Smiler Bear is has taken Miss Imrie to a place of legendary importance.

Here are the clues:

  1. He is in a Castle.
  2. It is now a ruin in the Mallerstang valley to the south of Kirkby Stephen.
  3. It occupies a site close to a young River Eden with the peaks of Wild Boar Fell and Mallerstang Edge towering over it.
  4. The Castle is steeped in history.
  5. According to legend the original castle was built by Uther, father of King Arthur, in the 5th century and may have been the site of his death when a well was poisoned by the Saxons.
  6. The Castle has had several notable owners including Sir Hugh de Morville – one of the knights who murdered Sir Thomas Beckett in 1170.
  7. Lady Anne Clifford was a very well-known landowner who rebuilt the Castle after it had been destroyed by a Scott’s raiding party. She added a Brewhouse, bakery, stables and coach house and was a frequent visitor until her death in 1676.
  8. The Castle is on private land but you can walk around the Castle walls but care must be taken as some of the walls are unstable.

So – where in the world is Smiler Bear?

Tell Mrs Baker (Geography Leader) the answer and she will give you Smilers as prizes.

Now we wonder where Smiler will be next?