Dispatch #6: LANGSTRATH - and the trees of Borrowdale
...in which we take a wander up rugged Borrowdale to visit the Langstrath Birch, one of seven enigmatic trees identified by Harriet and Rob Fraser in their Long View project. We discuss rewilding and Dorothy Wordsworth's little-known ascent of Scafell Pike before finding shelter behind a boulder to enjoy two of Harriet's poems.
Eagle Crag rising above Langstrath.
Our route for the day.
Harriet and Rob Fraser with Guilly the dog.
Traffic jam, Lakes-style!
Rob and Harriet with Guilly the dog and a farmer herding ewes into the valley for tupping.
Harriet shares her poetry as we shelter from the wind.
Golden light on the Langstrath Birch.
The wonderful Langstrath Birch.
Mark's linescape of the Langstrath Birch.