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Mungrisdale, Pinfold, St Kentigern Church, Cumbria.
[] Thu 14 Mar 2024

Lat/Long: 54.661178, -02.986081
OS Grid ref: NY 36488 30013
The weather forecast was for rain most of the day, but I couldn't tell how much. I decided to go ahead and drive to Cumbria. There was no rain at first but by the time I arrived at the outskirts of Mungrisdale the rain was heavy and relentless. Id parked in the muddy lay bye just south of the Village Hall. The signs said no overnight parking and no barbeques. Also a donation charge was asked for. My planned walk over Souther fell would have to be shelved for another day.
Footbridge over River Glenderamackin
I suspected this would happen so I had a plan B. It was to follow the lanes to St Kentigern's Church and take some interior photos. That would mean a shorter day so I sent a message to Steve Razzetti who lives nearby.
I haven't seen him since before lockdown and said Id be able to call later in the morning. I soon had a reply to say he was busy with family matters until afternoon so replied to say Id visit on a future occasion.. I put on my waterproofs and was about to set off walking south along the road when a vehicle stopped. Inside was Steve Razzetti out on a taxi run. What are the chances of that? We exchanged a few words and continued on our ways. He continued driving north and I walked a short way south before descending the wet muddy path down to the riverside River Glenderamackin. I crossed the footbridge then over the wall stile to reach the lane on the far side. Here I turned north to follow the road to the old village pinfold which is now a community garden. Unsurprisingly there were no other walkers around as I continued north and on to Mungrisdale Church.


St Kentigern Church.

St Kentigern Church, Mungrisdale.
It is one of the few that always seems to be open. It is basic and plain on the outside and also inside. The first thing to notice are the small stones cobbles in the entrance area. Through the next door and into the main single roomed church there were stone flags on the floor. As I had a bit of time to take photos Id brought my tripod and took several interior photos using my phone on the tripod.When Id finished it was still raining I stayed in the entry to eat my sandwiches before wandering back to the car via the field and road past the Village Hall. Not far in distance but I had a chance to experiment with indoor low light tripod phone photography.

St Kentigern Church interior.
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