Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Visiting Haweswater

I finally made it to Haweswater last Sunday (April 1st) long after gaining an interest in the site after reading a book about Mardale and the Haweswater Reservoir from Kendal Library as a child (see previous blog post: Mardale: A Village Lost).

Here's a photo taken from beside Haweswater Reservoir, at the opposite end of the reservoir to Haweswater Dam. Unfortunately (though fortunately with regards to the country's water supply!) the reservoir was not low enough to reveal Mardale, but I hope to make it up there again soon when the water may be a little lower.

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Yan Tan Tethera: A rhyme derived from a Brythonic Celtic language used by shepherds to keep sheep in many parts of England and Southern Scotland.

Until the Industrial Revolution, the use of traditional number systems was common among shepherds, especially in the Dales of the Lake District.

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