We have just had a week camping in the English Lake District. It didn’t rain the whole time. Very enjoyable in a gentle family kind of way. We played rummy in the evenings.

Walking up Skiddaw - we abandoned it as shortly after this we could not see that top or the bottom.

Walking up Skiddaw – we abandoned it as shortly after this we could not see that top or the bottom.

A house nearly as austere as Skiddaw behind it

A house nearly as austere as Skiddaw behind it

Across Derwent Water from the Walla Crag

Across Derwent Water from the Walla Crag

A rock in the stream (hand held)

A rock in the stream (hand held)

From Allan Bank looking Northish

From Allan Bank looking Northish

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Allan Bank – perhaps our favourite National Trust property

One of the few properties you feel you could live in.

One of the few properties you feel you could live in.