Days Out and Happy travels from Crake Trees

An easy dip into the delights of The Eden Valley means a 10 minute drive, or a half hour bike ride to Acorn Bank, Temple Sowerby.
 National Trust owned, but somehow escaping the corporate image of that grand organisation. Acorn Bank is a distinctive red sandstone mansion set in farmed parkland with the most wonderful…

Brougham Castle Lady Clifford Penrith

Its a wonderful unexpected castle that pops into view as you speed northwards along the A66. English Heritage is in charge. But there is very little presence of wardens, guides or such like. You just turn up, pay the entrance fee and explore the grand ruins. The castle was founded by Robert de Vieuxpont in…