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May 15, 2018 - A visit to Ambleside

his morning was a lazy morning for sleeping in and a leisurely breakfast. Afterwards April, Gwen and Otis spent several hours wandering around Bowness and stopping for scones at a small bakery. While they were doing that, I spent the morning reading in the sunshine outside our front door. The house owner (Georgeene) “popped” in to say Hello. Our English river cruise friend (Joan) and a friend of hers arrived at noon today from their home in Formby which is a couple hour train ride from here. They are staying at a B&B that is a very short...

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Jul 27, 2015 - Last Day in Ambleside

Since we hadn't been able to get back to Esquires yet so I could get another Chai Tea Latte, we got up early to visit the coffee shop before breakfast. Unfortunately for me, the staff was not the same and the Chai Tea Latte wasn't that good. After getting back to the B&B in time for breakfast we decided to head out to Elterwater to do a highly recommended walk before the rain came and get cleaned up later. As it is our last day here in the Lake District we were going to have to do it whether it rained or not. It did start raining before we...

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Jul 26, 2015 - Pot Fest and Dove Cottage

The forecast is for rain all day! Our first order of business is to go to Penrith train station to print the tickets for our return trip to London on Tuesday. In chatting with a couple familiar with the Lake District (they live about 2 hours away and come here frequently), they suggested we might want to stop at the Pot Fest just outside of Penrith. It is an annual event held at Hutton-in-the-Forest and has some 130 potters from England, Germany, Netherlands, Japan, Belgium, France, Australia, Slovenia, and the U.S. displaying their wares....

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Jul 25, 2015 - Keswick and Castlerigg Stones

Woke up to a beautiful sunny day and decided to take a quick walk up to the lake before breakfast. This town does not get up early and everything (including coffee shops) was still closed even though it was around 7:30. It was absolutely gorgeous and I was the only one at the lake other than someone cleaning up the patio at the hotel. After breakfast we headed out to Keswick, Rick Steve's favorite Lake District village, about 17 miles north. We took the boat tour around Derwentwater, the 3rd largest of the Cumbrian lakes--3 miles long and...

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Jul 24, 2015 - Ambleside & Grasmere

The Lake District is known for walkers and backpackers. There are many many trails, walks, etc. throughout the hills and lakes. So we decided to take one - a walk from Ambleside to Grasmere via the Coffin Route! The walk takes about 2 hours and 5 minutes. We picked up the directions at the TI and noted they are very similar to the one in the Cotswolds - well documented with markers (i.e. gates, etc.) but not much on distances between gates. This time we did have a map! Our first marker was the Bridge House in Ambleside, which we found! We...

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Jul 23, 2015 - Ambleside

For our first day in Ambleside, we started with a stroll around the village. One of the main streets is filled with quaint B&B's and there are many lovely shops and restaurants within walking distance. There may be some purchases made before we leave for London. We took a break at a local coffee shop and I finally found a chai latte. It was one of the best I've had. We will definitely go back while we are here. After dropping off our wine purchases (we had to restock our supply), we headed off to the Lake. On the way we stopped at the...

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May 8, 2008 - Lake Country

Sunday 13th April – NORTH YORK to AMBLESIDE That Sunday, we left York and made our way to Ambleside, which is situated in the Lake District. We both really enjoyed the drive through the Yorkshire Dales, as it was a bit wilder than the Midlands of England. Ben had spotted Brough Castle on the map, and we decided to stop there on our way to Ambleside. To get to the castle we had to make our way through some ones backyard, which smelt of cow poo. We passed a few of the locals out walking their dogs, and they all said “Hiya”. After the stop at...

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