This post is part of a series about the Lake District, Cumbria, England. For those who have missed the first parts:
– Part 1: Hiking in lake district, from Rydal to the top of Loughrigg Fell
– Part 2: A taste of Iceland… in the middle of the Lake District
– Part 3: Chasing the sheep in Grasmere (among other things)
– Part 4: Tarn Hows, one hidden gem of the Lake District
The lady from the bed and breakfast recommended us to have a look at the fantastic coast nearby and head towards Ravenglass. Since she has recommended so many great places before, we decided to follow once again, her recommendation. We drove towards the coast, encountered more sheep and fantastic landscape along. It looked promising. One blogger told me on one of my previous post that all the sheep in the Lake District are a special breed called Herdwick sheep. I find them so cute ! It looks like they are smiling sometimes !
We arrived at Ravenglass, the only coastal village in the Lake District. The village dates back to at least the 2nd century, when it was an important naval base for the Roman. It is still possible to visit a Roman bath house not so far away from the center of the village. It is considered as one of the tallest Roman structures surviving in northern Britain, as the walls are as high as 4 meters. I don’t know what I was expecting, but I can’t say that we were blown away even if I have to admit that everything is really well preserved. The entrance is free, so, I think it’s worth the visit. The little walk to get there is nice :-)
We also had a look at the coast, well.. here comes the only disappointment of this trip. The coast is quite blank and nothing is really amazing about it. It’s a coast, without a wow factor. And the sign is not the most encouraging one :D
Do you like the British Coast ? What are your favourite “coastal” spots in Northern England ?