Herdwick sheep were probably introduced by Norse settlers during the Viking invasions (10th-11th c.). The husbandry of the sheep has been a large factor in shaping the culture & terrain of the Lake District. Beatrix Potter was involved with breeding Herdwicks & bequeathed 15 farms to the National Trust. Per her instructions all continue to graze Herdwick flocks.
Beatrix Potter bought Hill Top in 1905, having fallen in love with the Lake District and the surrounding area. Over the next few years she spent as much time as possible at Hill Top, gaining inspiration for her stories from the farmhouse and the local villages.
https://flic.kr/p/4VzE4W | A Shady Bridge. | I felt I had to post this photo even though the light on the bridge was wrong.. the clouds over the distant hills, for me, made it worth while. The bridge is Ashness Bridge, the background mountains/hills are Skiddaw.
NOTE: If you missed last week’s Road Trip column, you don’t yet know that I broke my upper denture while biting into a Triscuit in the hotel room in Las Cruces, New Mexico. In that same Las Cruces, New Mexico hotel, Georgette realized she had left some of her medicine at home. We... #Opinion #A4, #Printed
Scale Force, Cumbria The highest waterfall in the Lake District, Scale Beck lies south of Crummock Water, close to the village of Buttermere. Wordsworth described it as "a fine chasm, with a lofty, though but slender, fall of water." It can be reached from the Buttermere National Trust car park,