Lake District: 2009

The Lake District is a region and national park in Cumbria in northwest England. A popular vacation destination, it’s known for its glacial ribbon lakes, rugged fell mountains and historic literary associations. Market towns such as Kendal, Ambleside and Keswick on scenic Derwentwater are bases for exploring the area and home to traditional inns, galleries of local art and outdoor equipment shops.

🙂 Stunning walking.

🙁 Lots of snoring men in the camp site next to the pub!! Our car had to be recovered!

The Lake District is famous for its lakes, forests, and mountains (or fells), and its associations with William Wordsworth and other Lake Poets and also with Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin.

We camped at Great Langdale National Trust campsite. With two pubs nearby, as well as the National Trust pub – The Sticklebarn, this has to be one of the best places to camp in the Lake District. There’s a shop on site, which is essential unless you want to drive to Ambleside. With the Old Dungeon Ghyll and the New Dungeon Ghyll hotels within walking distance, the camper is well catered for! Ideally placed for the Scafell Pike from Langdale walk, but with a number of other excellent walks such as Bowfell, Langdale Pikes and Lingmoor Fell. It is set in a stunning location and there is a field for families only. It is quite amusing, when we walked past the campsite next to the pub you could hear all the men camping snoring as one!

We had decided to climb Scafell Pike the next morning. Scafell Pike is the highest and the most prominent mountain in England, at an elevation of 978 metres above sea level. It is located in the Lake District National Park, in Cumbria, and is part of the Southern Fells and the Scafell massif. Scafell Pike forms part of the inactive Scafells volcano. It is a spectacular walk.

Unfortunately our trip was cut short as the wheel bearings on our car went and we had to be recovered! Thank goodness for Green Flag!

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