – in previous blogs. It is a special line for me as Gareth drove diesel trains here. Here he is, in his element (7 June 2012). I came for a visit, … Continue reading

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Brampton, Cumbria – St Martin

St Martin’s church is just down the road from the centre of Brampton village. My spies told me it has wonderful glass. The church entrance is at the far end, farthest from the village centre. It has a row of … Continue reading

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Hadrian’s Wall Walk 5 – Birdoswald to Walltown

On Thursday 28 April I drove over to Birdoswald Fort (NY616664) and parked there about 0930. My aim was to walk to the Roman Army Museum. There are buses back from there at 1142 and 1522 – I doubted I … Continue reading

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Walton, Cumbria – St Mary the Virgin

While walking Hadrian’s Wall I visited St Mary’s church in Walton. I was very good and went for a look round before I went to the Reading Room for coffee. The church is in the middle of the village NY523645. … Continue reading

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Hadrian’s Wall Walk 4 – Newtown to Birdoswald

  Saturday 16 April was a bit of a greyer, colder day. I drove to Newtown, parked the car, headed east. They are a proud village, but I wonder what happened in 2015 … The sun shone as I left … Continue reading

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Hadrian’s Wall Walk 3 – Carlisle to Newtown

Friday 8 April 2016 was a day for a walk and, even better, a walk with my Godson, his brother and mum. Clare, Finlay and Jonti live near Penrith, so they drove north, I drove west, and we met at Newtown, … Continue reading

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Irton, Cumbria – St Paul

Before we drove over Hardknott we stopped at St Paul’s church, Irton. NY092005 – website. The church is up a long track off the road, and it was raining. The OS map marks “Cross” in that lovely antiquarian script it uses – … Continue reading

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