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Lake District Days.

A couple of weeks ago we spent a few days away in Silverdale on the Lancashire Coast. I love the sea and am quite happy pottering about on the beach. But as we were but a hop, skip and a jump away from the Lake District , we decided to take advantage of our convenient location and explore some places in the Lakes as well. πŸ™‚ Enjoy the pictures.

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The  Gothic features of Wray Castle on the shore of Windermere lure you in.

But as we had Hugo with us, we enjoyed the scenery outside instead. The Cabanas above were used in an Art TV show that was filmed at Wray. Quite a beautiful view to paint!

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Nearby Hawkshead has some attractive buildings like this pub ‘The Queen’s Head’.
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And lots of Beatrix potter connections of course. πŸ™‚
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Poppi Red  in Hawkshead is the perfect cafe to pop in for a delicious Almond slice. πŸ™‚
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We headed to the Great langdale Valley and walked from Elterwater Village to the lake of  Elter Water above.
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And we set up the camera to take this shot. Quite surprised that Hugo was actually looking. πŸ™‚

The Langdale Valley , home to the majestic Langdale Pikes was a nice surprise. The National Trust are the most significant landowners here, owning 7 farms,3 car parks, a campsite and a Pub. Sticklebarn is a very family/walker/pet friendly pub that serves meals,shows family films and even has a doggy menu. πŸ™‚

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One way of exploring the Lake District is of course by boat.
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Approaching Bowness on Windermere.


A cruise on Lake Windermere is great fun….and nice and cooling on a hot Summer’s Day. Yes we do have the occasional one of those.;)  We enjoyed the 40 minute boat trip from Lakeside Pier at the Southern end of Windermere, to Bowness. Hugo even got his own ticket which was for ‘One Well Behaved Dog’ . Luckily he was a good boy and didn’t jump overboard!  Bowness is pretty but incredibly busy and touristy in the Summer, so only visit if you don’t mind the crowds. See Windermere Lake Cruises.

Hopefully there are a few ideas here for anyone who is considering visiting The Lake District. πŸ™‚