Wahnsinnig schön, Steigungen bis 30%... die Strecke war der Hammer.
Beifahrertausch auch erledigt mit Team Moinsen. Hennes und Maike im Primmelsche, Sarah und Funker in Else👍
Hellingen van 30 %
Nach geruhsamer Nacht am Meer, entschließen wir uns noch nicht in den Lake Distrikt zu fahren.
Die Engländer haben ihr verlängertes Wochenende. Genannt Bank Holiday. Hinzukommt das uns die Temperaturen an der Küste mehr gefallen. Im Landesinneren geht es auch auf die 28 Grad.
Also fahren wir direkt nach St. Bees Head. Viel ist hier nicht zu sagen. Ein typischer englischer Badeort. Wir finden einen Platz am College.
Von hier aus beginnt unsere Wanderung. ( Rother Wanderführer, Wanderung Nr.: 52)
Eine schöne Runde durch Felder und an der Steilküste entlang.
Zurück am Strand gönnen wir uns ein Eis. Im Pub gibt es noch nichts zu essen. Also gehen wir zum geparkten Womo. Wir entscheiden das wir hier stehen bleiben und übernachten.
Da wir noch nicht ausgelastet 😂 sind gehen wir eine größere Schale Brombeeren pflücken, ehe wir mit dem Abendessen und einer Flasche Wein diesen tollen Sommertag beenden.Read more
Immer noch Hammerwetter hier! 😎
The ritual at the start of the walk is to take a pebble from the beach at St Bees to carry with you to drop the sea at the end.
Our route took us along the cliff tops around St Bees Head and past the light house, fantastic views across the Irish Sea, we could see the Isle of Man and the coast of Scotland. Then it was time to turn inland, through farms and small villages, then up our big climb for the day, Dent Fell. Apparently you don’t often get such fine days up there so we were lucky and made that our lunch stop. Then a steep route down to a valley and a creek with the great name “Nannycatch”. We followed Nannycatch along for a bit then on down to Ennerdale, our stop for the night. About 25klm, a great start.Read more
But no lakes.
I thought I'd start the morning with a scenic drive, only 42 miles, it won't take long I thought. I didn't read the fine print.
The route was well described, Coniston - Duddon Valley - Eskdale - Coniston.
The author seemed to like rivers and bridges, the first few points of interest were stops to view (and paddle in!) the rivers and also the stone bridges that are built over them.
I also saw bracken, it's more fern-like than I had imagined.
I then found myself at Dalegarth Station with the minature steam train about to leave. I bought a return ticket with no idea where it went or how long it took. It went down to Ravenglass and was a very scenic journey. I saw banded cows - they were black or brown with a wide white band around their middle. Googling suggests they are a Belted Galloway.
We had a deisel engine on the way back and it took 30 mins, as opposed to 45 on the way there.
I then made my way over the Hardknott Pass, a steep winding road over the mountains. At one point when I was heading down I couldn't see the road in front of me. What made it worse was the cyclists and the cars coming on the other direction. It was single lane with passing areas along the way.
But what a view. It was worth it, even if my heart was in my mouth quite often.
Once I got through that I had to tackle Wrynose Pass and while it wasn't as difficult as Hardknott pass it was no piece of cake.
From there it was relatively quick and easy back to Coniston. It was only then that I read the introductory statement "A drive that includes the most challenging mountain pass roads in the Lake District..."
Although to be honest I probably would have done it anyway.
I took a look at Tarn Hows and Coniston water.
I went across the road for tea and I have been sitting in the bar of the Inn in which I am staying for the last hour. The wifi in my room is very patchy so I wanted to write this in the bar. I have spent most of the time chatting to a couple from the Peak district who have been giving me lots of suggestions for the rest of my trip.
Sheep on the road
View on the way down Hardknott pass
Cows - the black one wouldn't get out of my way!
Coniston waterRead more
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