Long Meg Walk IV – Down to the River

The next section of our walk took us along a track which would eventually bring us on the banks of the River Eden. We watched four buzzards flying along a woodland edge on the hillside above us for quite some time. We also discovered…

Taking rubbings

…a post with a small bronze etching by Pip Hall:


The idea is that rubbings can be taken from the engraving. Sadly some bozo forgot the wax crayons (mea culpa) and although we stopped in Langwathby and managed to get a box of pencil crayons – they weren’t particularly successful. There are apparently six of these posts on each of the Eden Valley walks, although we only managed to find five.

Here are the five we found:

We were also much impressed by this mosaic map, made by children from local villages.

And I was busy trying to capture the autumn colours…


Long Meg Walk IV – Down to the River

6 thoughts on “Long Meg Walk IV – Down to the River

    1. beatingthebounds says:

      We saw another one of those etchings today (expect a post sometime around Christmas, given how far behind I’m running). I had the crayons, but no paper. Doh!

    1. beatingthebounds says:

      Yes – I was thinking about why a watermill is so satisying and appealing and I think it’s because the technology is ingenious, but also easily understood. I know that my computer contains lots of ingenious technology, but I have only very vague ideas about how any of it works – frankly it might as well be magic. “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Arthur C. Clarke. (He taught my grandad to operate radar in WWII. Whoops – I seemed to have strayed off the point, and into anecdote bingo territory.)

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