Thursday, 8 September 2016

Road trip - Garsdale & Mallerstang Common

Driving from Sedbergh along Garsdale with fantastic views back towards the Howgill Fells. Then northbound through Mallerstang.

Mallerstang is a civil parish in the extreme east of Cumbria, and, geographically, a dale at the head of the upper Eden Valley. Originally part of Westmorland, it lies about 6 miles south of the nearest town, Kirkby Stephen. Its eastern edge, at Aisgill, borders on North Yorkshire; and since August 2016 it has been within the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Mallerstang, like many other Pennine dales, reflects the pattern set a thousand years ago by its Norse settlers (whose language is still evident in the names of many of its geographical features).[4] Its small community is scattered along the 10 kilometres of the dale in a series of isolated houses and small hamlets, with no village

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