Author Topic: Whitehaven as Lakes base.  (Read 3499 times)

marmot

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Whitehaven as Lakes base.
« on: 20:10:16, 07/05/07 »
Just a bit of a plug for my home town:
Although not too good on the shopping front, including gear shops (just a Millets), I believe Whitehaven deserves a mention for a good Lake District base, particularly for the Western Fells: Crummock Water, Ennerdale, Buttermere, Wast Water etc, plus, even Keswick is only 25 miles or so away. 
Not as quaint as Keswick but you don't get the Keswick prices or the ever-increasing crowds, Whitehaven also boasts a very attractive recently refurbished harbour.
It also has great beaches and cliffs nearby, particularly good is the secluded, quiet Fleswick Bay - a shingle beach surrounded by cliffs with excellent bird watching. (http://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/s/stbeeshead/index.asp)
Any thoughts?

walkinggirluk

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Re: Whitehaven as Lakes base.
« Reply #1 on: 23:06:35, 10/05/07 »
Not done much walking around the Lake's done Wastwater and Keswick area. Planning on doing more of the lakes at some point not sure when thou. I do love the lake's we use to go to all the time.  But out of all the lake's i seen i much say wastwater is one of my fav's.  ;D
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summitzero

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Re: Whitehaven as Lakes base.
« Reply #2 on: 09:51:58, 11/05/07 »
WG Uk

You mean you have'nt tried Langdale? Its ready made for you  ;D

Sorry Marmot, i have just realised what the first post is...  Also Whitehaven is a good base as you say for the Western Fells, nice fish & chips also  ;D
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