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WHEN TO GO

Christ­mas was won­der­ful, but the Lake District is beau­ti­ful at any time of year; just be pre­pared for rain!

WAY TO GO

From home to Soli­hull (to visit fam­ily) via the A14, M6 and M42, then from Soli­hull all the way to the Lake District on the M6.

FOOD AND DRINK

Gras­mere Gin­ger­bread Shop Church Cot­tage, Gras­mere LA22 9SW Web www.gras­mereg­in­ger­bread.co.uk

PUBS

Church House Inn

Web www.thechurch­hou­se­inn.com (walk­ing dis­tance from camp­site and rec­om­mended by war­dens)

The Ship Inn

Web www.robin­sons­brew­ery.com

The Sun Con­is­ton

Web www.the­sun­con­is­ton.com

The Black Bull Inn

Web www.black­bull­con­is­ton.co.uk

The Yew­dale Inn

Web yew­daleinn.com

The Crown Inn

Web www.crown­in­ncon­is­ton.com

FIND OUT MORE

Tourist In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre Ruskin Av­enue, Con­is­ton LA21 8EH

Web www.con­is­ton­tic.org

The Ruskin Mu­seum

Web www.ruskin­mu­seum.com

The Blue­bird Project

Web blue­bird­pro­ject.com

Hayes Gar­den World

Web www.hayesgar­den­world.co.uk

Win­der­mere Lake Cruises

Web win­der­mere-lake­cruises.co.uk

Dove Cot­tage

Gras­mere, Cum­bria LA22 9SH

Web www.wordsworth.org.uk

OUR OUT­FIT

We tow our caravan, a 2017 Eriba Troll 550 (Tintin), with our 2015 white Škoda Yeti (Snowy).

De­spite the snow­fall to­wards the end of their trip, the Lyons fam­ily stayed snug and warm in­side their Eriba Troll caravan

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