against Hadrian's Wall
. There is a legend
that says in the twelfth century a Dane
hid a treasure
in the lough, casting a spell
on in to prevent its being removed except by twin
horses, twin oxen
, twin boys, and a chain
forged by a seventh-generation blacksmith
Another legend, having located King Arthur's court at Carlisle, as some do, says that it is here that Arthur received and returned Excalibur.
The lough measures 27 ha, and it a region around it are being sold to the National Trust with the unusual condition that the current owners may continue to look for the treasure.