Tour of English Lake District
First, we departed our lodgings and planned to go direct to Ravenglass via the Hardknott Pass. However, due to a navigation ‘glitch’ we drove through Langdale and Coniston then a south-westerly route to Ravanglass, near the coast. From here we went to visit Wast Water, England’s deepest lake. Once again we encountered sheep on the road. We also observed various outdoor activities for youths in process.
Video clip of Wast Water, Lake District
After the visit to Wast Water and Wasdale Head we returned to Ravenglass to connect with the 1.50 pm narrow gauge steam trip to Dalegarth and back. This took about 1 hour 40 mins including stop at Dalegarth. This journey benefited from dry, sunny weather thus enhancing views of Eskdale.
Video clip of Ravenglass and Eskdale Steam Railway between Ravenglass and Dalegarth
Video clip of Ravenglass and Eskdale Steam Railway at Dalegarth
Upon return to Ravenglass, we embarked on a trip to Ambleside via Hardknott and Wrynose passes. This proved an interesting experience, traversing wild and rugged landscape along very narrow and winding roads.
Video clip of journey through Hardknott Pass, Lake District
Video clip of journey through Wrynose Pass, Lake District
We finally returned to Ambleside about 5.15pm.