Colton Church, Cumbria

Falling in love with the Fells

They’re wonderful things are fells. We have a lot of them up here in’t north and I’m slowly but surely working my way around them. It’ll take some time but I’m in no hurry – my days of hurry have passed! The name ‘Fell’ is derived from the old Norse ‘fjall’ (you see – those Vikings again – they sure …

Image of Grange Station

Festivals, Fayres and Shows, Oh My!

You can tell the arrival of Spring in these parts. Firstly, there is the arrival of snowdrops and crocus flowers. Then we see fields of yellow daffodils which sway in the breeze and bow to you as if to say ‘Hey, we’re here! Aren’t we beautiful? Can you see us?‘. To that we reply, ‘But of course, we can and …

Image of Cartmel Priory

Cartmel on the map

Just up and over the fell lies the village of Cartmel and a fine place it is too. At just 2 miles away it’s not far and is somewhere I go to often. Cartmel is a medieval hamlet so it’s seen a thing or two during the 800 years or so that have elapsed since the priory there was founded …