Leaders of the packs
Timber wolves are being reintroduced to Cumbria
local landowner organised a mass hunt for a predatory wolf, which was finally cornered on a promontory called Humphrey Head and there dispatched.
In honour of this benighted beast, we wolf down a delicious dinner at The Pig and Whistle in Cartmel — L’Enclume chef Simon Rogan’s first pub venture — that includes wild mushroom broth and gariguette strawberry pannacotta. And then back to Grange and the Clare House Hotel, with its old-school comfiness and startling array of local cheeses.
Before we turn in for the night, we take a starlit walk along the promenade from where we see Humphrey Head’s huge bulk lowering in the darkness. But what is that sound on the breeze? The wind playing over the marshes perhaps? Or is it the ghostly howl of England’s last wolf calling out to England’s newest pack? Dixe Wills was a guest of Predator Experience and Clare House Hotel. predatorexperience.co.uk clarehousehotel.co.uk golakes.co.uk
Walking with wolves in England’s Cumbria region