Miss Potter's beloved Herdwick sheep were probably introduced by Norse settlers between the 10th and 11th centuries during the Viking invasions. The husbandry of Herdwick sheep has been a large factor in shaping the culture and terrain of the Lake District in NW England. Beatrix Potter was involved with breeding Herdwicks, acting as president of the breed association for a time. She bequeathed fifteen farms to the National Trust, and per her instructions all continue to graze Herdwick…
If your visiting the Lake District and you are looking for ideas of what to do, naturally call in and see us we are open all weekend Sat 9-5.30, Sun 10-4, Mon 10-4. We have also put together a list of things to do in the Lake District for you.
One of the best walks in the Derbyshire Peak District of England is Jacob’s Ladder; an old pack horse route with a short steep climb leading to a magnificent view of the vale (valley) of Edale. It is bounded to the north by Kinder Scout, a plateau described as being ‘full of strange stones and goughs’ I looked up gough, and discovered it is a channel or fissure in a peat moor; also known as a peat hag,
The English Lake District stole my heart years ago and I’d like to share my three favourite day walks there. Whether it’s pottering about the chocolate box village of Grasmere or hiking through the glorious Langdale Valley, the English Lake District is one of the most beautiful places in Britain and these are my pick of the best day walks: