Roundthorn Country House
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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! ...
... in here I took a stroll all around and headed up to Ambleside. It was so nice to walk, breathe in fresh air and only see another sole every now and again. It was also rather cool and gave the opportunity to dress up in my winter woollies.
Ambleside was the traditional small english countryside village. The building were old, little lane ways zig zagged all over town and there were more pubs then people. Today they are ...
... Rail Bridge cafe, where I have a homemade scone and Stu tries the black pudding salad. This is turning into an excellent afternoon!
But the day is pressing on, the light is starting to fade, and if we want to make Carlisle for teatime we still have 120 miles to cover. We skirt Edinburgh and luckily the traffic is light on the M8 towards Glasgow (it's a quirk of geography that to head South we need to make some distance West beforehand). We're soon cracking along down the ...
Time to fill, off work for the week before David's wedding and I needed to find something to do. Why not try that mountain I had said I would do 18 months ago. Skiddaw. Not really a mountain by world standards I guess, but for England its one of those above 3000ft, which is good enough for us. Pre-booked first class on Virgin trains from Euston and a short taxi ride and I'm in Keswick for the afternoon. My room in the Queens Hotel looks directly out over to Skiddaw, ...
... then a boulder field, where the path disappeared... Picking our own way through the boulders visibility was again extremely bleak. We were getting lost. Nervous to continue for fear of getting completely lost, and with the wind again in such force that we were unstable on our feet, we decided to call it a day. Finding our path up, we followed it back down to safety. Damn English ...