|Businesses in Newbiggin-on-Lune||Towns and Villages of Cumbria|
Set on the northern edge of the Howgill fells in limestone country, Newbiggin-on-Lune gets its name from the river Lune that runs through the valley on its way to Lancaster. The communitys main activity is farming fell sheep.
St Helens well sits in the village. Stone buildings, a Methodist chapel dating from the early 1800s, the church of St Aidan, a village hall, a plant nursery and a number of accommodations add to the village mix.
Fishing for trout in the river is a popular sport. Newbiggin-on-Lune is a convenient starting point for walking the Howgills.
Photos courtesy of Graeme Dougal
Newbiggin-on-Lune is on the A685, four miles south-west of Kirkby Stephen.
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