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We relented and visited Carlisle Castle on our way here to Windermere. It was another castle after all but with a slight difference in that it was beseiged by northern neighbours frequently. It was also a good place for morning tea before we headed out towards the western coast. We followed an AA car tour and thoroughly enjoyed Skinburness and the view to Dumfries and Galloway over very calm waters. We meandered down the coast calling in ...
... to some 'friends of the park' mending the stone wall - their dogs entertained us as we sat and took in the beauty of the area. The leaders had their books out - as we now come to decision time - which path to take, the low route or the alternative route. I chose the alternative route to enjoy the view from the mountain top - bad mistake. A guide from another tour said 'don't under estimate the difficulty, but the going down at the end was fairly kind' ............ ...
... Arch which is fantastic. From there we drove to Chester, leaving Wales, and luckily (even though it was a Sunday) found a street car park. We strolled the streets and had a sandwich without bread from The York Roast Co. Now this meal was roast pork, vegetables and gravy, served in a small cardboard box and eaten using plastic knives and forks. It was good food but eating our of a cardboard box and with plastic utensils was ...
... garden of our 4 Star B&B. Before heading off, we visited St Mary's Church - just 1 mile down the road. This quaint country church was designed by a local girl after her Grand Tour of Italy. She agreed to pay for the church if she was allowed to control its design - an offer too good to refuse! The church is in the style of many Italian churches with a semicircular altar area and heavy wooden beams. It even had animal gargoyles on the roof!
Today was an absolute highlight of the trip so far. Our host at The Westbourne suggested a 6 mile hike to take advantage of our first mild and sunny day for a while. So with a hearty breakfast under our belts we headed off to Elterwater, the starting point for our hike. And what a hike it was. Covering a range of different landscapes, from riverside, to lakeside, to waterfalls and ...