Monday This super holiday has Lakeland experiences from the off. We meet at Penrith Station, early afternoon, and after a 10 minute drive to Pooley Bridge are immediately on the water – Ullswater that is. This is said to be the prettiest of all the lakes and we will enjoy a full length cruise to Glenridding at the foot of Helvellyn. Another very short but scenic road journey via Troutbeck delivers us to the Keswick Country House.
Tuesday Oh what a morning! We pass Thirlmere, Grasmere, Dove Cottage and Rydal Water on the way to Coniston. A lovely cruise aboard the National Trusts restored Steam Yacht Gondola, under the watchful eye of the Old Man of Coniston, follows. Then, in the footsteps of the Romans, we travel by Mountain Goat over the awesome Wrynose and Hardknot passes descending into Eskdale. L’al Ratty is possibly the most scenic narrow gauge railway in England and is certainly loads of fun. After an afternoon of steam we drive back up to Keswick via Egremont and Cockermouth.