Sunday 17th September 2017 10:00am
Starting from - Morton Community Centre, Wigton Road, Carlisle, CA2 6JP, CA2 6JP
Morton Community Centre
Morton Community Centre, Wigton Road, Carlisle, CA2 6JP
The route on quiet roads include some of the best scenery in north Cumbria. Much of the route has strong historical connections with the Roman period. St Michael's Church in Brough is built on the site of a Roman fort as also is St Bride's in Kirkbride. Burgh Marsh follows the line of the Roman Wall. The wall ended at Bowness on Solway. During the reign of King Edwand 11 and after, the area became increasingly lawless and there were frequent raids by Border Reivers. Reiving was mainly the stealing of sheep and cattle. There were also bloody feuds between reiving families. The architecture of some of the churches in particular, reflect that period. St Michael's Church in Burgh is a fine example of a fortified church.
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