The Howgill Fells are hills in Northern England between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales, lying roughly in between the vertices of a triangle made by the towns of Sedbergh, Kirkby Stephen and Tebay. The name Howgill derives from the Old Norse word haugr meaning a hill or barrow, plus gil meaning a narrow valley.
Stews are convenient and a perennial family favourite in many households. Shaun Hill's beef stew recipe requires braising the meat for 2 to 3 hours before stewing with carrots and mushrooms in a rich red wine and tomato sauce. He serves the hot beef stew over a creamy mashed potato with leeks.