European adventure travel blog

Lakes District

Watch that corner!

Winding roads

Icy rivers

Back on the road again, this time we're heading further north to the Lakes district ( We've found this great little hotel in a place called Dockray, Penrith. Stuck on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere (thank heavens for the SatNav and GPs co-ordinates). Today we experience real country road driving - narrow twisting roads, barely enough room for the car to negotiate - constantly hoping no one is coming the other way. Pictures don't do the area justice - its even more spectacular than the peaks district. Just go to the web site above and you'll understand what I mean. The next day we spent 3 or 4 hours just driving around, letting the roads takes us wherever they go - truly spectacular. The area is famous for walking trails, and wherever we go we come across groups of people walking on the side of the roads, or setting off cross country all rugged up and sporting backpacks.

When we return to the hotel it is full of walkers relaxing at the end of the day with hot food and cold drinks - so we do the same.

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