Stenkrith Bridge, just outside Kirkby Stephen on the road to Nateby, is actually a combination of several bridges where the Eden both bends and falls: road bridges and footbridge, over river and (former) railway track; plus the remains of the old railway bridge over the river, of which only the foundations survived the line closure. [...]
Rivers of the Eden Valley
As we\’re talking about the Eden Valley it should come as no surprise that our main theme is the River Eden. The Eden itself, however, has a number of important tributaries. The most important is the Eamont, which flows out of Ullswater. Further downstream are the Caldew, Petteril and Irthing whilst upstream from the Eamont are the Lyvennet, the Belah and several significant becks which after heavy rainfall can equal many a small river, for example Scandal Beck and Colby Beck. Pages on these will be added as the site builds.
To many people who from time to time drive between the Stainmore Pass and Penrith along the A66 east-west trunk road, Warcop may be synonymous with military training at the Warcop Training Centre. For more than seventy years tanks and other fighting vehicles have been a feature of the landscape, and at nearby Appleby Golf [...]
If you ask in Brough where Hellgill is you might just be misunderstood and be pointed up behind the village towards Hall Fell. There’s Hellbeck Hall up there and there’s a civil parish called “Hellbeck”. But that’s not where we’re going today. If you clarify your question you might then be told, “Oh, you mean [...]