|The Teesdale Hotel where I stayed over night|
All that I have for you today is some more images from upper Teesdale. You may recall that I was there last month - walking in an unfamiliar landscape on a diamond day. Memories of that lovely ramble have fluttered across my mindscreen quite often since then.
Thanks to Jenny The Procrastinating Donkey from Nova Scotia who discovered that the reason the farms around Forest-in-Teesdale are painted white is because they belong to The Raby Estate. They are tenanted farms and one of the rental conditions is that white paint. By the way, The Raby Estate covers 50,000 acres and is in the possession of the current Baron Barnard who, like most noble landowning families in England, can trace his ancestry back to The Norman Conquest.
|At Grassholme Reservoir. The old bridge has been revealed because of maintenance work that required draining the water.|
|St James the Less Church, Forest with Frith|
|A view of Ettersgill|
|Angler in The River Tees . The old farm behind is abandoned.|