Scotney Castle


I visited Scotney Castle for the first time today. It eludes me how I didn’t discover it earlier, as it is so close to home.

It’s a very pleasant place to spend a couple of hours.

Around Windermere

Last day of the Holiday so I tried to fit in as much as possible without driving too far.

First stop – Tarn Hows (again) – I didn’t have time for the full circuit on the last visit so this was a chance to put that right. There’s not much to say except it’s a very picturesque and easy walk- there are benches placed at each strategic view point. Then moved on to the next destination.

Tarn Hows

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Keswick & Derwent Water

Keswick Alley

Like Kendal, Keswick is a great village with many pubs, restaurants and tea rooms. It also has a market running down the centre of the high street selling local produce rather than the tat you see in many markets.

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St Bees, Whitehaven and Muncaster

Today was supposed to be the beach day, but the weather was not quite good enough – instead I walked along the coastal path between St Bees and Whitehaven. The beach at St Bees would be ideal on a warm sunny day,

St Bees

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White Scar Caves and Kendal

Witches Head

Took a trip across to the Yorkshire Dales to visit the White Scar Caves – the accessible part extends a mile underground. There are two spectacular underground waterfalls and for much of the time you are walking on a metal walkway suspended over the underground river.

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Windermere & Grizedale

Visited Lake Windermere today and took a cruise between Bowness and Ambleside.


Bowness is a pleasant lake side town with plenty of shops and restaurants, Ambleside has less to offer and is about 1 mile from the Lake

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Day one of my late summer holiday and I am visiting the Lake District for the first time. My base for the week, is the village of Coniston.

Coniston WaterDSC_1999

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