So I have now run/walked 70.82 km this time. Made it to Grasmere, Patterdale, Shap and Orton.
Grasmere is Cumbria’s most popular village, it is great for tourists, as it has plenty of places to stay, places to eat and gift shops. Most of the buildings are from either the 19th century or the early 20th century yet the Church dates back to the 13th century.
Here is some more information about Grasmere.
Patterdale is a small village next to Glenridding which is another popular area for walkers. There are notable tapestries by Ann Macbeth who was an inhabitant of the village from 1921 to 1943, when she died. There is also an architectural piece by the Victorian architect called Anthony Salvin who worked on St Patrick’s Church. Here is where you can read more.
Shap mainly consists of two long lines of grey stone houses, some dating back to the 18th century. The market hall at the centre of the village dates back to a few years after the village was granted a market cherter in 1687.
As you can see it is a very picturesque place for our virtual adventures.
Finally on the adventures of this entry. We also made it to Orton folks! What can I tell you about Orton? Well it is a rather small market village which was established during the reign of Edward the first in the 13th century. It overlooks Orton Scar and Howgills with impressive views. Passing through this village, Wainwrights walk makes Orton a fabulous stop before the longer stretch towards Kirkby Stephen. Castle Folds, is a small fort constructed during the Scottish raids it was designed to hold the cattle.
I would love to reiterate my thank you for the support on this epic adventure. I hope you are enjoying following along as much as I am enjoying this experience. One day, I hope that I can actually do this, it would be such an amazing feeling to look back while running along these beautiful villages.