Travel Blogs from Penrith
Tour de Helvellyn
136th/147. 20th lady out of 22.
3rd time doing the event and each with Andy. We were part of a research project.
Andy Mouncey and University of Central Lancashire are looking for volunteers to take part in a study of 'Physiological and Psychological factours that …
We rang the little girls before breakfast this morning - it was lovely to talk to them - Shannon and Jess spoke to them too. The dishwasher I won has been delivered!
We weren't on the road for long this morning (still in Manchester) when our lovely little Ford Mondeo broke down. We called the RAC and they couldn't fix it so he towed us to …
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
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Nice spot, basic but just what we needed. Cheap and cheerful.
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