We woke up to rain once again so we decided to visit Townend in Troutbeck. Townend was the family farm of the Brownes. The house was built in 1626 for George Browne, a 'statesman' (wealthy yeoman) farmer and his new bride, Susannah Rawlinson. The house remained in the family until 1943. The house was quite quirky with a lot of carved furniture by the 19th century George Browne, a library with many rare books and some funny family stories which our guide recanted.
From Townend as Daisy had been so patient while we visited the house we needed to give her a walk so we headed to Grasmere just up the road and enjoyed a walk around the lake. We tried to get Daisy to take a swim in the lake but she was having none of it! Does she know she is a Labrador?
We had managed to get our walk in the dry but as we returned to the car the heavens opened yet again so we headed back to base.