Burgh by Sands
MONKHILL 01A - Drovers Rest
Drovers Rest, Monkhill, Cumbria.
This old tavern standing close to a narrow crossing point of the River Eden, would have provided a welcome break for many of the Scottish drovers, who had crossed a Solway ford to Bowness en route to the cattle market at The Sands in Carlisle. From spring to autumn these old droving routes would have been thick with herds of cattle and sheep, some even travelling to the south of England.
January 07, 2018
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