Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Lake District National Park, England, United Kingdom
May 26, 2015 - Lake District & "Harry French Court"
Lake District 23.-26.5.15
Über Pfingsten bekam ich Besuch aus der Schweiz :-). Gemeinsam mit Steffi reiste ich für 4 Tage durchs Lake District. Wir übernachteten im Seacote Hotel in St. Bees.
Samstag 23.5.15: Mit dem Megabus wollte ich um 4.05 Uhr morgens Richtung Manchester reisen. Leider kam der Bus mit 30min Verspätung aus London (weshalb bin ich genau so früh aufgestanden?) und büsste in Loughborough weitere 30min ein aufgrund Sitzplatzengpässen. Ich war erstaunt, dass es um diese Zeit bereits recht hell war. Dies...
Aug 16, 2014 - England #2
We continue to drive west across England and spent four days in the Yorkshire Dales National Park area. National parks here are not like the national parks in the U.S.A. In the Dales NP nearly 98% of the land is privately owned and there are villages and farms everywhere. The national park designation means the area is given environmental protection and building restrictions. Even though most of the land is private there is public access everywhere via public footpaths and bridleways. The Dales NP is an area that is popular for “walking”,...Jump to full entry
Aug 19, 2013 - Fun in and around London
G'Day to my trusty travel enthusiasts ..... It has been a while since I last reported in to my 'Dear Trip Journal ........' I have been having fun in and around London so should tell you about some of the fun places I've seen and been to ......... On Margaret's good advice, I re-visited the Borough Markets in London (Ellen and I visited them when she was here, but very briefly) and ate myself silly on all the 'freebee' tastes of absolutely everything from cheeses to duck, wines, beers, truffles etc. I also enjoyed the fun atmosphere of the...Jump to full entry
Oct 21, 2012 - Lake District
Now it was the trip to Lake District! The biggest lakes and highest mountains in England. I went on this trip by myself but quickly made friends with a German girl named Laura. So we stuck together for the day. We first went to Low Sizergh Barn. Laura and I decided to go in the tearoom for a scone and tea. I tried some peppermint tea. Pretty good. After that we looked around in the shop and such. After a short while there we were off to Windermere. Usually, the lake district is very rainy but today we were in luck as it was a very gorgeous...Jump to full entry
Sep 26, 2010 - Leisurely Lakes
At last after a month of looking at the BBC forecast, it finally displayed full sun shine for Cumbria. My little Renault, sat nav and Celtic CD collection all became friends on the 1.5 hour drive north. I was impressed that a large percent of the journey was on a three laned motorway. It amazes me to come cross areas that fully cover my Nav Man with lines depicting complex series of overpasses and massive round-a-bouts. Unlike the houses over here that are frequently lacking a number the motorways are well marked, which is assuming that you...Jump to full entry
May 3, 2007 - Windermere - the Lake District
Windermere is gorgeous, and very peaceful. My hostel is amazing, although it's quite and not very busy at the moment. I have some strange occurrences in town today, though. Some weird man on the bus tried to get me to meet him at the train station at 11pm...he also tried speaking to me in mandarin, then tried to get my number. He was a little odd, but not scary and left me alone after I gave off my "I'm not interested...ever!" vibe. Then, a swan tried to steal a bite of my ice cream cone. And finally, as I was leaving Queen Adelaide's Hill,...Jump to full entry
Sep 25, 2006 - A weekend in Windermere
My mom was just over for a two week visit - we met up with her in Amsterdam then she came to stay with us in Edinburgh. In addition to her comprehensive tour of Edinburgh and surrounding area, we took a trip... The first weekend of my mom's visit we rented a car and went down to the Lake District in England...Cumbria if you know England by region. Mom had last been to the Lakes about 40 years ago and we figured we should go and see if they were as beautiful as she remembered them. Full points to mom on this one - the Lake District...Jump to full entry
Jun 25, 2006 - Day Five of the Road Trip - Bangor to Carlisle
Day Five - Bangor to Carlisle in England. Well we have arrived back in England for a night, ready to venture onto Scotland tomorrow. Staying at a nice guest house we chilled out (yet again) with a few drinks after another big day. On our way we stopped off in Liverpool...The birthplace of the Beatles (my mum's a huge fan and couldn't come to England and not visit this place). We visited the Beatles museum and shop and then took a Beatles tour, riding on the same bus they used on their Mystery Magic Tour way back in the ages. Liz was like a...Jump to full entry
Mar 16, 2006 - The Lake District
Hi everyone!! After leaving the Cotswolds, I took a train (actually a few trains) up to the Lake District and stayed in the little town of Keswick (pronounced Kes-ick). The Lake District is up in the northern part of England and its landscape looks much like parts of the U.S.; lots of nearby mountains and lakes. This area is known for its slate and is where the pencil was invented (I know you are going to be very disappointed to know that I didn't go to the pencil museum). It is also apparent that the main pastime here is hiking. Nearly...Jump to full entry
Nov 20, 2005 - So Thankful!
Really quickly, let me give you the details of the weekend. I went to the Lake District... to three cute little towns -- Windermere, Bowness, and Ambleside (see the map on the front page of the trip journal). Shona and I left Friday and stayed two nights at a bed and breakfast in Windermere. We basically spent the whole weekend hiking, looking in little shops and just relaxing. The pictures pretty much tell it all. The area is beautiful with a mixture of mountains, farmland and lakes (obviously, that's why it's called the 'Lake District')....Jump to full entry
Oct 7, 2005 - The Lake District
Yet another misty day, cool (around 13C) but quite acceptably pleasant. We arrived in Ambleside around 2pm and settled into our B&B. Then headed up to the village to wander around for a hour or two. A lovely place where the streets are narrow and the footpaths even narrower! Booked into a restaurant and movie package. The restaurant is a vegetarian one so it will be a change from the masses of meat one gets with English breakfasts. The movie is a new one that has just opened - Kinky Boots. If those of you in Oz and NZ haven't heard about it...Jump to full entry
Jul 31, 2005 - Damn public transport does not like me!
I had an awesome hike this morning up to Orrest Head, with a great view of the villages of Windermere and Bowness down below, as well as the whole of the lake, and the mountains further away. I sat and enjoyed the view from the top for awhile and what do you know, starting chatting with an old man! Seriously, I'm starting to get concerned about this....anyways, he was a local man and had lots of great stories about the area and its history. Beatrix Potter lived in the area and I guess she was an old bat! His father used to deliver groceries...Jump to full entry