The One Where Erin Climbs a Mountain
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My day started with a bus ride through the narrow winding roads of the Lake District - slightly unnerving when the bus speeds round corners of the supposedly-two-lanes roads - we did come face-to-face with a rather large truck & the bus had to reverse a few hundred metres up the road to get to spot to allow the truck to pass.
I spent the morning ambling around Ambleside (oh I'm good with words...) and then headed up to Stock Ghyll Force (a failry meagre waterfall, but a nice stroll). Then, for some unknown reason (well, because my guidebook said it gave a good view), I decided to continue my stroll up to Wansfell Pike - and so my stroll turned into more of a hike straight up the side of a small mountain.
It was quite a lot of effort for my poor little legs, plus there was blazing sunshine & I was carrying a weekend's worth of clothes on my back & I hadn't realised how close to lunchtime it was.
Once I'd regained my strength, I wandered down to Waterhead to jump on a boat down to Bowness, took another little wander along the lake & eventually jumped on a train back to London to end my Lakeland adventure.