Home we go

It’s Friday and it’s time to go home. I like the Lake District and I hope B&E bring me back here soon. It’s got really, really cold this morning and I think snow is on the way. We set off about 10am and we’re taking a nice scenic route home. Eddi took this beautiful picture at Pooley Bridge at the very top of Ullswater.

Eddi's picture from Pooley Bridge

We’re heading for the Yorkshire Dales. We drive through Kirkby Stephen which seems like a nice little town and then off towards Nateby Common and Birkdale Common, and ultimately to Tan Hill and then Arkengarthdale where they filmed All Creatures Great and Small – How appropriate for a small bear such as I.

Nateby Common

Ooh its cold and bleak up here! It’s been snowing a bit and there are huge birds footprints in the snow by the road. Must be some kind of mutant. We get back in the car before it comes back.

I think there’s a bit of a theme going on here because I’ve overheard in the car that there’s a pub at Tan Hill and it’s the highest in England at 1,732ft above where the sea stops. We’ve already seen the third highest at Kirkstone Pass which is 1,489ft so have we missed the second highest somewhere along the way? I wonder where it is?

Tan Hill Inn

It must get really snowy up here because they’ve got their very own all terrain thingy with tracks. We stop by the road to eat our sandwiches and then carry on home. The scenery is really pretty in the Dales and Eddi says they made a film around here about a vet. Doesn’t sound like something I’d want to watch to be honest but it was very popular apparently?

Danger! Pah, what danger?We’re nearly back to the main road now so before we get there (Ben says it’s called the A1… it must be mavellous with a name like that) I spot some signs saying the military are training nearby so I get out for a closer look.

It’s starting to snow when we get home and it’s really cold. Everyone is really tired and quite sad the holiday is over.

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