HADRIAN’S WALL IN CUMBRIA – Part 2 – Birdoswald to Carlisle

HADRIAN’S WALL IN CUMBRIA – Part 2 – Birdoswald to Carlisle – This is part 2 of of 4 posts, Hadrian’s Wall in Cumbria, providing information to visitors following a route by car with walking opportunities on the way to explore. It is not following the National Walking Trail, although in some places they overlap.

HADRIAN’S WALL IN CUMBRIA – Part 1 – Gilsland to Birdoswald

HADRIAN’S WALL IN CUMBRIA – Part 1 – Gilsland to Birdoswald – This is part 1 of of 4 posts, Hadrian’s Wall in Cumbria. It provides information to visitors following a route by car with walking opportunities along the way to explore. It is not following the route of the National Walking Trail, although in some […]

BORDER REIVERS & PELE TOWERS

From the 14th to the 17th Century, the border areas between England and Scotland were turbulent and lawless places and neither Country’s laws were respected. To the North of Carlisle in particular, the line of the border was not clearly defined and parts of the area became known as “The Debatable Lands”. 

DAFFODILS & WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

At this time of the year, March-April, as our Spring season is well underway, Easter is a wonderful time. In addition to the Religious importance, there are lots of celebrations and traditions too. As the Spring flowers such as snowdrops and crocus come to life and bring their glorious colourful displays, another flower then comes into […]

WHAT IS A UK “GEM TOWN”?

There are 51 towns/cities in the UK which have a very special designation of “Gem Town.”  and we need to go back to the 1960’s when planning considerations were not enough to save some historic town and city centres and action was needed to save them.