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Lake District Week Part 1

Spectacular weather for mid-September. Stayed at excellent guest house – Blenheim Lodge (4nghts, £244) – in Bowness-on-Windermere, friendly owners and awesome breakfast!

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Lake Windermere
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Lake Windermere
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Lake Windermere
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Claife Heights

The Windermere Ferry crosses from Ferry Nab to Far Sawrey, takes about 10 minutes and at 50p each way for foot passengers is excellent value. Perfect day for walking, up over Claife Heights, figure 8-ing over Latterbarrow past the monument and back through the woods along the side of Lake Windermere. 

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View Across Lake Windermere
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Latterbarrow Monument
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Woods near Latterbarrow
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View from Brant Fell above Bowness-on-Windermere


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Rabbits out to play at sunset

Walk from Bowness-on-Windermere to Hawkshead Brewery in Staveley – through fields and over hills, it’s a pleasant walk and after a couple of beers I have the energy to walk back.

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Finsthwaite Heights and adjoining Rusland Heights are real South Lakeland gems. This route follows good tracks and paths, treading a lovely circular way past stunning High Dam and crossing the upper reaches of the fell to drop to the Rusland Valley.

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Afternoon trip to Tarn Hows and a beautiful circular walk.

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