Pooley Bridge Travel Blog› entry 3 of 5 › view all entries
April 8th, 2007 – by: Browntown
We decided to stop off at the town of Glenridding which was at the opposite end of the lake to Pooley Bridge. There was a nice hike to the top of the hill which which was hard going but well worth it as it provided a great view of the town and surrounding areas.
The ferry ride back was a bit colder than the trip over as the wind had picked up adding to the chill factor.
We jumped in the car and went for a drive to a more popular hiking spot. And popular it was with most of the car park full. It made it a bit difficult on the track with all the extra people either just going to slow or coming the other way. After getting past the main attraction, we found some tracks off to the side which didn't see the same level of foot traffic. It was really enjoyable walking through the bush to find some running streams and waterfalls. Even in the bush we couldn't escape the sound of sheep due to the surrounding areas being farmland.
On the way to the hike we noticed a nice little pub on the side of the road which looked over the lake, so on our way back to Pooley Bridge we stopped in for a drink and to bask in the great view that was on offer.
That night we went back to the pub for dinner and a few drinks. The restaurant was fully booked so we just found a small table in the main area near the bar. It was a bit strange to see that for the entire time we were there that quite a number of tables were not even used - seemed that if you booked a table, it would be reserved for the whole night instead of just for a certain amount of time like most restaurants. The meal was tasty and a big portion and was nicely washed down with a nice single malt scotch.
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