108 StagePath

 

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 Picture Gallery of the StagePath journey in harmony with the 108 bus service

108 bus

108 bus en route from Penrith to Patterdale (here seen at Brackenrigg Inn

St Andrew's

The Giant's Grave and Thumb in St Andrew's churchyard, Penrith - sandstone shafts and hogbacks dating from AD 1000

 Brougham Castle

Brougham Castle (pronounced 'broom'), overlooking the confluence of the Lowther and Eamont, on the edge of the Roman fort of Brocavum, which in turn derived its name from the native Celtic meaning 'the place of badgers'

Brocavium

SE corner of Brocavum Roman Fort

Brougham hall

Remarkable door knocker at Brougham Hall (replica) a match to one at Durham Cathedral

ECCP motif

Wayside motif of rambling boots, installed by the sadly now defunct East Cumbria Countryside Project, on a post beside the Eamont upstream of Brougham Castle

Eamont Bridge

Eamont Bridge, the second of only two bridges to span the river - (Pooley Bridge being the first at the outflow of Ullswater, crossed later in the StagePath

door lintel

One of numerous C17th personalised door lintels in Eamont Bridge main street

Mayburgh henge

The beckstone constructed bounding banks of Mayburgh Henge at Eamont Bridge

Standing stone Mayburgh

Standing stone in the midst of Mayburgh, remnant of several stone circles that once stood in this vicinity

Millennium Stone

The Millennium Stone standing between the ceremonial monument of King Arthur's Round Table and Mayburgh

gate Inn Yanwath

A Slow Food rendezvous, The Gate Inn, Yanwath

Yanwath Hall, an embellished pele tower

Yanwath Hall, an embellished pele tower, guarding the original 'singular ford' across the Eamont held in the name Yanwath

lane beyond Tirril

Tunnelled lane leading enticingly on beyond Tirril

dog rose

Wayside dog rose in the lane leading to Kirkbarrow

108 bus passing Barton road-end bus stop

108 bus passing Barton road-end bus stop

Barton Church

Barton Church

lintel Church Farm

C17th door lintel Church Farm, Barton

fly fishing in the Eamont

A sunny afternoon's fly-fishing sport in the Eamont

trout weathervane

Trout weathervane in Pooley Bridge

Salmonds wood

Boathouse conversion and Salmond's Platation fmor the path beyond the Rheged turn

path above Salmonds hill

Bracken flanks the path rising abve Salmond's Plantation

Bennethead Farm

Bennethead Farm

looking to Hagg Wood

Fieldpath from Bennethead looking to Hagg Wood

field-path from Bennethead

Looking back form the same fieldpath way leading through the herb-rich hay meadow

Watermillock Church

Watermillock Church

Family walk back towards Watermillock church and Cove

Family walk back towards Watermillock church and Cove, with Hagg Wood in the background

Woodland way on Swinburn's Park

Woodland way on Swinburn's Park

View across Ullswater form Gowbarrow Park

View across Ullswater from the path contouring Gowbarrow Park

Gowbarrow Fell path

We'lll be coming rund the mountain, on Gowbarrow Fell above Yew Crag

Family of walkers heading on down towards Aira Force

Family of walkers heading on down towards Aira Force, with Swine Knott and Glencoyne Park beyond

Lyulph's Tower

Catching a fleeiting ray of sunlight Lyulph's Tower and the Aira Force delta backed by St Sunday Crag

Aira Force

Aira Force, the excited waters mixing with sunlight to create a constant rainbow

Place Fell

Place Fell

Ullswater from Glencoyne Park

Ullswater from Glencoyne Park, featuring Hallin Fell and the Far Eastern Fells above Martindale

Ullswater Steamer

Ullswater Steamer passing the Glencoyne delta

Spying How beeches

Ullswater from the Spying How beeches

Ullswater from near the brow of Swine Knott

Ullswater from near the brow of Swineside Knott

Gallery path

Walkers following the visually exciting miners' gallery path contouring round Glencoyne Head

Sheffield Pike

Sheffield Pike from Wintergroove Gill

Glencoyne Head

Sheffield Pike from the miners' gallery path under Scot Crag, Glencoyne Head

Glenridding Information Centre

Glenridding Information Centre, with a reminder of the lead mining days

Eagle Farm

Birkhouse Moor from Eagle Farm

Grisedale

Dollywaggon and Nethermost Pikes at the head of Grisedale, viewed from the path descending from Keldas and Lanty's Tarn
 
 
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