A trip to the lakes

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Last week we popped up to the Lake District – only about a two hour drive from us in Manchester. We had a bit of a drama with the light board for the bike rack failing, Neil managed to do some excellent manly work by re-wiring it (not that we have gender specific tasks in this house…) and on the road we went.

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The campsite was gorgeous, Low Wray campsite run by the National Trust, on the west bank of Lake Windermere – utter heaven, we decided to go all out and pay extra for a lakeside pitch and our own little piece of the shore.

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The sun shone for three days straight – we canoed, cycled, walked and visited to our hearts content. On the Sunday we embarked on a cycle up Wrynose pass. We climbed 1,164m over 56km, so pretty short and sharp. I particularly enjoyed overtaking a guy with an Ironman tattoo – only to find out later that he was part of a triathlon, and had already cycled over Harknott Pass and Wrynose from the other direction, so my legs might have been a little fresher.

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We finished the weekend off by visiting the Lakeland shop in Windermere – a gloriously huge Lakeland filled to the brim with every household solution you could possibly imagine, and many for situations you couldn’t! They also had a great tea shop…

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