Here The Pennine Way runs up the Dry Valley of Ing Scar, linking the Tarn and the Cove. This valley was once carved by a river which has since gone underground.
This place I consider to be my true spiritual home, a magical site of immense power. I don't know much about leylines, but there is some form of energy here in abundance - you can almost cut the atmosphere with a knife. It stays with me wherever I go.
It is a great ambition of mine to one day stage a performance of music theatre up here, inspired by the saxophonist Lol Coxhill who would perform solo concerts to an audience invited to attend at a given time and Ordnance Survey map grid reference. An encounter with a bird of prey spirit-guide showed me that this will indeed happen.
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