A Cumbrian Road Trip  May 24th, 2018


Views from village and civil church of Buttermere


The next stop on our virtual road trip is Cumbria, a vast region in the North-west of England where raw, untainted beauty captures both the imagination and the soul. A favoured dwelling place and muse of the 19th century English poet William Wordsworth, Cumbria covers almost 3,000 sq miles of terrain, all of it achingly beautiful. It encompasses the Lake District, the Eden Valley, the Furness Peninsula, as well as the North Pennines, which essentially means you are never short of things to see and do. Behind the wheel of the camper van, getting around will be easy.

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Situated in the heart of the Lake District is Windermere, a historic town that is home to the largest lake in England, and this where we begin our journey. Lying just off the A592, Windermere attracts more holidaymakers than any other part of the Lakes. Characterized by a juxtaposition of seductive, awe-inspiring landscapes and a quaint, bustling town center that sustains it as a healthy area of commerce, trade, and curious interest.From quirky antique shops, trendy bars and restaurants, to tourist attractions, such as The World of Beatrix Potter, Windermere is a delicate portal of Cumbria that offers the best of everything. Campsites are aplenty here, but we recommend Limefitt Park,  located along Patterdale Road.



Brothers Water is a lake in the Hartsop valley.


Cumbria is mostly mountainous, and for anyone who enjoys a pleasant ramble, it is home to the captivating and challenging fells, including the mighty and mysterious Helvellyn, which is situated directly north of Windermere and requires a 45-minute drive up the A591. This beautiful mountain draws tourists effortlessly to its scenery and expanse.  The county is home to an array of mountains, including Catbells, Scafell Park, and the legendary Great Gable. For anyone more at home with less exhaustive walks, you can tackle one of its smaller hills, including Place Fell, and in your camper van, access is incredibly easy.



Ullswater,Kirkstone Pass


The great thing about these climbs is that a pub is never far away. So, as you descend the mountain, your stomach grumbling, and your appetite growing, you can appreciate the smell of quality pub food as it drifts through the air, filling you with delight and anticipation at ending the day with some satisfying and well-earned grub. Cumbria is also home to some magnificent coasts, one of which is Grange-over-Sands. To get here from Keswick, you can hop back onto the A591 and travel south, passing Ambleside, another historic town, as well as the Gryzdale Forest along the way, both of which are popular with tourists. Grange-over-Sands is a peaceful seaside treat, perfect for an idyllic break, a walk along the coast, and a chance to soak up a plaintive, coastal atmosphere, and offers the ideal way to end our journey.

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This majestic construction belonged to the Lowther family,the Earls of Lonsdale since the medieval ages.



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