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.
Hawkeshead – the quintessential Lake District village – I guess the best description, is quaint – It’s small village with a with pubs, gift shops and many outdoor clothing shops – Had a pleasant lunch in the Kings Arms and then moved on to the next destination.
Then a bit further down the western side of Windermere – the Bobbin Museum – not as boring as it sounds and in fact it’s a scheduled ancient monument. You get a guided tour around the factory which, although it closed in the early 1970’s, it had mostly not been modernised since the 19th Century.
A further mile gets you to the Lakeside Aquarium. An above average aquarium on the edge of the Lake.
Then around the bottom of Windermere and on the eastern side – Fell Foot Park. This is a park and gardens of the lake side – a low impact way to end the day.