A bus brought me from Liverpool to Manchester Airport where I picked up my travel companion for the next weeks. Together we started our road trip to the Lake District. After some hours of driving, we arrived at High Park Farm, my home for the next days. Situated in the lovely valley of Little Langdale a little evening stroll just had to be done!
My lovely hosts Tony and Wendy had pointed out some places of interests but to be honest, it was just gorgeous in any direction! A lot of the area and the cottages are owned by the National Trust, often having been gifted by Beatrix Potter. Little Langdale used to be an intersection of packhorse routes around the Lake District. In 2012 the picturesque valley was used for filming “Snow White and the Huntsman”.
It´s almost hard to believe that the area has been heavily mined and quarried over the last centuries, in particular for copper and slate.
First view of Slater´s Bridge – an ancient, handmade footbridge (and maybe small packhorses) crossing river Brathay. Probably used by the mine workers to get to the mines and quarries.
On my way back I came across this tree with coins in it, something I already saw in the last view days. But even my hosts didn´t know why people do it and how this tradition started. Is it for luck? If you know, let me know!