Monday, 6 November 2017

Postcard from the Lake District, No 2

A long Weekend in the Lake District, Part One

For those of you that don’t read the comments, or the articles, I live in the northern part of The Lake District. It goes without saying that it is a beautiful part of Britain. Some would say the most beautiful but I wouldn’t be so presumptuous. I thought it might be nice to pretend I was a visitor and construct a long weekend, specifically a late October one, which others might enjoy indulging in.

Coloniescross, Going Postal
Penny Rock Wood from the Mere side

If you arrive on a Friday morning and get settled in your “digs” then what is left of the daytime is for walking. There are countless walks, much depends on how fit you are and how much time you have. A nice start and only a couple of miles would possibly be a trip to Grasmere for a short walk through Penny Rock Wood and down to the mere side. Then back along the riverside walk to White Moss Car Park (where you have conveniently left your vehicle).

Coloniescross, Going Postal
The Rothay (Grasmere side)

If you haven’t brought provisions, the assumption being that you will be self catering within a 7-10 mile radius of Penrith, then a short drive along the A591 will bring you first to Ambleside and then Windermere. Booths supermarket and the largest of the Lakeland stores are behind the Windermere Railway station, with ample parking available. Lakeland holds a myriad of delights for those that like that sort of thing. If it isn’t for you, leave the wife (or partner if you are more “enlightened”) and wander down to the side of Windermere (very touristy) or into one of the many pubs selling a good range of local ales, you are on holiday after all.

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