A lone Oak Tree on Alston Moor gives the Birds a welcome place to roost for the Evening, on this Barron, yet scenic landscape.
Alston Moor is an area of moorland in Cumbria, England.
The Moor is part of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the second largest of the 40 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty sites, in England and Wales.
The poet W. H. Auden was to travel a great deal in Britain and abroad, but it is the wild region between the River Tees and the Roman Wall which provides the backdrop to many poems and plays of the ‘20s and ’30s, and echoes at intervals throughout his life.
In America in 1947, an Ordnance Survey map of Alston Moor hung on the wall of Auden’s chaotic shack on Fire Island.