The Lakes

Words by: RegattaBlog

3 August 2016

Hi Guys for my second camping trip during the summer holidays we went to the Lake District.  I had never been to the Lake District before so was really looking forward to it.  We camped at a site called Moss Howe Farm, which is in Witherslack, Cumbria.

During our stay we visited Lake Windermere which is England’s largest lake.  A little further along from Windermere is a village called Ambleside, and it has its very own small Bridge House.

 

ambelside

 

We also made a trip to Keswick which is near Derwent Water.  At Keswick there is a Pencil Museum which we visited,  it was really interesting and in the museum there is a pencil which is the largest in the world, it was enormous.

 

derwent water

 

One of the reasons we stayed in this area so that we could go and visit Ulverston.  I am a big fan of Laurel & Hardy films and at Ulverston there is a Laurel & Hardy Museum.  The Museum is based in a 1930’s cinema and I was able to watch one of my favourite films called Laughing Gravy.  Ulverston is also the birthplace of Stan Laurel.  The museum was really cool and it had loads of personal items from both Stan and Laurel, it was well worth visiting if you love Laurel & Hardy like i do.

L&H

 

After leaving Ulverston, we went on to visit Grizedale Forest which has a cool sculpture trail in the forest and musical trees.  Unfortunately while we were there the weather decided to change and we had heavy rain.  Luckily, I had my Regatta waterproof with me so it did keep me dry.  So we went to the visitor centre and had a coffee to warm up, and looked at the photography exhibition in the centre, as photography is another of my passions.

On the last day of our holiday we visited Coniston water, it was rather windy that day but at least it didnt rain.  Near to Coniston water there is a plaque about Donald Campbell’s attempt at water speed record which ended in him being killed.

Overall I enjoyed my holiday to the Lake District, i loved the landscape and the hills and mountains, and hopefully one day I may get to climb some of the mountains. Hope you enjoy reading my blog and take a look at my photos I have taken.

Bye for now.

Owen

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