The Lake District has always been a wonderful spot to visit and now it has been given UNESCO World Heritage status, there are even more reasons to go. Persuading husband Kenny, children Ruaridh (10) and Flossie (8) that is was time to leave the sofa and put our resolutions into action was always going to be tough, but with the promise of some fun, we were soon on our way to the Macdonald Old England Hotel, which lies in the heart of the town and has spectacular views of the lake.
We went to see the show during its last hurrah as it makes its way from the North West down South and you would have forgiven the performers for feeling a wee bit jaded. But they were having none of it and clearly enjoying this wonderful story as much now as they did when they started way back before the decorations went up.
Travel expert Phoebe Smith certainly knows her hills! And she is keen to share her knowledge with everyone. In a great wee book, Phoebe gives an insight into walking 60 of her favourite hills dotted about Britain, the smallest at 120 metres to a manageable 609 metres and from Cornwall to the Scottish Highlands. Says Phoebe: “When it comes to mountains society seems to be obsessed with height''. 'But those who shun peaks based on measurement are truly missing out.
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