Crake Trees Manor
Travel Blogs from Crosby Ravensworth
Today started sunny and we set off walking. Walked up hill and then down to the edge of Lake Derwentwater, to Hawes End, then along the shore to High Brandle How. Beautiful scenery of hills and the lake, but got wetter and wetter.
Then took the little ferry around the lake to Keswick, and did some more ...
... beautiful day and I just did all my laundry which is covering all sides of the tent to dry and gives me some shade. I moved to a different campsite yesterday which is a few pounds cheaper a night. It is only 1/4 mile away from town instead of 3/4 which is nice but the facilities almost don’t make up for it (Grungy small showers and not well kept greens). I will definitely stay at the other campsite when I come back. Also when I return the town Appleby will be ...
... very popular and not very big. Some busy planting on a limestone crag was mildly interesting but overall it didn't really live up to the write-up in the brochure in my humble opinion even if Alan Titchmarsh had featured it on his Love your Garden TV programme! Not a garden I will be in a hurry to return to, methinks.
Anyway, having soaked up the sights and the sun, we climbed back into the trusty red C3 and headed home to put up our feet and have a lazy Sunday ...
... Catbells" and "Cawsey Pike", along the river, crossed the river and walked down - about 9km of quite stiff walking, sheep and frolicking lambs everywhere, lots of black or grey lambs, (Herdwick sheep) bred for meat so no worries about multicoloured wool. Saw a notice saying that, if your dog annoyed the sheep, it would be shot! Today's free entertainment involved a 50 seater bus. Obviously not having done his homework, the driver ...
... about 4 or 5 times on the way up this beast and during my rests could not remain still or the midges would attack. When I conquered it of course I took a snapshot and literally congratulated myself out loud.
Once conquering "The Devil's Slope," it was a walk in the park. All other hills seemed puny and I would announce it out loud to them as I walked! "You call this a hill!? This isn't a hill!" (hopefully someone caught the Crocodile ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking