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Date & start time: Saturday 25th April 2009. 2 pm.

Location of Start : Keswick Market, Cumbria, Uk ( NY 266 232 )

Places visited : Here, there and everywhere in half an hour.

Walk details : 1 ml, negligible ft of ascent, 30 mins.

Highest point : It's Market Day and St George's Week

Walked with : Myself and the rest of the folk in Keswick.

Weather : Overcast, threatening a rain shower

Guess the name of the famous pub . . . answer below.


It's Saturday in Keswick . . . and it's Market Day.

For me, it's a work day but everyone is allowed time off for good behaviour.

I need a few items from town, and what more picturesque than shopping in Keswick on a busy weekend.

Half an hour for lunch . . . your time starts now !
Floral designs . . . the daffs are still holding out despite the hot weather.

Good Taste . . . The owner and chef, Peter Sidwell, will be opening a restaurant on the top of Skiddaw,

for one day only, as part of the forthcoming Keswick Mountain Festival.

Chainsaw Magic . . . carved garden furniture on sale in the square.

Quality local photos on sale, framed or unframed . . .Makes me jealous every time I look at them.

Made in Cumbria . . . despite the name and the far eastern taste.

My favourite cheese and olive shop.

It's St George's Week and the local Chamber of Trade has provided bunting for the town.

A premier Keswick tourist attraction . . .
James Bond, Batman, Del Boy . . . they're all there !

In the square, the RAC man is open for business . . . behind him . . . the distinctive outline of Causey Pike.

In the Moot Hall Square . . . Market Stalls . . .
. . . and pub signs.

Strawberries . . . Raspberries . . . two punnets for two pounds.

An investment in the future . . . plants and veg seedlings on sale.

Beetroot seedlings this week . . . Courgette plants will be a week or two yet.

Local News
Local Time

Keswick Moot Hall clock is notable for having an hour but no minute hand.

Back at base . . . just before Fred returns from his lunch time out.

Suitably refreshed we both return to the store . . .me to clothing and navigation, Fred to the Abraham's restaurant.

Anyone for tea and scones ?

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Technical note: Pictures taken with with my Cannon G7 Digital camera.

Resized in Photoshop, and built up on a Dreamweaver web builder.

This site best viewed with . . . a longer lunch break

Oh yes . . . the name of that famous pub at the start . . . the Dog and Gun.

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