Freedom of the Lakes Boat Pass – Boats Two and Three

Hi, Continuing on our ‘Freedom of the Lakes’ day out, we joined the queue for the ‘Swan’. This boat was sailing to Ambleside (Waterhead Pier), where we would pick up a connecting launch to Wray Castle. From Lakeside to Wray Castle on three boats took 1 hour 50 minutes, including two connections where we waited a total of 25 minutes. If you want…

Windermere – Freedom of the Lakes Boat Pass – Boat number one

Hi, After all the driving and walking of our first day, we decided to just cruise around Windermere and relax. We were near to Lakeside ferry pier, so started our journey from there on the ‘Teal’ to Bowness-on-Windermere. We bought our ‘Freedom of the Lake’ ticket at Lakeside Pier for £18.50. Although on Fridays the…

Driving to the Lake District – Taking a Break

Hi, This is a first prequel post to our holiday in the Lake District in June. When travelling from Surrey to anywhere ‘oop North’ by car, Mark will find somewhere to stretch the legs and break the journey, after two to three hours driving. In this case, somewhere just past Birmingham and easily accessible from the M6. Our choice…

Sorry for the wait

Hi, It’s been a while since the last post, sorry about that. The amount of people reading the blog has stayed at roughly the same level as when we were posting regularly, so much for providing new content every week. We are going to try yet another posting format. Instead of one large and one…