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Old Jun 7th, 2017, 10:22 AM
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Favorite town in Lake District?

My husband and I have 8 days in the Lake District-staying in Grasmere and have a week pass on the bus. What is your favorite Lake District town? Any hikes (2-8 miles, easy or moderate) from there??
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Old Jun 7th, 2017, 10:30 AM
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Keswick - neat regional town -pencil in its Pencil Museum - this area used to produce graphite and made pencils. There is a footpath over an abandoned railway line that makes a lovely walk - totall flat!

http://www.keswick.org/what-to-do/at.../pencil-museum
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Old Jun 7th, 2017, 10:37 AM
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We love Hawkshead village.
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Old Jun 7th, 2017, 10:43 AM
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We bussed to Hawkshead yesterday. Absolutely beautiful and especially enjoyed Beatrix Pottery Gallery!
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Old Jun 7th, 2017, 10:45 AM
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I was going to say Keswick, Pal. You stole my idea!
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Ambleside. I'm biased because my niece lives there, but I do like it there. Plenty of walks from there.
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I was going to say Keswick, Pal. You stole my idea!>

Great minds....

Every town I've been in in the Lakes is nice -even Windermere-useful for folks going by rail as it is the railhead for the Lakes.
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Old Jun 8th, 2017, 02:12 AM
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For walks of varying lengths, have a look at:

http://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/visit...gstodo/walking


As far as towns to stay in go, it depends on what you want. Tiny B&B where you eat in at night, lots of those. Town with a good choice of restaurants, hotels and B&B's? Ambleside, Bowness and Windermere.
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Old Jun 8th, 2017, 08:34 AM
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Thanks everyone. Spent a rainy day today in Keswick and enjoyed. We are staying in Grasmere, and are looking for day trips to a quaint town (on the bus route)
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Hi Pam09. I hope you get to go back to Keswick and walk up to the Castlerigg stone circle (on better weather day). Or perhaps Ambleside to visit Dove Cottage and get a slice of gingerbread?
Have fun!
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