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About  Torver

"The ancient village, or rather the dispersed assemblage of little 
farmhouses, called Torver, contains little to 
interest, except 
its 
primitive and un-modernised appearance, 
which 
accords 
pretty 
fully with the 
manners 
and 
customs of its inhabitants."
(The Complete Descriptive Guide to the Lakes, published in 1847)



Bloody cheek!   Still, that guide was published down in Ulverston, a dead-end town 
picturesquely thrown 
together around a dead-end ship canal.  
             You can't miss the canal.   It's just behind the breaker's yard.
              (Handy if you're stuck for a pre-war bike frame, shopping trolley or old pram.)
I couldn't possibly comment on the "manners and customs of its inhabitants" but
I don't think they've 
shot 
anyone 
in years and we do boast some of the happiest and 
most contented sheep in all of Cumbria.



Torver is in fact a small but delightful Cumbrian village at the southern end of the 
Lake District, 
set in a beautiful valley between Coniston Old Man and Coniston Water.

The settlement (Thorvergh in the ancient Viking tongue) has been here for over a thousand years, 
although the rapin’ and pillagin’ has long given way to gentler pursuits, 
still mostly 
horizontal 
but 
now usually as a result of the excellent range of local ales in our two fine pubs.



                About this website:

The Torver website has been created through  Google Sites , a free service, both creation and hosting.  The format is simple (although 
many site templates are available) and the options for design are limited, but I believe they more than adequate for what we need.