Friday 1st March in the Lake District was a dull day all day. I didn’t take any photos with my proper camera just a few phone photos when I remembered.
We intended to catch the 10.45am ferry from Ambleside to Wray Castle (there’s only one a day). Unfortunately the ferry couldn’t leave it’s mooring at Bowness because of thick fog. It was delayed so instead of waiting at least an hour we decided to walk the 3 miles that we would have missed by using the ferry.
We had a mix of road walking, forest trails and footpaths, reaching Hawkshead a bit before 1pm. The Kings Arms was open so we ventured in for some refreshments. The beer was good, decent choice. A bunch of Geordies came in and entertained us for a while before we had to leave and make our way back.
Next stop was the Drunken Duck pub just 3 miles up the road. This is the home of the Barngates Brewery and they had their excellent stout on, amongst the several beers on tap. We had a bite to eat too, scampi and chips in the basket, it was good and reminded us of pub food in the 1970’s!
From here it was about an hour’s walk to Ambleside, we made it back in daylight.
Here are a few phone photos.