The Dales Way, Day 5: Burneside to Bowness-On-Windermere (10 miles)

Leaving Kendal, I journeyed back towards Burneside (incidentally, this is pronounced 'Burny-side' not 'Burn-side' like I'd been jabbering). The route onwards went along the River Kent along organised paths on the edges of fields to the next village of Bowston. The sun was bright and orange this morning, far more encouraging than yesterday, and shimmered … Continue reading The Dales Way, Day 5: Burneside to Bowness-On-Windermere (10 miles)

The Cumbria Way, Day 1: Carlisle to Caldbeck

"So how many of your friends are going with you?" Asked the taxi driver en route to the station at stupid o' clock in the morning. "Oh, I'm by myself" "Really? I'd never let my daughter do that!" "That's fair, you said your daughter was seven, it would be rough on a seven year old" … Continue reading The Cumbria Way, Day 1: Carlisle to Caldbeck

The Cumbria Way: Introduction, Itinerary and Kit List

The county of Cumbria has been on quite the global journey in the last 500 million years. Back then it sat, along with the rest of England and Wales, in the landmass of Avalonia that floated around the South Pole. Scotland and Northern Ireland were quite separate; lying somewhere near the equator as part of … Continue reading The Cumbria Way: Introduction, Itinerary and Kit List