Blea Tarn, Great Langdale & Finsthwaite
Trip Start May 02, 2013
98Trip End Aug 12, 2013
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I have fond memories of Great Langdale as it was the place I came to climb in the Lakes when I was in my teens. However I wasn't trying to navigate a large car through the narrow lanes in those days
As it was still early when we got back we decided to go the long way back and detour to Finsthwaite at the bottom of Lake Windermere where T was born. When we got to Little Langdale we saw the Three Shires Inn,so we stopped for a coffee. it was tempting to have a pint of real ale but I knew I had a lot of narrow lanes to navigate and they are bad enough without my judgement being impaired. I remember seeing the results of test on bus drivers which showed that after a few pints they thought they could get the bus through gaps narrower than the bus!. As it was we had to hit the brakes several times and squeeze past the other vehicle.
Finsthwaite is only a small collection of houses and even the church is relatively new being built by the owner of the Stott Park Bobbin Mill, now in the care of English Heritage. We found the cottage that T recalled visiting a few years ago and took the obligatory photos then continued back to Bowness. What a relief to get back onto the main roads again.