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Travel Blogs from Bowness-on-Windermere
I was wrong about the goats tracks...the tracks were made by sheep farmers and pack ponies. A better style of goat track in fact, not just narrow, but lined with stone walls - high ones for sheep, and low ones for ponies so their packs would not be damaged.
I woke this morning to cloud and went for a walk through the village after …
Today was one of those days. Mainly marked by gradations of fear, from nerves to terror. I hopped up early, checked out and awaited my shuttle connection to Heathrow Terminal 5. It was a little late but my flight wasn't until 11am. Anyway, Heathrow is huge - no news there. However there are 5 terminal buildings, and each of them is huge. Terminal 5 …
... 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 ...
... and some ups and downs through nice farmland. We arrived at noon to the welcome sight of Lake Windermere, and strolled down the streets to the beautiful Bowness town centre and lake front. So many people! Probably not as crowded as mid-summer, but after the last few days it was strange to be among so many tourists. We felt relief and a sense of achievement to have made it here.
Our B&B was close by ...
... course, but we still managed to go slightly off course a couple of times. One of these we’re blaming on a herd of cattle we’re sure were deliberately hiding the gate we should have gone through.
Finally we saw Kendal in the distance. The Dales Way actually goes through Burnside, but our accommodation was in Kendal about 4km to the south. Being Sunday there were no buses, trains or taxis so after our 20km day we had this extra stretch before ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center