The Rolfes in literary-rich Lake District
After a wonderful few weeks in the Yorkshire Dales, an incredibly beautiful part of the British Isles, we now find ourselves in The Lake District, just proclaimed a World Heritage site. With chocolate box scenery, it is certainly a wonderful area to visit … especially if the weather is perfect.
We have enjoyed some lovely walks in the mountains and visits to the many beautiful Waters, lakes and villages. We are staying at a lovely site on the shore of Coniston Water, where Donald Campbell died 50 years ago attempting to break another water speed record. We enjoyed Ullswater, home to some of the highest mountains in this area, all of a 1000 feet high.
This is Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter country, and we visited Cockermouth on the west coast where William Wordsworth was born. We drove over the Honister Pass; negotiating the narrow roads has been interesting, but drivers are so considerate which makes it feasible. We saw the results of the devastating floods in and around Ullswater in 2015, but they are slowly returning to normal.