Primal Place

Primal Place

The famously haunted corpse road crossing between Wasdale Head and Eskdale takes a route frequented by our early ancestors over 4000 years ago. High on Eskdale Moor, above Burnmoor Tarn, is a collection of pre-historic cairns and stone circles- many away from the main path and quite hidden in the rough mat grass. It is a post-glacial, pimal place; in low cloud and high winds, feels quite otherworldly- isolated, cut off and apart from one’s daily life. A place for reflection…

It is not uncommon to be completely alone here with only the snipes, ravens and buzzards for company. A watershed awash with fresh springs resplendent with their asphodel, sundews and butterworts- scented by myrtle A place for noticing…

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