Cruising on Lake Windermere

A while since we’d been to the Lake District, we decided to take a trip to Windermere, the largest of the English lakes. Having driven numerous times along the eastern lake shore and then cycled beside the lake to Wray Castle, this time we decided to take in the scenery from the water. Not the…

Riding The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

A trip on a train uphill then a cycle back down again sounded good to us so to the Lake District we headed direction Ravenglass. The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway is a miniature steam railway on a scenic heritage trail – views, exercise and steam trains – a great combination. Ravenglass, a coastal port on the Irish…

Wray Castle

Question – when is a castle not a castle?  Answer – when it’s Wray Castle.  This is not a real castle but a large private house, built in the Gothic Revival style with turrets sprouting everywhere.  We stopped here for a couple of hours on a cycle ride around Lake Windermere. The main town on…

Cycling on the Shores of Lake Windermere

One sunny, summer afternoon we packed up our bikes and headed for the Lake District.  An afternoon of cycling along the shores of Lake Windermere, England’s largest natural lake and site of great beauty was the plan.  Exercise and great views were our inspiration, plus husband was desperate to try out our brand spanking new…