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Rusland

(See also Arthur Ransome)

Rusland Terraced cottages by Karl and AliRusland, made up of farm houses and cottages, sits in a valley of the same name between Windermere and Coniston Water. Even the rivers name, Rusland Pool, fits in. There are many walks in the area.

Rusland Hall was built in Georgian times, then restored in 1845. Its been the home of the Archibald family since the early 19th century. East of the hall is a two-storey stone tannery, built in the mid-18th century.

Rusland St Paul Church by MauldyThe church of St Paul, constructed in 1745 on an elevated site, was rebuilt in 1868, except for the west tower. The stained glass east window of the church displays Biblical scenes while boards on both sides give the ten commandments, the creed, and the Lords prayer. Author Arthur Ransome and his wife are buried in the churchyard.

Rusland Arthur Ransomes Grave by Lakeland RamblersWoods surround the village. Here are the well-known Rusland beeches. Planted as a hedge, they became decrepit with age and required tree surgery in the 1990s. Also in the area is Rusland Moss, a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Hay Bridge Nature Reserve is part of this SSSI.

Photos courtesy of Karl and Ali , Mauldy , Lakeland Ramblers The Geograph Britain and Ireland project.

Rusland is located 2.5 miles west of Newby Bridge.

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