Temple Sowerby Walk. πŸ₯Ύ

Today’s walk is one from the weekend. A gentle saunter starting at NT Acorn Bank and taking in the pretty village of Temple Sowerby in the Eden Valley district of Cumbria. The route can be found on the Acorn Bank Website. Because we are members of the National Trust we parked on the car park at Acorn Bank. Non members may have to adapt the walk a little.

Shepherds Hut at Acorn Bank entrance.
Walk Map.
Beautiful Bluebells.
Pear Blossom and Daffodils.
Walking through Wild Garlic.
Crowdundle Beck, a tributary of the River Eden.
We passed under a railway viaduct.
What Ewe Looking At?
Bridge over the Beck.

We passed through a small village called Newbiggin , one of several Newbiggins in Cumbria. I love the rosie coloured sandstone that the buildings are made of. Here it was taken from Crowdundle Beck.

St Edmunds Church, Newbiggin.
A farmhouse at the crossroads built in 1695.
And curious cattle.
A bit of road walking. Very peaceful though.
Lots of stitchwort out in the hedgerows.
Distant Hare.
Heading through Borough Fields and on to Temple Sowerby.
Temple Sowerby through a ginnel.
The houses are set around a village green.
St James Church, Temple Sowerby.

Temple Sowerby is an attractive village , once known as the Queen Of Westmorland villages. It was named after the Knights Templar who briefly owned the settlement and nearby Acorn Bank. Temple Sowerby was once a tanning village and other industries in the area included the mini ng of gypsum. There is still a gypsum plant at Kirkby Thore.

Victory Hall.
The House at Temple Sowerby B & B. Cafe for residents and non residents called Temple Velo.
Lunch at Temple Velo.
Heading out of the village.
A short country lane walk and then we are back in Acorn Banks parkland.
Parkland.
Acorn Bank.
Mellow yellow.
Flowers galore.
A peek in the orchard.
Clock Tower.

After a look in the second hand book shop at Acorn Bank it was time to head home. What a lovely walk. 😘

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28 thoughts on “Temple Sowerby Walk. πŸ₯Ύ”

  1. A lovely walk with so many nice looking places along the way. I like the look of that farmhouse and the black and white bit of Victory Hall looks cute. The road out of the village looks very pleasant and I like the red flowers πŸ™‚

  2. A beautiful walk. Your photos are lovely. Would love to see a hare, it seems such a long time since I last saw one in the fields:)

  3. Oooh there is a second hand bookshop at Acorn Bank? I will have to get over there for a peak. I love Acorn Bank, do you have to be a member to park there now, you never used to have to be that is a little disappointing if you do. Did you visit the watermill and find the fairy houses (if there are still there) down by the river?

    1. Hi yes there is a second hand bookshop, there isnt a National Trust shop there now, which is a shame as I used to like having a browse. I don’t think you can park on the car park without being a member, though I’m not totally sure. The little Shepherds hut is the entry point to the grounds so they can catch you before you go in. Didn’t see the watermill this time, it was open though. I did notice a few fairy doors in the trees. X

  4. Thank you so much for taking us on the walk through your great photos. So wish we could come this year. It’s so pretty when the spring blossom and flowers are at their best and the villages so old and mellow. The curious cow and hare definitely made me smile as much as all the other snaps. Take care and hugs from down under.

    1. I think your right, it does seem the prettiest time of year with all the blossom. I almost missed seeing the curious cow and the hare, Wil pointed them out to me. πŸ™‚

  5. That looks like a grand little walk. The Eden Valley is less frequented than the Lakes but has much to recommend it.
    p.s. I spotted a hare on the Harrock Hall estate during my recent walk around there. It looked at me for a while and just as I got my phone ready to take a photo it ran off – just my luck

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