Well we braved it and travelled up to the Lake District on a Bank Holiday weekend. The traffic was fine but we got held up with slow traffic driving through Ambleside to get to Grasmere. We haven’t been here for a while and really love this little village. It was very busy because of the annual Grasmere Sports and Show Event that was running that weekend. But we managed to park up next to the Garden Centre (£3 for 2 hours).
We had a little walk around and decided to go back to The Riverside Cafe, friendly staff, good service and reasonably priced. Dog’s are allowed outside on the patio, but this is lovely if you have a fine day, sat by the river and overlooking the St. Oswald’s Church where Wordsworth is buried. The waitress brought us a bowl of water and a dog treat for Dexter.
After lunch, coffee and cake we had another walk around the village, we stopped to get some Gingerbread from The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop (Sarah Nelson’s) for our friends.
We then headed over to Carnforth to stay with our friends, they really enjoyed the Gingerbread. On Monday we parked up at the picnic site in Crook O’ Lune. Crook O’ Lune Picnic Site is a popular and attractive spot, (Accessible Toilets) where the River Lune travels a big curve through tree-lined banks. Woodies offers tea, coffee, bacon butties, The Crook O’ Lune was captured by the artiist JMW Turner. Had a great walk, just over two hours and stopped for coffee and snacks at Woodies. Dexter loved playing in the river and was totally exhausted by the end of the day.
Finally headed over to Morecambe Bay, I hadn’t been here since I was about 13. The beach is stunning with lovely views of Grange and the Lake District and can’t think of a nicer way to spend the evening than walking on the beach watching the sunset and eating Chips from the local chippy for tea.
- August 31, 2016
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