So I have now made it to Kirby and Keld as I have managed to run/walk 33.63km this time. For anyone new here or who would like a refresher, here is the link to my page where it explains the challenge.
Now this is an exciting post for me as I am a huge fan of Arthurian legends. I have seen Merlin too many times 😉 Kirkby Stephen like Orton is a market town, situated at the head of Eden Valley to the south east. Pre-historic earthworks can be found on the southern edge you can find Croglam castle.
In Mallerstang, Kirkby Stephen, you can find Pendragon Castle.
Although it is maybe not as impressive as the legendary castle in the TV series, the ruins of this castle are said to be founded by Uther Pendragon. The tales goes that when the Saxon invaders poisoned the well, Uther and a hundred of his men were killed there. Not only this but there are also claims that Romans built at least temporary forts in this area. If you would like to learn more about this amazing heritage and stories follow this link.
After staying at this impressive village we journey on to Keld. While there is not much on the village itself. It is a pretty village noted for its simplicity and medieval chapel. The next stop on our journey is Reeth.
Thank you everyone for your support it means the world to me. Although I am not always completing 25km a week and it may take longer than 3 months, I am determined and thrilled to be completing this challenge.