Warcop

Don’t be alarmed if you hear the sound of heavy gunfire: there’s a large army artillery and tank training range on the slopes of the Pennines north of the village.  The village has a church of 12th century origin and a small school.  At the time of going to press, the pub, regrettably, remains shut.  A short backtrack west on the B6259 (turn left off this where signposted or you will end up on the busy A66) will bring you to Sandford, where the Sandford Arms has fared better.

Leave Warcop on the B6259 and enjoy the tranquil pleasures of the middle Eden Valley (less tranquil if there is a firing day on the ranges).  Keep straight on when the B6259 dives south and follow Swindale Lane through Great Musgrave and then along the banks of Swindale Beck until it goes under the thundering A66 trans-Pennine route, before turning right on to the main street of Brough.