|placename:-||Broken Gill plantation|
Tebay parish, once in
In ground plan it is not, but from the motorway and the A685
it appears heart shaped: and, there are lots of unlikely
stories about why.
A love story; two warring mailies, and a son and daughter fall in love. Denied their match they decide on suicide. They met heare, he runs her through with his sword, and then kills himself. The grieving familes plane the wood in rememberance.
Another love story; the trees were planted by a farmer's daughter whose loved one died in flying combat in World Wai II.
A third love story; the trees were planted by a farmer to celebrate his marriage.
and so on.
Richardson, Keith: 2011: Jack's Yak: River Greta Writer (Keswick, Cumbria):: ISBN 978 0 9559640 2 2
|Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013|