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- Drycleaning onsite
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Non-smoking hotel
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Room service
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Travel Blogs from Bowness-on-Windermere
I wish I could work out this TravelPod, I suppose I will have it down pat in 4 weeks time! Anyway, we had a free day in Richmond where all we did was tour the castle, walk around the Saturday market, which was very small and had some lovely cheeses and breads on sale and then - wait for it- Greg sat down in the lounge of the B&B, read a book for an hour or so AND had a nap. Obviously no mountains nearby to climb. All this was in preparation for the 37.5 km walk on ...
... I am stationed in Bowness. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I must tell you in my opinion, this is a place which is somewhat pretentious and the food, while very interesting, dramatic and tasteful, does not compare to the taste and presentation of the food at Gilpin Hotel and Lake House.
First, the maitre d' was shabbily dressed. Yes, he had a shirt and tie, but they were ill fitting. He looked as if he were dressed ...
... by then we were nearly back in Keswick, so Gregg's it was for a sausage roll, a shared chicken baguette (last one left!) and a cream cake. NOW it was time to battle the hill back up to the site......... After much huffing and puffing we arrived at the top triumphant, legs burning after walking about 12 miles, collapsed in a heap with a beer, well it was 4.30pm. Spent our last evening watching a good film and chilling ...
Go up to a gorgeous day again, breakfast done and dusted we decided it was a walk around Lake Buttermere today. Howard drove (to far to walk), drove through some lovely passes, one being Via Ferrata, Where mad people people hang of the cliff face and walk along, ( go google it and you'll see what I mean!) we were going to have a go but unfortunately it was too busy ;-) made our way to the car parks ...
... a slice of cake. Back on the trail again this time dropping on to the shore line of Derwentwater where Meg the dog was in here element coz she could have a swim in the lake. Spent another hour or so wandering along the shore before arriving back into Keswick where we stopped for a cuppa tea, Howard had cake, we were good :-) . Wandered through the high street popping in a few shops, Meg got a new toy and treats from her favourite doggy shop and we got sweeties ( ...