Brampton Ridge

Within a 5 minute walk from home lies Brampton Ridge, a sandstone outcrop which ends with the Moat, an ancient earthwork that dominates the town. It forms one edge of the vale of the River Irthing and looks across to the other side of the valley on which is built Hadrian's Wall.The Ridge is lined with an avenue of mature beech trees and flanked by woodlands protected by the Woodland Trust where, if you are lucky, you can still see red squirrels and the occasional deer.

It is a place from which the spirit can soar, where you can take a rest on one of its benches and compose lines of poetry (see also Room 5).

Most of all it has huge vistas with superb views, so many different types of landscape in one 3600 turn.