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Chester and Marbury Park

We spent Saturday with Liz and Mick having a lovely picnic near Anderton Boat Lift and then a walk around Marbury Country Park, avoiding being shot by (presumably) Clay Pigeon shooters nearby (how far does shot travel?) We then went back to Lizzies and marvelled at the abundance of flowers, wildlife and growth in her …

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 …