Forest Side Hotel
Travel Blogs from Grasmere
I felt like a lazy day today. My mate, Anne, who I met last year on the Camino d'Santiago, was driving up from her home in the afternoon. I walked into the village of Grasmere to the Post Office to purchase a postal box to post some things home. By the time I had returned and packed the box, it was raining. Lazily I drove down to the village and …
Senhouse Roman Museum in Maryport was my intended
destination today. The staff at the hotel, led by GM Pietro, convinced me
otherwise. Their stories of the need for a passport, vaccinations and a
translator led me on a different adventure. And that’s what it proved to be!
Leaving Grasmere, I drove south along …
A much quieter day today, after the adventures of yesterday.
A short drive passed Ambleside, through Hawkshead and into Beatrix Potter’s
favourite country side around the villages of Near and Far Sawrey. Beatrix
Potter left her house and farms to the National Trust. Hill Top was a holiday
retreat before she escaped …
I'm sitting in the lounge of the Forest Side Hotel, with some other guests, waiting for the badgers to come out of the woods to be fed. It’s quite exciting. We are all like little kids, waiting with great anticipation!
I had a lazy day today. After breakfast, walked down the grand drive of the hotel, across the road and along the …
drive today. After breakfast I said ‘farewell’ to the Murray Arms Hotel and it’s
fantastic staff, and made my way along the A75 towards Carlisle. Between
Dumfries and Annan, there had been an accident (a motorcyclist had lost it!),
so with the help of another driver’s directions, I made …