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Thurstonfield footpath and woodland by Bob Jenkins Geograph British IslesThurstonfield has a real country feel. Located on the Solway plain, it is surrounded by alder woods and has a 20 acre former millpond, Thurstonfield Lough, now a convenient watering hole for wildlife. Swans, otters, ducks, and kingfishers are on view. It also provides brown and rainbow trout fishing facilities bordered by self-catering cottages. There is a wetland walk and bird hides.

This is farming country and it was in the 19th and early 20th Thurstonfield chapel by Bob Jenkins Geograph British Islescenturies that the village was at its busiest. The millpond furnished water to three local corn mills. A tannery also employed local people. This area was once strong Quaker country. The village was also home to a Methodist chapel.

The Cumberland Bird of Prey centre is nearby. The village has no shops or eating spots.

Photos courtesy of Bob Jenkins Geograph British Isles

Thurstonfield is on the B5307 five miles west of Carlisle by Kirkbampton and Moorhouse.

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