One of the advantages of being a public speaker is that I get to visit some delightful places. I was due to give a talk at Lazonby so took the chance to visit the village beforehand.
I found it to be charming with the main road running down towards the River Eden. It is situated in the Lower Eden Valley, 8 miles NE of Penrith and only 24 miles from the Scottish Border.
It seemed to be thriving with a few small shops, a church, chapel, two pubs, school, retained fire station and is a stop along the picturesque Carlisle/Settle Railway Line.
With its historic buildings surrounded by gently sloping fields and views of the Lake District hills it appears to be a genuine picture-postcard English village.
Carol, wandering around again