First encounter with the Duddon

This post was originally published over on the By Duddon’s Side project blog:

I travelled up to the Lake District for a preliminary meeting at the Wordsworth Museum. Having a bit of time to spare I thought I’d take a detour to┬ácheck out the valley that will be the main focus of this project.

Visibility was somewhat reduced and it was quite squelchy underfoot, but after 10 minutes strolling around on the banks of the Duddon near Ulpha I could understand┬áthat this place is a little bit special – I’m very much looking forward to having a proper explore.