14 Oct 2012

Autumn sunshine

12th to 14th October 2012

Waterfoot Park, Pooley Bridge.


When we arrived there were only two caravans on site and the most at any time over the weekend was six, so not exactly busy.  There must be about 40 pitches in total.

So plenty to choose from, which is never a good thing for people as indecisive as us.  The first one was a bit sloping so (after the usual argument) we hitched up again and moved to another which was much better.  Luckily not many people around to watch the poor display of reversing!


Not massive pitches, but no awning this weekend so okay.

After setting everything up we walked into Pooley Bridge for a look around and a quick drink.  Just one, because the plan was to drive to Haweswater to catch the sunset.


At the bottom of Rough Crag, not a great sunset today.

Stayed in the caravan in the evening, reading and listening to the radio with the heating on full.  Quite a cold night!


A really nice autumnal day with plenty of blue sky and hardly any wind.  perfect for walking.

Today’s walk…a circuit of Gowbarrow Fell, 481 metres, less than 4 miles.




J on Gowbarrow Fell


J enjoying a sandwich by the cairn at Memorial Seat

A really enjoyable, short walk.  Lots of people around when we got to the tourist attraction of Aira Force, a spectacular waterfall, but not many on the fell itself.  There are some quite reasonable pics in the gallery.

Stopped off at the Brackenrigg Inn on the way home and it was (just about) warm enough to sit outside and watch the world go by.

Walked down into Pooley Bridge in the evening and had a drink in a two of the three pubs.  We couldn’t get into the other one…too full.

Another cold night, colder than the previous one it seemed.  D disconnected the water pump and brought it inside, just in case.


Left early and got back to the storage site in record time after an uneventful journey.  Drained all of the water out of the caravan, I bet we get a hot, sunny spell now!

A really good trip.  What a difference the weather makes.

Coming soon…

We are on holidaying in Lanzarote in a couple of weeks, so no more caravan trips before then.  We might try to get away in the caravan mid November, weather permitting, otherwise it will probably be next year.

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