Yesterday after church we had to pop into town to buy some bits and pieces and afterwards as it was nice the children asked to go for a walk! So we headed across the market square and down one of Kendal's most picturesque streets Branthwaite Brow:
This street is home to one of my daughter's favourite shops the Famous 1657 Chocolate House. Unfortunately for her it was closed:
Then it was down to Miller Bridge to cross over the river where apparently the only direction is South:
Once over the river we turned left to find the footpath on the far side:
It's hard to get lost when there are handy fingerposts everywhere:
On this occasion we just kept the river on our left:
Until we got to the weir next to Stramongate Bridge:
When we got up to the bridge a little girl and her dad were feeding the birds so we got a chance to get a close look at them:
The nice man gave my two the last slices of bread (I know you aren't supposed to feed ducks etc with bread!) and they enjoyed themselves feeding the swans especially:
When we ran out it was time to go up and over Straomongate Bridge:
and the last leg of our walk along the river bank behind Cumbria County Hall:
So what should have been a 5 minute walk turned into nearly an hour's exploration and all at the instigation of the children - my brainwashing must be working! Here's hoping we get some more dry days to do this again soon..
PS my daughter was sporting her Sport Relief onesie in advance of our Kendal Team Honk relay leg! If you want to sponsor us go here.