Where next: Lake District

Trip No. 2 of 2021: Lake District

Destination: Lake District

When: June 2021

What: A week’s guided walking with Val and Steffi, based in Grasmere to start with and then Keswick outskirts

How: Driving there and back, probably taking the scenic A49 up through the Welsh Marches before joining the M6

Why: For fresh air and friends, and some English hills


June 2021: Trying to book train tickets up to the Lakes failed at the mandatory seat reservation stage, and I wasn’t keen on driving the now rattling/creaking car there, around and back in the first place. After a lot of soul searching, to-ing and fro-ing and telephone calls (with my phone finally running out of credit midway through), I decided not to go. I’ve realised I need a bit of time off here to get on top of things and to have a bit of a break.