May 29, 2013

Lake District Weekend (Part 1/2)

Last weekend was spent in the Lake District and as I wrote in a previous post, the goal was to climb England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike with its 978m.
We started around 07:30 on Saturday morning with a group of friends, and arrived in Ambleside as the first sightseing place at 10:30.
We went for a walk in the small village that has incredibly beautiful stone houses and it is very picturesque, we also took a walk down to the lake Windermere, which is actually England's largest.
The lake is one of the most popular places for holidays since summer 1847 when the railroad Kendal and Windermere opened.
We then drove to the hostel in Eskdale that was perfectly located between mountains. To get to Eskdale we needed to cross the mountain range and we stopped at a few  waterfalls and a cave called Cathedral Quarries for some photos. After that we continued over Hardknott Pass which was really nice and curvy. The road is not wide, and it was at some places exciting to meet other cars. It was so steep in some parts that cars wheels span on the asphalt when they drove up, the first time I have seen it anyway :))
After checking in at the hostel we went on to more sightseeing, and this time to Wast water located close to where we would start the climb to Scafell Pike next day. We spend couple of hours strolling around, taking pics and just enjoing the nice weather.









4 comments:

  1. Fina bilder och vädret går ju inte att klaga på! :)

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  2. Väldigt vackra bilder från ännu en vacker del av England, verkar lite spännande där:-), bra att du berättar så vi får roliga restips.

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  3. Verkar ju bli ännu en underbar plats att sätta på komihåglistan. Fina vyer och bilden från grottan och ut känns helgjuten med de små figurerna i mynningen. Ingen småbäck som rinner igenom berget, precis.
    / Deerhunter

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  4. Tack för era kommentarer. :))
    Klas: Om du åker hit så försök att köra dom olika bergspassen, dom är värda att besöka :)
    Honister Pass och Hardknott Pass rekommenderas.

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