Marmite and I had a brilliant time in Coniston over the long weekend. It was just what the doctor ordered – the B&B was fabulous, the walks were great and I had a lot of time to think and just be by myself and get my head round everything.
We walked miles in rain and in sunshine and Marmite had so much fun in Coniston water itself.
Liz & Paul Mitchell’s B&B – The Old Rectory in Torver – was so welcoming and comfortable. Marmite and I stayed in the Garden Room, which is completely seperate from the main B&B, which was good when Marmite decided to sing softly at 4am the first night, and meant that we could come and go as we pleased (6am walks) without waking up the rest of Liz & Paul’s guests.
Torver itself is a small village with two pubs and a church and is incredibly picturesque (just like the rest of the Lake Ditrict I suppose!). The Church House Inn allows dogs in and has a homely bar, wonderful food and a nice beer garden too.
The Cumbrian way passes through the bottom of Torver on it’s way to Coniston village and takes you, on the lake shore, through woods and fields of sheep over to Coniston (about a 4 mile walk ish) and was just fantastic and Coniston itself was also great.
Via car we also visited Ambleside and Hawkshead and met so many other walkers and dog owners we didn’t feel lonely for a second. Anyway, hope you like the pics, I’m off to plan another excursion to the Lakes, I’ve definitely got the bug now.