Wasdale and Wast Water

Although it was geographically quite close it took 1.5 hours to drive around the coast and into Wasdale The drive over was mostly A roads albeit undulating and twisting through and around the foothills. I was shocked/surprised to see innumerable wind turbines out to sea (I think circa 150) Wast Water and Wasdale were looking …

Sizergh Castle

This NT estate is just south of Kendal and within walking distance of the campsite, so we walked the couple of miles Although tickets for the house/castle had sold by 10am we found the gardens delightful with an interesting “stumpery” ( decaying tree stumps supporting creepers etc, a fantastic vegetable garden with pristine cabbages and …

Tarn Hows and Black Fell

Ying had identified Tarn Hows as a modest (NT owned) walk around the tarn (lake) near Coniston/Hawkshead. In fact it is an artificial lake/walk/arboretum up in the hills of a few km circumference. Very picturesque and accessible by narrow “corkscrew” roads with passing places (and a one way descent the other side.) We quickly got …

Riverside walk to Durham

After breakfast we to a riverside walk into Durham after a ride in Raymond’s swish and very quiet e-tron We stumbled upon the local rowing regatta and altogether a lovely walk and extremely uplifting summery vibe. After a leisurely coffee at Flat White Durham, iced Latte, iced Matcha and iced hot chocolate (!) we returned …