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Ravenstonedale is our nearest village, just a few minuets by car or a pleasant walk across the feilds. The village is very pretty and includes two pubs, a village shop, playground and several churches.
The parish of Ravenstonedale consists of four angles - Town, Newbiggin, Fell End and Bowderdale. Street Farm is situated in the Fell End quarter.
Kirkby Stephen is the nearest town to Stonetrail, a short car journey of around 10 minuets. The historic town of Kirkby Stephen, of Norman origin, stands at the head of the Eden Valley. The Eden Valley once formed part of the old county of Westmorland, but is now included in Cumbria. A traditional market town of historic buildings, cobbled yards, quaint corners and interesting shops, the town was granted its market charter by King Edward III in 1353 and still holds a weekly market every Monday. Kirkby Stephen has been a important wool town since medieval times. The town contains a number of interesting art and craft shops shops and a plethora of antique shops as well as plenty of pubs and restaurants. The picturesque market square has a number of interesting historic buildings of varied styles, including The Cloisters, which date from 1810 and were built to provide shelter for market goers, they were once used as the butter market. Many of the buildings were once coaching inns built for weary tavellers over the Howgill Fells. The circle of cobbles around the square marks where the bull ring stood, bull baiting was still carried out in Kirkby Stephen as late as 1820. Kirkby Stephen is a 10 minute drive from Stonetrail and has a large co-op and several excellent local grocery shops.
Dentdale, south of Sedbergh is possibly the finest of the Cumbrian Dales, a valley full of beauty and historic interest. It is a farming community, with scattered homesteads, each sharing the fell and valley floor, owing much to the settlement patterns of the Vikings who came here in the 10th century. The Dales Way long distance path runs along the length of the valley, as does the River Dee. Dent is the only village in Dentdale and is one of the most charming in the dales with its narrow cobbled streets & 12th century church. There are lovely gifts shops and an excellent heritatge centre. Dent is also famous for its knitters, In the 18th century, both men and women knitted, often while walking to the fields. Their output of hand-knitted gloves and socks was enormous, providing an important supplementary income. The 12th Century church of St Andrew is well worth a visit, where you can still see Norman features in the Tower, the Nave and the Norman-arched doorway. The church has a leaflet highlighting the places and objects of interest within the church. After Dent, the valley winds its way through Cowgill, on its way to Dent Station some 4.5 miles from the village. Dent is the highest railway station in Britain, at over 1100 feet above sea level, on the famous Carlisle to Settle. The line crosses the huge viaducts at Arten Gill and Dent Head , built of massive blocks of Dent 'marble', from the now-disused quarries nearby, before going through the Blea Moor tunnel to Ribblehead viaduct. At the Dentdale Heritage Centre, visitors will find a wealth of information on the working lives and social customs of the Dalesfolk who inhabited this beautiful area in times past.