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Definitely worth a Drive up to the Lake District this Week.

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Definitely worth a Drive up to the Lake District this Week.

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Re: Definitely worth a Drive up to the Lake District this Week.

Cottage in the Lake District ?
I am frequently in the lake district , fell walking and  taking photographs.
Trust I am ok to call in for a  Brew sometime providing you are not in HK !
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I can thoroughly recommend a couple of Tea Rooms for afternoon Tea with Clotted Cream and Jam Scones...
Croft House Farm Cafe
Buttermere CA13 9XA
Bridge Hotel,
Buttermere CA13 9UZ,
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Know the area very well. Spent several weeks over the years staying at a farm house spitting distance from Kirkstile Inn. Saying that it's been nearly a quarter of a century since I last stayed there, I feel very old now 
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I'll visit the Lake District once the Local Authority has introduced a Congestion Charge for non-residents.  Wink
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I can thoroughly recommend a couple of Tea Rooms for afternoon Tea with Clotted Cream and Jam Scones...
Croft House Farm Cafe
Buttermere CA13 9XA
Bridge Hotel,
Buttermere CA13 9UZ,
Yes there are many good tea room and restaurants in the lake district, "Lucy on a plate" in Ambleside is hard to beat as they have an amazing selection of things on the menu.
I Was more interested in calling for a brew at your cottage as I have passed it a number of times, quite happy to leave my muddy boots at the door, a few biscuits would not go amiss either.
At this stage you will be wondering how I know which is your cottage, well it's a dead giveaway.......




It's the one with the Bentley parked in the driveway !
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I'll visit the Lake District once the Local Authority has introduced a Congestion Charge for non-residents.  Wink
You are simply there at the wrong time and possibly wrong day.
Never go at weekends or bank holidays.
If driving anywhere  drive between 6.30 and 8.30 am whilst most of the visitors are still in bed or having breakfast.
Avoid the main tourist towns, get a map, get some boots on and get up into the high fells and leave the shops to the tourists.
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Walk on the lesser known fells and you may not see another soul.
The fell behind the Kirkstile Inn overlooking Crammock Water which I can't remember the name I've spent a good few hours on in July and not seen anyone.
The fell in question is one of a few that have a double summit and I believe its name start with the letter M.
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@itsme I agree
I used to frequent the Westlakes  Smiley
I much prefer Wastwater less commercialised and you felt many times you had it to yourself
The pub at Wasdale Head did a superb hotpot and the real ale was to die for!  Smiley
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I can thoroughly recommend a couple of Tea Rooms for afternoon Tea with Clotted Cream and Jam Scones...
Croft House Farm Cafe
Buttermere CA13 9XA
Bridge Hotel,
Buttermere CA13 9UZ,

I Was more interested in calling for a brew at your cottage as I have passed it a number of times, quite happy to leave my muddy boots at the door, a few biscuits would not go amiss either.
At this stage you will be wondering how I know which is your cottage, well it's a dead giveaway.......



It's the one with the Bentley parked in the driveway !
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Sshhhh !
Not usually...
It's normally the one with the Jeep Grand Cherokee(s) outside...
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Walk on the lesser known fells and you may not see another soul.
The fell behind the Kirkstile Inn overlooking Crammock Water which I can't remember the name I've spent a good few hours on in July and not seen anyone.
The fell in question is one of a few that have a double summit and I believe its name start with the letter M.

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We kept a Static Caravan in the Lake District  for years, it was great to travel up whenever we wanted, stay a few days, or weeks, and come back when we wanted.
Mostly avoiding Fridays and Mondays.
We got to know the Lake District extremely well, and on many days, hardly saw another person, in some of our favourite locations off the beaten track.
My Sons loved it.



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I'll visit the Lake District once the Local Authority has introduced a Congestion Charge for non-residents.  Wink
You are simply there at the wrong time and possibly wrong day.
Never go at weekends or bank holidays.
If driving anywhere  drive between 6.30 and 8.30 am whilst most of the visitors are still in bed or having breakfast.
Avoid the main tourist towns, get a map, get some boots on and get up into the high fells and leave the shops to the tourists.

Some sound advice...
We used to travel up Thursdays or early Fridays, and come back Tuesdays, to coincide with the end of the Rush Hour around Manchester
Make sure you pop into a local shop, and pick up a Visitors Parking Permit...
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Re: Definitely worth a Drive up to the Lake District this Week.

Spent many happy days walking and climbing in the Lakes, favourite three areas were Wasdale, Langdale and Mardale, still got the full set of Wainwright's, just looking in the cover of one of them and see I paid 18/- or in new money 90p for it. Grin
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Over many years I took 100's of Photo's and created a Database of info on Places that I couldn't find in Guide Books, for my own use.
Sadly, I never did publish the information, and now it has disappeared !  Cry
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Spent many happy days walking and climbing in the Lakes, favourite three areas were Wasdale, Langdale and Mardale, still got the full set of Wainwright's, just looking in the cover of one of them and see I paid 18/- or in new money 90p for it. Grin
Might be worth a few a few pounds, you would be amazed at the price first editions are fetching, even if it's not the first edition the price of some later editions are worth a few pounds providing they are in good condition.
@itsme,
Probably you are thinking about Mellbreak which has two summits.
A Lovely walk on a clear day.
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i live near to keswick Wink i get lots of nice snaps like those regular Tongue
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We used to travel up Thursdays or early Fridays
We were there fairly recently for a whole week, Friday to Friday.
Despite travelling early we had to bail out from the M6 both ways for several junctions around/North of Stoke.  Cry
Stayed in Near Sawrey where I can definitely recommend the Tower Bank Arms as a "real pub" with excellent food and good beers. No music!  Cool
The Cuckoo Brow Inn half a mile away in Far Sawrey was pretty good as well, with a more formal restaurant style in the evening..
The most random thing was driving back to base one afternoon we saw our local (from my village) very well known retired Postmaster (and Parish Councillor) and his wife walking along a few yards from our cottage. With the whole family, including adult children (if that makes sense) in the car we all with one surprised voice shouted out - "That's XXX XXXXX!".
Obviously he was there on holiday as I discovered two minutes later when they walked back by as I got out of the car after parking, and was trying to find the Beatrix Potter house, Hill Top.
Not an interest of mine, but apparently our cottage featured in one of the stories, as a shop.