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Last week there was snow on the mountains and the views from the house were fantastic. Also had some brilliant sunsets here as well.
We will be adding lots of pictures of our adventure and sharing some of the highlights. Just need to get packing now! ...
... in here I took a stroll all around and headed up to Ambleside. It was so nice to walk, breathe in fresh air and only see another sole every now and again. It was also rather cool and gave the opportunity to dress up in my winter woollies.
Ambleside was the traditional small english countryside village. The building were old, little lane ways zig zagged all over town and there were more pubs then people. Today they are ...
Drove down several motorways from Stirling to Dumfries. Then to Caerlaverock Castle.
What a contrast from Stirling yesterday!
Caerlaverock is the ancient seat of the MAXWELL family and now no more than a splendid ruin in an idyllic settling. Fiona and Rowan had been there in 2006. Situated almost on the sea, south of Dumfries, surrounded by a moat, it was fantastic to wander through the ruin and imagine John's distant ancestors living there! Built in ...
Time to fill, off work for the week before David's wedding and I needed to find something to do. Why not try that mountain I had said I would do 18 months ago. Skiddaw. Not really a mountain by world standards I guess, but for England its one of those above 3000ft, which is good enough for us. Pre-booked first class on Virgin trains from Euston and a short taxi ride and I'm in Keswick for the afternoon. My room in the Queens Hotel looks directly out over to Skiddaw, ...
... Day 3
With the weather forecast just as bad as the last couple of days, we decided there was little point in trying to tackle the big peaks. So instead we took a walk from Ambleside which took us out of the town and steadily up a valley. At least this time we got some views! It was beautiful in Autumn and we reached a lovely river which we crossed to then eventually circle back to town.