Ike visits Penshaw Monument

Penshaw Monument was built in 1845 in the style of a Greek temple to commemorate the first Earl of Durham. It’s visible from most of the city and is a very popular picnic/walking spot. It’s now managed by the National Trust. There’s a local legend that the hill it’s built on was shaped and formed by a giant worm – the Lambton Worm.

There are a few things to do at Penshaw Monuement therefore Ike had to try them all out!

Ike was very glad to see cats where allowed to visit. Ike had to test out the carrot cake at Penshaw, he says it was very tasty and an great piece of cake.

Ike went to look at the River Wear and further up its valley and well as meeting the lion statue