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May 16, 2018 - Grasmere and Hawkshead Villages

Just as it is time to go home, we are becoming seasoned travelers on the local buses!! We found that we could buy a group ticket good for the whole day and a wide area. Pat & Joan had breakfast at their lodging while we fixed our own toast or scone & tea in our kitchen. Around 10 we caught the bus which stops literally right in front of our house. The ride through the English countryside was again just wonderful. We changed buses once and arrived in Grasmere around 11:30. This small village is where the poet William Wordsworth (not to be...

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Sep 13, 2017 - Grasmere to Beech House B & B Glenridding Cumbria

Day 5 nearly 10 miles I woke to the aftermath of storm Aileen and torrential rain but after an excellent breakfast set off out of the lovely town of Grasmere in light rain that eased off. En route I stopped at the hostel where my co-walkers were staying to learn poor Pats 'coast to coast' experience had probably ended as she'd gone to Lancaster hospital to have the bone set. Then it was ever upwards on the best paths seen so far but still slippery and like others on the route I took a couple of tumbles but nothing serious. It is noticeable...

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Aug 20, 2015 - The Lake District, Beatrix Potter & William Wordsworth

Day 11 : August 21st - The Lake District, Beatrix Potter & William Wordsworth We left York for the scenic Lake District, England’s largest national park and home to 16 major lakes. This is Anita’s home region, and she says she is all smiley here. Set amidst the most mountainous region of England, the Pennines, it has been the inspiration for countless writers, from Wordsworth & Keats to Beatrix Potter. But first, last night: noisy! The Ebor Races are being held and yesterday was the first day. Ladies in dresses and high heels and big hats,...

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May 13, 2014 - the smart one took a ride

Had a good sleep last night and all ready to go. Bonnie and I started out determined to go the distance. Today was the last mountain in the Lake District, we had to climb 2500ft.,the first part was a long continual climb, then the path became semi flat to get around to the other side, then we continued up to the top of the peak. It took 3hrs but the view was spectular, from up there we could see the lake we were heading to and the valleys we came from.The decent was terrifying, it started hailing so the rocks were very slippery. We made it...

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May 12, 2014 - 3 Billy Goats

4th day of mountain climbing.B & B was very comfortable, even with exhaustion we all had restless sleeps last night. Woke to rain and mist.Same breakfast as last couple af days, we could use a change. The rain stopped as we started our climb, Ryan thank god you lent us your walking sticks,took 2 hours to get to the top, boy what a view, we could see down 2 valleys and the Irish sea in the distance. Quite rocky going down the otherside of the mountain, but the sun was out so another good day. B &B clean and friendly, greated us at the door...

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May 11, 2014 - forging babbling rivers

Great sleep last night, woke to rain, here we go again . Walked past the starting point today so had to turn around, found the gate, it is going to be a long day.Headed up a mountain the English call them a Fell, bloody Mt Everest if you ask us.To get to the top we had to walk up rock steps, reminded me of the rock path Frodo and Sam had to walk up, walked through a hugh bog,what the hell is water doing on the top of a mountain,walked along a ridge till we came to beautiful valleys, finally found the cairns that told us which valley to go...

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Jul 6, 2012 - Rain again, an unusual house and Grasmere

We woke up to rain once again so we decided to visit Townend in Troutbeck. Townend was the family farm of the Brownes. The house was built in 1626 for George Browne, a 'statesman' (wealthy yeoman) farmer and his new bride, Susannah Rawlinson. The house remained in the family until 1943. The house was quite quirky with a lot of carved furniture by the 19th century George Browne, a library with many rare books and some funny family stories which our guide recanted. From Townend as Daisy had been so patient while we visited the house we needed...

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Apr 2, 2008 - The Lakes district

Our journey continued to Grasmere and Burthalyp Howe Youth Hostel. What a beautiful place. The hills and countryside was magnificent. The town was crowded, and we went for a walk around the quaint streets to see the burial place of William Wordsworth, and the fields of daffodils. We also bought some really nice gingerbread, and Zac played in the local playground. The hostel is a popular place for walkers, and was very full, being school holidays. We went for a short walk in the twilight, looking for badgers and such, but only saw an owl. I...

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Aug 15, 2007 - The Lakes

My first day in the Lakes was a bit of a shocker. Rain, rain and more rain. Still that can have its benefits as it let me get some washing done, allowed for catching up on reading and even a spot of shopping around Bowness-on-Windermere where I was staying. All very enjoyable while on holiday. :) Today though, the weather gods are being kind and the sun is actually shining. So I headed for the little town of Rydal for a walk around its lake and the Grasmere lake. On the way, I got distracted by a path that started going upwards and decided...

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