We left Near Sawrey, the village of Beatrix Potter's Hill Top, and went to Hawkshead (also pertaining to B. Potter, but I won't say how in case you want to see the film).
|Wordsworth went to school here in the 1700s.|
It is a typical Lake District village, full of quaint little shops and tea shops.
I tried to find something I really wanted, but failed. It was more fleece than wool and I prefer the latter for keeping warm. I was vaguely tempted by some chocolate wellies to give as gifts, but didn't figure they'd last until Christmas in our house.
View form the churchyard
We strolled past The Old Grammar School, attended by poet William Wordsworth.
Flowers brighten the grayest day in the grayest street.
This was on our way to the old church, St. Michael's and All Angels, with a history going back to the 12th Century. Most of my interior photos were naff, but the link shows a bit of the inside.
|Church Wardens for the year 1711...|
I loved the Celtic design of their war memorial.
The casualties of WWI covered one side, top to bottom; those of WWII were only a few names on the other side.
|Chocolate Wellies, in white or brown...|
It was, as you can see, a very wet day, but we still enjoyed our stroll followed by a nice hot cup of tea.
So, do you reckon I should have bought the boots?