Bifrost on Bassenthwaite


Ullock Pyke, Carlside, Scarness – a Norse landscape dominated from the air here with the descendants of Viking birds.

The tree Ygdrassil from the Northern myths was said to have an eagle on its topmost branch to oversee all the realms of Gods, men and the underworld- a seafaring osprey must be the most likely contender for the place. Certainly today there was every chance that they might have soared up to feast on fish in Asgard as a mighty double BifrostĀ  spanned the valley. But – lucky for us, the catch here in Midgard is every bit as tasty.