Field trip to Troutbeck

A field trip has been arranged for Friday 22 September to which volunteers and members of Cumbria County History Trust are invited to participate. The morning will consist of a walk (approximately 3 miles) starting and finishing from Troutbeck Jesus Church which was originally a chapel of ease consecrated in 1562. We will follow a footpath which leads to Troutbeck village where we will examine vernacular buildings. Continuing past Town Head, we will follow a bridleway along Ings Lane towards the tongue of the valley at Troutbeck Park Farm (famously bought by Beatrix Potter) which previously formed part of a medieval deer park. In the afternoon we will visit Townend in the Troutbeck Valley which has been owned by the National Trust since 1948 when it was donated by its owners. It is a traditional 17th century Lake District stone and slate farmhouse that was owned by the Brownes, a wealthy yeoman farming family dynasty, for 400 years. The house has a notable library with books collected by George Browne. If you would like to participate or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact James Bowen by email or telephone 01524 593141.

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