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KENDAL Cumbria England


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Kirkby Stephen

Kirkby Stephen -Pheasant for tea!<br /> [img=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/935071/DSCN0733.JPG

Kirkby Stephen -Pheasant for tea!



DSCN0715.JPGDSCN0714.JPGDSCN0713.JPGer longer day out.--- Starting early from York , i took the train via Leeds to Kirkby Stephen on the Settle to Carlisle line. Kirkby Stephen is in Cumbria England, in the Pennine hills. The station is a mile and quarter from the town, so on this trip did not see. ( Another time ). I had set off early to catch the bus to Kendal. I had a hour wait, the scenery is lovely of the hills. ---The bus service is run by Cumbria Classic Coaches, a family run business . The bus today was a red double decker, a Leyland Olympian from 1990. Today the bus was nearly full being shoppers on the hour ride to Kendal. The service is weekly on Mondays. The route is through the Lune Gorge ,lovely scenery via the village of Tebay.---------L had nearly 3 hours in Kendal Cumbria. Kendal is a nice busy place, many shops and pubs. In the Wetherstone pub the "Miles Thompson" i had a meal and a pint, reasonable price. In the main street is the Hog Cafe , the building was the home of Kendal"s first Alderman in 1575.--- Near the riverside walk is Holy Trinity Church, the parish church,it is a wide building with five aisles.--------In Kendal the courtyards and small spaces off the main streets are called Yards, one that i visited was Blackhall Yard, great shops. I saw Elephant Yard and Wainwright Yard.--------A bridge over the River Kent is Miller Bridge built in 1743. Kendal is only 9 miles from Windermere in the Lake District. -------------After a busy time in Kendal i went to the bus station. Where the bus was waiting. thank goodness, the next bus is in 7 days time. ----------------------In the Pennine Hills, getting around by public bus is difficult . From Kirkby Stephen the Cumbria Classic Coaches runs this service on Mondays to Kendal also on Tuesdays to Hawes and on Wednesdays to Barnard Castle.--On Thursdays Western Dales Bus runs to Sedbergh and on Fridays to Dent. ---I grumble when my local bus, every 15 minutes bus, is late. WOW ! ---------------- The pheasant was on Kirkby Stephen platform,took the photo through the window of waiting room. Has i opened the door it ran away at high speed.--------------------Kendal was in the county of Westmorland before the 1970 "s reorganisation of English counties. Along with Cumberland , Wesmorland became Cumbria.==

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