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The Lakes District, England 2018 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Date: 7th June 2018

Travelled: 180 kilometres from Croft to Keswick (Lakes District)

Visited:  Windermere (Lake and Town), parking ยฃ3

Stayed:  Motorhome car park, Keswick, ยฃ7 day, ยฃ1 night. N54.60336, W03.14165

Despite parking so close to the M6 at Croft, we get a good nights sleep.  Other than waking at 0430am to chirping birds and the sun coming through the skylight.  We are now the proud owner of a Peugeot Kisbee, 50cc of ripling power.  Anyway its seems secure on the scooter rake.  The Kisbeeโ€™s previous owner allowed us to stay overnight next to his shed (free), much to Pamโ€™s delight.

By 6am we have had a coffee and started tracking the Hymer north on the M6 again.  Stopping at the Tesco at Preston at 7am for a shop and breakfast (toast), the M6 is getting busier by the minute.  We are making for the Lakes District today to meet up with Karl and Teresa, the National Park is worth a week of anyones time but this is a flying visit on our way to Scotland.  North of Lancaster we turn for the A590 leave most of the traffic and head west into the National Park.

Without putting a lot of thought into it we drive the A592 up the eastern shores of Lake Windermere.  Without appearing to be a used car salesmen, this is beautiful country.  The weather just adds to the experience.  Just short of Windermere township, we find a long term ยฃ3 parking spot next to a couple of other motorhomes and go out for a leg stretch.

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From the carpark we take the path around Cockshott Point. Popular today with dogs ๐Ÿถ and their people.
Eventually we walk into Windermere village, a mixture of beautiful scenery and Koreanโ€™s with selfie sticks. As usual they are in groups of 50 so no problem at all.
Daschund garden seat in bronze, interesting ?

So its back onto the road north to Keswick at the head of Derwent Water on the northern part of the National Park.  The scenery is much different, the hills higher and treeless, the lakes darker.  We arrive in Keswick and catch up with Karl and Teresa, we are soon joined by Mike and Carol (their neighbors) and friends from up the road.

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Karl suggest walking to the pub, he didnโ€™t mention it was in the adjoining county !  Thatโ€™s Maisie, the brains of the outfit by the way.
We skirt Derwent Waters and traverse around the Catโ€™s Eye mountain.  The scenery is fabulous and the walk easy if not long.  Nearly 2 hours later we arrive at this beautiful pub with a garden overlooking the waters.  Then settle into dinner and drinks.

Much later its a taxi back to Keswick (thank goodness), then another pub and you can guess the rest…

Michael and Pam

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