Gilsland Spa Hotel
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... that was hiding the view of Arran. After hanging around a short while, we were informed the ferry was cancelled. We had to rearrange our ferry crossing for another day.
With the next available ferry being first thing Saturday morning, we drove away looking for a place to stay on Mainland Scotland.
Our trip wasn't going to plan, but we were making the most out of all the new opportunities presented to ...
Caldbeck to Bridge End. 9.5 miles 4:45:38 140m ascent An early start as it takes awhile to sort the campervan and we needed it to get us to the start of the walk today, no buses head that way in the mornig from Keswick. I woke before the alarm again, a great sleep under the stars. Breakfast at 8. 3 boiled eggs for me. Sardines for dad, Charlie loves the sunflower oil ...
... out of the shadow of Latrigg the sun felt warm so we reduced our layers. Up through the car park, right instead of going up Skiddaw and on round its side up Glenderaterra valley. Mostly good underfoot but dad wouldn't have liked how steep the sides were. We lost phone reception just after entering the glen. At the far end we ...
... 0.701961); font-family: UICTFontTextStyleBody; font-size: 17px; line-height: normal; -webkit-composition-fill-color: rgba(130, 98, 83, 0.0980392);">We arrived about 1:30 and looked around town. It's a gorgeous little village, rural scenes, stone houses, lots of flowers and a babbling brook. We had lunch in a cafe with lots of other walkers who were also waiting for their accomodation to open, then we scouted out the pub and the chocolate factory where we ran into our ...
... The arched ceilings did give the impression of cave-like crypts, but it was never used for that as it turns out. the bartender told us stories about the house (after it was an abbey, it was a house…this building has had many lives in it’s nearly 1000 year history), it’s role in the Jacobite rebellion, and the ghost stories of Dorothy Foster, who it is said is still waiting for her brother to return.
This blending of the ...