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Moolyn Walks Around the English Lake District: Photos of Spectacular Scenery and a Few Sheep

Moolyn Walks Around the English Lake District: Photos of Spectacular Scenery and a Few Sheep

May 31st, 2006, 11:05 AM
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Loved seeing your photos of the Lake District as I have walked there myself "in the last century." I thought Jane's rugs were lovely. The link did not work, but I will keep trying. Again, thanks for sharing.
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May 31st, 2006, 11:36 AM
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Isadore, Sorry about that. Woolly has two Ls of course. Try this: http://www.woollyrug.com/
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Aug 15th, 2006, 05:29 PM
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moolyn, congratulations on having been chosen for the featured trip report! Nicely done.

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Aug 16th, 2006, 10:05 AM
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Hi Moolyn,
I really love your article. Hope you see this. I am thinking of going to the Lake District either at the end of Sept or early Oct. for about 4 days. Do you think it is safe for a single woman to go on these walks? Your photos are lovely.
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Aug 16th, 2006, 11:06 AM
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I liked your report, it is very nice and different than most other reports here. Thank you for posting it.

I've been to England a few years ago and I did one day trip in Lake District and one in Yorkshire Dales. It is beautiful country indeed.
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Aug 17th, 2006, 04:20 AM
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Anselm, Thanks! Fodorís contacted me a while ago about this but I hadnít noticed that it was featured until you wrote. I havenít been able to check here as often lately.

It took me a while to track the interview down so here is the url in case anyone else is interested: http://www.fodors.com/wire/archives/002004.cfm

cbeangal, I think the walks around Buttermere or Rydal Water would be fine for a single woman on her own as there are so many other walkers on these routes. The other walks are much more isolated so I wouldnít recommend them. The National Parks offers guided walks of varying levels of difficulty every day, however, and these would be perfect for you. You would meet other people and be safe too. If you click on the url above for my interview youíll find the website for information about these group walks.

garieltraian, my report is probably a little different because I wrote it almost a year after our June 2005 trip and also because I based it on many years of visits and not just this one. I wanted to share the benefit of our experiences in return for all the great information Iíve acquired here on Fodorís
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Sep 1st, 2006, 06:50 PM
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Jun 18th, 2007, 01:49 PM
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moolyn -

Thank you for mentioning your trip report on another thread. This is great information and the pictures are amazing. I'm going to read it in more detail this evening.
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Jun 18th, 2007, 03:45 PM
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Bon Voyage, Moolyn, I know you are off tomorrow to your beloved Lake district.
We await more lovely photos.
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Jul 21st, 2007, 03:53 AM
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LCBoniti and Cigalechanta, thanks for your kind words which I just stumbled across. I thought this old report was deeply buried by now. I've recently returned from two more wet and wonderful weeks in the lake district and will post a new report as soon as I'm organized and have some time!
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Apr 30th, 2008, 10:38 AM
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In your Rydal Walk Album, in Picture 11, White Moss House is the building set back from the lake, not the one right on the lake, right? Do you know what the building right on the lake is? Just curious. Beautiful area and beautiful photo.
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Apr 30th, 2008, 12:15 PM
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xplorin, White Moss House is set further back from the road, with a lawn in front. We went there to book dinner with a friend and loved the interior, grounds and menu but our friend took ill so we didn't end up eating there, sadly. I believe the place in the photo is a private residence and White Moss House is the next building along, just past the end of the lake.

If we didn't stay at Elterwater Hall, my shortlist of places to stay in the area would be Ryelands in Grasmere, White Moss House, Yew Tree Farm and now High Fold Farm in Troutbeck, thanks to Anna. All are located in lovely, peaceful surroundings, Even Ryelands, which is right in Grasmere village, feels secluded.

If you enjoy walking, I strongly recommend taking the walk around Rydal Water, especially if you stay at White Moss House. It's the one walk we do every time we visit. The ancient track that runs behind White Moss House is known as the coffin trail, part of the Wordsworth Way, as described by geocache: http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache...D=356941&log=y

"The Coffin Trail runs along the northern boundary of Rydal Mount and was once the main route for traffic between Ambleside and Grasmere, before the lower road around the Lake was built. This ancient track became known as the Coffin Trail, named for the funeral processions when Grasmere was the only church and hence the only churchyard in the area. Wordsworth used the track, not only to traverse between Rydal and Grasmere, but also to walk and compose whilst enjoying the inspiring views across Rydal Water to Loughrigg. It is still a very popular track with walkers today, look out for the coffin stones where the coffin would be supported whilst the coffin bearers rested."

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