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Dispatch #12: GREAT LANGDALE - A heritage landscape

April 15, 2019

...in which we celebrate World Heritage Day by exploring Great Langdale with National Trust archaeologist Jamie Lund. Setting out from Sticklebarn, we talk dry stone walls, the remarkable Cumbrian commons and the legacy of campaigner George Trevelyan, before surveying Pike o’Stickle and the perilously-located axe factory – part of the UK’s first major industry.

 

 

Harrison Stickle from a fine bank barn near Side Farm – one of Sir George Trevelyan's gifts to the National Trust.

 

 The Langdale Pikes.

 

 From left: Alex McCoskrie and Jamie Lund from the National Trust with Dave Felton.

 

 Family shepherding.

 

Ewes return to the open fell after winter in the valley.

 

Middlefell Place Farm

 Jamie Lund beside one of two facing shepherding gate stoops.

 Our map of the walk.

 

 The ring garth - the earliest of the walls in Great Langdale.

 

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