The Lanes of Eden.
Much as I prefer walking over mountains, open fellsides and rights of way, I never mind occasional strolls around country lanes – particularly if there’s not much traffic on them. Many of the great walkers of the past – people like George Borrow, Jim Phelan, Walter Starkie etc. (do read their books if you haven’t) – mostly followed the roads, tramped the toby. Call it what you will.
When I was in Devon, local newspaper columnists like my old pal the late Brian Carter (another writer worth reading) did regular columns about what you could see along Devon lanes.
On a winter’s day walking the lanes can be a great delight.
We wandered up from the River Eden at Appleby-in-Westmorland and around the lanes to Brampton and back yesterday morning. Interesting countryside…
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