Those who are following the daily blog will know we left yesterday on a knife edge……..along the road or up-and-over. In the end I compromised by following some very quiet roads and tracks through the foothills of Skiddaw, and then down the A591 into Keswick. The 5 miles down the main road wasn’t great but the route gave my legs a bit of a break after 2 full-on days of catch up. Just over 15 miles done and a nice early finish.
Before going any further we must mention Tim and Anne at The Old Rectory in Caldbeck where we stayed last night. A superb place to relax in great comfort with wonderful hosts and a marvellous old building. Significant entry vestibule, a grand staircase, and floors that slope in all directions. Fantastic. Thanks to Tim and Anne and the other lovely couple who were also guests for the generous donations. Very much appreciated.
Hazel had a good day too. We are laundered again 🙂
Tomorrow is an up-and-over day to Ambleside. The only option would be to walk down the A591 (reopened today since flood damage in December), but 16 miles down the main through road in the Lakes sounds like a nightmare.
A few photos of typical Lakeland scenes (the mountain is Skiddaw) to close today.