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So, woke up early again, after not much sleep to head to the Lake District! Most of the group did the water sports or high ropes course optionals in Keswick, but I was not one of them (I'm scared of heights and I felt it was too cold to be in the water!). Maria and Bek and I walked to a little stone circle a couple of minutes away from the sports …
I write this from my bed - even though it's only about 9pm ( although don't worry Fryda's - I caught an episode of Coronation Street before retiring,,,I know where my priorities lie!) Today we walked longer and harder than any walking I've ever done in my short little life! What am I doing??!! This is crazy! We have walked …
... Stonegarth in Keswick. It is a lovely B and B. The bathroom has a spa bath and walk in shower and the mirror becomes a TV - haven't seen this before. We had a cup of coffee and then went for a walk into Keswick. We found a map which showed it would take us a while to walk to the lake known as Derwent Water so we turned around and went to an Italian restaurant, Casa Bella, for a pizza. We walked back to the B and B and watched yet another Grand ...
... then up to our room. We then took our morning cabby's advice and headed for the carvery for a cheap and filling buffet roast looking straight out over the lake.
Yorkshire – a Poem
Your valleys are called dales
Your pubs serve fine ales
The weather is often dreary
But your people are cheery
Your meadows are green
And full English breakfasts keep us lean
... the next lush grassy meadow. We met a local sheep farmer George and watched his dog Chip round up the sheep. George was well into his 80’s, and Chip about the same in dog years, both on heart tablets. George loved to talk – and we could have listened to him all day except the path called as usual.
Our guide book had mentioned the complexity of this stage of the walk, so we tried to pay close attention to its instructions. Our map and phone GPS ...