Bear statue at Dacre church, Cumbria

Bear statue at Dacre church, Cumbria

In the third of the four carvings, the bear appears to be fighting the creature that attacked it.

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The School House, Dacre

The School House

This detached character property in Dacre near Ullswater sleeps two people in one bedroom.
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