Am trying to locate a book of essays of which the first essay describes the countryside around Bewcastle in a lyrical as opposed to a "travelogue" style. Locations mentioned include Sighty Crag, Birdoswald and Kirkoswald. I think the essay was titled "Measuring Rod" and as the book was a miscellany my recollectiopn had been that this title was also used as the book title but exhaustive searches under "Measuring Rod" have proved fruitless.
Was given the book "new" in 1961 but in addition to title, do not recall author or publisher except all the essays were by the same author and book was published in U.K. and contained no illustrations. There were about ten short essays and the only other one I remember dealt with "the greenwood" or "the forest" again in a lyrical or philosophical way.
Any suggestions would be most welcome.