The Derwentwater Hotel
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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! ...
... Bowness-on-Windermere is bigger then Waterhead. It's the central location for all of the ferries doing tours of the lake. I enjoyed walking amongst all of the little shops & cafes. I did walk up to Windermere from here, which again has lots of little feature, but mainly the tourist centre & train station are here.
On Saturday night I attend the Christmas celebrations in Ambleside. There was a street parade which led up to ...
We woke to a cloudy day today. The main place we wanted to visit was Hill Top, which was Beatrix Potter's home when she first moved from London. She used the earnings from her first couple of books to buy the property. When she died she requested that no one live in the property and that everything be left as it was. She also wrote a list of things she wanted left on display in ...
... through Kielder towards Galashiels. This is brilliant driving country, fast and open with only a few towns and villages to impose speed limits. I am mostly familiar with the A1 route, which hugs the (admittedly fantastic) coast, but I would also definitely like to return here and explore this area more fully. It's probably a good thing that it is fast though, because it's over 100 miles to Edinburgh and we have a date with a former colleague of Stu's at the University.
... bigger in real life than it does on the internet. Dinner in a pub and an early night ready for the next day. --- The morning of the climb was clear. There were clouds just touching the very top of Skiddaw but I was hoping they would burn off by the time I got up to the top. Setting off around 9am it was an easy walk out of the town to find the trail that would take me up to the car park where most others start from. The way was steep and muddy due to the forestry works ...