Park Broom to Lanercost Priory
Park Broom Lodge to Lanercost B&B
Got a late start--around 10 and rainy. Had to stop and put on rain gear--rookie mistake--don't mistake rain for mist. It rained most of morning. Crossed paths with some wall walkers. Walked through lots of fields of cows and sheep with kissing gates at each field end.
Rain stopped midday--bought candy bars at "Stall on the Wall" and ate them, and then stopped at Newtown at a honesty stop where we shed our rain gear and had a cup of tea and some jerky and trail mix and rested at the picnic table.
Dry afternoon - walked up and down hills and fields and passed through many gates.
Saw Lanercost Priory in the distance and walked down to it. Very pretty setting with beautiful flowers. The B&B has a great garden and they keep chickens, and they make or local source all their food. Nice big room (the River room), overlooking the River Irthing, and beautifully done up. A real treat after the cabin the night before.
Arrived late afternoon and toured the Priory ruins (they close at 6 pm) and St. Mary Magdalene church (the part of the church that wasn't ruined and still functions as a church) before dinner. Priory ruins wonderful--especially seen through glass at back of church.
No sign of Hadrian's Wall yet, but expect to on day 4.