(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 throwntogether 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
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
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,
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.