Tag Archives: Eskdale

A Painted Lady Year

It’s a painted lady year in Eskdale. She’s arrived from the fringe of the Sahara in large numbers. She’ll breed here, then her children will return to North Africa without map or satnav. Had a stroll around our small garden … Continue reading

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Beggar’s Bridge

At the eastern edge of the village of Glaisdale (in Eskdale) is the single span of Beggar’s Bridge, built by Thomas Ferris in 1619. He was a poor man who hoped to wed the daughter of a wealthy local squire. … Continue reading

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