Step back into the 17th Century in Hawkshead

I’m just back from a two night stay in the village of Hawkshead, Cumbria. This Lake District village, famous for the poet William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter, lies to the west of Lake Windermere and just north of Esthwaite Water. You can drive to Hawkshead via Newby Bridge or Ambleside but the most interesting route… Continue reading Step back into the 17th Century in Hawkshead

A walk up Haystacks from Buttermere

View over Buttermre from top of Haystacks.

It was a windy and overcast day with heavy showers as we parked our car in the car park next to The Fish pub Buttermere before walking along the shore of beautiful Lake Buttermere in The Lake District. As you approach the end of the lake you will see a path that leads up at 45 degrees… Continue reading A walk up Haystacks from Buttermere

Haworth to Top Withens and a nice chat with a wheel clamper !

It was a pleasant September day as we headed for Haworth and Bronte country for a 11km Saturday walk. I parked the car in the first car park I found in Haworth and walked over to the pay and display machine. It suddenly occurred to me that this might be the car park that has been… Continue reading Haworth to Top Withens and a nice chat with a wheel clamper !

Cat Bells walk from Littletown

Last weekend I spent two nights in The Lake District. There were four of us and we stayed at Little Town Farm near Keswick, a Bed & Breakfast guest house with amazing views of the Newlands Valley. We headed off from Leeds on the A65 towards Kendall and Windermere and then north towards Keswick. It’s a… Continue reading Cat Bells walk from Littletown