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    Not sure how long you are up there Marco but if you get a chance drive up to Buttermere and take a walk round the lake, takes about 1.5 hours. It is probably the most beautiful lake in the lake district and quiet remote.
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    Very nice Marco. I've just got back from somewhere as scenic. Makes a great change from being in town.

    I passed through Wiltshire today and was reminded how pretty it is. Picture postcard English countryside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Hehehehe.... In parts, yes, but honestly Adam, there were other parts of the road where, when you met on-coming traffic, even at the widest part of the road in the appointed 'Passing Places', you could hardly get a lolly-pop stick between both cars when you were side by side!!

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    Sounds familiar. I had to reverse up a tiny Cornish lane for nearly a quarter of a mile yesterday to let a tractor and trailer get past.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo View Post
    Not sure how long you are up there Marco but if you get a chance drive up to Buttermere and take a walk round the lake, takes about 1.5 hours. It is probably the most beautiful lake in the lake district and quiet remote.
    Yes indeed, we'd planned to go there too, but ran out of time.

    I'd also like to tour around Ulverston and Barrow-in-Furness, then up north around Swinside, Derwentwater and Rosthwaite, just outside of Keswick

    Have you been around there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Very nice Marco. I've just got back from somewhere as scenic. Makes a great change from being in town.

    I passed through Wiltshire today and was reminded how pretty it is. Picture postcard English countryside.
    Cheers, Geoff. I'm really not a town or city person, so love getting out into the country, miles away from any noise and hustle and bustle, where you can breathe in totally fresh air! I can get most of that just outside of Wrexham, in the likes of the Berwyn hills, or Glyn Ceiriog, but not with such nice mountains.

    Snowdonia is comparable, and has higher mountains, but there's a quaintness and picture-postcard element, and attractiveness to the The Lakes, which takes things to a different level

    I've been around Wiltshire before, and it is lovely, if a little busy sometimes, traffic wise, compared with up north. However, I usually find that's the case.

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    some nice pics there.
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    Cheers, dude. Did you like the 'Saltcoats' shot? That one was for Snapper!

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    So, what your saying is you stayed in a caravan in Salcoats and snatched the photos from the web
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    Drats - foiled again....



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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Yes indeed, we'd planned to go there too, but ran out of time.

    I'd also like to tour around Ulverston and Barrow-in-Furness, then up north around Swinside, Derwentwater and Rosthwaite, just outside of Keswick

    Have you been around there?

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    Yes very nice up that way especially Derwent water and particularly like Keswick -we are up there at least once a year and do a walk up to Castlerigg which is a neolithic stone circle, bit like a mini stone henge but completely surrounded by mountains - stunning place.
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