Two go on a protest march

Well, march might be pushing it, but we certainly took part in a protest on Saturday against the current state of Northern trains. When we first moved to Windermere, one reason for choosing the town was the fact that it had a rail station, with reasonable links to the outside world. Trains ran roughly every [...]

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Windermere Christmas market

On Saturday we braved the bitter cold (minus 2c, to be precise), wrapped up in our woollies and headed to the Windermere Christmas market. The town held this for the first time last year, and great fun it was too. It was called 'Ja Windermere' in a slightly odd nod to German Christmas markets elsewhere, [...]

Friday Five – Windermere ‘peaks’

I'm cheating a tiny bit with this one. There is indeed a flippantly-named "Windermere Three Peaks Challenge" which takes in three of the low hills at the back of the town (Orrest Head, School Knott and Brant Fell). However, two others are so close to the route that they might just as well be on [...]