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Lake District and into Scotland

August 26, 2019 1 min read

Lake District and into Scotland

After two interesting business calls on Friday morning we drove on to Kirby Sigston where Graham's ancestors are from, now just a few houses and an old church - we found 3 Foggin headstones in the churchyard. Then a very long drive through the Yorkshire Dales to the Lake District. We discovered it was August Bank Holiday, so lots of traffic on a very narrow winding road, but worth it for the scenery. The Lake District lived up to its reputation for beauty and lovely walks. We stayed at a B&B just over the road from Rydal Mount where Wordsworth lived, and St Mary's Church where he worshipped. Sunday we headed for Scotland, passing through Grasmere, where we took tea in the conservatory of the Wordsworth Hotel and Spa, and visited Wordsworth's grave in the nearby churchyard.

Then on to Scotland, made it to Gretna Green around midday and did the tourist thing there. Made our way to Hawick via Hermitage Castle - it no longer has a roof or internal walls, but with massive stone walls still standing. Graham's head would have suffered if he'd lived then! The ruins of Hermitage Chapel are a short walk away, with views back to the Castle.



So, finally in Scotland, and ready for more business calls tomorrow!




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