28th September 2008 at 7:47 pm

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.

12th September 2008 at 5:04 pm

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

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11th September 2008 at 5:42 pm

Keswick & Derwent Water

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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10th September 2008 at 5:47 pm

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,

9th September 2008 at 5:15 pm

White Scar Caves and Kendal

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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8th September 2008 at 5:04 pm

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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7th September 2008 at 5:32 pm


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.

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