Subject: Re: England's Lake District
Hi Richard, no I did not invent the elderly fell walkers, much to my chagrin they are much in evidence all over the Lake District and to add insult to injury their Welsh cousins left us in their dust climbing Snowdon! There are also the fell runners!

The Passes are a bit of a family joke, we were home for a wedding a few years ago and managed to arrange for our Canadian son-in-law to be doing his share of the driving as we approached. I doubt he has forgiven us yet!

Lakeland is a small and diverse area and you should be able to see quite a lot in 4 days. We love it and never tired of walking there with our very young children, Peter was 6 weeks old when he did his first fell 'walk', we must have been mad. Tony recommends walking through Langdale as he likes its rugged lushness, some of the walks are through bleaker moorland. Go up Dungeon Ghyll to a tarn (glacial valley lake) from where the views are spectacular, and down to the more gently pastoral Grasmere. I seem to remember there being a pub in just about the right spot along the way, but that isn't too unusual!

I just got out our most recent O.S. map and as well as the incredibly detailed 1' to the mile map there is a wealth of touring information, a virtual mini guide to the area.

Wish I were going with you. Sue Toronto http://www.wright-photo.com