We spent a glorious Easter Saturday last year walking around Eskdale, one of the most picturesque valleys in Britain. Starting at the car park by Trough House Bridge, we strolled along the banks of the River Esk then climbed up to the impressive falls of Stanley Ghyll Force. On the way we popped in to visit the beautiful little church of St Catherine’s. The building was much restored in c19th but still retains its simple charm. This beautiful valley is about half an hour’s drive from Sykehouse Cottage and you can find more information from the local website if you click here.