Watendlath

Watendlath Beck, flowing out of Watendlath Tarn and nestling in the fells between Thirlemere and Borrowdale. The small farmstead of Watendlath is a setting in Sir Hugh Walpole’s historical saga of the Lake District, The Herries Chronicle. The name itself derives from the Old Norse, vatn-endih-hlada, meaning water end barn. There is a connection with Yorkshire for the farmstead was once one of several properties owned by the monks of Fountains Abbey. A medieval journey across the pennines must have been quite an undertaking.

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