Cumbria travels

Trying to play catch-up with my blogging about our UK trip & so here’s one week in Cumbria squeezed into a tale of riding, walking, driving & a train trip.

Riding was usually a case of going up & down hills but we got to take in the annual Dufton Agriculture Show. A lovely days outing at a little show with lots of variety. The car display brought back some memories: learnt to drive in a Morris Minor, a family friend had an MG Magnette, the Triumph Herald was drooled-over when I had my Standard 8 (2nd car – before turning 16 – with many Herald components) & as for the 6cylinder Triumph Vitesse…


Hard to get a clear view of all the vintage tractors, with plenty of “chewing the fat” going on?


Quiet back-roads are great; just us, the hills – & tractors? – & Village Green rest-stops.


My navigator, sorting out the paths from the bridle-ways?


Village “sculpture shop” makes good use of cutlery & bike parts?


Driving the narrow, winding roads of the Lakes District seemed tame compared with this slate mine shuttle bus taking customers to a harnessed & roped cliff walk?


Took a trip on the Settle-Carlisle railway & did a “hop off/on” to walk & to view the Ribblehead Viaduct


After Cumbria it was then a case of “so long England, hello Scotland…” as we drove on to Edinburgh – for the next adventure?


2 thoughts on “Cumbria travels

  1. Ian Martin 21/09/2013 at 12:09 Reply

    Love the scenery Ian, especially the village greens and the Ribblehead Viaduct on the S&C has been on my want to see list for some years.

  2. Aussie on a Brompton 26/09/2013 at 12:10 Reply

    Thanks for the comment Ian – & something that puzzled me was seeing village greens that were green & lush but showed no evidence of mowing? Maybe just good timing for the trip?

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