Lakeland circular tour

17 Nov


Did a circular tour today. Pic shows us parked up above Lake Windermere. We started close to Aira Force Waterfall and headed off through Glenridding towards Bowness on Windermere (Lake Windermere). The pass over the fells was fairly narrow. The leaves are still on most of the trees. Browns, reds and orange abound.
A low mist came down over Windermere but we enjoyed shopping and walking around town. The Lake was very still and mirror flat. When we left for Ambleside, with mist above the water we expected to see Gollum eating a fish on a rock in the water, but he did not show up ! The peaks past Grasmere added to the “Lord of the Rings” atmospherics

windermere mist

There appeared to be a well attended cycling “fest” centred on Grasmere and traffic was slowed to accommodate the fit cyclists using the Keswick road. We parked on the long term carpark in Keswick and bought Christmas gifts , some decaff coffee grounds and a couple of National Geographics from the Oxfam shop. A late lunch in Keswick and we then headed off back through Troutbeck to again pass Aira Force to Glenridding village. Yesterday we saw a German motorhome wild camping in Ullswater. Today we saw a VW campervan and another motorhome wild camping, this time just off Forestry Commission land.


2 Responses to “Lakeland circular tour”

  1. martin mcdowall November 17, 2013 at 5:28 pm #

    Hi duncan. Really pleased to see you are enjoying nevada and our spiritual home, lake windermere. We are just back from the canaries and plan to turn our attention to beryl
    minor mods and some accessories are on the cards and off to loch lomond this weekend to catch up with friends. glad its all good for you all. Give us a wave sometime

    • Dinkum November 17, 2013 at 6:15 pm #

      Hi Folks ! Wondered when you would get back from the sun. I raised a glass of “Eradour” single malt , to you last night but could not get any haggis to go with it ! Please let us know what changes you make as you go on. Slàinte mhath! (Hope I got that right !)

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