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  • The local witch, Granny Weatherwax, present at Esk’s birth realizes when Esk is still quite young, that she does indeed have magic powers.

    Witches and Wizards « So Many Books

  • We went along above the Esk, which is a little rattling, rumbling, clear, rocky river, prettier than any we ever saw in England ....

    Lady John Russell

  • On the Scotch side of the Esk were the Johnstones and Armstrongs, and on the English the Graemes of Netherby; both clans being alike wild and lawless.

    The Life of Thomas Telford

  • Isk, now called Esk, which running by that City, gave it formerly the denomination of Isca.

    The Lives of the Most Famous English Poets

  • Crag faces like Pillar Rock, Esk Buttress, Cam Spout Crag and Napes Needle could well pass within metres of the rock polishers' wingtips as they soar by a world where only climbers and their ropes normally venture.

    Country diary: Grasmere, Lake District

  • Some of them are in particularly spectacular locations, such as Bird How sleeps four, from £319 per week, a remote fellside cottage above the River Esk in Cumbria, and waterside Quay Cottage, the only holiday cottage on the National Trust-owned Brownsea Island in Poole harbour and already booked up for most of the year.

    UK cottages: a guide to leading rental companies

  • In February Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys mental health trust announced that it was the first NHS organisation to extricate itself from a PFI agreement.

    Government must learn from PFI mistakes, says NAO

  • Then he was shooting even more randomly, missing, bouncing his way up the back lanes towards Boot, through the grey-rocked splendour of the Esk valley, Bow Fell looming like mountain deity.

    Derrick Bird: dangerous thoughts about the trigger inside that will forever haunt Cumbria

  • He died peacefully at his home in the Esk Valley on the North York Moors.

    Archive 2010-01-31

  • This would place the battle somewhere on the Solway plain, perhaps at a strategic crossing of the River Esk or the Liddel Water, which is a plausible sort of location for an important battle.

    The battle of Arfderydd or Arthuret


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