Saturday, 16 May 2009

Day 41 Friday - Morland to Lazonby

Walking 9.45am to 5.30pm
Distance walked today 16 miles
Total distance walked 594 miles
Distance left 458 miles

If last night's meal was typical, I could be tempted to become vegetarian!
Michael was walking with me today. Leaving Morland, we passed through the grounds of Crossriggs Hall and took the bridleway to the east of Whinfell Forest (Center Parcs) to pass under the A66. With torrential rain forecast for the southern half of the country and ordinary rain for the north, I think we were lucky to at least have a dry morning. It started to rain at lunchtime and continued all afternoon although not heavily.

The countryside was pleasant enough and fairly flat. Passing close by Culgaith, we stopped for lunch in the woodland known as Whamthorn Plantation. We then walked on in the rain through Langwathby and, from there, took a minor road to Little Salkeld. Here, we stopped at The Mill tearoom, an organic cafe and a gem of a place - once again, tea with a strainer! The rain kept on as we continued alongside the railway, looked around inside Lacy's Caves above the River Eden and walked through fields by the river into Lazonby.

The campsite here is operated by the Lazonby Swimming Association and is adjacent to the Eden. It's a bit midgy but nice enough although £10.00 a night.

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