...in which we enter wild country at the Back o'Skiddaw to visit Skiddaw House - the loneliest house in England. As we wander, with former wardens Martin Webster and Marie-Pierre Gaudez, we talk through the history of the one-time hunting lodge, learn about the icy perils of Whitewater Dash, discuss the off-grid practicalities of living and working four miles from the nearest road – and discover what it takes to turn a House into a home.
Skiddaw House can be found and booked online at www.skiddawhouse.co.uk
John Martin's excellent history of Skiddaw House, The Loneliest House in England, is available by emailing the author at email@example.com.
Martin and Marie at their beloved Skiddaw House.
Approaching Whitewater Dash.
Dave, Marie and Martin above the Falls.
Onwards through the heather.
Approaching distant Skiddaw House.
Two generations of wardens; Martin and Marie with Martin Lyne - current warden of Skiddaw House.
Our short wander.