Cycling

A Short Walk Around Penrith

After a second full English breakfast in as many days the walking party split and we all headed off in our respective directions; some back to Norwich, one to Cardiff, one to Derby and me in the direction of Yorkshire. I’m due to West Yorkshire to visit family tomorrow lunchtime so that gives me a day or so to rummage around a few nooks and crannies in this corner of England.
A short drive away from Glenridding following the northern side if Ullswater is the market town of Penrith and I’ve just spent a couple of hours having my first rummage of the day. Apart from one drab line if shops between the tourist office and the George Hotel, I’m impressed. Red stone abounds, most prominently in the ruined walls of the castle, once home to Richard III. It would be a bit draughty to say the least if anyone were to try and move in today. From the castle I wandered towards the town centre via a short walk around the tiny museum. Lots of things to catch the eye; Wordsworth’s mother lived here so he was a frequent visitor & the town has all the trappings of an old market town. Interesting stuff. Below are a few of the sites I snapped…

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