Indoor activities

Some Places to Visit in the Lake District

October 28, 2011

[Updated from a 2008 post]In addition to the lakes themselves there is a wide variety of things to do in the Lake District. There are places to visit ranging from the literary connections of Dove Cottage at Grasmere (home of the poet William Wordsworth) to the practicalities (although also with artistic potential) of the pencil […]

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What to do in Keswick … Indoors.

July 19, 2011

Keswick is a marvellous centre for Lake District outdoor pursuits, but also there are things to do and to see under the cover of a roof. Today, following a morning at the Keswick Convention, I walked past three very interesting places (well, more really, but I’ll mention three) all very close to the centre of […]

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What’s in the Lake District for Children?

March 12, 2009

“What is there for an eleven year old in the Lake District?” I heard that question a few days ago, and it set me thinking. Firstly, I suppose one has to challenge the idea that there is such a thing as a standard model of eleven year old.  Of course not.  There are girls and […]

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Four seriously damp but totally delightful days among the English Lakes

August 11, 2008

I hesitated before starting to write this. After all, why should anyone else be interested in a record of how my wife and I spent a few days in the Lake District. We’d driven north to look after grandchildren for a few days, then there was a gap before I had to be north again […]

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A wet week in the southern Lake District

August 5, 2008

My wife and I have just returned from another expedition to the English Lake District, this time to the southern lakes. We camped near the foot of Coniston Water with the intention of building up a better collection of photos of the Crake valley as well of the Coniston and Hawkshead area. Well, things didn’t […]

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The Great British Heritage Pass

June 13, 2008

If you’re visiting the UK from overseas here’s a great option for making considerable savings in both time and money when visiting major tourist attractions. (Unfortunately for UK residents this is not available to us; it is only for international visitors to our country). I’m referring to The Great British Heritage Pass which covers entry […]

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