Before saying goodbye to the Lake District and Cumbria, I'm sharing some words and signs I thought were interesting and different. Most are self-explanatory........some were charming........others cried out for more time to explore, such as this winding track, how I wish I'd walked this one to find the cottage and perhaps a castle.
Below the National Trust's polite notice regarding visiting dogs - the left hand sign, click to enlarge - was so nice to read.
How perfect, a cinema complete with a French film and a vegetarian restaurant - my kind of evening out.
The Lakeland Inn's great British red lion sign silhouetted by the cloudy sky.
One of the many Peter Rabbit and friends signs - never too many because he really is so adorable!
My guess is if you've lived here for a while you automatically will - bend or bump.
A great country pub with the best Ploughman's lunch........
...........and that was the tastiest freshly baked roll ever!
Another pub where the beer was definitely local and the guys thought it excellent.
Lovely hand-painted sign...............and yes, eating in pubs is always the way to go, great food, fines ales and wines, and less expensive than restaurants.
I would have loved to raise the door knocker to meet 'little Granny' in her tidy town house........and a lane named THE SEAMS caught my eye.
Much of the acreage comprising the Lake District, including the 40,000 acres given to The National Trust by Beatrix Potter, which she purchased from the sales of her Peter Rabbit story books, has to be some of the most beautiful land anywhere. If you've never visited I hope you can some day..................and of course if you, have you know only too well what I've tried to show you in my photos from Cumbria.
This was a truly wonderful visit to the north of England..........
...........with the sweetest of memories.
I'll be continuing my trip with photos from my home in Devon, way down south.