Through the Lakes District

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June 9th 2014
Published: June 14th 2014
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Travel day today, back through Leeds towards London. We broke up the journey at a place called Rheged – a village in the hill. It has a huge carpark and tour bus area but it was a bit of a mystery as to why. It has an outdoor playground for sunnier days, an indoor one for little kids and a 3d cinema but the rest is just a few shops and a couple of café restaurants. Apparently it is some kind of Cumbrian heritage centre as well but we didn’t see anything like that. Em enjoyed the indoor playroom and since it was pouring rain we had some lunch and drove on. The road winds along the edge of Ullswater which was beautifully scenic and over the Kirkstone Pass with its stunning vistas, to Windemere. We were glad that we went to Buttermere instead as Windemere is quite a large tourist town and is not nearly as picturesque.

Em was asleep so we just had a quick stretch before moving on to our hotel for the night in Leeds. Across the road was a large parkland area with a big playground which Em thoroughly enjoyed before chasing the squirrels back up the hill. We tried to find somewhere to eat but it seems this is not really the place for it so we just had a snack in the hotel instead.

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