Sandwick from Gowbarrow

A view across Ullswater from the mighty heights of Gowbarrow fell.

On the opposite shore, Sandwick lies at the junction of Martindale and Boredale separated by the ridge of Beda Fell.

Patches of snow on Rampsgill Head.

Martindale once boasted a public house, the Star Inn, now a farm called Cotehow. Dorothy Wordsworth recalls dining here with her brother on the 29th December 1801. She writes they had porridge with a second course of Christmas pies1Lindop, Grevel. “A Literary Guide to the Lake District”. 1993. Chatto & Windus. ISBN 0701136154..

In fact the Wordsworths made several journeys to Martindale, one time arriving by boat at Sandwick Bay and walking from there2Ibid.:

“… a beautiful summer path, at first though a copse by the Lake-side, then through green fields. The Village and brook very pretty, shut out from mountains and lake.”

 

  • 1
    Lindop, Grevel. “A Literary Guide to the Lake District”. 1993. Chatto & Windus. ISBN 0701136154.
  • 2
    Ibid.

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