Monday Mystery: High Street ‘Roman’ road

High Street is easily one of the most famous Roman roads in Cumbria - and quite possibly in the whole of the UK. So much so they called a whole mountain after it: the eponymous High Street in the far eastern fells, where the road reaches an impressive 2,700 feet above sea level. It was... Continue Reading →


Monday Mystery: Well? What well?

Last time we visited the Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry in Kendal, we came across an old map of the shores of (Lake) Windermere between Windermere (town) and Ambleside. It dated from sometime in the 18th or early 19th century, I think - well before the area started to become more developed after the... Continue Reading →

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