Black Swan Hotel
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- Pets allowed
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Travel Blogs from Kirkby Stephen
Another last minute and tasty breakfast but a bit less daunting than yesterday's and we were off to the bus stop. Traveled north to Grasmere where William Wordsworth lived. We strolled around the village, stopping for a cappuccino early on and lunch a bit later, both at the same spot - The Miller Howe ...
... En route we passed Roman ruins which were excavations of the bases of walls. From those few stones archaeologists deduced the structure of the fort. A little further on we passed a man sitting on a bench by the lake strumming a guitar and singing, a pleasant addition to the walk. Light lunch, window shopping, people watching. ...
... We had missed coffee at the start cos the shop was shut! Without sustenance, we galloped on to Ashness Bridge and along a beautiful road then following a path alongside the tarn until we reached Watendlath. And guess what, the lone farm sold teas! After a break we took in the beautiful tarn, chatted to a few folk before a short climb over the ridge and a two ...
Opted for the shunpiking route. Two wrong turns which were fairly quickly corrected, one lovely lunch stop, 90 miles, and 4 hours later we've arrived. Enjoying a cup of tea before venturing out to explore. After an enjoyable dinner at a local Italian restaurant, we're back at our room with time to get caught up on email and update this ...
... and that is the Edinburgh Woolen Mill which is a chain of stores and has some very good quality clothes and linens and this store in Ambleside was no exception. Pat & I picked up a few more items for ourselves as did Darlene & Terry.
Pat & I did some walking around the town and discovered a small waterfall which we walked up to and sat and relaxed before doing some more wandering and trying to find our next place to eat for supper.