Bewcastle in Cumbria consists of a few farms and a church. In the churchyard is what I came to see. The Bewcastle Cross dates from the 7th century. The head is missing but the carving on the shaft is surprisingly detailed and clear. It's hard to imagine that this cross is still in its original location after 1,300 years.
| Old graveyard = spooky gravestones! |
|A direction sign to Rome? We are near to Hadrain's wall and there was a Roman fort here (called Fanum Cocidi)|
|In the 12th century the stone from the roman fort was used to build this castle.|
|I was thinking about exploring the castle but…..|
|My kind of road. The journey there gave me an opportunity to explore the back roads.|