Category Archives: Cumbria & The Lake District

Posts predominantly related to Cumbria & The Lake District in NW England.

Alston Holiday -Day 2 Hexham and Hadrians Wall

For day two of our holiday we visited the lively little market town of Hexham, notable for amongst other things its magnificent Abbey Cathedral. People have worshipped on this site for nearly 1400 years.    On top of the moors and … Continue reading

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Alston Holiday Day 1

I’m away on holiday for a few days and staying in an old farmhouse, 500 metres/ 1600 feet up in the northern Pennines, an official area of outstanding beauty towards the top of England near the border with Scotland.   … Continue reading

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A day out in Cockermouth

Due to the all night storm our plans to go for another day in the mountains was quickly forgotten in place of a visit to the picturesque town of Cockermouth. Cockermouth sits at the meeting point of 3 rivers and … Continue reading

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A seaside jaunt

Thursday was forecast to be a wet day so we decided to take the car in case we had to shelter. Bizarrely for a wet day we decided to go to the coast, happily for us not only did the … Continue reading

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A lakeside walk

Following the culture and forests of the last few days yesterday we decided to do a nice steady lakeside walk. We decided to go to Wast Water which is much less touristic than other lakes with no villages, paddle-steamers or … Continue reading

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A day in the country

Today my blog by necessity be a little different. Partly this is due to my writing this on a little iPod but equally because I am at the beginning of a weeks holiday in the Lake District. The Lakes are … Continue reading

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