United Kingdom 2003

(lake District, North Yorkshire, Sherwood forest, Cambridge)   

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Trucks and caravans only... with the Stena Hollandica: Hoek van Holland -> Harwich! Excellent and affordable way to travel to the UK.

After spending the first night on a very noisy campsite in Colchester, we spend a few days in the lake District, based on the campsite Pound Farm in Crook near Kendal.

Driving to Keswick, passing the Castlerigg stone circle. Watch the scenery!

lake Windermere , one of the most visited lakes in the lake District.

We went to the Ingleton Waterfalls Walk, a sight to see!     

A Sunday morning walk around Grassmere lake!

Kirkstone Pass, 1,481 ft above sea level 

Travelling from the lake District to North York, a beautiful scenery in between: our Ford Focus TDCI and Kip Kompakt near Dent Fault

The ' velvet' hills of Dent fault, reading about the work of Adam Sedgwick in the Yorkshire Dales. 

Campsite the Golden Square in Oswaldkirk, York, ideally situated to visit the North York Moors, but rather crowded in August...

  Byland Abbey, the impressive remains of a great Cistercian abbey

The North York Moors, a sight to see!

York Minster, the largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe... www.yorkminster.org

   On the old WW2 airfield ' RAF Elvington', you'll find the Yorkshire Air Museum, featuring - amongst a lot of other interesting things - a beautiful Halifax, Handley Page Victor K2 ' lusty lindy' and some great dioramas. 

A beautifully restored steam engine we encountered while moving from York to Sherwood Forest...

The town hall of Nottingham, the famous residence of the Sheriff near Sherwood Forest...

  Nottingham architecture...

A camping site with lots of space, situated in the heart of Sherwood Forest.

The caves of Nottingham, a city beneath the city!

The Major Oak, where Robin and his merry men (and Marian) are supposed to have met...

Bolsover Castle, a beautiful place, with a fascinating history. Do take the audio tour, which is great (as usual in the UK).

  Cambridge Botanic Gardens

last estate visit 2003, Marion and Shelley visit Audley's End near Cambridge

After moving on to Cambridge, (camping in Comberton; Highfield Farm) revisited as in 1997 and 1998, a daytrip to Windsor Castle.

last night in the UK, camping on a field behind the Strangers Home Inn in Bradfield, Manningtree, very near Harwich!

Getting up early in the morning  (06.30 AM) to get to the Stena Ferry in time...

Remove the headlight - stickers before returning to the continent...

Again, trucks and caravans only... this time with the Stena Brittanica: Harwich -> Hoek van Holland. An impressive ferry as well, excellent service !

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