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Keswick

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  • Day14

    Ich glaub wir flüchten morgen

    August 26 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Wir haben wunderbar am Strand übernachtet. Relativ spät wurden wir wach.
    Was soll’s wir haben ja Urlaub 😃,
    Unsere Vorfreude war groß. Heute soll es in den Lake District gehen. Eine kleine Wanderung hatten wir uns herausgesucht. Gestern erzählte uns ein Schotte : Lake District.... oh .., it‘s very busy 😢. Na ja.
    Auf den schmalen Straßen kamen uns Autos, Wohnmobile, Wohnwagen..., entgegen. Unsere Brensen funktionierten immer gut.
    Wenn uns soooo viel entgegen kommt, dann fahren alle nach Hause.... dachten wir.
    Unser erstes Wanderziel viel aus. „Wegen Überfüllung geschlossen .“
    Auch die weitere Fahrt brachte Ernüchterung. England hat Ferien. Wir fanden entnervt einen Platz in Keswick.
    Guckten uns den See an, gönnten uns Steak-Pie und Cumberland Sausage.
    Kauften neue Wanderhosen. Ehe wir uns versahen war es schon 17:30 Uhr.
    Einen Übernachtungsplatz wählten wir an den
    Castelrigg Stone Zirkel. Hier stehen Steine seit
    4.500 Jahren im Kreis.
    Nun zur Überschrift: Wir haben uns entschlossen den Lake District irgendwann noch einmal im Frühjahr zu besuchen. Dann vorher einen Campingplatz rausgesucht. Jetzt macht es keinen Sinn.
    Wir werden morgen noch nach Windermere fahren und dann die Yorkshire Dales in Angriff nehmen .
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  • Day31

    The Lakes District, England

    September 19, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    Couldn't have asked for a better day, mild temperatures and sunny blue sky and wonderful scenery and getting to share it with a great friend. I think the photos tell most of the story. We went to Keswick, Derwentwater where we walked along a path that goes the whole way around the lake, 10 miles in total. If you get tired of walking just catch a ferry back. We only walked a little way because of the paid parking. Everywhere you have to pay for parking, occasionally you might find a spot to park for an hour but you can only use this once a day. It can become quite expensive when you are visiting various locations in one day.
    Then it was onto Ullswater where we took a narrow road around tight corners and up hills to get to Martindale, supposedly to see red deer and the red squirrels. Not one red deer or squirrel, just as well the views were spectacular. Next stop Glenridding for some lunch before heading back through the Kirkstone Pass to Windermere Lake. At one section of the narrow road we had to wait at some lights because of road repairs, we were glad we did because a large bus was making its way up the hill and had a lot of trouble passing.
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  • Day11

    Keswick

    August 6, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 59 °F

    They call it a vacation from your vacation 😀 lol 💞today was a good day to explore a "get away" high lake mnt lake town!! Boats/trails and Beatrice Potter's House 😀

  • Day6

    At the summit, better feed this group!

    May 27 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 54 °F

    The views from the top were awesome and the fact the rain had held off and the sky was starting to show some blue was even better. After getting our groupies and Taylors 2,463 selfies, we found ourselves a nice spot in a field away from the peak. As we all scrunched into the only 2 square feet of field not covered in sheep poop, we started to pull out the yummy packed food - raspberry’s, salami, cheese, crackers, short bread, small sweet strawberries, and blueberries the size of, of, well, of those small sweet strawberries! It was a great break, a great lunch, and a gorgeous view. I’m so grateful the ladies hung with and dragged me up the rest of the way. I felt like I was home again, hiking with my family as a kid, enjoying the all the sites and sounds of this unbelievable planet! Of course, there are also some downsides, like Ecoli. Let me tell you about ecoli, dropping a strawberry onto a sheep poop strewn field, does not allow for one to call on the five second rule to allow the berry to still be eaten, no matter how hungry you are or even if it’s the last strawberry. And I want to provide a quick shout out to KK who bravely shook Denise and I out of our disgusted trance, to remind us of what our daughter was getting ready to do. Now, I don’t know if Ecoli runs in sheep poop on the top of 50 degree, wind blown hills, but I know that if you yell out Ecoli when your daughter is getting ready to eat something that has just lain on that field, well, as a parent, you’ll jump too. And that’s why, poor Taylor’s strawberry ended up about 25 yards away and I learned a valuable lesson, don’t let Denise backhand you, or it might be your tooth vs a strawberry laying in that field!Read more

  • Day6

    Heading back down... hope this is easier

    May 27 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 54 °F

    Having had our fill and having managed to stay away from one of this worlds less pleasant viruses, we headed off back down the mountain. The fact that the temperature had probably fallen several degrees and the sun had gone in, just helped hasten the effort. Heading down was just as awesome as going up - just a lot less sweaty! We encountered all kinds of trails on our way and all kinds of people. Taylor kept saying Keswick was like a ski town, but without slopes, it was definitely a hiking town. The trails were busy, but not overcrowded and you could see people on trails all across the valley and the ranges. It was very cool. After another hour and half, we were back down, having just escaped the rain - which started to fall as we entered back into town. We stopped to get a well deserved vanilla ice cream scoop, where, Taylor had to be informed several times by the guy - “anything that isn’t the homemade vanilla, is a bad decision!”. She really wanted to order from the commercial, prepackaged side of the ice cream truck, the guy really wanted to sell his home made vanilla. I can tell you, he was right, the home made vanilla was really really good, and yes, Tay didn’t eventually relent and ordered the vanilla, getting two scoops to our one just to rub it in! After a quick coffee and a potty break, we were on the road again. Headed to Scotland or so the family thought, I was hoping we could make one more stop, another castle on the border with Scotland that I thought would be neat.Read more

  • Day6

    Castlerigg

    May 27 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 52 °F

    On our way out of Keswick, we took one more stop at the Castlerigg, a 3000 year old stone circle. As Taylor missed Stonehenge on our way up, and Denise’s friend Patrick talked about his great hike to the stone ring, we decided to go for it. Well, the fact that the great hike was about a 200 yard stroll up through a green field helped immensely! Especially seeing as how our swollen feet weren’t exactly excited to get back into our shoes! But in the end, it was one of those “look kids, Grand Canyon! (Shakes head up and down). Okay let’s go!)... Sorry Patrick!Read more

  • Day6

    Time for the hike!

    May 27 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 54 °F

    Having picked up our food at the local co-op, we started working our way through town to get to the trail head which was near the local aquatic center and park. Of course, the whole way, the questions started flying... are we there yet? Do you know where you are going? How long will this take? I’m hungry? So a quick turn around and a “we don’t have to do this if you don’t want to” was of course met with a “no, whatever you want to do is fine”. This could be a very long day! Soon though, we were at the trail head and as we watched two 12 year old kids with their packs take off up the road, we were energized and ready to head out! We had set a limit of about 5 to 6 miles for our hike - many in the area were 10 to 12 miles - and Denise wasn’t really interested in doing any “hard” trails I had found in my app. So I had chosen a trail that was a little over 5 miles, went to the top of a nearby hill so we could get a view of the lake, was rated medium and seemed like a great day hike as it came back down along the old rail tracks that used to come into town. What I didn’t count on was that the first 2 miles was pretty much all up hill, and some of it was quite steep. We all started off smiling and bundled up but it didn’t take long for layers to be shed as we tried to cool off our huffing and puffing bodies. Taylor, as she should be, was leading the way for most of the journey, with KK in close proximity. Then there was the Mr and Mrs Stay Puff Marshmallow bodies bringing up the rear! The views started to open up as we got into the grassy fields towards the top and were so beautiful. Denise and I even found another gear, although only second, but took off up a steep short cut to catch up with Tay and KK. After a little over an hour and almost 2.5 miles of uphill climbing, we were there. It was so worth the effort!Read more

  • Day23

    What a day!! Lakes district

    September 3, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 13 °C

    I was expecting a boring trip but so far I have seen on this trip a B2 bomber cold war technology I've seen Hadrian's Wall 2000 years ago I can't remember. now I m at Castlereagh stone circle four and a half thousand years worth of technology I've seen today f****** unbelievable

You might also know this place by the following names:

Keswick, کزیک، کامبریا, ケズィック, Keswick i Cumbria, Кесвик, 凯西克

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