We’re not long been back from a short break in Ambleside me (being Jenny on this occasion, not Mac writing it) and Cam, a little early Birthday present to him and a chance to spend some time with my friends from Nottingham.
Our main day walking was in Grizedale Forest. The weather was terrible on Monday so for mud limitations on our main day walking on Tuesday and to aid general feelings of joy and not grief, we decided to walk a couple of the Grizedale Forest trails. Cam was loving it as there were a few people to have a nosy at, dogs to sniff and the odd cyclist to stare out but mostly just peace and quiet with great paths but on the routes we did, a bit of uphill in the mix too.
Cam nearly snaffled Anna’s sandwiches, I got there just in time! Phew! That would not have been good for group moral for the rest of the walk or in fact the rest of the stay in Ambleside with them!
Cam had his first go at rock climbing on Carron Crag, the highest point in Grizedale Forest. He was actually slipping down the rock as I was taking this, they were particularly slippy I can tell you. I didn’t go up to the trip point myself because of that. Thanks Cam for making me aware of it!
We then headed back to Ambleside for refreshments. Of course, Ambleside is extremely dog friendly so Cam was fine to stay with us and being as though he’s partial to a pint, we thought it would be rude not to go to the Royal Oak for one before dinner. Cam took a nap in the car whilst we were having our dinner before heading up to The Golden Rule with him. A fantastic day and evening was had by all and a tired Collie was the ultimate achievement!
Cam and I stayed at Rothay Garth Bed & Breakfast in Ambleside. They have 3 dog friendly rooms, all ground floor which is so handy and a large, off road car park so I could get him in and out safely and easily. For more information visit http://www.rothay-garth.co.uk/dog-friendly-ambleside-bandb.