1996 mo­tor­ing mem­o­ries Lake­land by Range Rover

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - The Way We Were -

Most of my child­hood jour­neys were spent on the side-fac­ing bench seat in the back of a Land Rover One Ten, but the ones I re­ally en­joyed in­volved much com­fier jaunts up the M6 in my father’s Range Rover.

This shot was taken the same sum­mer as our Bur­ford photo, al­beit 220 miles north at Brock­hole, the Lake District Na­tional Park Au­thor­ity’s vis­i­tor cen­tre. We’d of­ten call there on the way back from fell-walk­ing trips and I sus­pect this would have been one of those days when Dad would have been pleased that my younger sis­ter Re­becca and I had scaled Causey Pike’s sum­mit, be­cause he’s al­lowed us to clam­ber onto the bon­net.

It looks peace­ful, but just be­hind the dry stone wall the same sort of tourists who plied their Granadas through Bur­ford would have been queu­ing up in one of the A591’s traf­fic jams en-route to Am­ble­side.

The Range Rover’s still with us. While it was trusty fam­ily trans­port two decades ago, it’s now a clas­sic car re­served for show out­ings.

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