Arikok National Park


We drove over to Arikok National Park and hiked the Kuruku trail. A fairly easy hike with nice views and wildlife.

Walk around Buttermere

sheep near lake

Buttermere is another beautiful and mostly flat, easy walk around a lake. It’s easily reachable by bus from Keswick, though the bus did get crowded.

Walk Catbells Terrace

view from trail

We opted for the easier Catbells terrace walk rather than trying to make the summit. I don’t know how good the view is at the top, but it was beautiful where we were.

Walk around Grasmere

Grasmere through the trees

The walk around Grasmere was both easy and gorgeous. We started and ended in the village, giving us an opportunity to check out the village too.

Walk to Rydal Water

Rydal Water

This walk is called the Under Loughrigg path and one person described it as good for someone recovering from a heart attack, a massive hangover, or the loss of a leg. That sounded about our speed.


Portmeirion with water in background

The village was picturesque, maybe not worth the £17 entry fee but it was cute and it gave us a destination.


old gate in stone wall

We found the walk through the Aberglaslyn pass beautiful and easy (for as far as we went). The village is charming too.