Gallery & Local Walk

Below you can see some pictures around the cottage and from the surrounding area with details of a local walk:


Local Walk

The following is an account of a local walk taken from the Cumberland News - you can see the article here It sarts from Kirklinton Church just 2 km away

This stroll along the River Lyne makes for an interesting and peaceful outing near Longtown – and includes a detour to a mysterious cliff carving. The route crosses farmland and entails a short section of road walking. The paths are generally well-waymarked, but some riverbank stretches are a little overgrown and may be muddy at some times of the year.

POINTS OF INTEREST: Part of Kirklinton Hall, which is now a ruin but in a state of steady renovation, dates from the middle of the 17th century, although most of what can be seen today was built in 1875.

The estate belonged to the Dacre-Appleby family, who bought it from Sir Edward Musgrave in 1661. When Joseph Dacre died in 1868, it was sold to the Sauls who subsequently changed their name to Kirklinton.

There is some mystery surrounding the origins of Captain Seat. It is generally thought the recess and the carving here were the work of Captain Arthur Chambers, who lived at Kirklinton Hall when it was requisitioned by the RAF during World War Two. However, 19th-century poet Thomas Sanderson is also known to have dug a trough here to perform his morning ablutions