A week in the Lakes

16 Mar

I’ve just got back from a lovely week’s walking in the Lake District. I have the post holiday blues now. I don’t really want to be back thinking about all the things I need to do before heading to Canada next week Imagefor work.

So, after a delightful weekend with the Darlington Dales and Hills, and magnificent weather, I moved into the fabulous vegan B&B at Fox Hall, Kendal. I always enjoy staying there: Chris and Sylvia are lovely and friendly, can’t do enough to make your stay comfortable, the accommodation is lovely, food amazing, and the place is immaculate. I can’t fault it. πŸ™‚

Mum and Dad were in the caravan about 10 miles away so on Monday morning I drove down to join them and took them on a moderate 8 miler near Ambleside. This was a bit too much for the two of them (and the Imagedog) and by 2/3 of the way around they were pretty worn out. However, they plodded on and were rewarded at the end of the walk with a trip to Chesters by the RiverΒ at Skelwith Bridge. They do the best coffee, and the cakes (I am reliably informed) are delicious, although sadly not vegan so I didn’t get to sample them.

The rest of the week I took them on rather easier walks, and we always finished the day at Chesters so that I could have a coffee (or 2) and they could eat a huge slab of cake! Every day except Wednesday when fellow DD&H-er Sean drove over to the Langdales and we did Crinkle Crags in unbelievably thick cloud (which was a massive shame because we didn’t get to enjoy any views after all our hard work). I did take Sean to Chesters though so he could demolish a massive slab of Battenburg cake, so even though the views were non-existent, the walk was enjoyable and the post-walk treats made up for it. πŸ™‚

This morning I decided to have a day off walking. The weather was poor, it had started to rain after it being dry all week, the visibility was awful, and after 6 days walking I figured I deserved to have a day off, so I drove from Kendal to Keswick rather slowly enjoying the rainy views and stopping for a mooch or a coffee and the whim took me.

I’m now home, with the washing machine on it’s third cycle, and the holidays seem a long way away already. They were ace though.


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