Cumbria Way day 3, Bassenthwaite to Swinside

Today was a shorter day, just 11.5 miles. Sunny spells all day but it was mostly cold with a fresh breeze.

We started by walking along Bassenthwaite Lake to the very grand Mire House. Then, to avoid the busy road, we walked up through Dodd Woods and down, past a few lumberjacks, to Portinscale. As luck would have it the Farmers Arms was open so a swift pint later we were on our way again.

It didn’t take long to reach our base for the night, the Swinside Inn. We were very well looked after here, and 6 real ales on too.


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