Thursday, 25 August 2011

The Lake District

Day One

We decided at short notice to go to the Lakes for the weekend and this gave me the opportunity to do an epic Life in Northern Towns splurge – seven towns in total. So there are plenty of entries to read in the coming weeks:

As we decided at last minute to go up to the Lakes we struggled to find a hotel that was available for one night, reasonably priced and didn’t look like a dive in a lively location – we got three out of four. So courtesy of Laterooms, we settled on Grange-Over-Sands in the southernmost part of the Lake District overlooking Morecambe Bay.

Anyway the drive up to the Lakes was okay - we hit a traffic jam where the M61 meets the M6, as it seems other people had the same idea to take a trip to the Lakes. We got to Kendal in an hour and fifteen minutes from a sunny, but riot torn Salford.